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Old 12-20-06, 12:48 PM
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Does anyone have a favorite brand of cycling shorts?

Different shorts, different fits, 6-paneled pads, etc. etc. Just a random question, so I know which brands to buy. Pearls, Surgoi's...
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You'll probably get better response out in the general forum.

For me with the standard Cannondale roadie seat or the Fizik Airone...

Good:
- PI microsensor (bib) - thinner/cooler fabric than the other shorts I have
- Performance Ultra (bib)

Ok:
- PI ultrasensor (bib) - the fabric of the chamois get those little "cotton ball things" after a few washes

Bad:
- Sugoi Ultimate - ok on shorter rides, painful on longer rides (>20miles)
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For women I like Terry or PI. Haven't really been enamored with other brands.
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I like the Performance (Elite's?)
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Originally Posted by SixEye
Different shorts, different fits, 6-paneled pads, etc. etc. Just a random question, so I know which brands to buy. Pearls, Surgoi's...
My current favorites are Desoto Sports 400 mile bibs, though I see they have hiked the price from $110 to $134 for the new year
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I love the 8 panel Pealr Izumi, but they're expensive. A good substitute seems to be Aussie (does anyone still sell those anymore?). I only own 1 pair of 8 panel shorts, which I use for my long rides. All of my shorter rides are done on the cheaper, less comfortable, 6 panel shorts.

I need to cut the elitist mentality and try a pair of Performance shorts.
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I like the specialized BG's but they are expensive. I also like the Voler's. For mt biking the Fox shorts are all I use.
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another "for women": i like performance ultras.... i wear those for all my long rides.... i've tried the PI sugar shorts (both old and new chamois) and they are only good for about 20 miles....
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I like my Performance Ultras too. Only reason I have two identical pairs is because they were on sale at practically 1/2 off when I got them on two separate occassions. I'm not too picky with brands. I found with shorts, you generally get what you pay for.
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Originally Posted by BigSean
I like the specialized BG's but they are expensive. I also like the Voler's. For mt biking the Fox shorts are all I use.
+1 The BG's used to be my favorite, all of my team stuff is Voler. This week was the first time in a few months that I wore the Specialized, and I didn't like them nearly as much as I used to. Voler is very reasonably priced, probably the best short for the $$$. Some day I'll try Assos bibs
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which volers? when i look at their site... they have a couple different ones!!!!
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shorts: Canari Elite Gel - w/made in USA tags

knicker bibs: Cannondale - w/made in Totalitarian China tags

(both at US$50 mark!)
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Another gal here.

I prefer all things Castelli. Specialized makes a nice short, too. I even like the Trek Criterium for the price. The PI and Sugoi chamois are too big for me.
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i want to try specialized shorts... but they are so expensive! i LOVE LOVE LOVE my specialized MTB shorts! also love my oakley mtb shorts!
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Originally Posted by caligurl
which volers? when i look at their site... they have a couple different ones!!!!
I think they're the "Peleton" bib shorts.
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Originally Posted by caligurl
which volers? when i look at their site... they have a couple different ones!!!!

I have both the Peloton bibs and shorts, great buy too.
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When I started riding I wore the Voler shorts. I later purchased DeMarchi Contour Plus Bibshorts, on sale. I was hooked, the chamois pad was so superior to the Voler. Plus the seem to wear better. Our cycling kit shorts are Louis Garneau. Nice shorts but still not as good as the DeMarchi.

I recently purchased the Specialized BG bib shorts, they are a close second to the DeMarchi bib shorts. The nice thing about the BG shorts is they are optimized for use with their BG saddles. Very comfortable.

Since I can't yet afford a pair of Assos bib shorts, my next purchase will probably be another pair of DeMarchi bib shorts.
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Descente Aero bibs.
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Why would you wear bibs vs. shorts or vice-versa, personal preference? Does distance have anything to do with it?
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For some, the elastic band of shorts around the waist is a problem. To others it may be a problem with the shorts slipping down. To me, I just don't like the feeling of cool wind on the bare back gap between the jersey and the shorts if I'm bent over the wrong way.
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Believe it or not, but on most of my centuries, I wear the REI $45 brand. I love them - the chamois is there but thin (which works better for me for some reason) and I just love the fit. I bought PI tour shorts for my doubles, but with centuries or less mileage, I stick with the REI brand. I'm not a big PI fan. Their arm warmers and leg warmers (so I've heard) are awesome, but their shorts, jerseys and gloves haven't held up for me.
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Originally Posted by SixEye
Why would you wear bibs vs. shorts or vice-versa, personal preference? Does distance have anything to do with it?
The upper support (straps) keeps the chamois in place, aslo no waist band is nice. Once I gave bibs a try, I've never worn shorts since.
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Originally Posted by SixEye
Why would you wear bibs vs. shorts or vice-versa, personal preference? Does distance have anything to do with it?
I already have a weird farmer's tan on my arms and legs...I don't want one on my lower back where the shirt rides up off the shorts. Plus, they don't slip down. The pad stays in place--I make fewer adjustments when riding. They're more comfortable: no waist band.

Pearl Izumis. Tried Hind once...total crap. I'd like to try a pair of Nike's, but I can't find a dealer (online).
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https://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/1...s-For-Men.html

These! I now have a 3rd pair. $59.00 if you use Google Checkout! Great bibs!
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