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Offline bgphelps2

Cycling shorts
« on: November 30, 2010, 09:50:33 pm »
Ok this is my dilemma. Weird, true but funny.

I bought new Sugoi cycling shorts.  Waist and length fit fine. The problem is that I have little to no butt cheeks.  Thus, the shorts tend to bunch up between my cheeks, because of the pad and the normal amount of butt fabric in the shorts. My previous L. Garneau shorts were too tight, and took long to break in but never had that "butt bunching" syndrome. I haven't been able to contact the vendor with my problem yet.

Alternating riding on the seat and on the pedals produces alot of chafing obviously because of the bunching between my cheeks.

So, what do you short riders with "big bellies" and small butts like me, do?  Have you found certain brand name shorts to fit you better and have to call customer service to find that out or do you wear mountain bike, baggy, padded shorts?

I've named my 1982 Fuji S12S LTD - "Fanny" for my, 4,000 mile+ solo, self-contained trip next summer across USA & Canada.  It is to remind me of my butt.

Thanks Folks

Offline rvklassen

Re: Cycling shorts
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 08:50:15 am »
I can only assume you bought online.   The short(s) answer is to go to a bricks and mortar store and try them on until you find something that fits.  Then keep doing so until you find two different brands/styles that both fit. 

Whether you buy them both right then and there or pick up one or the other pair online later is up to you.   The reason for two different pair is that even the best fitting shorts will have seams and the potential to chafe somewhere, and the other pair should therefore be different, if you want something that will take you on a multi-thousand mile tour.