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Offline jimbeard

Re: Bike Shorts
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2012, 07:59:13 pm »
 I like  J&G Touring Shorts 2 zip pockets super quick dry , last for years ,wear anywhere.
http://www.bicycleclothing.com/Mens-Touring-Shorts.html
Jim

Offline MNRider

Re: Bike Shorts
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2012, 09:17:38 pm »
The best bang for the buck I've found in cycling shorts is Aerotech's Top Shelf line. I've got a few other brand name shorts that are fine but are either not as good, more expensive, or both.
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Offline Bike Hermit

Re: Bike Shorts
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2012, 11:17:58 am »
There are three brands I like: Endura, Endura and Endura

Offline Ron Scott

Re: Bike Shorts
« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2012, 09:32:36 am »
Anyone comment on tights vs. baggy shorts for touring?


Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Bike Shorts
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2012, 11:41:47 am »
Anyone comment on tights vs. baggy shorts for touring?

Tights are good in cool or cold weather.

If you mean lycra, spandex, etc., vs. baggy shorts, wear whatever you're comfortable with.

Some people imagine they're being checked out every moment someone else can see them, and they feel shy.  I think of bike shorts as activity-appropriate gear.  You wouldn't wear golf pants at the swimming pool, or a swimsuit on the golf course.  Conversely, most people wouldn't look askance at someone wearing bowling shoes at the bowling alley.  I'm comfortable wearing bright jerseys (for good visibility and breathability), and cycling shorts (for support and to minimize chafing), when I go out for a bike ride.  If you're not comfortable doing that, you can wear whatever you want, or you can carry something to slip on whenever you get off the bike.

Offline Ron Scott

Re: Bike Shorts
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2012, 08:51:58 pm »
Anyone comment on tights vs. baggy shorts for touring?

Tights are good in cool or cold weather.

If you mean lycra, spandex, etc., vs. baggy shorts, wear whatever you're comfortable with.

Some people imagine they're being checked out every moment someone else can see them, and they feel shy.  I think of bike shorts as activity-appropriate gear.  You wouldn't wear golf pants at the swimming pool, or a swimsuit on the golf course.  Conversely, most people wouldn't look askance at someone wearing bowling shoes at the bowling alley.  I'm comfortable wearing bright jerseys (for good visibility and breathability), and cycling shorts (for support and to minimize chafing), when I go out for a bike ride.  If you're not comfortable doing that, you can wear whatever you want, or you can carry something to slip on whenever you get off the bike.

Not really following the nutty comments about feeling shy, "being checked out even moment someone else can see them", golf or swimsuits. Are you for real man?

What I'd like to ask someone who has worn both types of shorts is what they like best in a touring environment.

Anyone else can help?

Thanks!

Offline staehpj1

Re: Bike Shorts
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2012, 07:14:13 am »
Not really following the nutty comments about feeling shy, "being checked out even moment someone else can see them", golf or swimsuits. Are you for real man?

What I'd like to ask someone who has worn both types of shorts is what they like best in a touring environment.

Anyone else can help?

Thanks!
I don't think that those comments are all that nutty.  There are a lot of folks who shun spandex for precisely the reasons that he mentioned.

As far as which is best for touring that would be whatever you are comfortable with.  In my experience I find that spandex bikes shorts win hands down for me.

Offline Old Guy New Hobby

Re: Bike Shorts
« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2012, 10:12:21 am »
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I don't think that those comments are all that nutty.

+1. It's an issue for lots of guys, including this one.

Baggy shorts tend to have seams where you don't wan them. They can cause chafing as they catch on the saddle. When I wear baggy shorts, I wear compression shorts or liners underneath to prevent chafing.

TrustAllisOK

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Re: Bike Shorts
« Reply #38 on: July 24, 2012, 01:31:25 pm »
I have always gone with the high end bib shorts and never been disappointed with Assos or DeMarchi but realize most tourists won't spend $250+ on a pair of shorts. I personally have found that buying the highest quality possible, they tend to last longer in far better condition so for me, it's a better value at the end of the day. Like a Merecedes vs. Ford. And I never dry them in the dryer, drip dry saves the elastic all round.

Competitive Cyclist just this morning put DeMarchi apparel 40% off. http://www.competitivecyclist.com/men-s-apparel/de-marchi/shorts-bibs.3083.html


« Last Edit: July 24, 2012, 01:43:32 pm by TrustAllisOK »

Offline misterflask

Re: Bike Shorts
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2012, 10:37:42 pm »
I'm going to throw in a vote for the J&G touring shorts.  Light and airy, dry quick, can use as swim trunks in a pinch.  Wear them over a pair of cycling shorts or underwear and it's like sitting on a pillow.