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need shorts recommendation(13 posts)

need shorts recommendationDaveG
Jul 2, 2002 5:25 PM
I am struggling to find a pair of shorts that can get along with my butt. In the past I've had great success with Pearl Izumi shorts; however the new "improved" PRT chamois is horrible (for me). I tried some Voler's based upon recomendations here, but the stitching in the two-piece Cantara pad is exactly where my butt contacts the seat. The result is that the seams rips my butt up even with Chamois cream. Looking back at the shorts I've liked, they all had a single seam down the middle and had a low-tech, one-fabric, leather-like chamois. All the shorts now seems to be high-tech, multi-fabric and have stitching where I don't want it. Can someone direct me to some shorts without all the stitching in the chamois?
Louis Garneau Signature Shorts...GreenFan
Jul 2, 2002 5:31 PM
New for this year, there is no stitching along the center line and the chamois is one piece/one material...I liked them before they made these changes and I like them even better now...reasonably priced too.
Big bux but...High Gear
Jul 2, 2002 5:54 PM
They are worth it. Assos Championissimo. I'm with you on the PI's with the real leather like chamois. The new fabric just chafe and bunch up on me causing saddle sores after long rides. The Assos Champ. has the leather like chamois and nice padding. The quality is absolutely the best. You'll shell out about $160 but you'll be happy you did after that first long ride.
I had the same problems,STEELYeyed
Jul 2, 2002 6:58 PM
with the PI's. The Cannondale hpx that I was wearing were really nice,then they cheapened the hpx line and introduced the Chrono 10 panel short with Vertex chamois,it has the feel of leather,no seams and is really nice,the best I have worn. about $79.
re: need shorts recommendationjtlmd
Jul 2, 2002 7:30 PM
Try the Performance Century gel shorts. I bought a couple of pairs this summer and am very happy with them especially on 2 century rides. They are also not that expensive if you find you're unhappy with them.
second the Century shortsrockbender
Jul 2, 2002 8:10 PM
I agree - all I wear now are the Performance century shorts. The only drawback is that the chamois is a bit bulkier to walk around in (my GF coins it "gel butt"), but hey, we're riding, right?
second the Century shortsJekyll
Jul 2, 2002 8:23 PM
they are not bad but walking around in them makes you think about how you must have felt as an infant when someone forgot to change you.............. :-)
what about non-gel version?DaveG
Jul 3, 2002 3:42 AM
Anyone used the non-gel version of the Century short and have comments?
re: need shorts recommendationvanessa99
Jul 2, 2002 9:36 PM
Ok Guys, you're probably not going to like my answer to this, but recently, I gave my boyfriend (constant complaints about the center stitching) a pair of my shorts to use (he's thin, I'm not so thin), and guess what, he thinks the chamois is great. But as would be expected, they fit him a little (he's tried my terry shorts and KZaards) weird. The women's for some reason, don't usually have stitching down the middle.
Guys shorts that I've had good luck with are assos (big bucks), and exte-ondo (sorta big bucks). Good luck!
Voler Team Shorts. cheap and fit great.[nm]komatiite
Jul 3, 2002 5:50 AM
not on my butt!DaveG
Jul 3, 2002 8:02 AM
I guess you didn't read my post. Rode with my new Voler's for the second time last night. Got some nasty red welts where the stitches on the Cantara pad bit into my butt. May work for you but not for me
reSantini bibs @ bikejerseysdzrider
Jul 3, 2002 7:05 AM
Nice shammy, overall well made, not wicked pricey. I've recommended them to friends who wear my size with an offer to buy them if they're unhappy and still have only one pair.
Nalini from bikejerseys.comLone Gunman
Jul 3, 2002 9:07 AM
Performance gel shorts are a gimmick, just like gel saddles or fluid filled bladder shorts. The stuff pools or shifts around creating a pressure point and that promotes numbness. Nalini has one seam down the center and is a smooth chamois. Santini has a perforated chamois and no center seam. I always wonder why Nashbar and Performance are the only companies that sell the "gimmick" shorts, nice idea on paper that fails in action.