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Aug 31, 2002 5:21 AM
I am looking to get a couple of pair of tights for the winter. I had a pair of Performance tights which had a cheesy chamois and a pair of Pearl's that had no chamois. I would like a good set of tights with a good chamois but I don't see any around. I don't want to pay more than $50 a pair. What does everybody do?
Aug 31, 2002 5:29 AM
I have a pair of Santini Winter Bib Knickers and they are pretty thick, very soft inside, and have a good chamois. If you search for them they are around $45 online.
Aug 31, 2002 5:33 AM
Voler has both tights and knickers with a chamois. Check them out at
re: Tightsfiltersweep
Aug 31, 2002 5:47 AM
I don't think there is any such thing as good tights WITH a chamois that cost <$50... you can't even buy regular shorts for that price.

I have a "cheap" pair that have a terrible pad and two panel legs- the knees bind on these tights (compared to my higher-end Castelli tights, which have multiple panels that contour the knees).

I'm actually looking at buying unpadded tights from now on- they are significantly cheaper, and I already have enough money tied up in regular bibs.
re: TightsDaveG
Aug 31, 2002 6:29 AM
my solution is to go with cheaper tights with no chamois and just wear a good pair of shorts underneath the tights.
Might try to find Bell Windfront tights..Lone Gunman
Aug 31, 2002 7:13 AM
You won't find anything of value under $50. Only takes a few very cold rides to convince yourself to get a pair of good ones. Time is against you though, winter wear is on the horizon, you gonna pay...Got a set of Santini Bib tights from that are super. I wore them on a windy cool day last fall on a tour and they were great and this spring. Double material at the knees, supposed to be wind front, fabulous Santini chamois, stirrup feet.
Just A Thoughtboneman
Aug 31, 2002 8:59 AM
You probably have a number of shorts. Why not just get a couple of pairs of bib tights without chamois? That way you don't have to go cleaning them everyday like the one's with the chamois. I get by with two pairs of tights/week although I have different ones depending on the temperature.

I've used Assos bibs for a long time. They're quite expensive but their material, workmanship and fit are excellent. Of course, if you hit the deck you've just shredded a small investment. Lots of other good names out there for less but I would definitely get bibs.
Hind Drylete at REI Outlet (.com) $49.93teamsloppy
Aug 31, 2002 9:45 AM
I bought a pair a few weeks ago. The chamois is ok; like lower end pearl izumi. Drylete is the lighter weight fabric (the other is Drylight?).

The description is:

Hind Drylete Full Suspension Tights - Men's - Closeout
$49.93 Item 686634
Compare at: $80.00 37% Off!

Here's the direct link. But you should click through from the Hot Deals page to help the forum if if / when you buy.
Hind Drylete at $24.97coonass
Aug 31, 2002 12:37 PM
No Chamois in the Hind Drylete at Campmorteamsloppy
Aug 31, 2002 2:02 PM
There is no chamois with the Hind Drylete tights advertised at Campmor.

Someone named coon "ass" should have picked up on the signifigance of a chamois.
chamois tights are not my choice....coonass
Sep 1, 2002 4:27 PM
as well as other bikers....I ride (chamois) shorts under the dressing rooms at the parking lot where we end of our rides.....
However, this year I'm going to try the ASSOS Airblock Thermo tights (no chamois) for temps below 35°. (You can pick up a pair for under $250. at Branfordbike....)
You'll like them but buy them elsewhereboneman
Sep 2, 2002 8:47 AM
You're going to like them. The lycra fleece bit is no different than their non-airblock but it keeps the wind off the front parts of your leg, knee in particular, so they seem warmer. I paid about $150 in the UK and that includes 17.5% VAT. You might want to buy them from Parker International if you know your size.

FWIW, Branford used to be my LBS before they went mailorder. Good for most people but bad for their local customers.