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How often do you replace your biking shorts?(8 posts)

How often do you replace your biking shorts?MJCBH
Jan 5, 2003 6:06 PM
I hope never because I bought two PIs at $85 each.....Bruno S
Jan 5, 2003 6:17 PM
I bought one in March 2001 and the other in July 2001. So far I have had to repair (with small stitches) the pads of both. Nothing mayor really. I do not have others short and have put 4000 miles in 2001 and 5000 in 2002. The lycra is starting to look thinner and after washing they do not feel as tight as new. I hope they last 1.5 years more.
Hey Bruno....african
Jan 5, 2003 7:00 PM
Try these Voller shorts from here, I only have 2 pairs as well, and at $35 you can't go wrong. These shorts have worked great for me.
Please don't be that guy who shows you a full moon!ColnagoFE
Jan 6, 2003 9:24 AM
Replace em when you can see through them....please!
Ha Ha53T
Jan 6, 2003 1:30 PM
I had to tell a girl she had that problem one day. But only after drafting her for 24 miles =:<>
re: How often do you replace your biking shorts?Akirasho
Jan 5, 2003 8:49 PM
... fundamentally, since I own quite a few, both bibs and shorts... rarely...

Over the years, I've accumulated a varied assortment of shorts and jerseys... which significantly spreads the load (no pun intended) around. Indeed, aside from the very first pair I bought (now used as an outside layer with tights) and crash induced damaged ones, I still use 'em all.

Another good reason for having multiple pairs is hygiene... instead of spending time (and adding wear and tear) washing a couple pair... you can let 'em pile up a bit while still remaining so (relatively)fresh and so clean clean.

Lastly, in a very general way... you get what you pay for... my first pair of shorts were bargain basement and wore out relatively quickly (thus their new duties)... heavier fabric and higher number of panels oftimes fit and wear better... Voler is an excellent value (not the most high tech... but no high tech price tag either).

Be the bike.
re Whenever they wear out.dzrider
Jan 6, 2003 5:26 AM
Holes on the inside of the thigh, blown out elastic, thin like lingerie, something like that. I like to have 4 pair to limit how often I need to do laundry. More than that and I think I'd wind up owning lots of worn out shorts and only one pair that I really want to wear.
When they wear outKerry
Jan 6, 2003 4:49 PM
The deal is to have several pairs of shorts so you have clean shorts every ride and so you don't have the same chamois pattern on your rear every day. You just rotate through the shorts. When you see a good deal on new ones, you buy a pair. When a pair gets thin, holes out, tears the liner, etc. you pitch them, or at least relegate them to roller/trainer riding. Not complicated.