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What kind of bike shorts do you use? -nm(23 posts)

What kind of bike shorts do you use? -nmbenja15
Jan 8, 2003 8:24 PM
Clean ones. (nm)PseuZQ
Jan 8, 2003 11:35 PM
Voler. www.velowear.com. nmMike P
Jan 9, 2003 4:03 AM
Second the Volers, with their cantara pad (nm)Look381i
Jan 9, 2003 5:32 AM
ditto (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Jan 9, 2003 5:38 AM
I like Voler's more then my PI's, Aussie's, and Garneau's. -nmTig
Jan 9, 2003 6:22 AM
Pearl or team stuff (nm)katie1
Jan 9, 2003 4:05 AM
Pearl Micro Sensor ( nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Jan 9, 2003 5:00 AM
I'm a voler guy...biknben
Jan 9, 2003 5:30 AM
I don't have a big budget. By the time I'm buying clothes I'm looking for change under couch cushions. Voler offers jerseys and bib shorts for $40-$50 a pop. The stuff is better than average quality. It's not Assos or high end PI but it's better than Performance brand stuff and other cheap clothes.

This is what I wore this morning. http://www.velowear.com/store/prodinfo.asp?number=111019&variation=&aitem=2&mitem=4
Nalini bibs - nmdzrider
Jan 9, 2003 5:49 AM
Good bibs for the money. Bikejerseys.com. nmSintesi
Jan 9, 2003 5:53 AM
My faves, too.look271
Jan 9, 2003 1:00 PM
I have a pair of Castelli's and Giordana's too, but I like my Nalini's the best.
Biemme2melow
Jan 9, 2003 6:54 AM
I've got a few pair of the VOler, a castelli, few Pearl...but I always find myself reaching for the 2 pair of Biemme first.
I'll Second the Biemme!!!!(nm)Ligon
Jan 9, 2003 7:01 AM
Giordana (nm)Andy M-S
Jan 9, 2003 7:17 AM
nm
1 pair of C'dale, 2 pairs of PI, 1 pair of Voler bib knickers...jtferraro
Jan 9, 2003 7:31 AM
and am thinking about buying a pair of the Voler tights that are presently on sale for $50. This spring I see myself buying some new Voler bib shorts, too.

-Jeff
re: What kind of bike shorts do you use?Q-Pro
Jan 9, 2003 8:55 AM
I wear both Pearl Izumi and Voler, not at the same time though.

I prefer the P.I.s - one pair is so old that everyone makes fun of them, but until I get another pair of PIs I won't part with these - for longer rides as I have a hunch that the Volers were cause of saddle sores I developed recently doing lots of LSD rides.

The Volers are very sturdy - crashed a couple of times without damaging them at all. I prefer the bibs to the shorts as Voler shorts have a very strong elastic that would put pressure on my guts. I now use these on shorter rides/races only.
Performance Centurybrider
Jan 9, 2003 9:12 AM
Cheap and comfy. What more do you want?

I've tried Pearl, and I'm not a fan of their fit.
I hate my Performance Century shortsColnagoFE
Jan 9, 2003 9:37 AM
I've pretty much gone to all bibs now...mostly the Performance Elite line. If you haven't tried the Elites you should. The difference between the Century line and the Elite line is pretty big IMO. Much better fabrib and chamois. You don't have the gel chamois do you? Those have to be my choice for worst chamois ever--though I suppose there could be some that like them.
I use the regular classic chamois. nmbrider
Jan 9, 2003 11:38 AM
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Castelli's. Tried Performance, aussie, PI.SnowBlind
Jan 9, 2003 10:25 AM
and the castelli's fit me best. Most of the rest I had to sew extenders into the shoulders.
Love the fit and value of Sugoi Ultimates nmbcm119
Jan 9, 2003 11:02 AM
Giordana RT800DaveG
Jan 9, 2003 3:42 PM
The relatively cheap Giordana RT800's are my current favorite. Simple synthetic pad with minimal seams and nice stretchy fit. The more expensive Silverline's are more technical but don't fit as well. Voler's OK but I'm not crazy about the seams on the Cantara pad. Pearl Izumi with new PRT pad are evil (nasty edge on pad tears my butt up). I just got a pair of Nalini bibs for Xmas but only have one ride in on them.