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Chamois rant s'il vous plais(5 posts)

Chamois rant s'il vous plaisTarheel71
Apr 15, 2003 5:09 PM
Been riding since about 1990 and whatever cycling shorts I bought were always just fine, I would just buy new ones when the pad lost it's buoyancy and support after a couple of seasons of use. No complaints there. Well unfortunately, it seems that all the chamois manufacturers have "improved" their pads with high tech shaping and sizing to the point that I can no longer find a pair of shorts that don't irritate the crap(no pun intended) out of my rear. The problem seems to be that a seam or stitch lines up precisely with the edge of my Flight saddle such that I get a welt(ouch).Anybody else have this problem?
re: Chamois rant s'il vous plaisTarheel71
Apr 15, 2003 5:17 PM
Just saw earlier post, will read responses to that one. If anyone has anything else to add, please do.
re: Chamois rant s'il vous plaisKEN2
Apr 15, 2003 5:25 PM
Yeah, same here. Try, or Performance Century shorts. Both have one piece smooth inserts that work better for me than Voler etc.
Cannondale Chrono shortsSTEELYeyed
Apr 15, 2003 5:48 PM
No seams,nice natural feeling chamois, best I've found.
I think you hit on the headgrandemamou
Apr 15, 2003 5:56 PM
I think the problem is there are too many different designs. My rear end has to get used to them. I bought a pair of Volers and hated them initially, rubbed me raw. After a few months of wearing them on shorter rides my rear adjusted and no problems.

I have no desire to go back to wool shorts and real chamois. I like not having sagging shorts and not having to spread goop all over 'em so they are ridable.

Back in the day all chamois were pretty similar. No change to get used to. One solution is to find a brand you like and stick to them. The only problem is they seem to want to "improve them". It rubs me the wrong way too.