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bike short suggestions(5 posts)

bike short suggestionsbiketillyapuke
Oct 12, 2003 11:32 AM
Anyone have any advice on bike lycra shorts. There is such a disparity from 25-130 for a pair of shorts. Any advice, or suggestions of where to buy would be greatly appreciated.
My votefiltersweep
Oct 12, 2003 3:51 PM
I'm a bit picky about my bibs- usually have used Castellis with the P2Y pad, or whatever it is called, but recently discovered these Pearl Izumi knock-offs at a fraction of the cost. I wear them as often as the Castellis...

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/large_photo.cfm?SKU=14806&Store=Bike

The lycra is a bit shiny, but at this price, I won't complain. It has a very decent pad, and it is only a bit more expensive than the Canari garbage sold at sporting goods stores.
Ditto that. Performance are to me as good as the more $$ ones nmBrianNYC
Oct 13, 2003 10:53 AM
PI microsensor or Assos F13OffTheBack
Oct 13, 2003 3:51 AM
IMHO, few things will improve your ride experience more, for less money, than a really good pair of shorts. Bite the bullet and get some. ps - check ebay for good deals.
re: bike short suggestionsinnergel
Oct 13, 2003 7:38 AM
Price no object, but worth the money if you are riding a lot:
Castelli P2-VT or whatever they are called. $135
Sugoi Technifine Ricaro - $95
Louis Garneau Ergotex Air Elite - $110

Any of these are spectacular. They all have top quality chamois, ergonomic shaped panels, and flat stitched seams. The PI Microsensor's are good but not as comfortable as any of those three above, but maybe that's just me.

"Bargain" shorts:
Voler Team Short - $50 (often on sale for $35-40)

Good chamois, no ergomoic panels and standing seams. I have a couple of pairs of these and they are fine for shorter rides.

IMO, Shorts are something you should not skimp on. They are the main contact with the bike and bear the brunt of your weight. Not to mention the protection of your sensitive areas. The extra money for good shorts is well worth it. If you poke around the web a bit, you can always find a sale. Ebay is a good resource. So are Performance, Nashbar, Excel, Colorado Cyclist, etc. Voler has sales every month if you sign up for their free newsletter.