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    Need new shorts...

    Baggies, I think I asked this last year and never got round to buying any as I was mostly riding road. But can't search on this poxy forum...

    Recommendations please?

    Peace

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    Senior Member Stan's Avatar
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    I'm quite happy with my endura Singletrack & 3/4 - both very hard wearing and utilitarian.

    The inners aren't great though - for long rides I'd go with decent bib's under and user the outers only.

    Got some fox attack with suede effect which are excellent for the summer.

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    Thank you for your most welcome input Stan but sorry, I should have said, don't like Fox (over priced for what you get, look good though) or Endura (crap inners like you say).

    Would like them as lightweight as poss, not bothered about 'features' or pockets.

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    *Deja-vu*

    :-)

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    i got some Craft lyrca from Wiggle that are good, i then just use a baggy short over the top, got some cheap Race face ones from always riding.
    but these look good
    http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/summit-b...product+search

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    Decent bib-shorts & any baggies over.

    i always liked the Endura MT500s but they changed them a couple of years back & ruined 'em. Got some Pearl Izumi Launch Kicker somethingorothers which are comfy with a good liner however, they're fekkin expensive.

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    + 1 for Endura Singletracks, sans liners, which are crap. Usually use Lusso or Altura.

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    Although I can't actually get into them at the moment, I grabbed a pair of Mavic Stratos 'baggies' a few years ago. Very minimalist and a nice closer-than-usual fit. The cut and angle of the panels is sublime when seated, they dry quick and don't have too many frilly bits and bobs. Down side - pricey and don't come with a liner.

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    Ah, those Stratos look good, no probs having no liner, like Nobby says, just good bib-tights over t'top of em.

    Will have to wait till next month now, went slightly over budget on some new road shoes :-/

    Cheers all.

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    Oops, that should have said bib-tights underneath, of course q-)

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    Oh yeah, forgot to add. They're...



    ...of course.

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    Of course, I don't buy anything without the above stamp of approval ;-)

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    I've recently picked up a pair of the troy lee skyline shorts. Very impressed so far, nice flex in the material and very comfy. They have a velcro fly though which is a bit disconcerting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alx View Post
    I've recently picked up a pair of the troy lee skyline shorts. Very impressed so far, nice flex in the material and very comfy. They have a velcro fly though which is a bit disconcerting.
    Just ordered a pair of those, ta.

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    Is there a functional reason why people wear shorts over bibs/liners?

    Serious question like.

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    None whatsoever, I'll be wearing them for MTB pootles, locally, which involve pub stops. Rather than looking like a mamil in the pub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Dirty Karlos_ View Post
    None whatsoever, I'll be wearing them for MTB pootles, locally, which involve pub stops. Rather than looking like a mamil in the pub.
    Same here. Also when you fall off as much as I do it's always good to have an extra layer to minimise the grazing

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    Ah, I don't ride fast enough to fall off and I always ride on my own so never end up in the pub!

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    Two layers reduce grazing as they slide over each other when you take a soil sample. And members of the public don't get to see your member in public.

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