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Ladies Cycling Shorts

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by little miss, 20 May 2008.

  1. little miss

    little miss Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Over by yur mun
    I recently bought a new road bike and have been having discomfort 'down below' ! I've changed the saddle and now have quite a comfy sofa to sit on, but still feel that I need a little extra cushioning.

    I'm currently wearing Womens Terry Precision cycling shorts which are many years old. I guess that advances have been made to improve shorts since I bought these and a new pair would help?

    Any ideas on what shorts to go for? A website link would be very helpful.

    Thanks
     
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    wiggle are good people

    suspect cycle shorts don't age well

    usual advice is not to have a soft saddle it leads to too much movement, good pad and a firm seat

    that and getting used to it
     
  3. OP
    OP
    little miss

    little miss Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Over by yur mun
    Excellent, will try them.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    clearly I know nothing about ladies shorts so I know nothing about those, but wiggle are a good online retailer, there are others, chainreactioncyles um and some others, I think there's a thread in reviews where people tip online cycle retailers

    if you;re adventurous bib shorts tend to be more comfortable and athletic, you will look more serious and hard core though and be obliged to go quicker than people in regular shorts

    don;t forget to think about the saddle, a good pair of shorts and a conditioned arse should be padding enough barring some token softness from the seat

    it does depend upon your riding style though, best of luck
     
  5. 515mm

    515mm Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    dhb shorts are top VFM and we do like the endura range too. All stocked by Wiggle

    enjoy!
     
  6. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    I love my new trek ones, mega-comfy, but no idea where to get them from as trek gave them to me as sponsorship, so I love them even more!!
     
  7. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Mrs rich p wears this make and likes them

    http://www.corinnedennis.co.uk/shorts.html
     
  8. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Staff Member

    Thank you for that link Rich P. At last someone who makes shorts in er um generous :smile::blush::rolleyes: sizes. If cycling is supposed to help you loose weight and get fit, surely they should make shorts in larger sizes. :smile: Then (larger) cyclists could get smaller :becool:.

    The site also tells me where I can purchase them locally.