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Padded kecks

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Elmer Fudd, 3 Dec 2007.

  1. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Do you buy the kecks & padding as a complete item or do they come separate ? Can you get spare padding inserts as well ?

    Any recommendations on a good make ?
     
  2. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Depends.

    Baggy shorts sometimes come with a padded insert, which is invariably sized differently to the short itself. I've never bought tight cycling trews that didn't have an insert, although I believe they do exist.
     
  3. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    afaik, you buy stuff either with or without, you don't really want the pad to move around so it's stitched in, they're made of something that's supposed to be hygienic and you're supposed to wash them anyway

    if you're doing any sort of miles think hard about some bib longs, I've only recently stepped up to them and they're really excellent on so many fronts

    wiggle do a tip top pair for the princely sum of £18
     
  4. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    you can buy either padded shorts (which you go commando) or padded undershorts (to be worn with non padded cycleshorts/baggies). the trick is not to wear them together as too much padding has the opposite effect of what it's supposed to do.

    padded cycleshorts/longs whether bib style or not, often come with a proper chamois whereas undershorts tend to have foam padding. the chamois is more comfortable.