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Shorts again

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Plax, 10 Jun 2008.

  1. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
    Ok, I'm looking at expanding upon my shorts collection.
    I don't like padding, I always find it makes it more uncomfortable. I also refuse to wear lycra.
    I have a pair of karrimor baggy shorts which are cycling specific (I don't use the padded liner anymore).
    However I find my Ronhill classic running shorts far more breezy and comfortable. Does anyone have any recommended shorts that don't have padding, involve lycra and are similar to the Ronhills? They don't have to be cycling specific ones.
     
  2. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    no padding, dont' involve lycra - but ARE cycling specific - isn't that a bit of a contradiction in terms?
     
  3. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    just get down next and get some cargo shorts, much better choice.
    failing that, enduros - but dont' see what would be cycle specific about them, just 'cos they're from wiggle...
     
  4. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
  5. buddha

    buddha Veteran

    I cut a pair of Ronhill Bikesters (longs), an inch or two above the knee, to make some non-padded, slightly baggy overshorts.
    Pretty cheap at around £14 a pair.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
    Bonji, my love - I did say in my last sentence that they don't have to be cycling specific.:evil:
    Anyways aren't those Endura Baggy things cycling specific, not lycra and you can take the padding out? They look quite heavy though for hot weather. I'm very tempted to get another pair of Ronhill running shorts, but then being the indecisive girly that I am I can't decide *which* pair of running shorts ........
     
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    No padding.....how 'ard are you !!! :biggrin: :angry:;)
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
    Really 'ard - I have a Brooks B17 saddle that hasn't been "broken in" yet. :biggrin:. I've never actually found it all that uncomfortable actually despite being told it would be hell for the first 500 miles.
     
  9. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    And there's the rub! Maybe she has invested in a special ribbed version of the B17? :wacko:
     
  10. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    oh sorry i thougth you said they DO have to be cycling specific.

    the endura ones are class, got loads of pockets and you can take the liner out but why you'd want to i dont' know.
     
  11. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    :biggrin:
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
    I'm just goint to pretend I can't read for a few posts........:angry:
     
  13. mootaineer

    mootaineer New Member

    Location:
    London
    Would these be any good?
    I saw it when I opened one of my subscription emails the other day...
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=28164&PartnerID=1738

    Don't know if it's too warm for this time of year though.

    or these:
    http://shop.ugosport.co.uk/product29820495catno3420495.html
    http://shop.ugosport.co.uk/product8100495catno3420495.html

    I personally prefer lycra...as it seems to make a real difference with wind resistance.
    And no padding? :angry:
     
  14. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    quite sure the padding aversion isn't due to something cheap or ill fitting? I use to ride without padding but I'm sold on it now although my first pair of shorts didn't impress me
     
  15. mootaineer

    mootaineer New Member

    Location:
    London
    Add to that...sometimes too much of a good thing isn't great either.
    I tried 2 different pairs of Assos shorts once but the padding (although initially comfortable) is just too thick.
    I now use less expensive (but nicer for my rear end) Giordana bibshorts.
    It takes a while to work out what works best :laugh: