Shorts.

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Stevei T, 11 May 2010.

  1. Stevei T

    Stevei T New Member

    Advice please.
    I have just tried out my 1st pair of lycra Padded shorts ( Madison ).
    Very comfortable to wear, good grip around the legs but the padding didnt seem to cover my backside enough.
    One of two conclusions. My backside is way too big, or i need a specific type of short for riding in a fairly upright position on a mountain bike.:whistle:
     
  2. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    oSLo
    The padding isn't really to offer comfort to your rear end!

    It is more to offer protection and comfort to your groin and sit-bones.

    Read this:

    http://www.whycycle.co.uk/increasing_comfort/other_options/
     
  3. raindog

    raindog er.....

    Location:
    France
    Did you have them on the wrong way round? :blush:
     
  4. Or maybe you do have a fat arse!:blush:;)
     
  5. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    :smile:Or you bought women's shorts. The padding is a different shape.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Stevei T

    Stevei T New Member

    Dayvo thanks for the link.
    Raindog the label was at the back.
    Addictfreak, I'm hurt! but then who doesnt look like a barge arse in padded shorts. Mind you it looks impressive from the front.
    Gavintec, not sure about the gender of my shorts, but my buds do say im starting to nag a lot.
    Thanks guys.
     
  7. Niblox

    Niblox Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Try a few pairs, if necessary use a pair of padded undershorts which you can get at most bike shops.

    Personally, I also wear a jockstrap which I find comfortable and keeps things in place.
     
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