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Old 10-23-2011, 05:15 PM   #1
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Padded Shorts

Seen them, priced them, but wonder do they really help with the discomfrot of bicycle seats? Or is it just better to tough it out and get use to the sore butt?



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Old 10-23-2011, 05:20 PM   #2
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One of the best investments there is. It is also said not to skimp for the cheapest. You won't regret the purchase. Welcome to the board, and enjoy!



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Old 10-23-2011, 06:47 PM   #3
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If you're new to riding you will have a little soreness to work through no matter what, but as Inspmark said, a good pair of riding shorts (or a couple) is a very good investment for your riding enjoyment. I've tried the cheaper $25-$30 pairs and there's no comparison between them and a nice pair of $60-$80 shorts. It's well worth the extra money if you're going to do any serious riding.

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Old 10-23-2011, 07:32 PM   #4
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Padded shorts make a world of difference!
I've only got one pair thus far, and they are the cheap $30 variety... but going from no pad to little pad is huge.
I am going to get me some of the big dollar baggies soon and try them out... it really is worth it to get the pad.
though mine will always be in baggy shorts... i can't see myself in those spandex things.

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Old 10-23-2011, 10:15 PM   #5
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^^I used to say that....until i got my first pair of lycra shorts. I love them for sure.

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Old 10-24-2011, 05:42 AM   #6
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I live my padded shorts won't get on my bike with out them even if for a short ride .. they are awesome when I first started riding I could not go more than a couple miles because I got so sore but after I got the shorts I could ride forever

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Old 10-24-2011, 12:06 PM   #7
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+1 for padded shorts!

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I look real funny in spandex shorts but thay are better for me than my bagy mtn bikeshorts, and the mtn bike shorts are more $$ and look to be more paded.
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:19 PM   #9
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I think there is enough comments here to covince you the padded shorts or underware is well worth the money. BUT if there isn't....They are GREAT! I have 3 pair a lycra pair that are the spandex type I use for riding my adventure bike mianly on bike paths and around town. I also have the underware type I use under my mtb shorts or warm-up type pants I wear in colder weather....yep the pad or "Chamois" is GREAT!

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Old 10-25-2011, 07:58 PM   #10
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Thanks to all who took time to post. You have me convinced.



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