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 Post subject: Re: Lycra Lovers
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:35 am 
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DHB stuff from Wiggle is decently priced - it also seems to fit and last well.


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 Post subject: Re: Lycra Lovers
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:44 am 
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What about these? Doesn't mention any padding but looks as if they are?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=96448

These are padded

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=96365


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 Post subject: Re: Lycra Lovers
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:36 pm 
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We use lycra, can't beat a good pair of lycra shorts, we have always gone with Endura, not the most expensive but we have no trouble with them and, when he isn't busting his bikes my hubby uses them every day. I've never tried bib shorts, not sure how quick they are to get off when your caught short on a long ride though :)

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 Post subject: Re: Lycra Lovers
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:51 pm 
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Isaac_AG wrote:
We use lycra, can't beat a good pair of lycra shorts, we have always gone with Endura, not the most expensive but we have no trouble with them and, when he isn't busting his bikes my hubby uses them every day. I've never tried bib shorts, not sure how quick they are to get off when your caught short on a long ride though :)

Alison


It's a bit easier for us blokes - I just nip behind a hedge and pull my bibshorts out and down as appropriate without actually taking them off. Although you do need material with a bit of "give" in it for this, plus it only applies to Number Ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Lycra Lovers
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:58 pm 
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Not sure about bib shorts... I've only ever used "normal" ones but have both kinds of longs and although it's true that the bib type are more comfortable at the waist, they definitely make your lower back more sweaty which I really hate. Not such a problem with tights as I only wear them when it's freezing anyway, but I don't fancy any extra layers on my back in the summer time.


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 Post subject: Re: Lycra Lovers
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 2:21 pm 
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All these POVs are useful. Thanks. Keep them coming

so far I think I'm veering towards padded shorts rather than bibs. Too many 1970s wrestling World of Sport Saturday afternoon vibes coming off them for me.

Are padded liners ok for the purpose i've described as they'll never see the light of day?


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 Post subject: Re: Lycra Lovers
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 2:38 pm 
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The History Man wrote:

Are padded liners ok for the purpose i've described as they'll never see the light of day?



Yep, I've got the Endura baggies that have a removable liner that attaches to the shorts with pop stud and they are fine. I also have a couple of pairs of padded boxers that I picked up in TK Maxx of all places.


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 Post subject: Re: Lycra Lovers
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:10 pm 
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Ok based on this thread, just bought these as my first foray into the world of lycra.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330918468106? ... 1438.l2649

Thank you all for the advice. Chap said they'd barely been worn so all good?


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 Post subject: Re: Lycra Lovers
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:25 pm 
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2nd hand underwear?! :facepalm:

On a serious note they will be OK for MTB duties of maybe 30 mile or so.



Going further / all day you would notice a better pad and better fit of decent bibs.


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 Post subject: Re: Lycra Lovers
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 5:38 pm 
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Underwear?


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