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Slippy padded shorts.

cyclinggirlcyclinggirl Posts: 196
edited June 2007 in Road beginners
Needed a spare pair of shorts, so bought a pair of Alutra ladies shorts.

Anyway, just tried them out on my bike but they where really slippy, had to keep adjusting myself on the saddle.

Also, they made my woman bits quite sore. I normally wear a cheap pair from Lidl, which only have a half the padding of these ones.

Do you think they will get better in time, I mean, squash down a bit as I think they are a bit too padded.

If I wash them a few times will it make them less slippy on the saddle.

I really like them, they where so comfy on my legs, cost me œ24, so will be gutted if they are no good.


  • domtylerdomtyler Posts: 2,648
    edited March 2011
    Yeah, wash 'em and give 'em a few rides to break in before deciding one way or the other.

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  • cyclinggirlcyclinggirl Posts: 196
    Thanks Dom, gonna give them a wash now [:D]
  • TynancpTynancp Posts: 160
    comfy for standing up in?

    but not riding?

    you girls, what are you like?
  • cyclinggirlcyclinggirl Posts: 196
    Lol, Tynan. I can't believe I have to break a pair of shorts in.
  • TynancpTynancp Posts: 160
    don't know much about it but it does sound odd, perhaps you'd become moulded to your older pair?

  • on the roadon the road Posts: 5,631
    If you rub a bit of chamois cream in to the padding that will help it to stop slipping.
  • cyclinggirlcyclinggirl Posts: 196
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    It's actually the outside that slips, will the cream work on the outside and will it be visible?
  • on the roadon the road Posts: 5,631
    Oh [:I], in that case, don't put cream on them, might make them even more slippery [B)], and will look stupid [:D]
  • The seat should be a bit slippy, allow for movement etc. Maybe you should try a different angle.

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  • on the roadon the road Posts: 5,631
    Agree with that, the saddle could be pointing down too much.
  • RavenbaitRavenbait Posts: 13,064
    IMO Altura shorts are <i>too</i> padded and they don't fit particularly well.

    But shorts are about as personal a thing as a saddle. I like the Protective stuff but I wouldn't wear non-bib shorts these days. They don't stay up.


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