More shorts help please

simknasimkna Posts: 26
edited September 2007 in MTB beginners
I have just started riding, and am finding I'm getting quite bruised / sore in the "beneath and behind" area as it were.
I guess some kind of padding is what is required here. I do not want to go the "in your face" lycra route.
Should I get some :
a) lycra shorts and wear them under baggy shorts / trousers.
b) padded boxers and wear them under baggy shorts / trousers
c) baggies with pop-in padded liners.

Any advice and short recommendations gratefully accepted.

Si.

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  • GT-DaveGT-Dave Posts: 1,441
    I just go for a good padded lycra pair, and wear whatever baggies I feel like over the top of them.

    Oakley MTB shorts are very comfy though.
  • I bought some cheap padded undershorts from wiggle and whilst they are comfy, the don't offer much muscle support since they're basically padded boxers. I'd say go for a pair of lycra road shorts and wear them under normal shorts... i don't see the point in shorts with padded liners, they're way overpriced.
  • nferrarnferrar Posts: 2,511
    Yeah I wear baggy outers and the endura coolmax boxer short type inners. Some of the baggy shorts I bought come with the lycra inners but not used them as the endura boxer ones are just so comfy. Maybe also look at Assos chamois cream, helps reduce the friction, seems to work fine with the endura boxer inners for me.
  • baccaman21baccaman21 Posts: 523
    simkna

    If you're feeling uncomfortable down under then the only solution is padded under garments, be they 'just pants' or shorts - or both.

    When I was in OZ (not so long ago) I did a 40 mile road ride without any padding and I regretted it the day after - (I now know why I wear padding) - whereupon I purchased a cheap pair of padded boxers from an LBS somewhere in Melbourne.

    Now I'm back in the UK I wear these cheapo pair as well as my existing pair of undergarments which are the pop in type that came with a pair of SCOTT baggy shorts I bought years ago... It works - trust me.

    Having said that, when I was trying on the different types of undergarments in OZ I nearly got a $160 pair of lycra shorts with the most amazingly comfy padded gusset - so I know the more you spend the better you get - I couldn't justify the expense at the time as I was travelling and cost and space was a factor for me.

    But as far as "look" is concerned... go with what ever you're comfy with.
    get on your bikes and ride!
  • Morning

    check out Edinburgh Cycle co-operative, they have there own brand baggy shorts which are made for them by Endura which come with a removable padded liner. They look good, feel light and easy when riding and are very comfortable to wear.

    I've been using them for about 3 months now riding 2/3 times a week and couldn't be happier with them. Given the fact that are are only £35 (including liner) you cant go wrong.

    [url]http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwPNLqrymode.a4p?f_ProductID=8045&f_SupersetQRY=C316~1&f_SortOrderID=1&f_bct=c003156c003157c003700c003698m007098

    Hope this is of some help to you.[/url]
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  • It may seem obvious, but the problem could be your saddle not your pants. A lot of cheap saddles use gel to try to compensate for poor design, but this doesn't work. Get one that fits you and offers proper support, and make sure it is adjusted properly.

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  • http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360024489&N=dhb%20Earnley%20Cycling%20Bib%20Shorts
    I have a pair of these and they are superb. Wear them all the time. Also fancy a set of 3/4 length ones. I wear baggy shorts over them.
  • pdrolopdrolo Posts: 127
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.a ... er%20Short

    I brought these - you need something to go over the top - but after a couple of early tumbles - I like the excess padding in these shorts.
    Roadie with an MTB

    www.cyclestuff.org.uk
  • fumpsfumps Posts: 227
    I always wear the endura grey Boxers with padding then some baggies.

    I also have some Humvee 3/4 length as they have a built in pair of under padding.

    Both have a top comedy value when getting ready to go out on the trails (Me & the girlfriend call em Luuurve me pants")
    Arrrghhh it's worse than i thought!!!!!
  • Paul ShPaul Sh Posts: 607
    stayhigh65 wrote:
    Morning

    check out Edinburgh Cycle co-operative, they have there own brand baggy shorts which are made for them by Endura which come with a removable padded liner. They look good, feel light and easy when riding and are very comfortable to wear.

    I've been using them for about 3 months now riding 2/3 times a week and couldn't be happier with them. Given the fact that are are only £35 (including liner) you cant go wrong.

    [url]http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwPNLqrymode.a4p?f_ProductID=8045&f_SupersetQRY=C316~1&f_SortOrderID=1&f_bct=c003156c003157c003700c003698m007098

    Hope this is of some help to you.[/url]

    I have them too, they are spot on.
    http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwPNLq ... 698m007098
    The belt that comes with them is 20p for the swearbox though, just bin it you don't need it.
  • L60NL60N Posts: 223
    Ive got fox sergeants, khaki camo, with a lycra removable inside with padding round the 20p for the swearbox/bollocks area :P

    http://www.tredz.co.uk/details.aspx?cgid=&id=9019&cid=
  • Steve_b77Steve_b77 Posts: 1,906
    I bought a pair of Endura Humvee's at the weekend with Coolmax padded inners from Evans Cycles in Manchester, must say they are very comfy.

    I've also got a couple of pairs of Endura Lyrca Road Style Shorts that I wear under O'neil Baggies, but as they're (the o'Neils) bloody expensive I bought theEndura ones.
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