Padded Shorts/Trousers

t121anf
t121anf Posts: 31
edited April 2010 in MTB buying advice
may seem like a daft questions but

As a man where should the padding be when in the saddle?

reason i ask is i have some Karrimor trousers and some tesco's shorts, i can't remember about the shorts so we can excuse them for now, however the trousers when on the padding is more covering my genitals than my bum.

this is great should my crotch aim for the crossbar but i thought the padding was for softening the ride on your backside?

are these just a bad fit for me? or is my setup wrong?

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  • rudedog
    rudedog Posts: 523
    t121anf wrote:
    may seem like a daft questions but

    As a man where should the padding be when in the saddle?

    reason i ask is i have some Karrimor trousers and some tesco's shorts, i can't remember about the shorts so we can excuse them for now, however the trousers when on the padding is more covering my genitals than my bum.

    this is great should my crotch aim for the crossbar but i thought the padding was for softening the ride on your backside?

    are these just a bad fit for me? or is my setup wrong?

    lol - sounds like you have them on back to front :D

    the bulk of the pad should definately be under your backside
  • MJP
    MJP Posts: 29
    think of a saddle shape, put the big end of the padding at the back and wrap forwards from there....
  • t121anf
    t121anf Posts: 31
    yeah, sounds like the cheap Chinese sweatshop workers aint been doing their job proper.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    My riding buddy bought some cheap padded shorts for our riding holiday in Scotland last year, and also claimed the padding was just in the wrong place. He only used them for one ride, and never bothered since.
  • .blitz
    .blitz Posts: 6,197
    t121anf wrote:
    may seem like a daft questions but As a man where should the padding be when in the saddle?
    Not a daft question at all. I have a bunch of liner shorts and even though some of them use exactly the same pad, the positioning varies. I find MTB-specific liners from Mace, Fox, Royal etc have the pad positioned further back so it's much more comfortable for trail riding.