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Baggy Shorts

trevorhtrevorh Posts: 87
edited December 2016 in MTB buying advice
Any recommendations for the above? Generally XC or light trail riding. Bought some from Sports Direct but the fit is awful in any size (medium too small, large too big).

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,988
    Try the Decathlon ones, you can try in store if one near you. Available with or without pads.
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  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    Personally I find Endura baggy shorts a good compromise of durability, quality and price.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Endura stuff is normally my first choice.
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  • doomanicdoomanic Posts: 238
    I just wear cheap cargo shorts from Tesco but if I was desperate for some proper cycling shorts I'd go for Endura as well. I have the Singletrack trousers and they are very good.
  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    Proper mountain bike baggy shorts have much better abrasion resistance than normal cargo shorts. That has two advantages, they won't tear as easily and they'll give you more protection from gravel rash.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    Still wearing my Altura baggies I got with an MBUK subscription about 5 years ago!
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • kirby700kirby700 Posts: 458
    I'm on my third pair of madison zenith. Bloody best shorts I've ever had on, very resistant to impact damage (I can verify this) stretchy and comfortable.

    Also just subbed to Mbuk and got some altura shorts. Seem OK if a little thin for winter.
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  • doomanicdoomanic Posts: 238
    Proper mountain bike baggy shorts have much better abrasion resistance than normal cargo shorts. That has two advantages, they won't tear as easily and they'll give you more protection from gravel rash.
    No doubt, but cost 5 times as much. Money that is better spent on post-ride bacon sarnies.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    Not really, be comfortable and secure on a ride means you enjoy it more and ride linger and further.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • doomanicdoomanic Posts: 238
    Going to have to agree to disagree on this then. I'm just as happy in my 10 quid Tesco shorts in warm weather as I am in my 70 quid Singletrack trousers in cold weather. I wear the same liner shorts under both. Spending 45 quid on fancy shorts won't make a jot of difference to me.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    So your second post disagrees with your first, and agrees with my point for during poor weather (so 9 months of the year)......
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • doomanicdoomanic Posts: 238
    It really doesn't, but whatever makes you feel superior.
  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    doomanic wrote:
    Proper mountain bike baggy shorts have much better abrasion resistance than normal cargo shorts. That has two advantages, they won't tear as easily and they'll give you more protection from gravel rash.
    No doubt, but cost 5 times as much. Money that is better spent on post-ride bacon sarnies.

    Id rather have the extra protection in a high speed crash.
    They are more expensive but I've got Endura shorts which cost £45 including a padded liner and are seven years old and still like new.
  • doomanicdoomanic Posts: 238
    I'd rather not fall off in the first place. :D

    My current Tesco shorts are about 5 years old and tough as old boots, they'll do for me and Endura are clearly doing the job for you. Everyone's a winner.
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