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Post by John Chil » Sat, 02 Dec 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>From: "Nathan Hoover"

>Good point John.  It is absolutely comical how many people I see wearing
>cycling shorts (and actually cycling!) with underwear visible beneath. They
>are in for a treat if they ever figure out that the underwear should be
>left home.

Novice bike riders are almost always good for a good laugh. :)  Fortunately
a few of them learn the errors of their ways and progress beyond that
comical novice stage.  Now if they would only learn how to shift out of the
granny gear...

Quote:
>Your idea of wearing two pairs is good too.  Before many of us here
>upgraded to Swobo Cargo shorts (inner bike short with thick, killer pad
>attached to robust outer short with pockets), we wore bike shorts under
>Gramicci shorts (longish thick cotton shorts).  The rubbing occurs between
>the two pairs of shorts, rather than between the unicycle seat and you.  
>One unmentionable Santa Cruzian even has been known to wear three pairs!  
>But never underwear or jeans!

When I mentioned layers I meant two layers of the padded lycra shorts.  
Sounds strange, but some do it.  And I've even done it a few times.

Wearing looser shorts over cycling shorts is also good.  I almost always
wear something over the cycling shorts both for comfort and to protect my
cycling shorts from getting ripped up when I fall.  The Gramicci shorts are
good and I have several pair.  But they are a bit baggy in the crotch and
can get hung up on the seat when mounting or doing seat out front skills.  
My favorite outer shorts are the Roach shorts.  They are awesome (but
expensive).  No big seam in the crotch, no baggy crotch, bomb proof, and
they have a really cool velcro fly.

john_childs

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Post by juggler.. » Sat, 02 Dec 2000 04:00:00

Hey John,
     I do a lot of long distance riding on my coker and am interested in
anyone's response. I was interested in the Roach brand shorts. Are you
talking about the DH or the Indy shorts? Is there much of a difference
besides the price? TIA.

Aj

 
 
 

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Post by John Chil » Sat, 02 Dec 2000 04:00:00

I was talking about the Indy shorts.

The Indy shorts are looser fitting in the legs than the DH shorts.  The DH
shorts are more fitted which means they fit closer in the legs.  The legs on
the DH shorts are also longer (they come almost to the tops of my knees) and
don't always cooperate well with some kneepads.  The DH shorts also have a
stretch panel going down the outside of the legs to allow the shorts more
movement since they are more fitted.  What this all means is that the DH
shorts will rub you more on the legs as you pedal.

The DH shorts are good and serve a purpose.  For example I like to wear them
on some trails that get overgrown with blackberry vines.  The longer legs on
the DH protect me better from the thorns (god I love the leg armor on that
trail).  But most of the time I wear the Indy shorts.  I also wear the Indy
shorts when Coker riding much more often than the DH shorts.

Keep in mind that the Roach shorts are not padded.  They are designed to be
worn over cycling shorts.  They are also a little overkill for Coker riding
unless you plan on doing some pavement slides (not that there is anything
wrong with a little overkill).

The Roach shorts are a bit stiff when new.  It takes a couple of washings
and some wear time for them to soften up a bit.

john_childs

Quote:

>Hey John,
>    I do a lot of long distance riding on my coker and am interested in
>anyone's response. I was interested in the Roach brand shorts. Are you
>talking about the DH or the Indy shorts? Is there much of a difference
>besides the price? TIA.

>Aj

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