Cycling Shorts for Fat Guys

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by dartssnake, May 13, 2004.

  1. dartssnake

    dartssnake New Member

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    I have had Gastric Bypass Surgery and am down to 350 pounds, got the bike (Raleigh SC40) with a wider seat for my wider ass LOL.

    In a few short weeks, I have been able to go as much as 8.5 miles at a time, and, while I doubted my dedication, at the beginning, the joys of riding have made me somewhat of a fanatic.

    My question has been driving me crazy for some days...

    Where does an overweight person go to buy good shorts for cycling?

    I have been using light nylon swim trunks (the kind with a mesh liner and drawstring) and was wondering if there were any other options for us big guys (and gals!), along the lines of baggy MTB shorts or the like? Even standard cycling shorts that one could wear under loose, light, nylon/lycra...

    Any help would be appreciated, and if you don't feel like posting here, my e-mail address is:

    [email protected]

    Many thanks, in advance

    Dale
     
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  2. ::dom::

    ::dom:: New Member

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    try a search on Google with the key words:

    Cycling shorts
    Bike shorts
    Bicycling shorts
    XXXL
    3XL
    4XL.... etc.

    ExcelSports.com, Amazon (Bike Nashbar, BikeSomeWhere, longcycle), REI.com have some.
     
  3. rykoala

    rykoala New Member

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    First off, congrats on making the dedication not just to lose weight but to be fit. I did this about 3 months ago and I started at 340 lbs and am down to about 315. Dietary as well as activity changes were made and I'm doing well. I've not felt this good in YEARS. :cool:

    I too have thought this, my wife teases me endlessly :rolleyes: when I mention I want to get spandex or lycra shorts for biking, as I understand they are much more comfortable.

    I am going to try just a pair of boxers (with the fronts sewn shut, its the only thing I've never liked about boxers) just some plain cotton ones with a pair of comfortable shorts. I'm doing a 20 mile ride this weekend and will let you know how it goes :D

    Take care! If you want to correspond privately about this, I'd be happy to share experiences back and forth and we can encourage each other to KEEP GOING! Private Message me :)
     
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