What type of padding do you have in your shorts?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Bolo Grubb, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. Bolo Grubb

    Bolo Grubb New Member

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    I see ads for gel padding, Eschler chamois, Coolmax Anti-Microbial, etc and I have no idea of what the difference is.

    I am still fairly new to cycling

    what do you like best and why?
     
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  2. dorian

    dorian New Member

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    Stay away from gel. The plastic that holds the gel will trap moisture. You want a good quality pair of shorts/bibs and use chamois creme if you get a lot of chafing.

    Although they may seem expensive, I would buy a name brand like Pearl Izumi, Castelli, DeMarchi, Assos. PI and Castelli tend to have thicker pads while DeMarchi and Assos have a thinner pad. I have some DeMarchi and Assos bib shorts and they are great. There are other good brands, these are just what my local shop carries. With care good shorts will last a long time.

    Cheap shorts will last for a few rides, but the chamois will soon flatten and lose all cushioning ability. They just don't last. Don't waste your money.
     
  3. Randybaker99

    Randybaker99 New Member

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    Pearl Izumi "Attack" and "Ultrasensor" shorts are great. Also consider getting Bib shorts, as they won't start sliding down your butt halfway through the ride...
     
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