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Women's Bike Shorts for Long Rides

Old 10-16-19, 11:21 AM
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Women's Bike Shorts for Long Rides

I need new shorts. I typically am on the bike for hours so I need shorts that help prevent saddle sores. I have never had bibs because I make frequent pit stops and don't want to take everything off. I'm up for a bib with some accommodation for that or just regular shorts. Any suggestions?
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My wife is a big fan of Specialized's Pro SL bibs. She has 5 or 6 pairs now. I think they have different leg length options, and I know they feature a clip to undo the back strap without removing a jersey.
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Endura Women's Pro SL Bib Short Drop Seat! I've got two pairs and love them. In addition to the drop seat feature, they come in three pad widths. The wide pad works great for me.

https://www.endurasport.com/Women%27...ad%29/p/bE6139

The older model is half price if your size is in stock. I picked up mine for half off earlier in the year when they still had my size/pad width in stock. I bought directly from Endura.

I do lots of 200K rides and did two 300K rides this summer with them! My older shorts (not the Endura ones) I use on shorter rides (100K or less)
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Thank you GadgetGirlIL
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Originally Posted by GadgetGirlIL View Post
Endura Women's Pro SL Bib Short Drop Seat! I've got two pairs and love them. In addition to the drop seat feature, they come in three pad widths. The wide pad works great for me.

https://www.endurasport.com/Women%27...ad%29/p/bE6139

The older model is half price if your size is in stock. I picked up mine for half off earlier in the year when they still had my size/pad width in stock. I bought directly from Endura.

I do lots of 200K rides and did two 300K rides this summer with them! My older shorts (not the Endura ones) I use on shorter rides (100K or less)
Darn. They are out of stock. I think I looked at these a while back and they were out of stock. I wonder if they quit making them.
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These get high marks from the Rando's in the club I'm in. I've never really had to fight the sitting part of my contact points, so I have to take their word on it.
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Not sure what size short or pad you need but Amazon has 1 pair left:

https://www.amazon.com/Endura-Womens...dp/B072TR8F7P/

I'd also email Endura to see when they plan to have more in stock. I'd be very disappointed if they are only selling the men's version.
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Thank you! I just bought them. My first bibs!
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My GF loves her Rapha souplesse bibs, you don't have to take off your jersey https://www.rapha.cc/us/en_US/shop/s...uct/DRB01XXBLW

Shes done multiple centuries in them
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My GF loves her Rapha souplesse bibs, you don't have to take off your jersey https://www.rapha.cc/us/en_US/shop/s...uct/DRB01XXBLW

Shes done multiple centuries in them
I just looked them up. They are expensive!
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Terry shorts are really nice on my wife. Done a few centuries and many many 40-60 mile rides with no issues.
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My GF loves her Assos. I love mine too.

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/a...NDYXQxMDAyNjY=
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why not see what's used on ebay and poshmark?
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Originally Posted by shona View Post
I need new shorts. I typically am on the bike for hours so I need shorts that help prevent saddle sores. I have never had bibs because I make frequent pit stops and don't want to take everything off. I'm up for a bib with some accommodation for that or just regular shorts. Any suggestions?
You can also wear bibs as shorts if you like their fit. Tuck the shoulder straps into the waist.
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Check out Przewalski shorts and bibs on Amazon. Only $20-$30, with the most comfortable pad I've ever worn. Overall quality is remarkably good for the money.

My only quibble is the leg length is a bit short, but I have longer than average thighs so it's hard to find shorts that fit with the hem past the midpoint and nearer the knee. I'm 5'11" and can wear their small or medium. The small grips my skinny thighs a bit better but aren't too tight in the waist. Not sure about women's sizes.

But the real value is in the 3D pad. I can't vouch for the 4D pad, haven't tried it. But the original orange dimpled 3D pad is by far the best I've tried. It's thicker than most so it'll feel odd at first. But it's dense, resilient, wicks moisture better than any other pad I've worn and is comfortable on my rides up to 100 miles.

If nothing else at that low price it's a great pad for spin class, indoor trainer or knocking around on a MTB.
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+1 for Endura Pro DS. These have become my favorites for longer rides - I've done at least one century in them. Some of the UK retailers (Wiggle, etc.) still have them in stock.

Shebeest makes halter style bibs, which can be removed without removing your jersey. I've done a few centuries in those as well. The padding is pretty thin, but thicker than tri padding, and pretty comfortable and chafe-free (IMO). They are expensive, but I've been able to pick some up for $40-$60 during sales and through online discount retailers.
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Is it the bibs, shorts, padding, or is it the saddle? Which one?

I think maybe its both.

If there's any place where there is need for "custom fit", its got to be there. I guess saddle makers and clothing makers just go their own way and its not an integrated approach. Specialized does both. Maybe its doesn't monetize for them.
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I'm good on the saddle and fit.
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I like DHB classics from Wiggle and have a few pairs from Betty Designs, a small company based in CA, which i've used on rides between 100 and 200+ miles. Plus a good chamois cream
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