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Old 06-22-22, 04:32 PM
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Compression padded shorts?

Would like to hear about anybody that has found compression padded shorts that work but aren't priced on the moon? I am asking a lot but I am reasonable as to the price but I have a padded bib that rides up and hurts worse than when I ride without them. Just want something that works but doesn't want to spend more money on something that doesn't work. Feel free to ask more questions as I do not know what I do not know.
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back in the day I found most bike shorts and similar too 'flimsy' for me - material was too thin ; not enough support and padding too thin

eventually I did find some 8 panel (?) shorts sold by Nashbar and Performance that were a step up (compared to 4 and 6 panel shorts) ... material thicker and much better pad

this was a long time ago


more recently - wear padded MTB cargo shorts ... found them on eBay (at significantly reduced price) ... I believe one pair is REI - the other Endura (Endura Humvee ?)
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When you say "compression shorts" do you mean shorts that are specifically meant to provide compression, or just you know, regular bike shorts? Also, what do mean by "not priced to the moon"? Do you have a dollar range in mind?
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
When you say "compression shorts" do you mean shorts that are specifically meant to provide compression, or just you know, regular bike shorts? Also, what do mean by "not priced to the moon"? Do you have a dollar range in mind?
Shorts that have padding and are stretch. Like a bib but shorts with some, I copied this from a posting on Amazon, "anti skid strip prevents shorts from bunching and rolling up while long distance riding". The ones and there are many, for sale on Amazon have very mixed reviews. I want shorts I can wear under my riding shorts that keep my man parts in place and have a chamois for longer rides. I have regular compression shorts that do not have the "anti slip" strip on the ends of the legs to keep them from riding up.
I don't mind [aying $50.00 or so if they are worth it. The bibs I have are not good and certainly not worth the money.
Hope this helps and if you need more information just ask.
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Old 06-23-22, 04:08 AM
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If your bibs are not keeping your man parts in place it sounds like they are ill-fitting. Pony up for a quality pair, such as Pearl Izumi. And adding another layer of fabric by wearing something under shorts/bibs could be asking for chafing trouble.
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Old 06-23-22, 04:48 AM
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I'm thin (and frugal), here's my experience with less expensive padded stuff.
Hikenture brand cycling shorts fit my skinny legs and feel great on the saddle. On my second pair.
Przewalski bibs also have excellent padding but are cut for a bigger person. Gave them away to a linebacker sized cycling buddy. He's a Pearl Izumi guy and he likes 'em.
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I have a few padded liner shorts that work pretty well. One from Endura and Funkier. The Funkier stay in place really well. I also have a couple from the old Performance Bike website. The problem that I have found with the liners is not lack of support, rather the leg material riding up into the crotch. Not a good thing. Cycling pants are kind of like saddles, very individual fittings, takes some trial and error to get a product that is comfortable. Cannot overstate the importance of proper fit. I definitely moved to a higher cost of bibs, well worth it, for me.

I only use the liners in place of cycling shorts when out for casual and errand type rides.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
If your bibs are not keeping your man parts in place it sounds like they are ill-fitting. Pony up for a quality pair, such as Pearl Izumi. And adding another layer of fabric by wearing something under shorts/bibs could be asking for chafing trouble.
This is the reason for my post as the bib I bought is Pearl Izumi. Just frustrated and wanted to get some other ideas. Not discounting what you have posted just frustrated with my damn body. I have some oddities with my skeletal structure that I believe are the basis for my issues.
Thank you for your post and I guess I will continue to search.
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Thank you all for your input. I think I am doomed to trial and error to find something that works.
Thanks all again, Frank.
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I do better with regular padded shorts versus bibs. Iíve experienced similar issues as you have with bibs. The key to bibs is getting the correct size and model for the tension on the straps which can be trial and error.

Iíve had a lot of luck with Pearl Izumi, Giordana and Hincapie shorts. You might try the cheaper Pearl Izumi shorts (non bib)???
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Old 06-25-22, 03:09 PM
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Voler and Boure do well for me, but I'm short and overweight. Since there are so many variations of bodies, why would you think you would not have to do a trial and error search?
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