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    Affordable baggies w liner/chamois, adj straps, not too long....

    I know I'm asking for allot but I can't really afford to drop $90+ on a pair of shorts.
    I have been wearing old navy shorts over a Pearl Izumi padded short and it works fine but I'd like something a little nicer, i ride 5 times a week or more and would like to pick up a a few pairs, but I'm on a budget.

    -Nothing too long, stop at the knee, can't stand them pulling on my knees while riding.
    -Adjustable waist straps, don't want to wear a belt.
    -Not crazy baggy, but a little loose over the liner.

    Any recommendations? If i pick up some of the Fox shorts on closeout in the $45 range would they be a good one to try?
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    hoss ponderosa. $50 direct and on sale online often.

    these are my favorite shorts fit and comfort-wise but i like my shorts long and these are not, so i don't wear them that often. dear hoss - make a ponderosa with another 4-5" added to the leg and i'll buy a bunch.

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    Not sure on US availability, but I am a huge fan of Endura Humvees.

    I own several pairs, they come with a decent (not great, but workable) removable liner, but more importantly they're comfy and bullet proof, the material they're made from has saved my skin (literally) on a number of occasions.

    UK pricing is in the 45-50, which is about $60-65. If you can find a set try them on, you might like them.

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    Love my Zoic Ethers. Baggy without being a sail and the chami is really great. Also the waist line has both elastic and the velcro tightening tabs.

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    I am in the same boat, trying to find some shorts that will not break the bank. Hoping to find something on a close out somewhere.

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    I picked up the Fox Ranger shorts for around $55 i think it was, might want to look into those as well.

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    I just picked up a pair of (2010?) Fox Rangers for $38.47 + $6.95 shipping off of amazon. Size and color are limited at that price but its a decent deal. I did find them for ~$45 elsewhere but I was ordering some other stuff from Amazon anyway.

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    I have a pair of Novara's from REI and they have worked out well. The pad is a little too thick for my liking, but can usually be had for around $50.

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    I like just buying liners, I like the Cannondale liners and use them in the shorts I like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manabiker View Post
    I like just buying liners, I like the Cannondale liners and use them in the shorts I like.
    Any particular style? I have been debating on liners or shorts. I just have so many pairs of shorts that I could use for MTB that just getting a liner may be the best option.
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    I found a pair that I like in a LBS then just keep buying the ones that work, here are the ones I like..
    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...category=10000
    If they don't work for you, try another brand, they are all sewn differently, so some may chaffe, some not. Ride On!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by manabiker View Post
    I found a pair that I like in a LBS then just keep buying the ones that work, here are the ones I like..
    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...category=10000
    If they don't work for you, try another brand, they are all sewn differently, so some may chaffe, some not. Ride On!!!
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    fox rangers...treating me right, check them out

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    I ordered 2 pairs of Fox Campus shorts yesterday, said they come with removable liners which should be handy as I have other shorts I can wear. $50 for 2 pairs seemed like a good deal.

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    picked up a pair of Zoic Ethers from treefortbikes for 45. They are comparable to my 120$ fox shorts and the chamois is removable. They also stop just above the knee have adjustable waist straps and are pretty lightweight.

    http://www.treefortbikes.com/#navbar...22371514___190

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    Quote Originally Posted by YamiRider1316 View Post
    picked up a pair of Zoic Ethers from treefortbikes for 45. They are comparable to my 120$ fox shorts and the chamois is removable. They also stop just above the knee have adjustable waist straps and are pretty lightweight.

    http://www.treefortbikes.com/#navbar...22371514___190
    the only thing i don't like about the ethers is the crotch hangs low. oh yea, and the inner liner seems like it should be spec'd with the next size up shell. for me the liner is loose while the shell fits pretty good. i do like the material and overall design though.

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    Another vote for Hoss. Jenson usually has them for about $25.00. My only gripe is the velcro sticks to everything in the wash so I do them seperate now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'size View Post
    hoss ponderosa. $50 direct and on sale online often.
    Is their sizing accurate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDaleGo View Post
    Is their sizing accurate?
    if you go by their specific sizing chart yes.

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