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    Baggies for the heat?

    Do y'all have any suggestions/favorites for baggy shorts in the hot hot weather? I have learned that spandex is not as hot, but...

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    REI cycling shorts worked for me, or, my cheapest replacement, some swimming trunks over a padded liner. Those are nice and light. They don't have good pockets, if any, but aren't cumbersome like some other shorts. Plus, it left me more money for tires and chains.
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    Baggies for the heat?

    Wear spandex! Why put more clothes on when it's hot.

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    Zoic
    They come with mesh liners for summer.

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    My North Face MTB Shorts! I love to wear them in all weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CridgeMTBT View Post
    Ride naked! Why put more clothes on when it's hot.
    Agree!!!!!!
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    I just ride in spandex. Chicks dig it.

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    baggies if you like a portable sauna in your pants.
    to stay cool you need package enhancing spandewear

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalaficionado View Post
    baggies if you like a portable sauna in your pants.
    to stay cool you need package enhancing spandewear
    You forgot seat snagging and crash helping in the spandewear endorsement.
    Nice KOM, sorry about your penis.

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    Am I the only one who never got a good range of motion with baggies? Waist wise, I'm a large, but all the ones I tried on, the liner was either way too tight, or I couldn't get any range of motion. I just wear chamois liner shorts with a pair of mesh shorts on over them. Whatevs....

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    I like my Troy Lee Ruckus shorts. Chainlove has had them on cheap a few times. They chamois they provide isn't great so I just use my own. Haven't had any problem snagging the seat like I typically do with most shorts. And I got them in look-at-how-rad-I-am fluorescent green...

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    Keep an eye on Chainlove. I've gotten just about every piece of MTB apparel I own from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalaficionado View Post
    baggies if you like a portable sauna in your pants.
    problem solved


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    Wow these have excellent ventilation...maybe the best...

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    My new favorite baggy shell is the Club Ride Cargo Away shorts that I picked up at Bicycle Ranch - Cargo Away | Club Ride Apparel

    I also use the Endura Humvee Lite - Men's Hummvee Lite Shorts

    Both have been working great for me in the summer heat.
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    Regardless of the heat I still love my old pair of original dickies work wear shorts. The strong material has saved me many-a-time from road rash. Not the best for shedding heat, but comfortable and well worth it...at least if you like to crash as much as I do!
    "This fish who keeps on swimming, is the first to chill upstream" - 311

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    any shorts with longer than a 5" inseam seem to inhibit movement for me.
    when im on the bike,, i want to be the only one doing the riding up...

    .. and baby powder is good too

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    Skip the spandex and just wear the baggies. Mesh-lined board shorts work great and are super cool in the summer. If you gotta keep your bits from flappin around, add some thin tight undies. No one really needs all that silly padding that the bike industry tells us we must wear... go without a few times and see if it works for you.

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    I wear 'Columbia stretch board shorts' over my chamois. Lightweight, and stretchy so they don't restrict my legs' range of motion when pedaling.
    $60ish, have lasted me 2 years and counting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl View Post
    Skip the spandex and just wear the baggies. Mesh-lined board shorts work great and are super cool in the summer. If you gotta keep your bits from flappin around, add some thin tight undies. No one really needs all that silly padding that the bike industry tells us we must wear... go without a few times and see if it works for you.
    Says you. I don't have "buns" I got "flour tortillas" so any padding I can get is good! LOL
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    I appreciate the responses. I know the spandex is cooler, but, like I said...

    TR

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    Re: Baggies for the heat?

    Quote Originally Posted by elder_mtber View Post
    I appreciate the responses. I know the spandex is cooler, but, like I said...

    TR


    I think board shorts will be your coolest option. I have 2 pair of ONeill boardshorts I wear over padded bike shorts. But I never really thought much about it. I'll just as easily grab my zoic ether mountain bike shorts. The nice thing about the board shorts is you can easily find them in white which is nice in the summer sun. Paid 20 bucks at Costco for them.

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    I think light colors make a big difference. I ordered a pair of white Zoics and really like them if I get out after the sun is up. I get dust butt but they wash up fine

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    I agree with light colors. I just bought a pair of Zoic Ethers in tan and they are nice riding to and from work in the Phoenix summer. My last pair were dark green, fit tighter and were not as comfortable. Match your baggies with a light colored jersey or tech tee and you are good to go !

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    I've been riding ZOIC for a while now all year round. Great shorts, and a heck of a value. Though I'm starting to think maybe I'll see about something made in the USA next time I'm in the market.
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