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    Lycra convert

    Alright I'm sold, I know it's been beaten to death but I had to find out for myself. I rode on a pair of cheap Ebay lycra knickers for a couple days now and I can see why roadie dudes go through the mental ridicule of being caught on skin tight..tights :-) My chode is thanking me and honestly it kinda shows off muscular calves. For a sub $25 knicker these are sewn well and looks very well made.

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    I gotta say, when I'm riding PHX in the summer....lycra shorts vs. baggies with lycra liner are so nice...ventilation is good when it's over 100 degrees.

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    the main reason i have them is so i dont catch my pants on my seat. my wife hates the way i look, but function comes before fasion in this case.
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    I agree completely.....yet, I still cant bring myself to wearing them on my mountain bike. (even though i wear them on the road everyday).

    And I have had my share of falls thanks to my shorts catching.

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    They are wonderful. I enjoy mine with an outer shell though. With a proper fitting layer over the top, they shouldn't catch on the saddle.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Funny thread as so many die-hard MTB'rs refuse to ride in 'mandex' suits until they find out how comfy it really is to ride in them. I also don't like getting caught on my saddle like I did when I was using the baggy shorts. All in all a good switch for me..
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    I always wear roadie shorts, preferably bib shorts. But I usually wear baggies, partly for look and partly to protect my road shorts from crashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer View Post
    I gotta say, when I'm riding PHX in the summer....lycra shorts vs. baggies with lycra liner are so nice...ventilation is good when it's over 100 degrees.
    I'm a lycra convert! At least until it cools down a bit. They feel soooo much better I may not go back to baggy shorts. I never, ever thought I would say this

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