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    Padded impact shorts?

    I purchased a set of Sette impact shorts from Pricepoint. I noticed that the large hip pads get in the way when pedalling. I looked @ a few others on- line & the Hoots and 661 bombers look like you could pedal better w/ them. Any suggestions, brands? Thanx

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    huggies?
    I know in my heart that Ellsworth bikes are more durable by as much as double. AND they are all lighter...Tony Ellsworth

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    Huggies?...you're bad...LMAO!

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    Well, seriously, I've had no experience with padded bicycle shorts, but I have used a set of FOX lycra motorcycle innershorts for more protection on some particularly gnary rides I knew I was going to do. These things have some insert pads that slip into some slots in 3 places in the shorts--sides (hips) and crotch area. The pads are not so large as to be obtrusive or annoying. You can wear a pair of regular baggy shorts over these, so the whole deal is similar to a pair of bicycle baggies with a lycra inner liner. The pads are unique on these Fox innershorts in that they have bunches of holes designed in them so they breathe, which is a real advantage on a bike. Just another take on what you're trying to accomplish. Oh, and Jm...no comments on "pads", "wings", "maxi" or anything like that...LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    Well, seriously, I've had no experience with padded bicycle shorts, but I have used a set of FOX lycra motorcycle innershorts for more protection on some particularly gnary rides I knew I was going to do. These things have some insert pads that slip into some slots in 3 places in the shorts--sides (hips) and crotch area. The pads are not so large as to be obtrusive or annoying. You can wear a pair of regular baggy shorts over these, so the whole deal is similar to a pair of bicycle baggies with a lycra inner liner. The pads are unique on these Fox innershorts in that they have bunches of holes designed in them so they breathe, which is a real advantage on a bike. Just another take on what you're trying to accomplish. Oh, and Jm...no comments on "pads", "wings", "maxi" or anything like that...LOL!
    I went to Fox's website and found their MX Comp Air shorts - look like boxxer breifs. Looking for something a little more durable.

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    i pad my shorts after the really hard landings....

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    I like the MSR shorts

    Quote Originally Posted by keen
    I purchased a set of Sette impact shorts from Pricepoint. I noticed that the large hip pads get in the way when pedalling. I looked @ a few others on- line & the Hoots and 661 bombers look like you could pedal better w/ them. Any suggestions, brands? Thanx
    I use the MSR padded shorts, they have two hard plastic pads on the sides. you can get them at a dirt bike motorcycle shop or online morocycle shops.
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    I've got the Fox Motocross shorts. I can't remember the name of them, but they got thin hip pads that are removable. I use them downhilling, they'd be to heavy for alot of pedalling

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    Rockgardn?

    I really like the Rockgardn shorts. You wear them under another pair of shorts... they have a good amount of padding and it's well placed, doesn't seem to interfere with pedaling at all. I haven't worn them cross-country, but for a whole day of riding at Northstar, I don't really notice them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keen
    I purchased a set of Sette impact shorts from Pricepoint. I noticed that the large hip pads get in the way when pedalling. I looked @ a few others on- line & the Hoots and 661 bombers look like you could pedal better w/ them. Any suggestions, brands? Thanx
    I have a couple pairs of padded shorts that I wear under my "freeride" shorts - I prefer the 661's (Hoot's are VERY similar and probably cheaper if you reside in the Great White North eh?) - light material that is mesh (but comfy) and pads on the hips and protecting the tailbone - great product

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    hey mac Do you have a linK

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    hey mac Do you have a linK

    sure...

    http://www.vsportgroup.com/gear/support_bomber.html

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