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    Good baggie shorts?

    Anyone recommend some good baggie shorts? I have been through too many that felt like a diaper or tight, scratchy polyester pants from little league days. I am looking for something comfy and not too long or baggy (just above the knee would be nice).

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    a comfortable short will have a tight fitting lycra/synthetic liner. whatever you get, make sure it has a tight fitting liner!

    i have a pair of adidas shorts. the cut of the shorts is very cycle specific, never snags anything and very comfy. runs a bit small.

    i also have a pair of fox shorts. they're cheap quality, poor chamois, not incredibly comfortable. i probably wouldnt buy another pair of fox shorts unless they drastically changed something.

    i think its something you gotta try before you buy.. id just skip fox shorts.

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    Pearl Izumi makes a great pair.
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    I just wear regular khaki pants when I ride. But I dont know what you ride.
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    Fox´s Seargent shorts... but they are pricey!!
    IMO they are worth the money.
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    Hoss Ponderosa, best baggies ever. They ride just above the knee and are just baggy enough, not too baggy... if that makes any sense.

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    A nice pair of jorts provides both function and fashion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatchAttack
    Hoss Ponderosa, best baggies ever. They ride just above the knee and are just baggy enough, not too baggy... if that makes any sense.
    +1, and they won't break the bank either. their jerseys are great too
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    My favorite shorts are called Search shorts.

    Check 'em out.

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    Hoss Ponderosas or Endura Humvees.

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    +1 on the Ponderosas. Even on my road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatchAttack
    Hoss Ponderosa, best baggies ever. They ride just above the knee and are just baggy enough, not too baggy... if that makes any sense.
    ding ding ding. We have a winner. By far my most favorite baggies.
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    I have been liking the Oakleys (feature) - I wear gel padded lycra underneath, and the baggies have little vents on them that actually work (nice in the summer!). On sale at pricepoint now for only $35.
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    Add one more fan of the Ponderosas. I also have a pair of Nema Boost shorts that I like. The thing the Nemas have that the Hoss do not are zippered vents... Nice for keeping cool on a hot day.

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    Me too!

    Quote Originally Posted by RatchAttack
    Hoss Ponderosa, best baggies ever. They ride just above the knee and are just baggy enough, not too baggy... if that makes any sense.
    Tried many brands and Hoss Ponderosa it is! Very reasonably priced too.

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    I really like the two pair of hoss ponderosa's i have as well

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    the fox attack are pretty nice but they are expensive. The chamois isn't that great either. I still have mine and only wear the liner for shorter rides. I usually wear my lycra sugoi shorts under the attack over shorts

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawhoo
    Anyone recommend some good baggie shorts? I have been through too many that felt like a diaper or tight, scratchy polyester pants from little league days. I am looking for something comfy and not too long or baggy (just above the knee would be nice).
    I just bought a cycling spandex and wear board shorts over them. I have run into to many cycling specific shorts that did not fit. My way is also cheaper.

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    I must be the only one who dislikes the Hoss Ponderosa's. I have two pair and the velcro adjustments are worthless after a couple washings. The buckle in the front pinches my belly skin. The lycra inside is comfy, but those two features mentioned will keep me from buying more.

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    Another vote for the Hoss Ponderosa. They also stand behind their product and the customer service is good as well.

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    ponderosa here....great shorts IMHO.

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    Any votes for recent Nemas?

    I have an old pair of Nema Jewels from around 2000-2001 and they're fantastic and still in very good shape. I want to buy another pair but I've heard Nema changed the shorts and they're nowhere near as good.

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    I just got some lycra biking shorts. I can wear them under whatever normal cargo shorts I want.
    If you are interested, pls check out my blog which chronicles the journey of a mountain bike noob @ www.mtbnoob.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnoob.com
    I just got some lycra biking shorts. I can wear them under whatever normal cargo shorts I want.
    Ditto, was just about to say that. I have some $100 Pearl Izumis that I bought about 7(?) years ago, still holding up very well. I wear them under whichever cargo shorts I feel like. Occasionally, when it's too cold out for shorts, or I know I'm going to be in tick-infested areas or near poison ivy, I wear them under cargo pants. Way more versatile than just buying baggies with a built-in liner.

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    OK, since this thread is doomed to the usual "this is what I use" response, here's mine:

    http://mtborah.com/index.asp?CompID=...&CategoryID=62

    Not the most trendy, but they're definitely comfortable and well-constructed.

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