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    Lightweight padded shorts to go under baggies

    It's going to be my first full summer back on the bike, and don't fancy wearing full cycling shorts under the baggies, as it'll get really hot.

    Ideally, I'd wear some kinda light, thin lycra boxer, but with padding, but I can't find anything like that in the UK.

    Anyone seen anything like what I'm after?

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    base layers

    I've seen padded undies at local bike shops. here in aus. Have a look on places like wiggle etc they might have them as well.
    chain reaction cycles have them listed as 'base layers'
    hope that helps
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    Pearl Izumi liner shorts.

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    Fox makes a nice pair of Ranger (I believe is the correct name) shorts that come with a liner. If you already have baggies you could get a couple pair of these and use the liners that come with them with everything else you've already got as well. I don't know if they sell that liner separately. Haven't seen it but it may be available.

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    ^+1. I really like my Fox Rangers. The liner is a padded lycra type material while the shorts themselves are a light weight material. Perfect for hot summer rides (even in black).

    There are several companies that make padded liners as a separate item; Pearl Izumi, Canari, Royal Racing, Sugoi, and others.

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    Just wear padded road shorts and leave it at that. That's the most practical, efficient and cheapest solution. Leave the worry about what people think about how you look to the insecure crowd. I have not come across any padded liners of similar quality and fit as good Lycra shorts.

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    Board shorts over bibs.

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    You can even use the roadie lycra as a liner. Occasionally, I will wear a set of bibs underneath shorts instead of a specific liner.

    ^ (Beat me to the punch)

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    Lightweight padded shorts to go under baggies

    I wear my old bibs ( with the see-through Lycra) under my shorts. A little warm in summer, but bearable

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    There's a few companies in the US that sell padded short liners, they're lighter than regular lycra shorts, most I've seen are a sort of mesh. Or just buy baggies with padded liners included.

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    ZOIC sells padded liners like what you're looking for. I just like bibs with baggies over them. Light/breathable enough, plus the suspenders keep me from showing plumber crack to the people behind me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borabora View Post
    Just wear padded road shorts and leave it at that. That's the most practical, efficient and cheapest solution. Leave the worry about what people think about how you look to the insecure crowd. I have not come across any padded liners of similar quality and fit as good Lycra shorts.
    OP, don't do this. Talk about hot. Has nothing to do with insecurity, it's about fabric breathability.

    These are what I recommend:
    Amazon.com: Troy Lee Designs TLD Ace Inner Chamois Shorts MTB BMX Black Size 32: Sports & Outdoors
    Haven't tried the Pearl Izumi liners, I find grippy leg openings less comfortable. The fox liners I've tried have lower-quality chamois than the TLDs.

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    Or maybe these if you're made of money:

    Bib Shorts | The Straight Dirt | MountainBike.com

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    Pearl IZUMI makes top notch quality bike clothes. I went to a Pearl IZUMI outlet store and scored some baggies with a padded liner that clips into them. I can use the padded liner under any baggies. Here is a link to the same padded liner sold separately. Pearl Izumi Men's Liner Short:Amazon:Clothing
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    ZOIC sells padded liners like what you're looking for. I just like bibs with baggies over them. Light/breathable enough, plus the suspenders keep me from showing plumber crack to the people behind me.
    same here except i want those behind to see crack that way i never get passed.

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    the Pearl Izumi liners are high quality. best quality pad in a liner short that I've seen. most baggies come with liners that have CRAP pads. lycra mesh avoids the overheating problem with wearing regular lycra shorts under baggies (I did that a total of one time in the summer). I have some that came with some PI baggies I bought awhile ago. going to buy some more liners this year so I can wash the liners as needed, and rotate them so they get washed less.

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    Jett Gear makes some light ones.
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    I started using Under Armor compression shorts under my baggies and realized I don't need a pad anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    I started using Under Armor compression shorts under my baggies and realized I don't need a pad anyway.
    A Maxi Pad? LMAO!!!
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    Performance makes great, cheap padded riding shorts that last for years. They're regular black lycra, but get the 4 or 6 panel ones.
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    Another +1 for the PI liner shorts/bibs....I have the bibs and love them....a summer here in TN and we will see how well they breathe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Performance makes great, cheap padded riding shorts that last for years. They're regular black lycra, but get the 4 or 6 panel ones.
    I concur. I am so surprised on well mine have lasted. Almost everyday use.

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    Thanks all for your suggestions. I got a pair of Endurance Humvee shorts this morning, and wore them on a 19 mile semi urban ride in UK. They're brilliant! Very light and comfy.

    Gonna try and get some Pearl Izumi liners to use with the shorts too.

    again all, thank you for your suggestions.

    Chris

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