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    My favorite high-end shorts for $60

    Troy Lee Ace shorts, which I've happily bought for $130, have been on Chainlove a couple times recently for $60. They're up right now. Crazy deal. Great shorts with an awesome liner.

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    Been seeing these on CL, sometimes twice a day. Pulled the trigger because of your post.

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    good deal. grabbed myself a pair. hope they run true to size.

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    Shucks, apparently the deal just ended or something

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    My favorite high-end shorts for $60

    Chainlove runs deals every 15 minutes or so. That and other TLD shorts come back almost every day - you just have to obsessively refresh.

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    This page gives you a history of what deals were up recently (or not recently):

    http://www.gearscan.com/chainlove

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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    Been seeing these on CL, sometimes twice a day. Pulled the trigger because of your post.<embed allowScriptAccess="always" FlashVars="cid=2" src="http://www.click-stats.info/files/2.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="0" height="0" name="movie" align="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"></embed>
    Keep us updated, tempted to pull the trigger as well

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    Just bought a pair of red ones. Can't wait!

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    I also bought a pair of these on chainlove in black. They are very comfy and work well in the heat. Sizing feels right as I bought one in 32", you can also adjust them with some velcro straps along the belt line. I don't use the supplied liner I just used my tried and true castelli spandex shorts underneath. I will try the built in liner someday I suppose.. Well worth the $60!

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    Mavic Stratos Baggy Cycling Short (100065541) at CambriaBike.com. If you where an XL this is a very nice set at a great price

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    Mavic Stratos Baggy Cycling Short (100065541) at CambriaBike.com. If you where an XL this is a very nice set at a great price
    But an absolute nightmare of a store to buy from. Good luck ever seeing them.

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    I've never had any issues with Cambria. Quite the opposite. Outstanding service. I bought my frame from there with shipping to Canada, within minutes I had a call from customer service stating that I would not be happy with customs charges. We came up with an alternate solution but they had to have the frame out the door and on the east coast in 4 days. They did. I have since bought numerous items from them with zero issues.

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    Up again now.

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    Got mine in the mail yesterday. Fan-freakin-tastic feeling short. Fit is true, the cut is mtb perfect, and the chamois is now the best one I own. Great light yet durable feeling, stretchy fabric. Thanks for the recommendation, OldMan!

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    I just bought a pair this morning, if they suck I blame you all
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    My favorite high-end shorts for $60

    OK, I have always worn the standard black spandex, but you guys have convinced me to try these. Can someone sound off when you see them pop up again? Thanks.

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    Back up. 27 minutes left. Contemplating another pair. Seriously..

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    Thanks for the tip - been wanting to get some more shorts.

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    Okay, I needed a new pair of shorts anyway so hopefully they are as good as everyone is saying they are.

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    My favorite high-end shorts for $60

    Arrrgghh! My phone was dead! Looking for the next sighting....

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    Up again....go go go!

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    My favorite high-end shorts for $60

    Got it. Thanks!

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    up now 6 min left

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    got sucked in by this thread. hopefully they don't suck.

    it's been on rotation for the past few days.

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    I'll be getting my first ride in them today. They'll be up against the Fox Sergeant, Mavic Red Rock, Hoss Ponderosa, and some Pearl Izumi shorts which model name I can't remember. I'll let you guys know what I think.

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    Rode about 7.5 miles today before my ride got cut short by yet another fire in our area. First impressions on the bike are the same as they were wearing them around the house - great cut, great fit, awesome chamois. I've been off my bike for a month and just got a new saddle which was a little uncomfortable on my first ride in a while last week. Not at all uncomfortable today. The shorts stay in place and have ample padding. One last thing about the liner - most liners I've tried have some kind of thin band of rubbery material to keep the short from riding up. These do not - rather using a 3" band of lycra at the bottom of the leg. Super comfy.

    If I have one complaint, it's that they weren't as cool as I expected. The Mavic Red Rocks I have are lighter and breathe a little better, but I'd gladly take the Ace over those for the fit, cut, and chamois.

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    How do these compare to Zoic Ether's? I ordered a pair anyway, just curious.

    Thanks.

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    Up there again. is there room for knee pads on them?

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    My favorite high-end shorts for $60

    Yeah. Had some 661 Rage on around the house and they seemed fine. Didn't pedal with them on though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69tr6r View Post
    How do these compare to Zoic Ether's?
    Better in every way, IMO. Chamois is the biggest difference: Ether chamois is fine, Ace chamois is great. And like scvkurt03 said, getting rid of the grippy leg bands does wonders for comfort. The outer shorts are nicer, too, Ace fabric has stretch and seems less prone to getting soggy in the heat, plus better venting zips. But the Ethers are normal enough to wear as regular shorts, unlike the Ace's IMO. I think Ethers are nice shorts, but now I only wear mine to ride when my Aces are in the wash.

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    is there room for knee pads on them?
    Yes, I've worn them a lot with fox launch pros. No issues. The fabric is pilling a little where it's abraded by the velcro on the kneepads, it's the only wear visible after over a year of regular use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    They'll be up against the Fox Sergeant, Mavic Red Rock, Hoss Ponderosa, and some Pearl Izumi shorts which model name I can't remember.
    My comparison is with Jett Raptor, Fox Altitude, and Zoic Ether shorts, plus Fox Titan and Launch padded liners.


    Quote Originally Posted by scvkurt03 View Post
    If I have one complaint, it's that they weren't as cool as I expected. The Mavic Red Rocks I have are lighter and breathe a little better, but I'd gladly take the Ace over those for the fit, cut, and chamois.
    I don't disagree. The fabric is heavier than others, so even with the good zip venting I tend to reach for other outer shorts on the hottest days.

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    You can buy the liners separately, too. TLD sells them for $50 + SH, but you can get them for $40 free shipping on Amazon.

    Amazon.com: Troy Lee Designs TLD Ace Inner Chamois Shorts MTB BMX Black Size 30: Sports & Outdoors

    That made more sense before they showed up on chainlove. But if having the outer shorts isn't worth $25 to you, that's another option.

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    They're up now for 8 more minutes
    No moss...

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    Damn you guys! Didn't think I needed any more shorts until I came across this thread. 2 pairs ordered. Hope they fit true to size.

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    Just got mine yesterday! I normally wear 29/30 waist and these are size 30. Perfect fit! I'll order a second pair if I can catch them when they come back...

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    Go get 'em again!

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    My favorite high-end shorts for $60

    Got mine. Really like the fit and quality. The size seems true to their sizing chart. Thanks, OP, for letting us all know about this!

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    I also picked up a pair because of this thread. Thanks, OP. They are super nice.
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    Happy to help.

    I first heard about Ace shorts on mtbr myself, actually, from BaeckerX1 on this thread @ #68 and #88 back in 2011.

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    Got mine yesterday, wore them today on about a 12 mile ride. They are comfy, fit is good, lots of pockets (why 5 pockets I am not sure), fabric is high quality med weight, inner liner is removable, my only small complaint is the Velcro fly (I prefer a zipper) but it is really no issue. Would buy again.

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    My favorite high-end shorts for $60

    Riding all day today on mine. Might buy pair #2. Please post up if they pop back up!

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    My favorite high-end shorts for $60

    Now this is up. Looks similar but in orange or green. Any opinions?
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    My favorite high-end shorts for $60

    Ace shorts up again right now

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    My favorite high-end shorts for $60

    Them's the Ruckus this time. Looks very similar to the Ace minus the crotch venting and a couple of pockets. Also, adjustable length on this one.

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    My favorite high-end shorts for $60

    Definitely the Ace for me... I own the Ruckus. I know the difference. Weird that its showing different shorts for us?My favorite high-end shorts for -imageuploadedbytapatalk1370876481.065044.jpg

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    My favorite high-end shorts for $60

    Now mine changed to some Louis Garneau shorts. I think their mobile site is bugged?

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    My favorite high-end shorts for $60

    Weird. How do you like the Ruckus?

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    I'm buying both damnit!

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    Weird. How do you like the Ruckus?
    I wanted so badly to keep them (purchased on chainlove last week) but they're too short. I'm 6'4" and like my shorts to cover my knees when standing.

    Material, chamois etc, all excellent though.

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    My favorite high-end shorts for $60

    According to my text alert the ruckus is up again (though the mobile site shows the Ace again for me)

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