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    Baggies That Don't Catch On The Saddle?

    I've been wearing my Fox Ranger baggies for 3 years now. I like them, but I find they catch the nose of the saddle sometimes. Maybe because of the stretchy fabric they're made of.
    Can anyone recommend baggies that are saddle-nose friendly?
    BTW, I'm a XC guy without a dropper.

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    I thought XC guys wore lycra.
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    I thought XC guys wore lycra.
    You should see me in my Speedo.

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    The lycra method (despite scaring any bystanders) is still the best option for the issue at hand.

    I kinda backtracked on it though as I didn't wanna have to stop wearing shorts even as it got colder (Phoenix, AZ version of 'cold.) So back to liner/baggies.

    Troy Lee Designs Ruckus shorts were pretty good for not snagging, and became a little better when paired with regular lycra shorts underneath (vs. the included liner.)

    Got a good deal on some Specialized Atlas XC Pro's and haven't looked back since. No snag issues, and comfortable as hell. Although I did also add a dropper post not long before them, so that probably has as much to do with snag elimination as the shorts.

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    Baggies That Don't Catch On The Saddle?

    Ive had the same problem with Fox shorts. Seems the newer ones are worse than the older. I found some Gerry synthetic shorts at Costco for $15 that are working much better.


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    I have Endura shorts for wet riding and Race Face shorts for normal dry riding...I find both don't have any issues with catching the seat.
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    Non issue for me, maybe get a belt.
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    Zoic makes some great shorts in different lengths. I never seem to have a problem with shorts catching tho.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    Non issue for me, maybe get a belt.
    Yes.
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    Zoic Ethers....really good shorts; and get a dropper....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Structure View Post
    Ive had the same problem with Fox shorts. Seems the newer ones are worse than the older. I found some Gerry synthetic shorts at Costco for $15 that are working much better.


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    I bought 3 pairs of those the other day. Killer deal. Word of advice....DO NOT PUT THOSE IN A DRYER! I bought a couple pair of similar Gerry shorts in the identical material last year. They shrivel up into some really bizarre shapes and they'll never be the same. Hang dry and they're awesome and a killer deal.

    Now, the best riding shorts I have ever owned and that's after all my TLD Ace shorts, Sombrio, TLD Skylines, etc....all which I really like....Voler Trail shorts are simply the Cats Ass! They aren't cheap but I have 2 pair and wear them ALL THE TIME. They have held up famously for nearly 2 years of riding and casual wear. No snag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh My Sack! View Post
    I bought 3 pairs of those the other day. Killer deal. Word of advice....DO NOT PUT THOSE IN A DRYER! I bought a couple pair of similar Gerry shorts in the identical material last year. They shrivel up into some really bizarre shapes and they'll never be the same. Hang dry and they're awesome and a killer deal.

    Now, the best riding shorts I have ever owned and that's after all my TLD Ace shorts, Sombrio, TLD Skylines, etc....all which I really like....Voler Trail shorts are simply the Cats Ass! They aren't cheap but I have 2 pair and wear them ALL THE TIME. They have held up famously for nearly 2 years of riding and casual wear. No snag.
    I don't buy em if I can't dry em
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    Non issue for me, maybe get a belt.
    ...or Husqvarna suspenders.

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    Another votes for the Zoics, I've also had good luck with some of the older design Royal racing shorts. Had the same saddle catch issue as you, but wanted shorts that still hit me at the knees.

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    Thanks for the help 'yall. I'll order some ZOIC ETHERs.

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