Pants for riding?

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  • 04-03-2012
    Jack Archer
    Pants for riding?
    Are there any long pants for riding? I never wear shorts so my legs are whiter than paper. Should I wear them it would be unusually bright outside. Usually I just wear my jeans, but sometimes they get caught in the gears. Might get them out just in time or sometimes I dont.

    Any good brands that I should consider?
  • 04-03-2012
    b-kul
    kona, sombrino, some european brands
  • 04-03-2012
    newfangled
    I never wear shorts either. I just buy cheap jogging or soccer pants and will usually get at least a year of riding and daily commuting out of them.

    I used to hunt for pants that had a drawstring at the ankle, so that I could cinch it up to keep the pantleg out of the chain. Those can be tough to find though, so with my latest pair I sewed some snaps on the ankle, and that works great.
  • 04-03-2012
    Sandrenseren
    This time a year a lot of people have bright, white legs.. The fun part starts when you've been biking all summer in your padded bike shorts and end up with two-tone legs. Bike shorts gives a much sharper tan line than regular shorts.. :p
  • 04-03-2012
    kooshbal
    Baseball, Softball Pants, has anyone tried these as riding pants?
  • 04-03-2012
    Bill in Houston
    put on sunglasses to protect your eyes from the glare, and wear shorts. your body's inability to dump waste heat while wearing pants will make you overheat a lot faster, bump up your heart rate needlessly, etc. Plus, how can you show off your awesome calves if you aren't wearing shorts?
  • 04-04-2012
    Jack Archer
    Never really had a problem with heat. Besides, right now my calves are more like full grown cows since I haven't been riding as much because of school.

    I guess Ill look into some shorts. Any recommendations? Nothing tight though.
  • 04-04-2012
    Bill in Houston
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jack Atcher View Post
    Nothing tight though.

    That is the extent of my recommendations. Nothing tight.
  • 06-03-2012
    d0hface
    :thumbsup:

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    put on sunglasses to protect your eyes from the glare, and wear shorts. your body's inability to dump waste heat while wearing pants will make you overheat a lot faster, bump up your heart rate needlessly, etc. Plus, how can you show off your awesome calves if you aren't wearing shorts?

  • 06-03-2012
    d0hface
    i wear nike basketball shorts when riding... anything that i feel is comfortable im going with...
  • 06-04-2012
    Dirtoyz
    Anything baggy is good for me. I love my Zoic's.
  • 06-07-2012
    JMP0323
    Basketball shorts only for me. My boys need to breathe.
  • 06-07-2012
    iamspartacus
    You can't wear pants in the Florida heat and humidity. Comfortable shorts work best.
  • 06-07-2012
    HelloMyNameIsSean
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by d0hface View Post
    i wear nike basketball shorts when riding... anything that i feel is comfortable im going with...

    :thumbsup:

    Can't believe more people don't where plain old athletic shorts. I've got some pretty funky looking lacrosse shorts from Flow Society, they're cut a little above the knee, They're comfy, and they don't get in the way of my knee like my Under Armor B-Ball Shorts sometimes do.
  • 06-07-2012
    Dresdenlock
    Army pants.(AKA BDU's - Battle Dress Uniform)..they have a drawstring at the bottom of the legs so they wont get caught in the chain/crank...I have worn them in the past but now I only wear shorts...I live near an army base..so there was alot of stores that carried them...U.S. Cavalry carries them as well...U.S. Cavalry - Proudly Serving Military and Law Enforcement Professionals
  • 06-07-2012
    Trail Addict
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jack Atcher View Post
    Nothing tight though.

    Why not?

    Bib shorts perform excellently for cycling.
  • 06-07-2012
    dgw2jr
  • 06-11-2012
    phoenixnr
    Endura all the way. I watch the fit though. I I bought one size larger.

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