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    Anyone cut out the front part of the chamois to give you a little more room? Seriously. Did it work and how long did the shorts hold up. Thanks.

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    Is this a serious question? If you get a decent pair of bibs or undershorts you shouldnt have any issues whatsoever. You are not serious, are you?

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    Yes, this is a serious question. Not a newbie. I've "raced" ultra endurance for five years, have quality shorts, and use lots o'butter. Last year, things changed and there are issues. I've looked at Assos kuku Penthouse shorts and, due to the $$$, thought why not just cut out the chamois in my shorts. So, back to the question: has anyone cut out the front chamois and did this help with more room and less rub?

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    Wouldn't this leave an edge on the chamois that will just chafe more? My favourite shorts have quite minimal padding but cutting even that thin chamois would leave an uncomfortable lip.
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    I don't know? That is the question.?.?

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    Short Modification

    I modify technical clothing professionally. Yes, you will get an edge that will need to be finished. The more important part is that removing ANY portion of a chamois will be a tedious job as they are sewn in with lots and lots of tiny stitches; either a cover stitch, a multi step zig zag, or several layers of stitching. It is extremely difficult to remove chamois without cutting little tiny holes into the base fabric.

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    Some company should make MTB specific Chamois, we don't need all that padding in the front like Roadies do as our riding position differs.
    I personally find the front a padding a little uncomfortable.

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    ^ Agreed. I don't even think roadies need all that padding.

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