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    "Baggie" Shorts Thread

    Just wondering if people could recommend shorts based on their personal experience.

    From my searches, I've found the following as recommended shorts, from most expensive to least expensive:

    Core Rat Battle Shorts - $99-120:
    http://www.corerat.com

    Endura MT500 Baggie Shorts - $99:
    http://www.endura.co.uk/mt500-baggy.html
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=13071

    Gore Bike Wear Path Shorts - $89:
    http://www.gorebikewear.com/1164920285760.html
    http://www.bikemagic.com/news/articl...6332970600/v/1

    Oakley MTB 3.6 Baggy Short - $79:
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/155...aggy-Short.htm
    http://oakley.com/pd/3903

    Rockgardn Summit DH/MX Shorts - $65:
    http://www.rockgardn.com/items/cloth...&menu=clothing

    Fox Racing High Frequency Shorts - $50:
    http://www.amazon.com/Fox-Frequency-.../dp/B000OUPLFK

    Sombrio Badass Freeride Shorts - $50:
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/159...ride-Short.htm

    Hoss Ponderosa Shorts - $37:
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=13259

    Any comments on the above? How would you rank them? Any shorts I should add to the list?
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    i have the fox high frequency shorts...they are comfy and have stood up in a few crashes

    check out the july 2007 issue of mountain bike uk magazine...they tested 12 of them

    that's a really good deal on the fox high frequency btw

    also...get a size bigger...they are made smaller
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    Are those articles online anywhere? I don't live in the UK, and so I don't expect I can find that magazine locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecables
    Are those articles online anywhere? I don't live in the UK, and so I don't expect I can find that magazine locally.

    Try a local book shop, I can get MBUK here in A small town in Canada


    I have two pairs of Sombrio Badass FRs for a while now and they're great. Nearly indestructable, (believe me I have tried a few times ) super comfortable & stylish, and cut very nicely for cycling. They also happened to have been top-notch in the MBUK tests

    PricePoint has some on sale still I think

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    I went ahead and got the following:
    - Fox High Frequency Shorts
    - Sombrio Badass FRs

    I'll post my reviews once I try them out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecables
    Are those articles online anywhere? I don't live in the UK, and so I don't expect I can find that magazine locally.
    i don't live in the uk either...i'm up in canada...i bought the magazine at chapters (if u guys have one in the states)...anyways...here's how they ranked them

    1. Mace Ignition
    2. Gore Path
    2. Sombrio Badass
    2. Scott DH
    3. Fox High Frequency
    3. Sugoi Gustov
    3. Kona Supreme
    3. Commencal MX Race
    4. Endura Zyme 3/4
    4. Cannondale Grind
    5. Madison Pursuit
    5. Salomon Pro Dirt
    5. Oakley MTB 3.6
    6. Pearl Izumi Divide

    i have the fox high frequency and i love them...i'm sure u will too...and judging by the list u will like the sombrio badass as well
    Last edited by pipes10; 08-10-2007 at 06:39 AM.
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    Awesome, thanks for posting the results.

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    not a problem...was gonna post them in my original post but needed to head out for a ride..let us know how they work for u...the sombrio badass look kewl
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    At the very least this will give any newb searching something to go off of. This is a more complete shorts thread than any I found when I was searching.

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    I understand this may not be what you're looking for, but after not finding any baggies I liked, I bought a pair of "tighties" and wear jogging/basketball shorts over them. This way, you save some wear and tear, and the outer shorts are a bit more expendale than the lyrca. Just a suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by croscoe
    I understand this may not be what you're looking for, but after not finding any baggies I liked, I bought a pair of "tighties" and wear jogging/basketball shorts over them. This way, you save some wear and tear, and the outer shorts are a bit more expendale than the lyrca. Just a suggestion.
    This is me. I got some decent lycra shorts from Performance and wear Addidas shorts over them, their dry-fit knockoffs. Works VERY well and stays cool. Costs a *lot* less than the made-for-biking baggies, too.
    yep...

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    I have the Oakley MTB 3.6 they work great. I got a nice price cut from my LBS when I bought them too so that helped. Very comfy, and they have vents in the legs to keep you cool. The also crash nicely and after I was done riding I got home and just jumped in the pool with them on with no problems. Highly recommended IMHO.

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    When I know I'm going to be riding some rough terrain I toss some normal shorts over my lycra. My lyrca shorts are very tough, but it sucks to fix a hole after falling on some rocks. I have a scare on my butt to prove it and my shorts had a hole the size of the end of my thumb. Anyways, lyrca shorts with normal shorts over them is the cheap way out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebus
    This is me. I got some decent lycra shorts from Performance and wear Addidas shorts over them, their dry-fit knockoffs. Works VERY well and stays cool. Costs a *lot* less than the made-for-biking baggies, too.

    The bonus of a lot of baggies is that they are designed with rip-stop fabrics. Riding bare-ass because your shorts disintegrated isn't much fun. I ruined board shorts in the smallest spills a little far from home

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    I have the fox shorts and like others have mentioned, the chamois sewing came apart. I'm going to have to disassemble them and sew up the broken part. Tried to do it by hand but that didn't hold either. One zipper pull came off two. I've had them for maybe 10 rides

    Otherwise they seem to be a well designed short and are comfortable.
    Oh sh!+ just force upgraded to cat1. Now what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlliKat
    I have the fox shorts and like others have mentioned, the chamois sewing came apart. I'm going to have to disassemble them and sew up the broken part. Tried to do it by hand but that didn't hold either. One zipper pull came off two. I've had them for maybe 10 rides

    Otherwise they seem to be a well designed short and are comfortable.
    wow...that's some bad luck..i've been on 40 plus ride this summer and no signs of wear yet
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