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    Riding Shorts - Recommendations?

    I am looking for some baggy shorts for riding DH/FR type stuff. Something tough, not too flashy, not too hot, reasonably priced. Something that I could also wear casually if needed (not a huge flashy design with logos and company names all over).

    The main issue with regular shorts is that the part between the legs always catches on the seat which is very annoying. I don't like the cargo pockets much either.

    Here's what I've been looking at



    https://www.rockgardn.com/items/clot...htm?1=1&menu=5



    https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...s.php?id=21714

    Any more?
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    Check out Fox. The Sergeant's are pretty cool, lighter type fabric though. They also have the campus shorts if you're OK with the colors (plaid )
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit
    Check out Fox. The Sergeant's are pretty cool, lighter type fabric though. They also have the campus shorts if you're OK with the colors (plaid )
    Yea my friend recommended the sergeant shorts. I'm not really digging the camo though.


    Also a quick question... do all of these biking shorts typically have a higher crotch than normal, or only some?
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    Dickies. Done.
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    I ride Troy Lee Moto's and love em. however, I think they size a little big. For jeans I'm usually a 33", so I went with the 34" to be safe, and I have the belt thingy fully clicked in to the tightest, and also have to use a shoelace around them to keep em up. Next time I'll get the 32"s.
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    Got my second pair of Fox Blitz just yesterday. One of the more comfortable designs and not too flashy... I guess. I also really like the Troy Lee Motos.
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    2008 Fox Blitz - https://www.greenfishsports.com/prod...blitsh_k_z.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boulder Pilot
    Dickies. Done.
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    Thanks for the input, keep em coming.
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    dickies. told you man
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJensen
    dickies. told you man

    Hahaha what's so special about dickies.

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    Troylee Moto +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuksul08
    Hahaha what's so special about dickies.
    Dickies are tough, comfortable, built solid, low in price, high in quality, and you don't look like a kook.
    The suspension of your bike sucks if it's different than mine. Really. It sucks. Big time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boulder Pilot
    Dickies. Done.
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    Dickies...tough as nails.

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    The crotch height thing varies by brand. You do want it to be fairly high so your seat doesn't get hung up (ugly results there). Dickies are sweet but not quite as comfortable while climbing (great on the DH side).
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    those royal racing shorts are amazing. i got a pair on chainlove.com for like 45 bucks and they're the best shorts i've ever ridden in. i use em for everything, not just DH...kinda spendy if you pay retail though, but no worse than most big companies race gear

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    How's the length on the Royals now? I have an older pair and they're just a little short (knee pads get hung up).
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    they were just right for me. i right with the 661 knee pads and i don't notice a problem at all.

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    tld moto work the best for me...tough, not flashy, comfortable, crotch doesn't catch on the seat, good length, baggy enough

    the fox sergeants are nice too but they aren't as durable...mine have ripped a bit in crashes and the crotch gets caught on the seat and it wears quicker...they were a good length and comfortable though

    the fox high frequency..were basically the same as the sergeants
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    get the sombrio roam shorts. they look kinda like denim and are tough as shiz.
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    I like my Sombrio Badass Shorts, they're real light weight.
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    bike specific shorts usually ride higher on the crotch for clearance.

    Check http://www.chainlove.com often - they run a lot of oakley shorts on there

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    I run Fox shorts. Very confortable, and lasting.

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    These are what I use..

    But they've been discontinued I think, maybe try ebay?
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    Another vote for Dickies shorts!!!!!
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    Thanks everyone. Guy at the bike shop said an entire local team rides in Dickies haha.
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    I may have to buy a pair or two of dickies shorts. I wear them for work, but never thought about wearing them while out riding.

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    O'Neal / Azonics A-10 Shorts

    Best shorts I've ever had!!!
    A full year of racing and riding on then....too many crashes and still in perfect shape.
    Ha and their still White!

    Checkout the 2009 gear also.


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    Check out Spectrum Tech Wear... They are blowing out their inventory and they are nice quality... If ordering shorts, order 1 size smaller as they tend to run big...

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    I'll second spectrum techwear as well. i have two pairs of those and use 'em for riding and even more for just regular shorts. Great for DH/FR but no so much for longer pedal rides... they're made of a canvas like thick cloth that isn't the best for that. but they are super durable and fit great.

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    I went today and ordered up some five tens but also checked out the Fox Sergeants. If only they had the waist adjustment I would have bought them on the spot. The only size they had was 34 and I would have needed a belt. 33 would be perfect...I'm thinking 32 is too small. Meh.

    The Oakleys are nice too but $$$. I have heard the Royal comes apart at the seams from 2/2 people now. Meh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuksul08
    I am looking for some baggy shorts for riding DH/FR type stuff. Something tough, not too flashy, not too hot, reasonably priced. Something that I could also wear casually if needed (not a huge flashy design with logos and company names all over).

    The main issue with regular shorts is that the part between the legs always catches on the seat which is very annoying. I don't like the cargo pockets much either.

    Here's what I've been looking at



    https://www.rockgardn.com/items/clot...htm?1=1&menu=5



    https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...s.php?id=21714

    Any more?
    I was having the same problem as you with catching my shorts on the seat....not only is it annoying ..its dangerous ! I was giving a pair of Thor Static riding pants as a gift. I didn't wear them for awile because when unzipped into shorts..they looked longer then the shorts that were catching . Finally tried them and couldn't believe how comfortable they were...and for the whole rest of the season ..never caught the seat !!!!

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    Anyone have any experience with the Troy Lee Sprint shorts? Whats the length like? Does the back conform around the waist/lower back area? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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    Fox Campus, Sargeant, Ranger, etc. The ones with the camouis liner are great! Check out foxhead.com and look under their Clearance MTB gear section for smoking deals!
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