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    Baggy shorts or not for racing?

    Whats your preference?

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    I'm all tight pants all the time

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    Not. Next question?
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    I feel weird hanging out with a bunch of guys with my [email protected] and @ss showing. Baggy stuff for me.

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    spandeccoLycra tighty stuff fer sure if i'm racing....

    but if course i am hella sex0r....






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    Depends on the race and what I'm racing.
    Geared bike, hot weather, endurance race, I'm going with lycra. I don't care what you think about a fat hairy guy in lycra, I'm going for a win
    However, the SS requires baggies. Just seems right.
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    tights are the only way to ride.
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    Baggys for casual ride and Lycra for when racing

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    Quote Originally Posted by shackleton47 View Post
    Whats your preference?
    baggies don't really serve any functional purpose (other than maybe pockets) and most baggies have supportive spadix liner anyhow!
    so if your into wearing extra redundant layers while RACING go for it!
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    Serious question?

    I wear my team kit. On a lot of training days too. I don't really care what you wear, as long as it's not sheer. Still don't care unless I get stuck following you. :-P Just go race.
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    I prefer bibs. I have a pair of baggies but they keep getting caught on the seat or on branches.
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    Just say NO to Mantoe.. Baggies for me

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    Tight for racing only, baggies for all other rides
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    Loin cloth.

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    Love my baggies. They have the liner inside to keep everything in place, and padding on the ass. I dont like walking around a bunch of dudes with my junk and my ass all tucked up nice and neat and for all to marvel at....
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    I usually prefer bib shorts for racing, especially endurance events. Baggies for everything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer13 View Post
    Just say NO to Mantoe.. Baggies for me
    either your tight shorts have no chamois or your junk is too big.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    I'm all about baggies... really it's consideration for the rest of you... You just Don't wanna have to follow that! 'Course it would encourage you to ride faster than me...

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    Lycra only - except when I wear knee pads or a padded inner short (I mean femur and lower back protection - I have Dainese and Troy Lee inner shorts for that)

    That said, coule of my "baggy" shorts are not that baggy, and with a lighter weight inner short they ventilate even better then my lycra shorts. But they are not as comfortable for longer rides.

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    When someone like myself is covered in such a thick layer of fur, I don't necessarily wear anything when I ride except a helmet and camelbak

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    i use to hate on the mandex, but slipped it on a year ago and can i say who could say no to something that feels so good! Who would race in baggies!? Who cares what you look like in them?

    ps no body is checking you out in your mandex

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    I'm more partial to baggies than I used to be for trail riding but wouldn't wear them if I was racing. Baggies run the risk of getting hung up on the saddle off either end of it which isn't good. Plus, I'm cooking the bod as good as I can when racing so why would I want to add more insulation?

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    Only once have I had my baggies catch on my saddle and it was barely a distraction. Sounds like maybe my baggies have more baggage in them than the rest of you guys, lol
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    baggies always catch my saddle, plus I like to shake 'em if I got em.

    isn't that why we all started riding bikes?

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    I vote for tights. Baggy shorts always feel in my way on a bike.

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    I've been riding bikes, road and mountain, for 25 yrs. Baggies didn't exist when I started (even regular shorts were tight in the 80s). Lycra shorts have worked fine for years. I'm not homophobic, so there's no need for me to ride baggies at any time. the only time I wish I had baggies is when the deerflies bite my @ss through the lycra.

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    ^^This^^

    Quote Originally Posted by dcubed View Post
    I've been riding bikes, road and mountain, for 25 yrs. Baggies didn't exist when I started (even regular shorts were tight in the 80s). Lycra shorts have worked fine for years. I'm not homophobic, so there's no need for me to ride baggies at any time. the only time I wish I had baggies is when the deerflies bite my @ss through the lycra.
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    Baggies.

    For those that say baggies get caught on saddle or feel too warm, I suggest you try the "Endura Hummvee Lite" shorts. I recently bought them and the way they use the fabric on the saddle area, it feels like I'm gliding on teflon. I'm in/out of the saddle a lot and never come close to snagging them. Super thin fabric that is durable and breathes well. Just remember to order 1 size up you normally wear.

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    I've been riding for 20 years and there were baggies. You bought lycra and put on a pair of shorts over top of them, that's all the baggies are now anyway. As I said before, as long as I've been riding I've had shorts catch less than 5 times but everyones body, where they ride, and how they ride is different.

    Interestingly, I have a lot of respect for guys that walk around in Lycras w/o being self conscious. For how long I've been riding there is no way I could get over that awkward feeling of just riding in lycra if I were to start trying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaveOn View Post
    Baggies.

    For those that say baggies get caught on saddle or feel too warm, I suggest you try the "Endura Hummvee Lite" shorts. I recently bought them and the way they use the fabric on the saddle area, it feels like I'm gliding on teflon. I'm in/out of the saddle a lot and never come close to snagging them. Super thin fabric that is durable and breathes well. Just remember to order 1 size up you normally wear.
    ^^ Agreed. Mine feel very light and breath exceptionally well. In fact I just ordered my team uniform for 2012 today and got permission to stick with my baggie shorts this year rather than wear the team 'shorts'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaveOn View Post
    Baggies.

    For those that say baggies get caught on saddle or feel too warm, I suggest you try the "Endura Hummvee Lite" shorts. I recently bought them and the way they use the fabric on the saddle area, it feels like I'm gliding on teflon. I'm in/out of the saddle a lot and never come close to snagging them. Super thin fabric that is durable and breathes well. Just remember to order 1 size up you normally wear.
    My Dakine shorts with Dainese Evo inner short (with a bit of side padding - does help a lot actually in a fall) do not catch on anything (especially since I ride an adjustable post - it is not an issue at all) and they are much better ventilated then my lycra shorts - inner liner is made of mesh and shorts have really good ventilation. And they work nicely with knee pads, unlike lycra shorts.

    That said, good lycra shorts are much more comfortable for a long ride (that does not require wearing padding). The whole "image" thing seems incredibly bizarre to me. Its frigging sports clothing. What's the deal?

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    i just ride in whatever is comfortable. nothing like spandex shorts for me, but i don't want my shorts getting caught on anything either.

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    I usually race short track in baggies, but prefer lycra for XC and endurance racing. My apologies to anyone who has to see it, but I've been riding lycra most of the past 30 years, so I feel most comfortable in it. My seat position never changes, so baggies do get caught on my seat sometimes on the steep descents in which I am way over the back.

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    Balls and Spandex all the way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaBass_ View Post
    Balls and Spandex all the way.

    I am more interested in the helmet selection for the "team". dude on the left actually has a fire helmet i think.

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    Its just WRONG what the hell, I don't want to see it Go Away with the turbo gear if there is one thing that is such a turn off for cycling/mtb is those dudes that feel "I'm so fast now with my junk covered by pantie hose. Its wrong it so many ways!!!!!!!!
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    Im most comfortable in gym shorts or board shorts
    Only time I've ever worn spandex or whatever is high school wrestling.

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    LOL - someone on or reading this thread lowered my rep because I'm a "moron". People are so sensitive, I didn't say anything rude just that my years of riding in baggies not until recently have I been around people who just ride in lycra and I don't think I could do it. No big deal.

    Or they're just made at my signature - which is just a joke
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    Amateur's! Everyone knows it's more aerodynamic to only wear speedos!

    Lol baggies for me.

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    " I got passion in my pants and I ain't afraid to show it!".... Lol.
    Eff that... Baggies here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bee View Post
    Its just WRONG what the hell, I don't want to see it Go Away
    GROSS its F'n gross!
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