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View Poll Results: What do you wear for riding shorts most of the time?

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  • lycra, spandex (black racing slacks?)

    26 47.27%
  • newer MTB shorts w/ or w/out liner?

    20 36.36%
  • None, I ride naked!

    9 16.36%
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    Why type of shorts do you wear?

    Ok, so I am pretty much a converted roadie. I have been wearing lycra for years and now it is just the norm for me when I ride, whether on road or in the woods. I have tried some of the newer styles of baggy shorts with liners and what not and just find them uncomfortable and seem to always be pulling on my quads. So, I figured I would throw it out there to see what the rest of you guys typically wear.

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    I ride my friend's mom's shorts.

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    Good plan! Especially if you can't find yours after an evening of romping around with your friends mom!

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    if you wanna look like your favorite dirtbag freerider just buy some baggy shorts with no liner and pull em on over your favorite bibs.

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    my running shorts or cargo shorts from old navy
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    this poll is a bit presumptuous. not everybody that rides wear riding shorts.

    i wear gym shorts, khaki shorts, basketball shorts. nothing fancy.

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    spandex.
    hoss ponderosa shorts
    hoss ponderosa knickers

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    I wear lycra. I also wear ones made out of sewn together car chamois.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    this poll is a bit presumptuous. not everybody that rides wear riding shorts.

    i wear gym shorts, khaki shorts, basketball shorts. nothing fancy.
    That is why you have the option to post what you wear down here.

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    sometimes I wear primaloft pants over schoeller dynamic pants over long underwear over lycra.

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    ^^^^Good God man! ARe you in AK?

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    the kind that covers my a$$

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    Compression shorts and khakis from Old Navy.

    When the poison oak gets gnarly, assless chaps.

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    I wear whatever I find at the supermarket, as long as it is not all cotton.

    Most of the people riding in the woods here are man (or woman) enough to wear "lycra", though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max-a-mill
    if you wanna look like your favorite dirtbag freerider just buy some baggy shorts with no liner and pull em on over your favorite bibs.
    I don't have a favourite dirtbag freerider, but this is what I wear.

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    Lycra is the most comfortable and cooler in the summer. I do have a couple of pairs of baggies with liners I wear on shorter rides mostly to put them to use. I find the baggies with liners to be bulky and cumbersome though I do appreciate the pockets. The most comfortable baggies I have are my ghetto knickers made of a pair of old Dockers khakis cut off a bit below the knee.
    I usually wear Pearl Izumi Attack shorts.

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    I've never found baggy shorts with liners as good as standard lycra bike shorts. However, I also don't like riding around in lycra shorts because: 1) no one wants to see that, and 2) it doesn't protect as well. To that end, my regular get up is Pearl Izumi (I like their cheap shorts) with light baggy shorts (normal, not lined) over top of them. There is no way I'll ride without bike shorts.

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    Nobody wants to see a sausagefest... man up and leave the razor alone... and for sh!t sake cover the lycra. Noone wants to see your swamp ass... and yes you do have it.
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    when I was a teenager, I used to wear m underwear under my lycra shorts. That was like fighting with a gym climbing rope between my legs... or your mom's legs.

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    I dinnit vote...wasn't sure where to cast it (my vote),since I usually wear modern non-padded shorts,but most rides I have the lycra padded shorts underneath and outta sight...
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    Who wears short shorts?!?!?!

    (serious) Since recently purchasing a Brooks B17 saddle I just wear my normal casual clothes.
    I ..... need ..... DIRT!!!!!

    ... and cookies. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SPD
    That is why you have the option to post what you wear down here.
    so what's the point of the poll if it does not include that option? duh.

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    what would gym shorts be under? And leather pants?
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