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    Sensible padded shorts

    Hello Ladies

    I'm shopping for a pair of sensible shorts for my wife. We ride rails to trails and green belt trails together once or twice a month and sometimes ride on vacation, Acadia national park etc. And of course her main complaint is saddle soreness. We usually stop at a restaurant after so I'm looking for a pair that goes well from trail to bar.

    Please let me know what is well liked.



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    Before getting padded shorts, make sure her seat actually fits her. You can Google how to measure your own sit bones or go to a bike store and get measured there. It doesn't matter how padded the shorts are if the seat doesn't fit.

    Personally, I find padded shorts to hurt more. They tend to spread the pressure out to everything down there rather than having the sit bones comfortably taking the weight.

    If you must get padded shorts, you could always go with pair that can be worn under whatever shorts she already has if she is worried about looks.

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    I got her a decent WTB women's specific seat a few years ago and that helped. I ended up with a pair of Terry shorts from REI based on site reviews. It's cold here so she won't ride for a few months. We'll see how it goes.

    We want to go to Sedona again and I hoping we can do some of the easier trails together.

    Thank for the reply.

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