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Performance Bikes Padded Biking Shorts

Postby squire366 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:51 am

FINALLY broke down and bought a pair of padded biking shorts from Performance Bikes. The original price was like $29.99 but they were running a 20% off sale so I was able to get these shorts
for $24. Shipping was free because I had the shorts delivered to a Performance Bikes shop near my job and I just picked them up from there.

So I'm planning a ride on Silver Comet Trail tomorrow and I'll test these shorts to see how they feel. I'll report back after the ride.
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Re: Performance Bikes Padded Biking Shorts

Postby wa_desert_rat » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:23 pm

I suspect you'll see quite a difference. They feel funny when you walk around in them... but riding is a whole lot better. :)

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Re: Performance Bikes Padded Biking Shorts

Postby Renaldow » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:08 pm

Never had a pair, and used to make fun of people that did. Now that I'm older...

Can you wear them under something like cargo shorts comfortably? Why not just get a really comfortable bike seat? Or do the shorts have an advantage above that?
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Re: Performance Bikes Padded Biking Shorts

Postby 7-Zark-7 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:50 am

Well, a comfy seat is good but a seat that is too large limits thigh movement and causes chafing, but a pair of shorts with good pad are great..., padded undies (spandex shorts) I wear cargo shorts over them..I also use the gel shorts not the pad shorts...the make riding more comfy...lol

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Postby BoomerBrian » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:55 am

Yeah. Bigger seat is not a good idea. The key is having the correct material against your skin. Make sure you are commando with your riding shorts. Wearing cargo shorts over them is fine.

I actually have regular looking riding shorts that have a liner and gel pad sewn into them. You wouldn't know they are riding shorts by looking at them.

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Re: Performance Bikes Padded Biking Shorts

Postby squire366 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:15 pm

Renaldow wrote:Never had a pair, and used to make fun of people that did. Now that I'm older...

Can you wear them under something like cargo shorts comfortably? Why not just get a really comfortable bike seat? Or do the shorts have an advantage above that?


I wore my bike shorts under a pair of hiking shorts and that worked fine. I can't ride with one of those big ole "plush" saddles because...

#1 I ride on paved trails with my GT and
when I ride paved trails I'm not out there cruising. I'm basically riding like I'm on a road bike even though I'm riding a GT mountain bike with road tires.

#2 I damn sure can't have a big, plush seat on my 29er because on the trails I have to be able to move around on the saddle and even move my weight off and behind the saddle
for steep decents. No "big plush" saddle for me.
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Re: Performance Bikes Padded Biking Shorts

Postby squire366 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:16 pm

Contra wrote:Well, a comfy seat is good but a seat that is too large limits thigh movement and causes chafing, but a pair of shorts with good pad are great..., padded undies (spandex shorts) I wear cargo shorts over them..I also use the gel shorts not the pad shorts...the make riding more comfy...lol

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Yeah the shorts that I bought have the gel pad. Feels a lot better than riding without the shorts.
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Postby squire366 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:20 pm

BoomerBrian wrote:Yeah. Bigger seat is not a good idea. The key is having the correct material against your skin. Make sure you are commando with your riding shorts. Wearing cargo shorts over them is fine.

I actually have regular looking riding shorts that have a liner and gel pad sewn into them. You wouldn't know they are riding shorts by looking at them.

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My next move will be a pair of mountain bike specific shorts with the gel padding. I wanted to get the Performance Bikes shorts just to see how they would feel and I
like them so far. When I'm off the bike I feel like I'm walking like Fred Sanford...................LOL

I'll keep the shorts that I have now and use them for paved trail riding and then get another pair of mountain bike shorts for singletrack.
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Re: Performance Bikes Padded Biking Shorts

Postby jameswatts » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:40 am

When i have play riding on the mountain so i have wear mountain bike pant with pads. Pads are very good comfortable for their safty and pretty good work. But sometime i have use just pant without pads.
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