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stefb

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Jun 24 2013 at 3:58am #

http://www.endurasport.com/Product.aspx?dept_id=112&prod_id=522

These are awesome shorts Thick carries, but unfortunately they only seem to come in men’s sizes. They dont really fit me right. They have an integrated ulock loop.

Any ladies have any suggestions for comfortable, breathable, not hideous commuter shorts?


edmonds59

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Jun 24 2013 at 7:21pm #

I’m not a lady (am working on some moobs), but Aerotech right out of Coraopolis has a whole line of womens stuff, and a lot of their stuff is made right in Coraopolis. See small banner on right sidebar.
I’ve gotten some of their other stuff and it has been fine quality.

http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/womens-pedal-pusher-shorts.html


jeg

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Jun 25 2013 at 3:03am #

This doesn’t really answer the question, but depending on why they don’t quite fit right, it might be worth getting them tailored (or doing it yourself).

Many of my (everyday) pants are men’s pants that I’ve taken in/modified around the waist.


stefb

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Jun 25 2013 at 5:55am #

The crotch is usually too low on men’s shorts


edmonds59

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Jun 25 2013 at 6:46am #

Also if you want something less “cyclist” looking (like the Enduras), I like golf clothes, they are usually made of the same fabrics as bike clothing, like so, 4% spandex;

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=17828036&ppp=44&cp=4406646.4413989.11477380.4418291

except plaid. Don’t do pastel plaid. Unless being ironic.


scott

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Jun 25 2013 at 6:56am #

They’re pricey, but Outlier makes fantastic clothes for riding, and BikePGH members get 11% off.

http://shop.outlier.cc/retail/womens/

http://bikepgh.org/discounts/


myddrin

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Jun 25 2013 at 8:56am #

My wife got some from harlotwear.com that she says are comfy.

I have a few items from their men’s line that have held up well, especially given what I paid for them.


sarapgh2

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Jun 25 2013 at 8:59am #

Lucia had a pair of Harlot bike knickers that were really nice. I’ve not tried them personally yet, though. She said they wicked and dried quickly and they looked nice.


Pierce

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Jun 25 2013 at 11:20am #

Not sure what your style is, but perhaps tactical/bdu shorts might fit the bill:

http://bdu.com/shorts?kwid=547

(women’s stuff on bottom, couldn’t get the filter to work)

They’re generally economically priced and extremely durable


Benzo

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Jun 25 2013 at 1:39pm #

Club Ride makes 2 models of casual shorts for women, the eden and horizon.

http://www.clubrideapparel.com/collections/womens-shorts

I don’t have any accounts of how the women’s shorts are, but my cargo away shorts are my favorite pair of shorts ever. Great for on the bike. They tend to come with separate liners with camois, but the liners are not attached to the shorts and the shorts are awesome off the bike.


Marko82

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Jun 25 2013 at 1:56pm #

There is equestrian wear as well. They sit in the saddle for long periods too, so their seams should be in the right places.

http://www.doversaddlery.com/tuff-rider%3f-low-rise-pull-on-riding-breeches/p/X1-3523/


Swalfoort

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Jun 25 2013 at 6:22pm #

I have a pair of Zoic (men’s) Market Shorts that I just love. They have the separate (removable) liner, so I just use them over any padded liner that I have handy. They wick well, and look great. I get compliments on them all the time, even when I am wearing them for just running around. No U lock holder though. They do have cool leg opening zippers though.


bikeygirl

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Jun 29 2013 at 2:39pm #

I own 4 pairs of Harlot Knickers – 3 knee length, and 1 short-short. Enough to say that I love them. They have a built-in padding that is nice in the butt area, and the shorts have elastic-type features in the part were you move. The fabric is very water-repellant, and it has reflective pipping in the sides for visibility. I’ve been buying them for 3-4 years now and really love them.

Also, I own a pair of short “Shebeest” chamois w/padding that I wear under regular clothing -dresses, shorts, tights, pants, you name it! That converts any casual clothing into butt-on-saddle happy!!

Hope that helps!!!


edmonds59

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Jul 4 2013 at 7:19am #

I just noticed that Aero tech is selling a line of cycling/fitness dresses. Yes, dresses. These are really cool. Genius. In terms of alternate options to “sport” clothing, now we’re getting somewhere.

http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/vodefidrbl.html

Also I think your visibility in traffic would skyrocket.


sarapgh2

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Jul 4 2013 at 8:41am #

I don’t see what is cycling specific about that dress. Its spandex, sure, but I don’t wear spandex anyway. A truly cycling specific dress would be cool.


bikeygirl

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Jul 4 2013 at 8:46am #

Ha! That dress is an interesting concept! But a little $$ to experiment with!

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