- Padded shorts/under shorts
I use the standard quite cheap Endura ones at the moment – meant to be for 1-2 hours and the padding is pretty thin!
So in prep for the now signed up London to Brighton off road I am looking for something that is decent for longer distance and of course comfortable.
The Endura FS260 Pro shorts with the 600 series pad look decent – expensive but need to get something that is good!
There is also the top MTB decathlon MTB ones – but not sure if they will stack up.
Any other shorts (that can go under baggies) or under shorts that have a very good chamois.
Maybe i should try bib shorts again, but I just don’t seem to get on with them.Posted 5 months agocalv145Subscriber
I’m actually doing the London to Brighton off road route overnight tonight….and I’ll be wearing the GMBN bib shorts. They are great for long rides but I do use chamois cream on longer rides to help out. They aren’t too expensive either and I find bibs much more comfortable than normal shorts.Posted 5 months agowwaswasSubscriber
Morvelo shorts are really good – last well and the pad is a good shape (for me).
I splashed out on some Le Col ones earlier in the summer in prep for a road 100 and SDW in a day ride and, tbh, they’re the most comfortable shorts I’ve ever used. There’s usually a few £50 off vouchers floating about and if you join their Strava club they do mileage based reqards too.Posted 5 months agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
I seem to get on with the decathlon pad. It’s quite thick though (and doesn’t get thin with age like some cheap bibs I have).
I would say, 95% of the benefit seems to be in having any pad at all (or even just seam free cycling shorts). The pad is there to allow the small amount of movement needed not to chafe away at your arese. My winter bibs just have a traditional chamois (albeit synthetic) pad and are still very comfortable.
So if your endura shorts are comfortable they’ll probably be fine.
I actually get on quite well with chinese counterfit cycling kit pads, they’re probably not all the same but the one I got was £15 for a jersey and shorts, the shorts are now looking a bit thin after a thousand miles or so but the jersey is fine (lasting better than most cheap ones TBH). Done 10-12 hour days in them without any discomfort.Posted 5 months agojohnjn2000Subscriber
It must be my shape but I’m yet to find any padded shorts that have padding far enough back for me. I even wondered if I was wearing them back to front at one stage. They just don’t seem that great for the more upright mountain biking riding position.
This. I have tried mega cheap (they were really sh!t) and mega expensive (a lot better) but still yet to find a pad that is like “sitting on a cloud” to quote an LBS sales guy who sold me my last pairPosted 5 months ago
Payday next week so will get round to ordering some of these!
Anyone know what the decathlon pad is rated for hours in the saddle wise? I was looking at the SingleTrack Liner Short – wondering of the padding is similar.
Was also looking at the DHB Aeron bib and non bib versions to try. – not sure how well these work under bagies though.Posted 4 months agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
Anyone know what the decathlon pad is rated for hours in the saddle wise?
I know they rate them along similar lines “for cyclists who ride 3-4 times a week 3-4 hours at a time” or whatever, but it’s horseshit. If it fits it fits, their cheaper/beginner ones are just cheaper and lower spec e.g. the base layers aren’t a fitted cut and only made of one material, the entry level chamois is just a bit of synthetic chamois not a molded pad etc.
I did 100miles in the White Peak last weekend in my cheap ass chinese bibs. Because I know they’re comfortable.Posted 4 months ago
My Endura ones are comfortable to wear but then become uncomfortable after a bit in the saddle. Being the basic ones, the padding just seems to be a bit of foam – and it goes flat quite quickly!
At least the decathlon ones look like something that might last a bit longer.Posted 4 months ago
Just check with Gore and both shorts have Mesh insert. The difference is the padding.
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just picked up some Sundried Peloton shorts (half price on ebay) and they’re really comfy. might try some of the Cadence shorts with a better pad nextPosted 4 months agoanonoMember
I’ve had these for a couple of years – still comfy and holding together nicely – and only £10 at the momentPosted 4 months ago
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