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  • Rapha commuter shorts – or alternatives
  • Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Anyone have a pair? On sale at the moment, but reviews are mixed.

    After something to hide the full on lycra look for commuting, touring and riding to meet down the pub.

    Premier Icon chillipepper
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    I’ve been using Swrve shorts and 3/4s for a while and really like them. the fabric seems super durable, the fit and sizing are accurate, and they don’t look in the slightest bit ‘bikey’. https://www.swrve.co.uk

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Hmmm, the sale price makes the Raphas a tempting option though. And there’s always idiots on eBay to take them off me.

    Premier Icon john_l
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    Swrve are awesome, thanks for reminding me that I need to replace the ones I’ve been wearing for the last 5 summers, pretty much non-stop!

    Morvelo Overland are nice, can’t remember which one. Very lightweight, stretchy and close fitting.

    Premier Icon allyharp
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    I’ve been pretty happy with my Shimano Transit Path shorts.

    They’re not quite as sleek as either my old Rapha Touring Shorts (which I wore out) or my 1st generation Kalf Terra (newer ones apparently rubbish). But the fit is still better than many I ordered and returned, and they were comparatively cheap at under 40 quid.

    Premier Icon peteimpreza
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    The Rapha Randonee shorts are much better.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Hmmm, thanks everyone. Think I’ll give them a miss and see which of the other recommendations come up in end if season sales.

    Premier Icon burko73
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    vulpine gravel shorts are nice casual do it all shorts. The morvelo selector are great on the bike over bibs/ liners. super stretchy and light and not baggy.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Fwiw Pearson commuter shorts have appeared by magic on my FB feed – I’m asking them to clarify the “tailored” fit

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