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Old 04-06-2009, 05:05 PM   #10336
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:16 PM   #10337
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I think the ratio is actually a 48x15.... cadence?? uhhhhh... stand up in the straights, sit on turns.. repeat...and dont stop moving the legs??
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:34 PM   #10338
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I have a question about clothing:

Is anybody familiar with Verge gear?? I have been offered a kit/ride and he uses Verge as the sponsor.

How is the sizing compared to... Sugoi or other brands?

Some of you may know... others not... but here is my dilemma ...

being only 5'2", weighing ~105lbs and muscular (especially legs), narrow hips... I am fearful the women's cut will be too big in the hips and too tight in the thighs and higher waisted (I am not) - but have been told the chamois makes a difference between M/W.

Who has suggestions? (or familiar to Verge gear and their sizing, true or not)
does it really make a difference in the Chamois?

OH YEAH... ADDITIONALLY - I am IN SEARCH of ROAD and MTB shoes - size 34 yeh yeh... go ahead, joke.... but see how easy it is for YOU to find some?!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:06 PM   #10339
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Hey- I have used Verge before on a former team, it was good stuff but with me being 6'3" 190 and never worn a F chamois not sure that I can help you, I did find it to be sized very "normal" ie I wear xl shorts in most and I had verge xl shorts......



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I have a question about clothing:

Is anybody familiar with Verge gear?? I have been offered a kit/ride and he uses Verge as the sponsor.

How is the sizing compared to... Sugoi or other brands?

Some of you may know... others not... but here is my dilemma ...

being only 5'2", weighing ~105lbs and muscular (especially legs), narrow hips... I am fearful the women's cut will be too big in the hips and too tight in the thighs and higher waisted (I am not) - but have been told the chamois makes a difference between M/W.

Who has suggestions? (or familiar to Verge gear and their sizing, true or not)
does it really make a difference in the Chamois?
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:26 PM   #10340
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:55 PM   #10341
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Hey- I have used Verge before on a former team, it was good stuff but with me being 6'3" 190 and never worn a F chamois not sure that I can help you, I did find it to be sized very "normal" ie I wear xl shorts in most and I had verge xl shorts......
I figure a man wearing W chamois is probably less significant than the other way around... a sales(woman) was saying something about the anatomy needing to "breathe" in so many polite ways she could (as I stood there with a shit eating grin on my face...) Does anybody have any idea how difficult it is (for ME) to remain polite and non offensive in these situations....
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:22 PM   #10342
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I have a question about clothing:

Is anybody familiar with Verge gear?? I have been offered a kit/ride and he uses Verge as the sponsor.

How is the sizing compared to... Sugoi or other brands?

Some of you may know... others not... but here is my dilemma ...

being only 5'2", weighing ~105lbs and muscular (especially legs), narrow hips... I am fearful the women's cut will be too big in the hips and too tight in the thighs and higher waisted (I am not) - but have been told the chamois makes a difference between M/W.

Who has suggestions? (or familiar to Verge gear and their sizing, true or not)
does it really make a difference in the Chamois?

OH YEAH... ADDITIONALLY - I am IN SEARCH of ROAD and MTB shoes - size 34 yeh yeh... go ahead, joke.... but see how easy it is for YOU to find some?!!!!!!!!!!
Hudson Trail Outfitters had a boatload of itty-bitty shoes in stock when I was there. Rockville is their 'outlet' store. May wanna call/email em.

AFA chamois-es, I had a buddy in college that rode wimmen's shorts 'cause he said they fit better. AFA sizing: XS wimmen's isn't gonna be NEARLY as 'hippy' as the next bigger sizes. Make sure you get 'race cut' stuff. Good luck with that...

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Old 04-07-2009, 11:12 AM   #10343
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:25 AM   #10344
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:32 AM   #10345
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I figure a man wearing W chamois is probably less significant than the other way around... a sales(woman) was saying something about the anatomy needing to "breathe" in so many polite ways she could (as I stood there with a shit eating grin on my face...) Does anybody have any idea how difficult it is (for ME) to remain polite and non offensive in these situations....
Non padded shorts work well too.
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:15 PM   #10346
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I have a question about clothing:

Is anybody familiar with Verge gear?? I have been offered a kit/ride and he uses Verge as the sponsor.

How is the sizing compared to... Sugoi or other brands?

Some of you may know... others not... but here is my dilemma ...

being only 5'2", weighing ~105lbs and muscular (especially legs), narrow hips... I am fearful the women's cut will be too big in the hips and too tight in the thighs and higher waisted (I am not) - but have been told the chamois makes a difference between M/W.

Who has suggestions? (or familiar to Verge gear and their sizing, true or not)
does it really make a difference in the Chamois?

OH YEAH... ADDITIONALLY - I am IN SEARCH of ROAD and MTB shoes - size 34 yeh yeh... go ahead, joke.... but see how easy it is for YOU to find some?!!!!!!
The better the shorts the more some brands will change the shape of the chamois to be more comfortable for women or men. The better the short the better the padding and materials will be. (breath better etc like your sales person said) In my experience it's worth the $$ for good ones. I like my Sugoi's. I also wouldn't worry too much about the fit, especially if you're up into an 8 panel short etc. The men's are high waisted too. Good luck.
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:13 PM   #10347
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:13 PM   #10348
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Pictures from a ride I took today. Here

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Old 04-07-2009, 09:06 PM   #10349
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Great pictures!!!!
Thanks. From the looks of the maps theres a few more trails out there. I want to explore them all. The gearing on my Monocog is nearly perfect for singletrack.
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:16 PM   #10350
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Add me to the list of those who are fans of the feel of the old 1970s - 1980s "touring" bikes. I have an old Motobecane that I literally dug out of the trash last summer. I dusted it off and tossed on some new rubber and have been having a BLAST riding it ever since.
+ one. I had two bikes with Mercian frames that were excellent tourers. I rode one of them from Glacier to Yellowstone, did a 603-mile central Texas trip...in a week... and a couple of trips in the Smokies climbing up to Clingmans from each side of Newfound Gap. One trip was from north Georgia to the Smokies.
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