Non Gay Biycle pants

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  1. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    No i dont like to expose my legs when doing a down hill run. It would be like wearing shorts on a motorcycle.
    I was simply looking for a non lycra / spandex type pants because I dont think think they could hold up to the road rash of a down hill get off
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  2. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    That cotton shit will make you sweat like a pig and you'll grow crotch fungus. And no shorts? Dude, you're going to look like a huge dweeb out there.
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  3. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Except you'll be traveling much lower speeds, be crashing on dirt and trees aren't texting and drinking frappamochacino's during lane changes at 75mph. Just busting balls - seriously though, look into some shin/knee pads to wear under 'baggy' mtb shorts, and over some spandex/padded bike shorts. I use this exact setup and swear by it, plus you don't look like a lycra tool. They'll protect your legs better than DH pants will, and you won't overheat as easily or harvest mushrooms out of your grundle. EMS makes some good enduro type baggy mtb shorts that come with padded undershorts and they're priced pretty well to boot.

    ex: http://www.pricepoint.com/Brand/Six-Six-One/661-Comp-Knee-Shin-Guard.axd
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    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    Thanks I got the padded undershorts already just looking to keep the scratches and gouges down. I've found some vented bmx pannts that Im going to give a try:freaky
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    Best idea I have is to get some full mesh motorcycle over-pants to wear over the padded shorts you have. That way you have some airflow over your lower body, and some protection from the ground. Seems like that would not be comfortable though :dunno

    Personally, I wear board shorts with Under Armour athletic briefs underneath and a technical t-shirt when riding. All the local trails are in forests, where there is no wind, very high humidity, and high heat. Any more clothes than I already wear would be way too much.
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    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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  8. 5th-Elefant

    5th-Elefant Long timer

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    Baggy mountainbike shorts are available for people not secure in their sexuality.

    Proper bike kit is worth having, or you'll be surprised (and in your case threatened) by how much your butt hurts. :evil
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  9. ragtoplvr

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    as a fat old guy, i love the MTB shorts. No longer to cars pull over while drivers scream "eye bleach, I need eye bleach" in agony digging at their eyes.

    shin guards help a lot when you fall, but you do get scratches. Man up.

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  10. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    From a practical standpoint I see where you are coming from. I went riding on a pretty hot day last summer and thought, I'll just wear my bids and jersey, it will be WAY more comfortable. I usually wear "baggy" shorts over padded underwear.
    I SHREDDED them. Totally ruined a set of $100 bibs..... I did not fall, it was from my hips bouncing off of trees and rock outcroppings. I can't imagined what would have happened if I had fallen.
    That said, I would die in pants. We don't get to go down nearly enough to get the airflow needed.
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  12. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    :lol3 Its not just me:clap:freaky:lol3

    I'm gonna order up a set of the bmx pants, pricey but vented. Maybe I ll post up a video of me flying off the bike when I get a chance to get back out:rofl
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    the1andonlyzippo I'm your huckleberry.

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    My favorite thing about mtn biking is the good looking men (and women) in spandex. :raabia
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    :lol3:freaky
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    This right here.
    I've recently quit buying baggies. I have enough lightweight liners. I keep tearing up shells, or the shells that are out there have a bunch of pointless pockets and zippers when I have everything in my Camelbak. My boardshorts have triple stitching, vent well, and are pretty abrasion resistant. The only thing pant/short pockets are good for is Clif Bar wrappers.

    and this
    You know what's "gay"? being the uber gear-head on the trail wearing too much crap because he's afraid of some scratches. Prepare to be mocked.

    You know what's also "gay"? Pushing your bike up every climb. Hopefully, you're riding solo and not irritating your riding buds who are waiting for you, or worse; not jumping out of the way fast enough for others on the trail who are blowing past you while you hike-a-bike.

    Or maybe you're a super badass downhiller and strictly ride lift-served trails. If that's the case, carry on.
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  16. Schlug

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    put something on and stay in that position.
    I say screw it, let this fellow get a case of 'crack-itis' and wear some 501's.

    There were times when I lived in Philly that I would make the 15 mile ride into the city and not want to walk around the shops in spandex. I did what Hot Stuff suggested in post #10-- wear good cycling shorts and a pair of whatever shorts make you happy over top of them.
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  17. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    Edited the mean comment.
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  18. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    I have a couple of these. The wife likes them on me. Endura Firefly

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  20. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    The hipster bike culture brought us a ton of cycling pants. and sadly manpries as well.

    I've seen plenty of downhill guys riding in jeans over pads.
    It's not like the skill hill crowd really works up that much a sweat riding up hill.

    Personally a pair of baggies shorts and my knee pads are plenty to keep my skin on my legs when bouncing down the trail.

    But I fully understand the dislike of short pants.
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