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So how many of you ride baggie shorts? I'm a mountain biker who loves riding my road bike, I refuse to wear lycra (not real baggie - think trim cut) and I wear a small camelback for the road. Heck, I even ride eggbeaters so I don't need a separate pair of shoes. Some of you sniff at this and I do get looks from the fashionistas, I'm just curious how many are out there like me?
 

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I am first and foremost a mountain biker.

I did an MS150 road ride with baggies. Biggest mistake of my life. My gooch felt like it went through a cotton gin.

I now ride with Lycra Bibs and will not even consider riding a mile in MTB baggies. Heck for MTB riding I don't wear a chamois anymore, I have a very comfortable saddle and 5.3 inches of travel that I can go hours without feeling hurt.


The eggbeaters aren't a big deal in my opinion. But camelbak and baggies, ehhhhh. I don't ride with a camelbak at all anymore unless I know I will be hours from a car or civilization, which has yet to happen. I much prefer riding with waterbottles, beats having the all that weight on your back. Not to mention for mountain biking it makes it easier to maneuver and hug obstacle with the body.

Wait 'til your try it, you wont go back to baggies. I donated my MTB baggies to goodwill recently, honestly.

Bibs are a magical thing, seriously.
 

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I always wear baggies. I'm more of an MTBer, but I've been on the road bike way more this year wearing the exact same gear I wear on my MTB. I even wear my CamelBak on every ride. Some roadies probably laugh, but I don't really care because I'm laughing way harder at the roadies in lycra than what they are at me. ;) Although, I've never had anyone say anything to me, but I think that has more to do with the fact that I'm 6'8", and most people can't keep up with me anyway.
 

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So you're not a fashionista and you prove it by wearing something different? Interesting spin.

I wear bibs on road and dirt (and cross too.) I take a look at what professionals do and assume that they choose their clothing and equipment for a reason. Right tools for the job?

And I'll admit to chuckling at people on road bikes in baggies although I should be more sensitive to their obvious body issues.
 

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old_fuji said:
Heck, I don't even wear baggies on my MTB.

This is where I'm at now. I used to wear a regular baggie short (non padded) over the tops of a pair of lycra cycling shorts. Now its without the baggies.
 

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frdfandc said:
This is where I'm at now. I used to wear a regular baggie short (non padded) over the tops of a pair of lycra cycling shorts. Now its without the baggies.
I destroyed 2 perfectly good pairs of shorts doing it that way...Granted, they were $5 Target shorts, but still. I tried looking for replacements, but can't justify spending $50-60 on MTB shorts, so I'll stick with my roadie stuff.




On another note, I've always wondered why, when threads like this come up, is there at least one MTB'er who comes in and points out how much faster/cooler they are than roadies wearing lycra?
 

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Do your thang. The only fools I chuckle at (scoff at actually) on the road are those moronic roadies not wearing helmets, or as I put it, those who don't yet suffer from permanent brain damage.
 
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