New shorts

Discussion in 'Shorts' started by Oaken, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Oaken

    Oaken Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    CeeJay
    I need some new baggy shorts. I was very interested in the new Voler MTB offering, but then discovered that it's just the shell without the liner. I prefer the all in one style.
    Used to love Nema, but they seem to be downhill only now.
    What are you wearing/liking?
     
  2. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    Your type of riding??? I love the Fox Rangers, good liner, durable outer, good in warm weather. A nice feature I've started to look at in shorts is how much they "stick" to the saddle. I hate getting off and on the saddle and the shorts don't slide easily.
     
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  3. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
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  4. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
  5. Makoto

    Makoto Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Mike
    I've been very happy with Troy Lee shorts/liners. Great materials, construction, design/style and fit (for me).
     
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  6. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    Hurley or Volcom boardshorts (the quick drying stretchy kind) and bibshorts underneath.
     
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  7. gunga din

    gunga din Member

    Name:
    steve villmer
    I use zoic they seem to last and have the features I like.
     
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  8. GregMiester

    GregMiester Member

    Location:
    La Verne
    Name:
    Greg
    Current Bike:
    2014 Giant XTC Advanced 2
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  9. doublewide

    doublewide Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    I'm a fan of the Troy Lee Ruckus shorts. They do have a liner (included) tho. Good quality and very comfy. This is just my opinion. :)
     
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  10. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maple Valley WA
    Name:
    Cisco
    Current Bike:
    YT Jeffsy 29
    I'm in the Zoic Ether camp as well. My only gripe is the liners are tight as compared to my Novarra liners. Just picked these bad boys up!

    http://www.zoic.com/ether-camo
     
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  11. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    I have a $50 mental ceiling for any apparel item..... I shop the clearance item only!
    I prefer PI liner bib, and "50% off" shorts on top.
     
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  12. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    I use anything Pearl Izumi. They make a great short.
     
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  13. RS VR6

    RS VR6 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Valencia/Simi
    Name:
    Lee
    Current Bike:
    Banshee Shartfire/Chiner 29r
    I like shorts that aren't too baggy, because when you get going downhill...they open up like a parachute.

    I did pick up a pair of Pearl Izumi shorts a couple months back through 6pm.com. When I got them...I found that the liner was stitched in...and it had only one pocket (give me at least two!). The liner is pretty good...but the elastic around the legs are not that comfortable.

    I have two pairs that I really like. Alpinestars and Troy Lee. Material is nice on both. Both are not super baggy and don't come with liners. I wear my bibs underneath. If I'm doing rides where I'm not pedaling too much...I'll wear liners instead of the bibs.
     
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  14. Varaxis

    Varaxis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Perris
    Name:
    Dan Vu
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB5c ('16 Yellow v1)
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  15. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I recommended the 2015 Fox Rangers a while back after I bought a pair, and I stand by that 6 months later. Light, comfortable, tough and cut right. They do not hang up on a saddle, nor do they balloon out like MC Hammer's pants. The liner is a bit snug on the leg, and could use a bit more junk protection, but they are cool and stink resistant.
     
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  16. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    Just got some new fox Rangers. Excellent for me.
     
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  17. Oaken

    Oaken Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    CeeJay
    I did recently get two pairs of Zoic Ethers from the Sports Chalet close out, at a discount (2 different stores). I like them very much!
    I find the 'essential' liner a little disappointing, but the shell is great.
     
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  18. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    I use Endura shorts. Most of the time I go without a liner, just using lycra running shorts to keep the boys from slapping on the downhills. PI liners if I wear any....
    That's why they say I'm a hard ass!!!
     
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  19. siata94

    siata94 Member

    Location:
    lake forest
    Name:
    siata
    Current Bike:
    lazy goat
    I have the Zoic Black Market shorts and they are also my fav shorts for casual wear as well, excellent
    placement for phone pocket (on rear of right leg, less noticeable while pedalling) and separate key pockets, both zippered.
    The liners are decent but the TLD Ace liners are slightly better (and longer). Also have/use TLD Ace and Fox Rangers
    but suffice it to say, I have 6 pairs of Black Markets, wear them every day weather permitting, which is like every day here :).
     
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  20. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Pearl Izumi Canyon shorts from the new outlet mall in San Clemente... comfiest shorts I've ever used. Even on the death marches... :thumbsup:

    I liked them so much, the wife made me go back and buy 2 extra pair.
     
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  21. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    I have a couple pair of 1-2 year old Ranger cargos that have a zipper. Bought a new pair recently and no zipper. I kinda like the zipper as long as nothing gets caught in there....
    BTW, the padded liner in one of the old Rangers blew out/broke up in couple rides and I got a high end Fox liner on sale... so much better. But I guess if you're a hard ass like @rossage that don't matter...:gag:
     
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  22. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Still sold on Rangers myself...

    I bought some TLD Ruckus shorts, and they are pretty good also, but the liner has a low-rise waist (hellllloooo asscrack) and the Rangers have a better pocket arrangement. I have a pair of Rangers with zipper, and w/o and I'm with Dave - I like the zip fly better. No difference in performance really, so not sure why. Familiarity, I suppose.
     
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  23. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    Those high end Fox(and others) with welded seams are crazy expensive!!!! I picked the Rangers cause they fit me and a pair I had 10 years ago worked well.
     
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  24. wheezy

    wheezy Member

    Location:
    Turtle Rock
    Name:
    Todd McTallguy
    Current Bike:
    17' Turbo Levo FSR
    I get troy lee stuff half off... LOVE the Rukus outer, I really don't like their liner though. I would rate it mediocre with a score of maybe 5 out of 10 stars. I recently picked up a Zoic "carbon" liner... ohhh my, just heavenly compared to the TLD. I gladly pay full pop for the zoic carbon liners and give them a 9 out of 10.
     
  25. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
  26. siata94

    siata94 Member

    Location:
    lake forest
    Name:
    siata
    Current Bike:
    lazy goat
    TLD Ace liners changed from 2013 to 2014, almost every user on MTBR agrees that the 2014 liners were a step down from the 2013.
    I have both and def concur.
     
  27. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

    Location:
    .
    Name:
    .
    I use Dirtbaggies ($$$) and Fox Rangers. The Dirtbaggies have a roadie style bib and a shell to go over it that snaps in place.

    http://usa.dirtbaggies.com/

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  28. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

    Location:
    .
    Name:
    .
    Double post :gag:



     
  29. riiz

    riiz Member

    Location:
    Redlands, CA
    Name:
    Eric
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Heckler/Killmaleon
    Fox Ranger, when I need to buy a chamois too. But I prefer Fox Vindicator and then run a bib underneath, more comfortable on long rides.
     
  30. jaime

    jaime Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Corona, ca
    Name:
    jaime
    Current Bike:
    '15 Giant reign advanced 1
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