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Cycle Shorts

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:00 pm
by Welsh Dragon
Any good suggestions for the females out there? Was looking at Sugoi or Pearl Izumi but need very small size !!

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:35 am
by lowercasev
I have some xs BBB's that fit well. They have worn nicely with regular riding.

Tiffany Jane Designs has xxs: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tiffany-J ... 2967116481

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Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:43 am
by grasshopper
I think you mostly get what you pay for in knicks. I have size 8 friends with the top PI and Sugoi (both RS and RSE) who are happy. Assos sizing is very small. I've been mostly Assos but that's coming to an end as they wear.

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:17 pm
by Welsh Dragon
Thanks.
Anyone know the smallest size Sugoi does and where I can get them from?

Cycle Shorts

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:10 pm
by RonK
My wife has Assos and Sugoi and says the Sugoi are better designed. She got them from Epic Cycles in Baroona Road.

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:18 pm
by Welsh Dragon
Anyone know where I can get Sugoi online? I tried xs on the other day but felt they were a bit too big!

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:07 am
by grasshopper
Welsh Dragon wrote:Anyone know where I can get Sugoi online? I tried xs on the other day but felt they were a bit too big!

Wiggle, PBK (very little women's clothing), Team Estrogen ($$ but good range of stock). CRC has a good range of women's, but don't think they have Sugoi.

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:34 pm
by Welsh Dragon
grasshopper wrote:
Welsh Dragon wrote:Anyone know where I can get Sugoi online? I tried xs on the other day but felt they were a bit too big!

Wiggle, PBK (very little women's clothing), Team Estrogen ($$ but good range of stock). CRC has a good range of women's, but don't think they have Sugoi.


Thanks. Wiggle didn't have my size. Can't believe how hard it is to find small sizing!

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:03 pm
by Welsh Dragon
Hopefully can pick some up at the TDU next week ;-)

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:26 pm
by marinmomma
Another vote for Sugoi from me, not that I find their sizes to be too small, they are fairly true to regular clothing sizes.

Santini run a bit smaller so and XS in their knicks might fit you better; be prepared for the shorter leg length with Santini though :roll:

PI's are ok, but I wouldn't buy them again

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:54 am
by psyclechick
Sugoi gets my vote as well although I can say about small sizing as I have never been tiny always had a set of sprinters legs lol :shock:

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:28 pm
by MikeyD360
I'm a bloke - so maybe irrelevant - but a BIG bloke - so which brands have large/small sizing is important to me :)

If you dont mind spending the money, Pearl Izumi is pretty much the best IMHO, but their sizing is not the smallest, so might pay to try on - but quality will never be a problem, especially with elite/pro series.
Santini make a very good quality bib short and the sizing is about 1 smaller than PI, so suit a smaller person - also they make bib-shorts with a gel pad in the posterior which is arguably more comfortable than the run of the mill chamois.
Cannibal is another brand with smaller sizing, and often make gear for bike shops and local teams etc but not quite up there with the other 2 mentioned.

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:45 pm
by hotfoot
Can't help with any inquiry and a bit off topic but....I wore bike shorts for the first time on my ride this morning...NOW I know why cyclists wear them..no sore bum. I usually ride in chopped off shorts. Think I might now look about for some more..I'm sold on them.

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:57 pm
by Apple
psyclechick wrote:I can say about small sizing as I have never been tiny always had a set of sprinters legs lol :shock:

I also have sprinters legs. Lets have a race on the flats :lol:

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:23 pm
by Eleri
I recently bought a pair of Skins cycle bib - wasn't sure whether I was a M or a S but decided the S was not too small. They are tight as they are compression ones. But they also do an XS and have a size chart on their website. I actually really like the chamois in these ones too which I wasn't expecting to.

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:02 pm
by Welsh Dragon
Thanks all. Have a great 2xu pair but want a pair with some more padding !

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:58 pm
by litzylulu
Try some Louis Garneau womens Neo Power shorts (teamestrogen.com) $$$$ but soooo nice (about to buy a second pair)...

And they fit small -

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:25 pm
by Welsh Dragon
They don't look like they do really small sizes though?

Bought some skins ones in Adelaide in January at TDU and love them-thanks whoever suggested them !

litzylulu wrote:Try some Louis Garneau womens Neo Power shorts (teamestrogen.com) $$$$ but soooo nice (about to buy a second pair)...

And they fit small -

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:22 pm
by curiost
Can anyone advise whether 2XU or Skins cycle shorts are proper cycle shorts or is it just a marketing gimmick? They look like a really good option though, just wondering if they have they same amount of padding and moveability etc. Thanks

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:49 am
by Eleri
curiost wrote:Can anyone advise whether 2XU or Skins cycle shorts are proper cycle shorts or is it just a marketing gimmick? They look like a really good option though, just wondering if they have they same amount of padding and moveability etc. Thanks


I have a pair of Skins compression bib nicks that are proper cycle shorts with a decent pad in them. I've worn them on lots of longer rides and they do the job.

Re: Cycle Shorts

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:38 pm
by Welsh Dragon
Totally agree-bought a pair of skins and love them-done long days in them and been fine. 2XU ones don't have as much padding but maybe I bought a cheaper pair ??

Eleri wrote:
curiost wrote:Can anyone advise whether 2XU or Skins cycle shorts are proper cycle shorts or is it just a marketing gimmick? They look like a really good option though, just wondering if they have they same amount of padding and moveability etc. Thanks


I have a pair of Skins compression bib nicks that are proper cycle shorts with a decent pad in them. I've worn them on lots of longer rides and they do the job.