Recommendations for lycra cycling shorts with THIN padding

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Recommendations for lycra cycling shorts with THIN padding

Postby Graham » 21 Oct 2018, 6:06pm

In the long-lost golden era I could easily buy shorts with a synthetic chamois insert 2-3mm thick.

Alas, my last set are falling to bits ( after a mere 20 years use ).

Where can I buy decent cycling shorts WITHOUT the mini surf board in the undercarriage area ?

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Re: Recs for lycra cycling shorts with THIN padding

Postby Paulatic » 21 Oct 2018, 6:10pm

Take a look at Triathlon shorts their shorts appear to have thin pads. To facilitate running I guess?
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Re: Recs for lycra cycling shorts with THIN padding

Postby foxyrider » 21 Oct 2018, 10:19pm

Check out Decathlon - they do shorts with a variety of different pads - if you've not looked inside modern shorts you may well be surprised by the changes!
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Re: Recs for lycra cycling shorts with THIN padding

Postby Sweep » 21 Oct 2018, 11:02pm

Lidl recently had 3/4 length shorts with a thinnish pad for £7.50.

Polaris recently had a sale with 3/4 length shorts for a tenner.

Not a massively thick pad.

They might reduce them again if they still have stocks.
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Re: Recs for lycra cycling shorts with THIN padding

Postby mercalia » 22 Oct 2018, 12:50am

yes the lidl ones are quite good , but in my case i needed more padding

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Re: Recs for lycra cycling shorts with THIN padding

Postby eileithyia » 22 Oct 2018, 8:19am

Being pedantic I presume 'recs' is some sort of shorthand for recommendations?

Decathlon? Have had some (far too thinly padded) stuff from there.
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Re: Recommendations for lycra cycling shorts with THIN padding

Postby Graham » 22 Oct 2018, 4:32pm

Thanks for the ideas.
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Re: Recommendations for lycra cycling shorts with THIN padding

Postby Psamathe » 22 Oct 2018, 4:46pm

Check on Enduroa's web site. I've always been looking at the opposite end of the scale (i.e. wanting loads of padding) but Endura publish details of the padding in each of their different shorts, thickness, etc.

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Re: Recommendations for lycra cycling shorts with THIN padding

Postby Graham » 17 Feb 2019, 8:50pm

For anyone else suffering from Acute Surfboard Groin Intrusion*, I have to report that I have bought a couple of pairs of Endura Padded Liners and things are going well.
I use them in combination with unpadded or thinly padded longs.
When the weather gets a bit warmer I hope to buy some unpadded lycra running shorts to use with the liners.

* from stupidly overpadded lycra cycling shorts

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Re: Recommendations for lycra cycling shorts with THIN padding

Postby londonbikerider » 20 Feb 2019, 2:36pm

Not exactly what the OP is looking for, but I've had good luck with the common "liner shorts" from Altura, to be used under baggy shorts. Thin enough, dry reasonably fast, cheap, has been a win-win for me.

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Re: Recommendations for lycra cycling shorts with THIN padding

Postby Graham » 20 Feb 2019, 4:50pm

Er, yes . . . that is exactly what I have ended up with - except that mine have Endura on the waistband.