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Equipment Pages Index

Introduction
How Much to Bring and Weight
Some Advice About Advice
A Note to Perspective Sponsors and Gear Suppliers
(See more about Sponsorship)

START HERE for Touring Bikes and Commuting Bicycles
Custom Touring Bicycles and Bike Upgrade Buyers Guide
Bicycle Touring Frames 
The Steel Repair Myth.
Steel and Aluminum Derailleur Hanger Repair.
Bicycle Touring Wheels
Phil Wood: The Best Bicycle Hubs

Panniers / Bike Bags
Cargo Trailers Vs Panniers
Tires for Bike Tours..
Bicycle Touring Saddles.
Women's Specific Bike Touring Saddles
Brooks Leather Touring Bicycle Saddle Care and Conditioning
Bike Computer
Touring Handlebars, Bar Ends, Adjustable Stems, and Padded Grips.
Kickstands
Sealed Cartridge Headsets

How to prevent flat tires
Bike Route Trails and Maps

Camping
Buying Camping Equipment
Tent and Ground Cloth
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad
Camp Stove
Pots and Pans
Water Filter
First Aide Kits
Solar Power for Camp

Clothing
Bike Touring Shorts

Electrical
Short-wave Radio
Computer
Internet
mp3
Bicycle touring lights

Books
Packing list
Pictures of Equipment Failures
Shopping


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Padded Bike Touring Shorts for Casual Comfortable Baggy, Mt, Mountain Biking, Lycra, Spandex and Cycling on a Road Bicycle Riding Shorts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deviate RPM Short

This stylin' baggy not only looks great but is full-featured for extended trail time. The Supplex® nylon outer shell has a soft hand and is abrasion resistant. One seamless crotch gusset allows total freedom-of-movement. Two Velcro® closure cargo pockets provide secure storage. A poly/Lycra® mesh inner short wicks moisture and allows superb airflow with gripper elastic leg openings. A one-piece, seamless chamois pad provides support and protection. Elasticized, drawcord adjustable waist. Specify Size: S (30-32), M (32-34), L (34-36), XL (36-38) or XXL (38-40).

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  Canari Mountain Trail Baggy Short

An outer-short of taslan nylon is lightweight and abrasion resistant. The integrated liner short offers full muscle support and gripper leg openings to maintain placement. A rear zip closure pocket stows valuables and mesh lined side seam pockets ventilate too. Adjustable drawcord waist. 10? inseam.

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  Fox Base Short

Made from 100% Nylon Taslan. Men's baggy short liner. Fabric is dry comfort Nylon. Polyester/Spandex knit mesh liner with wicking. Men's short features entry level two piece chamois. Comfortable flatlock sticking used in liner construction with gripper elastic on inside legs. 2 inch Fox head logo embroidery over side cell pocket. Side seam hand pockets with hook and loop closure. Pull on short with elastic drawstring waist with logo aglets. Side welt pocket for cell phone has hook and loop closure and twill tape pull tab. One-piece seamless gusset panel.

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  Bellwether Escape Baggy Short

The Escape short was designed not only to look great but provide performance to the off-road cyclist who will accept nothing but the best. This versatile short is constructed of a durable polyester outer shell. The gusseted design removes any uncomfortable seams underneath the chamois area. The featured Y-Pro? antibacterial chamois provides maximum comfort and wicking abilities. The key features include a lightweight 6 panel Tech-mesh? inner short, stretch Cordura® contour yoke, elastic leg grippers, 2 large cargo pockets with Velcro® closure, 1 hidden stash? pocket inside main cargo pocket, and Freedom of movement cut. 13 inch inseam. Made in the USA.

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  Primal Cargo Short

This short features a durable 2 ply Taslan nylon outer shell with 2 large cargo pockets for your CD player, energy bars or for a variety of other On The Trail? necessities. This short also includes a soft nylon / Lycra liner with seamless chamois and leg grippers to keep the short from riding up.

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  Fox Mid Ranger Short

One of Fox's best selling short makes a return. A 100% polyester micro fiber shell, drawstring elastic waistband and an inner 100% Polyester Brushed Micro-fiber Liner. Also a 90% Polyester 10% Lycra knitted mesh Men's cut airstrip preshaped chamois makes this short an excellent fitting performance short. Other features include; cargo pockets and side slash pockets for storage. Rear stretch panel and gusset for an ergonomic fit. Seamless crotch gusset.

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  Bellwether Super light Baggy Short

Made from 100% Supplex nylon this short gives you the comfort you want when you're out on the trail. Side pockets with hidden zippered thigh pocket for storage. Elasticized waist and drawstring.

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  Pearl Izumi Otis Short

This versatile short provides a top end performance fabric with a laid back surfer style. This garment provides an Ultra-plush woven fabric with a wicking finish. This system short can be combined with a padded liner for cycling comfort. The key features on Otis Short includes board short styling, hidden zipper pockets, snap front closure with a zipper fly, and 11 inch inseam for thigh coverage.

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  Nema Truck Driver Shorts

Nema Truck driver shorts are rugged and packed with pockets (8 to be exact); including a couple of side cargo storage spaces that feature convenient drain holes. Does NOT have a chamois!!! These are everyday shorts for those who like to play rough and dirty. Luxtran-R? or Dynasuede fabric depending on color. Diamond Reinforced gusset. Dual hand pockets. Side cargo pockets with drain holes. Dual back pockets. Fixed waistband with belt loops (eliminates saddle sags). Button fly. Nema logo tab.

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  Zoic® Tam 9? Cycle Short

Designed for comfort both on and off the bike, the Tam short has an integrated liner with Comfort TEMP® pad for a smooth seamless ride. The outer short is made of nylon canvas for extra durability and the gusseted crotch increases mobility. The single zipper side cargo and two front cutaway pockets provide ample storage for all your extras. Elastic waist with belt for total adjustability. Deep Moss (FOR), Limestone (KHA). Sizes: S(27-29), M(30-32), L(33-35), XL(36-39), XXL(40-44).

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  Zoic® Yuba Short

Quick-drying nylon fabric and a totally adjustable fit. Belted back waist with side adjustment buckles, elasticized back waist and flat front creates less bulk, inner leg gusset extends range of motion. Two side pockets with Velcro® pull-tab closure. Integrated liner holds Assault Seamless Cycle Pad . Black (BLK), Ravine (BLU), Limestone (KHA). Sizes: S(27-29), M(30-32), L(33-35), XL(36-39), XXL(40-44). Imported.

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  Pearl Izumi® Voltana Short

"Designed for technical performance on the trail, with a floating nylon/spandex liner that provides unsurpassed fit and comfort. Durable medium-weight, satin weave polyester shell, PRT® chamois system, stretch gusset crotch panel for better mobility, side hip pockets, zippered Pod"" pocket on the right leg and cargo pocket on the left leg, snap front closure with zipper, dual side cinches at waist. Black (BLK). Sizes: S(31), M(33), L(36), XL(39). USA."""

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  Nema® Rift Short

Made trail tough with a Luxtran nylon outer shell to provide excellent abrasion resistance. Magna-Fab chamois is attached to the Alpha-X liner for incredible comfort and wick ability. Reinforced diamond gusset enables free mobility for any on bike maneuver. Fixed waistband, dual cargo pockets, reflective moon guy? logos. Sizes: M(32-34), L(34-36), XL(36-38), XXL (38-40).

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  GoLite® Crank Short Men's

Breathable, soft, stretchy, quick drying and incredibly rugged the perfect MTB short! The Tetralobal NATEO / Elastan shell with Cordura/ Lycra® stretch panels and gusseted crotch provide exceptional performance on or off the bike. The quick-drying pro grade Endurance Chamois? keeps you comfortable even during epic long trail rides. Two side entry pockets and two cargo pockets with Velcro closure. Night (BLK), Lignite (OLV). Sizes: S(28-31), M(31-34), L(34-37), XL(37-40).

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  Louis Garneau Escape Short

Light, quick-drying 100% nylon shell, supportive LYCRA under short with the Ergo-MC seamless, perforated anti-allergen/antibacterial chamois. Side zippered pockets, elasticized waist with adjustable drawcord, rear LYCRA panel for complete freedom of movement. Black (BLK), Brown (BRN). Sizes: S(30), M(32), L(34), XL(36), XXL(38). Canada

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  Nashbar Epic Baggy Short

This 90% cotton and 10% spandex blend inner liner is removable for use of downhill pads or wear just the liner for that 'roadie? look all your friends will admire. Our best Ergonomic TMF seamless chamois is paired with a flat seamed masterpiece of an outer shell. Soft and flexible on top, tough and durable on the bottom.

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  Nema Women's Jade Short

Nema is known for its kick-butt mountain biking shorts and cool style, and the Jade follows through on all fronts. Alpha-X cycling liner with Syn-Suede chamois pad will protect you from the elements, and the 13-panel Luxtran nylon outer short with high back and rear stretch panel adds additional comfort. 6-inch inner liner inseam, 6.75-inch outer short inseam. Radial Optiform panel conforms to your movements. Two contoured zippered side pockets. Elasticized drawcord.

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  Hind Women's Oshwego Short

?Pavement Optional? shorts made with Hind's new Ricochet Stretch/Woven?, combining the durability of woven nylon with the mobility of Lycra®. Moisture-wicking Hydrator lining and seamless chamois keep you in the comfort zone. Side cargo pockets, gusseted crotch. 51/2? inseam. Twig (TAN). Sizes: S(26-27), M(28-29), L(30-31), XL(33-34).

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  Cannondale Women's Pulsar Mountain Short04

Functional fashion, this durable baggy has the look and comfort for a day on the trail. A durable Nylon Ripstop shell combined with a built-in inner chamois short provides plenty of comfort without a lot of bulk. Waist adjusters, stretch gusset and panels allow for freedom of movement while enhancing fit. Black (BLK), Grey (GRY). Sizes: XS(26-27), S(28-29), M(30-31), L(32-33, XL(34-35).

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  Pearl Izumi Women's Lucy Short

You don't have to sacrifice high-end performance when you want a stylish baggy short! The shell is 100% midweight nylon to provide both comfort and durability. Saddle comfort is assured with a smaller profile Women's SMT (Seamless Molded Technology) chamois and a suspended liner. Small side cargo pocket, dual side cinches for waist adjustment. Stone (STO) Sizes: M (28), L(30), XL(32). USA.

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  Canari® Aurora Women's Short

Durable, comfortable 2-ply Taslon Nylon shell with a wicking Drycore® liner and Hydro Fleece? pad for a perfectly comfortable stylin? look. 5? inseam, mesh lined side pockets. Black (BLK). Sizes: S(25-27), M(27-29), L(29-31), XL(31-34).

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  Louis Garneau® Women's Escape Short

A light, quick-drying nylon shell combined with a supportive Lycra® undershort with ERGO-MC chamois provides you with a casual look and the performance of Lycra® short. Stretch gusset crotch and rear panel provides freedom of movement and incredible comfort on the saddle. Drawstring waist with leg grippers on inner short. Black (BLK). Sizes:. S(26), M(27), L(29), XL(31).

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  Zoic Women's Tam Short

Designed for comfort both on and off the bike, the Tam short has an integrated liner with ASSault® pad for a smooth seamless ride. The outer short is made of nylon canvas for extra durability and the gusseted crotch increases mobility. The single zipper side cargo and two front cutaway pockets provide ample storage for all your extras. Elastic waist with belt for total adjustability. 7? inseam. Black (BLK), Limestone (KHA). Sizes: S(25-28), M(27-30), L(29-32), XL(31-34).

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  Bellwether Pinnacle Bib Short

Constructed from the ever popular Dryline® fabric, this garment offers maximum comfort and wicking properties. The key features include flat lock seams, MLP? chamois technology, elastic leg grippers, and a contour fit. 9 1 / 2 inch inseam. Made in the USA.

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  Cannondale Velocity Bib Short04

The ultimate fit paired with Cannondales proprietary ultimate fabric! Ten panels create a contoured form fit, and Velocity polyester/LYCRA® creates a supportive, moisture-wicking combination. The improved Velocity 2 chamois provide multi-level padding for improved comfort and pressure relief. Reflective accent, non-chafing flatlock stitching, gripper elastic leg openings, 10? inseam. Black (BLK). Sizes: S(28-30), M(31-33), L(34-36), XL(37-39) XXL(40-41). Imported.

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  Hind® Ultra Drylete Bib

So comfortable, you'll never ride regular shorts again, these bibs feature Hind's top of the line A.S.S. chamois (Anti-bacterial-Silver Yarns-Seamless) developed with differing pad densities for particular pressure points. Drylete? Mesh shoulder straps with Ultra Drylete? short panels provide excellent comfort and support. 9? inseam. Black (BLK). Sizes: S(31-32), M(33-34), L(36-37), XL(39-40), XXL(42-43).

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  PEARL ATTACK BIB SHORT

New for 2005!! Updated with the addition of Ultrasensor® mesh bib and flatlocked seams. PRT chamois offering extra padding in key pressure zones.8 panel ergonomic design, external flatlock seams and spandex leg gripper cuffs.

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  Pearl Izumi® Microsensor® Bib Short04

The new 3D? Chamois takes Pearl Izumi's best short to a new level! New Fusion Technology allows additional padding and different materials to be bonded directly to the chamois surface no stitching required. The 3D? Chamois has thicker, denser padding in key pressure areas, and the synthetic leather surface provides additional friction protection. Pair the new chamois up with the active moisture transfer action of supportive Microsensor, and you have a new definition of 'top-of-the-line.? Unique ergonomic panel design, chafe-free flatlock seams, custom spandex leg gripper. Bib has nylon/LYCRA® power stretch mesh upper. Black (BLK). Sizes: S(31), M(33), L(36), XL(39). Imported.

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  Pearl Izumi® Ultrasensor® Bib Short04

Stretch Ultrasensor? moisture-transfer fabric keeps you dry and comfortable. Newly modified panel design eliminates the inseam. The seamless Pressure Relief Technology (PRT?) chamois provides serious long-ride comfort, with three levels of padding so you get shock absorption where you need it and no bulk where you don't. The centerline channel is designed specifically to relieve pressure on sensitive nerves, and the soft hydrophobic cover material stays dry to help eliminate chafing., spandex gripper leg openings. Black (BLK). Sizes: S(31), M(33), L(36), XL(39) USA.

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  Performance® Elite Lite Bib

The ultimate in hot weather comfort, this Elite Lite short is all about keeping you cool and dry. Eight panels of the 6 oz. Drylete? high performance wicking fabric, flatlock seams to eliminate chaffing and the fast wicking AirStripe chamois create a short that keeps you cool and dry throughout the entire summer. Elastic leg grippers. Black (BLK), Carbon (CAR). Sizes: S(28-30), M(32-34), L(36-38), XL(40-42), XXL(44-46).

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  Performance® Elite Multi-L Bib Short04

This Pro level short features our Multi-L chamois and is made from 8 oz. wicking polyester/LYCRA®. Eight panels for a contoured fit, plenty of support, and serious moisture wicking. Bibs have wide wicking polyester mesh straps. Gripper elastic leg openings. Black (BLK), Navy (NVY). Sizes: S(28-30), M(32-34),L(36-38), XL(40-42), XXL(44-46). USA.

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  Performance® Ultra Bib Short04

It doesn't get much better than this. 12-panels that hug your muscles to provide you with the best fit without restricting movement. The new stretch chamois from Italy provides incredible comfort with a multi-layered anti-bacterial pad that stretches with you for the most comfort. Flat lock seams, elastic leg grippers. Black (BLK). Sizes: S(28-30), M(32-34), L(36-38), XL(40-42), XXL(44-46).

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  Nashbar Men's Bib Short

Updated look for 2005 with flat lock stitching and a new chamois, this comfortable bib short really has to be experienced to be appreciated. Our bib is constructed from 7.5 oz. Lycra® fabric for a luxuriously soft hand and outstanding moisture transfer properties. The molded Coolmax chamois insert provides excellent protection and comfort. Our bib is priced right too. Take a ride in our bib short you may never go back to regular shorts again. Made in the USA.

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Equipment Pages Index

Introduction
How Much to Bring and Weight
Some Advice About Advice
A Note to Perspective Sponsors and Gear Suppliers
(See more about Sponsorship Here)

START HERE for Touring Bikes and Commuting Bicycles
Custom Touring Bicycles and Bike Upgrade Buyers Guide
Bicycle Touring Frames 
The Steel Repair Myth
Steel and Aluminum Derailleur Hanger Repair
Bicycle Touring Wheels
Phil Wood: The Best Bicycle Hubs

Panniers / Bike Bags
Cargo Trailers Vs Panniers
Tires for Bike Tours
Bicycle Touring Saddles
Women's Specific Bike Touring Saddles
Brooks Leather Touring Bicycle Saddle Care and Conditioning
Bike Computer
Touring Handlebars, Bar Ends, Adjustable Stems, and Padded Grips
Kickstands
Sealed Cartridge Headsets
How to prevent flat tires
Bike Route Trails and Maps

Camping
Buying Camping Equipment
Tent and Ground Cloth
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad
Camp Stove
Pots and Pans
Water Filter
First Aide Kits

Clothing
Bike Touring Shorts
Helmet
Bike Shoes

Electrical
Short-wave Radio
Computer
Internet
mp3
Bicycle Touring Lighting Systems
Solar Power for Camp

Books
Packing list
Pictures of Equipment Failures
Shopping

 

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