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Gear Review

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bought M, great fabric!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am 130lbs, 5'4.5", bought M, and have tried to fit into the tiny bike shorts that have the unforgiving fabric before, and the ones that run really really small and make me have to buy size L, even had some shorts split open while I try to pull them on mid-ride. :( These are NOT like that! Yay! :) These run true to size (I normally wear a 4 or 6 pant), the fabric is light and stretchy and dries quickly, pull on really easily even when sweaty, and they still hold their shape and fit my butt and thighs nicely. The length is perfect - hitting mid thigh (not too short or too long). The padding is adequate as far as I know - my problem is that my bike seat is terrible, so I might not be the best reviewer. The padding has good distribution and isn't too terrible to walk in. The waist band is really comfortable, coming up a bit higher in back. Overall - best shorts I've ever had! Great in hot weather.

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You'll love the Silverline jerseys, too, if you like the fit/performance of the Silverline shorts. Great fit, even if not a super-athlete!

You might like Gore's Xenon line-up, too. They have a great fit, and super-performance, right up there with the Giordana Lasers', and almost as good as the FR-C line, but more comfortable, both in overall fit, and comfortable chamois (and this is coming from a gal that still desperately needs to change out the bike saddle, a mens Fuel EX 8...so if it works comfort wise/wicking wise for me, I'm pretty sure it'll work for most all!
Check it out next time, and have a great riding season!