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Long inseam shorts recommendation please

June 4, 2012, 11:05 a.m.
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I'm down to two pairs of longish shorts. I'm pretty tall and like my shorts to not hook up on my armour, so they need to be a bit longer than usual. This used to be pretty easy to find. Now not so much.
These are all I have now.
Fox Demos, which are good in the bike park but a bit too cordura for daily pedalling use. ~17" inseam.
RaceFace 3/4 DHs, which are awesome for everything. But discontinued. 18" inseam.

Anyone know of anything else good?

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June 4, 2012, 12:15 p.m.
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Sombrio wildcards are nice and long in a 3/4 length, a little warm for year round use though.
Check out Sombrio Highline 2 and Dakine 8 tracks as well. I'm 6'2" with long legs and both these go past my knees at least an inch when standing, depending on where they're sitting on my waist.

June 4, 2012, 12:32 p.m.
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I have a pair of Wildcards that I bought on closeout from Hucknroll. I never wear them. Their once-trim athletic fit is now gone. They're skinny in the knee (I can barely get pads in there) and massive in the waist. Quality doesn't seem all that good.

I also bought some Highlines and never wear those either because they're so skinny in the leg and the waist closure snaps don't stay done up.

I don't know what's going on at Sombrio but they've pretty much lost me. I think they need to decide if they're making stuff for mountain bikers or hipsters.

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

June 4, 2012, 12:38 p.m.
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I bought a pair of MEC shorts to try. A few rides in they seem pretty good. They are (well) below the knee for me (me being vertically challenged but horizontally endowed). Pretty cheap too, lightweight fabric. A lot more pedal friendly than RaceFace Ambush. No chamois.

Regards Ben

June 4, 2012, 12:51 p.m.
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Manpris.

Wrong. Always.

June 4, 2012, 1:01 p.m.
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buy pants, cut/hem em to whatever length you like. Buy a size bigger if you want to fit armor in there. Belt loops [HTML_REMOVED] integrated belt

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June 4, 2012, 1:15 p.m.
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buy pants, cut/hem em to whatever length you like. Buy a size bigger if you want to fit armor in there. Belt loops [HTML_REMOVED] integrated belt

Favourite motocross store in Vancouver that has a ton of stuff in stock?

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June 4, 2012, 1:34 p.m.
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i was thinking more like MEC climbing pants since they are quick-drying and have a gusset crotch that won't snag on a saddle. If you want burly cordura, I'm not sure.

http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/MensClothing/PantsTights/PRD~5023-176/mec-r2k-pants-32-inseam-mens.jsp

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June 4, 2012, 5:04 p.m.
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Alex, you just need to bring the Borat Mankini to biking.
Lots of room for armour.

June 4, 2012, 9:18 p.m.
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dickies

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June 6, 2012, 10:43 p.m.
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the MEC mtn bike knickers or whatever they are called are positively the bomb. i bought a second pair since the first was so good. perfect fit, just enough stretch, high in the back with belt loops, awesome water shedding fabric. can't say enough about them. i have grasshopper legs 37+ inseam and they are long enough.

June 7, 2012, midnight
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DA
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BRO

June 7, 2012, 8:16 a.m.
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knickers

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