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Not so baggy - baggy shorts

June 18, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
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I'm looking for some new riding shorts. Baggy style but not too baggy, stretchy with a high crotch so I don't keep snagging them on the saddle nose.

My current ones are these. I want something similar but a bit more snug.

Any suggestions?

June 18, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
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Which ones are those?  I'm in kinda of the same boat, so let us know if you find something on your own.

June 18, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
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New Chromag Ambit shorts are awesome. Just picked a pair up myself

June 18, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
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The Ambit shorts look good! I'll add the Giro Venture shorts. I haven't worn them but I ran into a guy on the trail and they seem to have the fit you're looking for.

June 18, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
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I have dakine sync line shorts that fit your description

June 19, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
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I have the same RaceFace shorts as you, and find them too baggy, the material too snaggy and have a tough time getting them to stay up.  I snagged some Specialized baggies, a couple model years old now but the "trail" level of baggyness an quite like them.  Trim but not tight, stay up nicely, and they have little loops so you can hook them to your SWAT bibs to eliminate them sliding down.  I bet the Atlas XC shorts are the current version.

June 19, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
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Troy Lee Ace are pretty snug on me but I have thick legs.

June 19, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
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I'm digging my Adidas Trail shorts. Great for long <span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">days in the saddle, but not the burliest (or most crash proof) baggies in my cupboard. </span>

June 19, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
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Surely bagginess is defined by how skinny you are and whether you have quads like pipe cleaners or tree trunks....

June 19, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
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I have the TLD Ace and the Race Face shown above.

i snag the RF shorts often, and as such, the TLD Ace get worn the most.

the Ace fits a bit snugger, while still being a 'baggy' short.

June 19, 2017, 7 p.m.
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I found a set of Sombrio clipse half price when the LBS went under, slimmer cut for sure, big patch of velcro at the snap closure, 2 zipper back pockets

https://www.amazon.com/Sombrio-Clipse-Mountain-Bike-Shorts/dp/B00G7YA8YG

I thot Sombrio had gone tits up?

June 20, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
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Posted by: Kevin26

I have dakine sync line shorts that fit your description

Those look like they fit the bill. Where did you get them?

June 20, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
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Posted by: Ninjatarian

Which ones are those?  I'm in kinda of the same boat, so let us know if you find something on your own.

They are the Trigger model.

June 21, 2017, 6:48 a.m.
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Trees Mountain Apparel. Canadian company, really well made, nicely fitting gear. I hate overly baggy clothing and these fit me great.

http://treesmountainapparel.com/en/

June 21, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
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The resilient short 2.0 looks sharp in grey.  I like shorts that are a little more understated and less "flashy".  Thanks for the recommendation!

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