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I need some advise on best shorts for 6 looong days on the Cape Pioneer. If the recomendation is Assos then I need input on which one will be best for that.

 

Also some advise on where the best place to buy these (In Gauteng)would be appreciated!

 

I currently ride with Giordana and Santini but after 3 hours the pain sets in... But having said that I don't have the endurance ones but more the race/training ones...
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Let be logic on this?

 

 

 

There is no shammy in the world that last only 3 rides . So, any decent short should be ok. This means you need 2 but have to wash every second day.

 

 

 

CW Cycles sells:

 

First Accent = R399 elk

 

Cape Storm = R520 elk

 

 

 

I?m buying F/A for the Epic, no need for Assos,

 

 

 

I don?t wane see the tears in your eyes when you go down on the first day in a R2000+ assos and a nice hole sits on the bum area.

 

 

 

They pain? Is it your shorts or the shammy? How old id it? Do u use melkroom on your bum?

 

 

 

Man, I don?t think this have to do with the shorts.

 

 

 

Ok, follow this advice:

 

 

 

Buy a bottle of spiritus and every night take some cotton and apply to the sit area on you back side. Within 2 months that skin is as tough as old veldskoene and you can do the pioneer in a running short.

 

 

 

(I promise you)

 

 

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Let be logic on this?

There is no shammy in the world that last only 3 rides . So' date=' any decent short should be ok. This means you need 2 but have to wash every second day.

CW Cycles sells:
First Accent = R399 elk
Cape Storm = R520 elk

I?m buying F/A for the Epic, no need for Assos,

I don?t wane see the tears in your eyes when you go down on the first day in a R2000+ assos and a nice hole sits on the bum area.

They pain? Is it your shorts or the shammy? How old id it? Do u use melkroom on your bum?

Man, I don?t think this have to do with the shorts.

Ok, follow this advice:

Buy a bottle of spiritus and every night take some cotton and apply to the sit area on you back side. Within 2 months that skin is as tough as old veldskoene and you can do the pioneer in a running short.

(I promise you)
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Thanks Popeye for the advise. So you guys are serious about creating a piece of leather on my back side??
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TITS - Time In The Saddle - I have never used shammy cream or any other guey stuff wile i ride. I use Fisan paste (baby bum cream) after the ride if I chfed a bit, but after 2 Epics and a Freedom Challenge I am still lucky and have not had a saddle sore yet.

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Agree with jaco. No short will save you if you do not have the time in the saddle to backup your ride. I use shammy cream because it helps to prevent chaffing if your shorts become wet. Oh and if the pain sets in after just 3hrs I foresee some hard time ahead for you :(

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This quote sums it up best:

You do get what you pay for but the world's best shorts are not gonna help if your saddle does not fit your bum.

 

Is your saddle the right size and fit to start with?
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Don't worry the plan is to spend a lot of time in the saddle the next 9 months. I just want to ensure that if I invest in shorts for the year that I buy the right stuff (was hoping for advise on that from you guys that have done Epic etc. My Epic buddies all ride Assos).

I guess the fact that a bit of numbness sets in after 3 hours could be due to my current shorts being a bit worn out. (They have seen plenty of kms...)
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Soming I found by chance at non stop sani.

Wear a pair of nylon gym shorts or similar shorts over your cycleing shorts.

 

I think what happens is that your cycling shorts stick to and move with your arse, and the outer sticks to your saddle, so any movement takes place between thetwo pairs of shorts.

 

Afterall, it is the movement against your skin that causes chaife.

 

Use, don't use?
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A few questions I would ask before a client orders shorts from me

1. body shape and weight

2. type of riding

3. type of saddle

4. distance / time on average training per week

5.Bibs or shorts

 

Believe me dont be fooled that a R1500.00 pair of shorts will be better than  a R300.00 pair,its all in the padding

PM me if you need a hand in your selection

 

all the best

 

Dave
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