Knickers/Capris recommendations

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netviln
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Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for some good, but not terribly expensive cycling knickers or capris to use for commuting.


sloaps
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one option is to shorten an old pair of trousers. avoid cotton because it wears faster than blends, which wears faster than wool or a full synthetic. i’ve worn the ass out of a few, so…

another option is to buy a pair of knickers new. more expensive, but the durability of the material is *usually* much better than regular pants.


edmonds59
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I got some Nashbar “C-pants” that I like a lot, the fabric is a nice brushed cordura nylon, the weight of the fabric is just right, and since they are nylon they can get wet without getting uncomfortable. They are cut small, I had to get the XXL, I normally just get L in things (38 waist). They have no stretch, a little would be nice, but it’s not a killer. And right now they are dirt cheap.

I really hope more makers start jumping into knickers, I like them a lot.


brian j
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Doesn’t Endura make a decent pair of knickers? It’s too bad Hypnotic Designs is not still around–those were pretty sweet.

The MUSA Knickers (sold by Rivendell) are pretty nice, too. I used them a lot in the summer (they are very light), and they take a fair amount abuse off-road, too. And they’re made in the USA.

Link to MUSA Knickers


spakbros
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roll up the legs on yer dickies work pants ;)

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