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Dale

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09/12/2013 12:24 PM
I had a friend ask if I was wearing protective gear when I crashed.. yeah, 7 ounces of styrofoam and spandex. She said I was an idiot... tough to disagree.

I think someone could use this stuff in the hip area of bike shorts to lessen the impact. Probably a mm or two would be enough to help. Some of the technical gear I sell uses this-- it's amazing

http://www.poronxrd.com/index.aspx
Cosmic Kid

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09/12/2013 12:46 PM
WAY back in the day, Pearl has MTB shorts that had hip pads built into them. The buyer for the shop where I was working (I was a newbie) brought in a bunch thinking that roadies would want them for crits.

Classic case of a buyer not understanding the demographic....no self-respecting rider is gonna show up at a crit with hip pads sticking out of his shorts. That just screams "I'm going down and taking a bunch of you fookers with me!!"

From the same time period, I remember a Cat.2 guy who would show up at local races with elbow pads.....nobody would ride anywhere near him!!!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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09/12/2013 01:45 PM
I remember someone selling 'crit shorts' with padding-- looked like football pants. They collected dust sitting on the shelves. The Poron stuff is good enough that it could be thin to the point of not being obtrusive or obvious
longslowdistance

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09/12/2013 01:46 PM
Anyone else out there used to own "jamming shorts", with a pocket for a rod like thing that made handoffs easier in a team madison? I used to wear them in crits for the protection (without the jamming tool, of course).
Cosmic Kid

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09/12/2013 03:10 PM
Posted By Dale Dale on 09/12/2013 01:45 PM
I remember someone selling 'crit shorts' with padding-- looked like football pants. They collected dust sitting on the shelves. The Poron stuff is good enough that it could be thin to the point of not being obtrusive or obvious


Hmmmm.....now that you mention it, maybe they were crit shorts that she thought the MTB'ers would love. Damn old age, fogging up my memory. But yeah, they looked like football pants.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Master50

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09/12/2013 09:13 PM
recent Eurobike post of a skin suit with little features for slide protection.
Dale I suppose the question seemed appropriate but had you wore slide protection for that once in 20 year event (outside of racing of course) that you would have died of heat exhaustion at least once
I used to race crits with 2 pair of shorts on
longslowdistance

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09/13/2013 08:39 AM
Padded shorts for free riding are still around, I think. I wear goalie pants under baggies for similar protection. . . . Not a good option for the road, of course.
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