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    Shorts for skinny people?

    Hi all!

    I'm looking for suggestions on riding shorts. My problem is that my legs are skinny and I have a rather long inseam.

    Waist 29" and a riding inseam of 32.5" IIRC. I could fit 28 size trousers depending on brand and all my shorts are normally size S, for riding or not.

    I also go usually for "trim fit" or "slim fit" trousers to fit properly (not baggy) around the legs and inseam.

    I have a couple of old Pace shorts than need replacing and I always though they fitted nice in size Small but a little short on the legs and would creep a bit up the leg when riding.

    Any pointers are welcome! If they're on the cheap side, the better.

    Thanks!
    "que nadie se crea que subimos todos estos puertos sólo a base de spaghetti" - Fernando Escartín

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    Maybe Castellli, but I would need to know how tall you are.

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    Castilli

    I'm not that skinny, @ 6', 165lbs, 32/33 inch waste and I wear a Large Castelli Body Paint bib. I have skinny legs and no butt. They are very close fitting and very comfortable. I hope this helps.

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    I'm built like you, and love all of my Castilli and Campagnolo bib shorts. Italians seem to favor a slim cut.

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    Alter them. Get some that you like, that are long enough, and narrow the legs if they're too wide. If you don't sew, find a good tailor. I've done it lots of times.

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    Craft. Small should do.

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I'm 5'9" if that helps. 140 pounds (aprox. 64kg)
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    I'm 6' 165 with a 35 inch riding inseam, and a 29-30" waist, small frame. I've found that Castelli bib short mediums in the podium collection and the prestos fit well, and the larges are just too loose in the crotch. As I've dropped weight from 175 to 165 and dropped a half an inch in the waist the bibs are getting a little loose around there, but I can't go any smaller due to the hips/thighs being too tight. The Presto legs don't seem to taper as sharply as the Podiums.

    Length wise I've still got a good 3 inches of thigh above the knee and below the shorts showing.

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    I'm the same size.

    Rapha Pro Team bibs - size small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer Tan View Post
    Craft. Small should do.
    ^this

    i'm lanky and Craft has been good to me

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