Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    4

    Question Help: shorts for someone with a track cyclist's build?

    My girlfriend is getting a little more serious about cycling and having a lot of difficulty finding shorts that fit. She has a small waist and very strong legs (ex figure skater). Pearl Izumi mediums fit her waist ok (could maybe even go small) but the legs are too tight. The legs on a large are better but the waist is far too big. And of course the chamois quality is very important also.

    A friend suggested SheBeest. Any other advice/suggestions?

    Many, many thanks!

  2. #2
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    10
    Is she wearing shorts or bibs? If shorts, I would suggest trying bibs or even men's sizes...

  3. #3
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    7,326
    Quote Originally Posted by jgutz71 View Post
    Is she wearing shorts or bibs? If shorts, I would suggest trying bibs or even men's sizes...
    yeah, definitely. Waist, specifically, shouldn't really be a consideration and it wouldn't be with bibs. They'd just need to fit from the butt down and the straps be snug enough to take up slack but not too snug.

  4. #4
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Christine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    14,806
    My waist is a size smaller than my hips, and I love my SheBeest commuter capris. So this brand gets my vote.

  5. #5
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    2,406
    My wife is probably built similar to your girlfriend - I can only dream of having quads and calves like she does.

    Sugio fits her well for road biking. She likes Bellweather for baggy MTB shorts.

Similar Threads

  1. Track build
    By geared to perfection in forum Fixed/Single Speed
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 01-24-2010, 11:11 AM
  2. If I were to build a Track Bike...
    By BentChainring in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-24-2009, 08:22 AM
  3. Colorado Cyclist Shorts ??
    By rbikertim in forum General Cycling Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-08-2005, 09:18 PM
  4. Powerline II shorts/bibs by Colorado Cyclist?
    By Gimme Shoulder in forum General Cycling Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-17-2004, 04:39 PM
  5. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-24-2004, 11:31 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •