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    Bike shorts

    My wife got her first road bike this week. She's been riding a hybrid on short rides for a few months. Her shorts have a thin chamois and work fine for an hour or so. She now wants to go on longer rides with the road bike. I'd like to buy her a nice pair of shorts. Please recommend some that you like. Thanks!

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    I like the higher end Sugoi, but each woman is different in what they like. I prefer chamois that are not bulky, but dense. A good fitting saddle is more important than good shorts, IMHO.
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    I started w/ a cheapo pair of bike shorts on my hybrid as well. I'm sure there are some great high end shorts out there, but I bought myself two pair of Pearl Izumi Attack shorts for women at Performance. Didn't break the bank and I really like them. I ride only up to about 40 miles at a time, but this winter I'll start riding longer distances and hope to ride my first century in the spring.
    Don't tell me I'm not supposed to be here, because this is where I am.

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    I like Garneau shorts. Bib shorts.

    NOT Garneau.
    I like Giordana FRC bibs.

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    Pearl Izumi... And a really good saddle. Oh, and maybe some HuHa Ride Glide :-)

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    Ok. Not a woman but can't sit here and hear raves about PI or LG and not say anything. Those are ok but higher end can make a difference. Giordana are my current fave.

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