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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-28-2009, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Do you wear pants when you ride?

Hey guys, I am looking forward to riding again this summer in Chicago. However I usually just wear my regular jeans. I want something that is more forgiving with the heat, and still supportive for riding. If anyone out there has a suggestion for awesome but not-to-expensive pants I would love to hear it. Material inquiries, or specific model of pant would be great. Thanks.
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I have worn jeans for 14 years. This year, I'm switching to leather.
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I have worn jeans for 14 years. This year, I'm switching to leather.
Leather in the summer? sounds like a formula for chaffing doesn't it?
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I want something that is more forgiving with the heat, and still supportive for riding.

I recommend a jock strap. It'll support that which needs supporting, while the cool breeze will keep you cool & comfortable.

Can't say it'll do anything for roadrash though. ymmv
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I usually ride around in jeans unless I'm doing a bike night or a longer ride in which I wear Tourmaster Venture pants. They are reinforced where they need to be, have a little extra room where they need it, and are perforated to allow a nice breeze.
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cortech denim pants are nice for summer.
Padded in the knees and leather in the butt area. good for one crash but fairly cheap.
I also use the joe rocket alter ego pants and the last pair left me with zero rash or bruises after a moderate low side. They were destroyed after the crash, but I was very impressed and bought another pair.

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I usually wear some icon armor pants. They look like regular cargo pants. Or there are plenty of jeans out there that have added padding.

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Try the armor that you wear under your jeans.
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2 piece leather fuck its hot but i know i will have a greater chance of avoiding a skin graph or two if i go down.

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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Perforated leather pants.....cool and safe.
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Leather in the summer? sounds like a formula for chaffing doesn't it?
Its all good bro, I only ride about 900 miles a year, when the temps are between 70 and 82.
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No pants here, hate the sweaty balls and ass-crack, and posin with my junk hangin gets all the girls



I wear pants, but want to get a 2 piece leather set..in the meantime i've got a set of knee/shin-pads from Icon, found out how much it hurts to have nothing over bony projections when I slid on some gravel...ouch!

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speedo FTW! pants are overrated

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I usually wear some icon armor pants. They look like regular cargo pants. Or there are plenty of jeans out there that have added padding.
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I have a black pair of Icon armor mesh pants for the summer, works perfect! Also a nice pair of Icon riding jeans which I love. Once you get a good set of pants for hot and cold, you'll never go back to jeans.
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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-29-2009, 01:25 AM
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get the icon leg field armor. i barely notice its there but great protection
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get the icon leg field armor. i barely notice its there but great protection
+1, exactly what I have

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I wear Joe Rocket perforated. Works great.

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Seriously I usually wear jeans. I have a pair of armored textile JR pants, but the damn things don't breathe worth sh*t. They are highly uncomfortable so I usually don't wear them.

For this season I'll make more of an effort to or wear my perforated leathers.

Find something perforated that breathes.

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I wear Joe Rocket perforated. Works great.
+1 got them with all the gear and picked up a non-perf pair for the cooler days. great pants and they aren't uncomfortable when riding. though, they do look pretty ridiculous. plus, really helps with the heat coming off of the bike so my ass doesn't fry.

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That's my biggest decision for the day, which one to wear.

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Anyone have the Olympia Airglide pants? I read a lot of good things about them, and debating an acquisition.

Currently I wear Icon jeans, they are great for cooler to cold weather, they have a removable flannel liner, but very toasty in the sun.

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