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Biking shorts with good padding but loose fitting legs.

I'm having a problem with the tight fitting legs causing my muscle to bunch up and get extremely painful.  I need padding, and also need the legs to be lose fitting.  What would be the best shorts that fit this need?

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@Deanna hey there!  Sorry to hear that you've been experiencing pain when you should just be out there having fun!  I can attest to the struggle of finding the most comfortable cycling gear.  Assuming you have been wearing road bike shorts and these have proven to be too restrictive, you may want to try wearing a padded liner short and pairing it with a looser fitting short of your choice.  This might get you the sweet spot you are looking for!

Hope this helps!

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