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Advice for purchasing bike shorts.

looking for a good pair of bike shorts but do not know what size to buy.

have never bought bike shorts before.

57 year male with a 34-36 inch waste.


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@joe0802 Thanks for reaching out!

Bike shorts tend to run fairly true to size, so based on the sizing guides for each brand we would recommend going with a size large, which fits a 35"-38" waist, depending on the brand. Take a look at the Pearl iZUMi Escape Quest Bike shorts or the REI Co-op Junction Bike Shorts. Also, if you're looking for bike shorts that have an outer short and inner chamois liner with them, check out the REI Co-op Link Double Bike shorts.

Lastly, this Expert Advice article, What to Wear on a Bike Ride, has some good information about bike shorts that you may find useful.

Hope this helps!

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I found them difficult to fit so you really need to try them on to find something comfortable imo.