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Good Indoor Shorts For Spinning?

Miranda2010-05-02 12:45:39 +0000 #1
Hello Ladies

. Wasn't sure if I should post this under clothing, or spinning. Will try here first. I user a lesser quality/price road style short for indoors in spin class. Pearl Izumi sugar shorts. Had these for a while, and just need replacement/more. When I received the new sugar shorts, the chamois design has changed. It was thin before, but good for spin class. Now it's more ergo/paneled. Don't know if I like it. Waiting on an exchange size pair to actually put it to the test (if I keep it at all). It there another similiar short that anyone likes to use for spinning that you could suggest? I don't really like to use my higher priced road shorts for the indoor wear and tear short ride. But, a light pad is nice, and not dealing with underware and traditional gym shorts is a plus too--thus a road short again works. Thanks for the thoughts!
VeloVT2010-05-02 12:57:48 +0000 #2
Descente Bliss Shorts?

www.teamestrogen.com/products.asp?pID=11915

Similar price category. This was one of the first pairs of shorts I bought. This past summer, most of my shorts were dirty and I pulled these out of the drawer, not having worn them in probably a year, and was very surprised at how comfortable the chamois was.

Also Shebeest has a few pairs of less expensive shorts with their lighter "hourglass" chamois:

www.teamestrogen.com/products.asp?pID=25767

www.teamestrogen.com/products.asp?pID=25905

I have actually worn the stripe shorts for spinning before. I find them pretty comfortable on the road for up to about 30 miles or maybe a little more, but my saddle is a lot more comfortable than the spin bike saddles at the gym! I started to get sore about 40 minutes into a 1.5 hour class.
blueskies2010-05-02 13:33:24 +0000 #3
I have a pair of Performance Women's Ultra shorts that I like for spin class. Useless for my road bike, but just right for spinning. I also save my good shorts for the real bike.
teigyr2010-05-02 13:29:39 +0000 #4
I tend to wear whatever's old and not suitable for the bike anymore. I will say though that I've worn tri shorts when all else fails and they are really comfy on a spin bike! I have DeSoto Rapida tri shorts and they work perfectly. I think they're $45ish or so. The only thing I won't use on a spin bike are shorts with too much padding, it really gets in the way.
Miranda2010-05-02 13:56:00 +0000 #5
Thx ladies for the shorts suggestion. I've always liked Sheebeast for the upper half. I have a long torso, and the same size in Pearl never works for me. Next size up Pearl, too big elsewhere. Sheebeast seems to be good for long torso ladies like me, so hope the shorts are good too. I wish the stripe pair wouldn't have the stripe. I think all black is easier to mix and match with tops. Cuz ya know, we're in a fashion show riding and sweating like pigs in that dark room during spinning lol. The other shorts are good to check out too. Appreciate the tips.
teigyr2010-05-02 13:16:51 +0000 #6
Ok, granted I am new to spinning in the scheme of things. I'm from Calif and when I was there, I rode outside exclusively. The class I normally go to in WA has windows but when I went to another gym, the class was dark! My instructor (who teaches at multiple gyms) said that most classes are in the dark or with black lights.

Serious?
Zeek2010-05-02 15:44:24 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by teigyr

Ok, granted I am new to spinning in the scheme of things. I'm from Calif and when I was there, I rode outside exclusively. The class I normally go to in WA has windows but when I went to another gym, the class was dark! My instructor (who teaches at multiple gyms) said that most classes are in the dark or with black lights.

Serious?

Well, the rooms really shouldn't be completely dark as a rider could not readily see his/her HR monitor. Some lighting is necessary for certain, perhaps somewhat dim but enough that a rider can see his/her HR monitor for sure. For some history, when Johnny G initially began the spinning program, he came up with the "dimming the lights" concept as a way to simulate what he himself experienced when riding his road bike outdoors as the sun set. Dimming the lights also aids in assisting riders in making the mind-body connection and losing oneself in the ride.
Miranda2010-05-02 13:17:56 +0000 #8
I like the black light bulb effect. Enough light to see some stuff, but not overbearing. Some of our teachers leave the lights all on. I find it to be distracting. One teach did have something bad happen with a student getting sick/hurt in class, and was too freaked to ride in the dark after that. I agree with good ole Jonny G. about less light and the mind body connection . We have no windows, and glow in the dark stars on the walls with the black light bulb effect. It's kinda cool . My HRM has a light that comes on when you bring the unit to the chest strap. So, non issues to check, nice feature. Plus, our new bike computers have lights. So nice. I personally can't remember to get my computer light turned on at the start of the ride. So, I just turn it on as needed. Others turn in on at the start, and it will stay on thru out the class. It's just a pain if you are tardy, and the lights are out already in the room . Sometimes the teacher will offer to get off the bike and turn the lights on. I carry a small book light clip key chain flash light on my gym sack... so I can see my seat slider #s seatings in the dark. The rest of the bike, I can set up by Helen Keller style brail. A cell phone backlight also is enough light to see some settings if you carry it to class anyways. Hmm, tips for bad tardy people like me . Ah, schedule wise, sometimes it just doesn't work out to make it on time. Dang life stuff, must it interupt our good spin ride lol!

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