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    HI, I'm looking for recommendations on slim fitting mtb shorts. Getting into it from road biking, and all of the bagginess I see with mtb specific gear is kinda distressing to me. I'm pretty skinny to begin with, so the baginess of a lot of mtb specific clothing is like wearing a garbage bag on me. Been wearing some Giro overshorts. I see Kitsbow seems to make some stuff that's slimm-er, and Mission Workshop has some 165$ shorts that's way out of price range. Anything more affordable out there?
     

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    Just wear your road stuff? Nobody says you gotta wear baggies to crush the gnar. I wear just bibs all the time in the summer on the MTB. I do wear baggies whenever I wear pads though, just bibs and pads would look pretty odd.

    Troy Lee Ace shorts are the tightest of the ones I have (several Fox, a few different Troy Lees, and a POC). Pads don’t really fit under the Ace shorts.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    Just wear your road stuff? Nobody says you gotta wear baggies to crush the gnar. I wear just bibs all the time in the summer on the MTB. I do wear baggies whenever I wear pads though, just bibs and pads would look pretty odd.

    Troy Lee Ace shorts are the tightest of the ones I have (several Fox, a few different Troy Lees, and a POC). Pads don’t really fit under the Ace shorts.
    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll take look at the Troy Lees.

    I am wearing pads, cause I need them. And I'd rather not trash my road gear, which I've already done a little bit of.
     

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    Default Re: Slim mtb shorts

    Another to check out is the Fox Flexair Lite. Not road gear, but definitely not baggy. Works great with knee protection. I've got a couple pair and they are some of my favorites.
     

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    Default Re: Slim mtb shorts

    Patagonia are slimmish, at least compared to typical baggies.
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    I wear Troy Lee Designs Connect shorts. I find they are not very baggy or long and are also super breathable.
    TLD Connect Shorts | Troy Lee Designs(R)

    I have 4 pairs of them now that I think about it.

    -Joe

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    Pearl and clubride both have some shorts like this in their current line. My favorite shorts are the specialized utility but they donít make them anymore.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by joosttx View Post
    Velocio
    Velocio Men's TRAIL Short | Mountain Bike Gear

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    Are two really nice slim shorts
    those do both look great, but wow, those prices. may as well get the MW shorts at those price points.

    second recommendation for Troy Lee. guess I'll definitely have to give those a a look now! thanks for all of the suggestions so far!
     

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    Default Re: Slim mtb shorts

    Eleven Pine Shorts have zip up sides for ride mode vs cafe mode:

    Mountain Biking - ELEVENPINE
     

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    Inexpensive golf shorts from Target. They have good pockets and stretchy fabric. No logos and respectable enough to wear at the bar after you run out of parking lot beers
     

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    I really like the Maloja stuff, excellent quality and much of it is pretty skinny cut. Plus it delivers the eurotrash vibe we're all secretly looking for.

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    Default Re: Slim mtb shorts

    Just tried on a pair of Fox Livewire bibs. Bib liners w/ chamois and integral lightweight “baggies” that fit pretty close. I have not been this jazzed about a piece of kit in a long time.

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    Default Re: Slim mtb shorts

    Quote Originally Posted by thollandpe View Post
    Just tried on a pair of Fox Livewire bibs. Bib liners w/ chamois and integral lightweight “baggies” that fit pretty close. I have not been this jazzed about a piece of kit in a long time.

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    You mean these Fox Racing(R) LIVEWIRE FUZE SHORT - Foxracing.com - Official Foxracing.com ?

    I have never seen baggies on bibs before. Looks cool if the fit works.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rec head View Post
    You mean these Fox Racing(R) LIVEWIRE FUZE SHORT - Foxracing.com - Official Foxracing.com ?

    I have never seen baggies on bibs before. Looks cool if the fit works.
    That's them. I also have a set of Sugoi baggies on bibs that are way baggier, have a much more awkward attachment (two loops on back) and are actually a tad too short in the leg.

    Fox's fit certainly works for me and the chamois seems decent, not too big or thick or stiff. I've yet to ride them so this excitement is provisional.

    TH
     

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