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So I've been wearing 15 year old de soto tri shorts until there is nothing left...need recommendations for a new short...not thrilled with de soto of today and want something mid length on the leg and regular waist...also this is super important..no elastic on leg cuff....why anyone wants to constrict my quads while im running or hammering I don't know but dont want to have the knockwurst experience...good pad that isn't too bulky...

What do you ladies like?
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I'm sure it's not the reason you started this thread but why don't you like DeSoto today?

I have a couple of pairs of ungripped-leg shorts from Sugoi and Louis Garneau. Honestly, I don't like them for anything other than riding the trainer for a short-medium length workout. The leg grippers help shorts stay put in all the good ways for me.

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but why don't you like DeSoto today?

They totally changed their sizing and every size is so much smaller now.

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I'm a big fan of DeSoto but if that doesn't work for you, Terry Cycling has a huge selection of cycling shorts in all sorts of styles and lengths.

http://www.terrybicycles.com

I notice Terry has several that do not have elastic in the leg band. So give them a try if DeSoto doesn't work for you anymore.

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Hi there. I know it's tough since everyone has their own personal opinion, but I love the Louis Garneau Women's Pro 8 Carbon Tri Shorts. A link from swimoutlet.com is HERE.

Features I like:
Wide bottom bands stay in place for me.
Length, has bottom band in a good comfortable place - not right above my knee, and not so high my leg girth (flab) makes them roll. And no digging / sausage.
Waist, it's "hug fit like". Not a slim elastic band that creates muffin top.
Small waist band pockets in back, good for a gel or something similarly sized.
Nice thin chamois. Means transition runs are really comfortable. (I'd love to race in these, but I have team kit for that). And thin means thin, not just a piece of fleece (which to me is the equivalent of a non-existent chamois).

They change the print, etc from time to time, and possibly the size? I have 2 pairs of these shorts purchased in different years, and tried to pick up a 3rd that looks the same (is actually a different model, LG Women's Tri Power Lazer Tri Shorts), but the same size is much smaller, to the point that I could barely get the Lazer on w/o fear of destroying them.

I have 1 pair Castilli (not Desoto) shorts. The bottom band is a bit narrower than the LG and the shorts are shorter, and the top elastic is narrower and tighter, and now at 5-8 lbs heavier than when I bought them, they are really sausage-inducing. And the pad is thicker and less comfortable to me. I bought them in a store where I could try the kit on, but based on how it fits me, I wouldn't be looking to buy other Castilli (never tried Desoto) shorts at the moment.

Edit to correct brand of shorts. Caught the error while doing laundry last night. My bad!

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Last edited by: Tsunami: Nov 20, 18 2:54
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Tsunami wrote:
Waist, it's "hug fit like". Not a slim elastic band that creates muffin top.
That's a plus for me. Just went on the link you shared.
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