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  1. #1
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    What's with the short shorts?

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    I bought a pair in the summer with 8" legs - waaay too short for my long femurs. They are supposedly an "Athena" model too. When I go searching for women's shorts with at least a 10" leg length, they just don't seem to be available. So, back to wearing unisex I guess.
    Is the 8" length some kind of fashion trend? I just don't want that much of my leg showing when I ride. (I'm 5'-8", 30.5" inseam)
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  2. #2
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    Try Louis Garneau Neo Power Shorts.

    Inseam is 10.5 inches. Plus, they are great shorts. Only ones I use.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

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  3. #3
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    Terry has some 10" shorts.
    I'd say the most available length is 6-7 inches, followed by 8 inches.
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  4. #4
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    Thanks for bringing this topic up...sadly I will need new shorts next year as most of mine are getting too big and I HATE short shorts.

    Are there other brands than Terry and LG with longer inseams? So far my body hasn't been all that impressed with the Terry chamois, and I've not tried LG. What really has me cringing is 2 of my 3 pairs of bib shorts are getting too big. I really LIKE drop-tail bibs, especially in hotter weather for longer rides.

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    You can sort by inseam on TE (scroll down on the left) ...
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  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catrin View Post
    Thanks for bringing this topic up...sadly I will need new shorts next year as most of mine are getting too big and I HATE short shorts.

    Are there other brands than Terry and LG with longer inseams? So far my body hasn't been all that impressed with the Terry chamois, and I've not tried LG. What really has me cringing is 2 of my 3 pairs of bib shorts are getting too big. I really LIKE drop-tail bibs, especially in hotter weather for longer rides.
    Well for starters, congrats on your shorts getting too big

    I have Volar's and a pair of Primal's with longer inseams.

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  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    Try Louis Garneau Neo Power Shorts.

    Inseam is 10.5 inches. Plus, they are great shorts. Only ones I use.
    I also like these.

    My go-tos are Rapha, which are stupid expensive, but I got last year about this time for 50% off, and I'm scouring my email and their site daily, hoping for new sale. I also wear knickers a lot. I know they're not for everyone, but I live in Florida and wore them throughout the summer, except on the hottest and most humid days, in complete comfort. I like the Terry Bella and one Castelli pair I have.



    Pic with friends at mile 83 on a hot day, and those are arm coolers, very nice protection against the rather brutal sun here.
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  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    You can sort by inseam on TE (scroll down on the left) ...
    Okay, I tried this. All I came up with in my size was a Terry short that was only 1" longer, and a Shebeast board short that I already ordered and sent back due to the waist being far too big. So, back to unisex.
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  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by murielalex View Post



    Pic with friends at mile 83 on a hot day, and those are arm coolers, very nice protection against the rather brutal sun here.
    I've two pair of the cool wings, and one of the arm coolers. I live on the coast about 200 miles north of Jacksonville, Fl.

    Does help.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

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