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    I've tried the LG's and the chamois was just wide enough that it chaffed where my legs meet my crotch. I have a pretty narrow frame that must equate to a slightly narrower crotch width.

    Did you find the Sugoi shorts to be too wide or too thick, or both?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artista View Post
    I've tried the LG's and the chamois was just wide enough that it chaffed where my legs meet my crotch. I have a pretty narrow frame that must equate to a slightly narrower crotch width.

    Did you find the Sugoi shorts to be too wide or too thick, or both?
    I recently bought a second pair of LG Neo Power shorts, and the chamois feels wider and thicker in the crotch than the one in the pair that I bought a couple of years ago. I haven't worn the new ones during a ride yet, so I don't know if they will bother me. FWIW I have worn them while sitting on my bike in the living room and backpedaling, and the wider chamois only seemed noticeable while I was standing on the pedals, which I don't do much when I ride.

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    Hmmm...based on your input ny biker & Oakleaf, I may just resign myself to riding with a framed rear end. Everything else about the Terry Bella shorts are perfect for me. I should write Terry asking for an all black version. It's probably too late for this year's offerings but maybe they'll change it up in 2014.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    There's always black Sharpie. Works on all sorts of things.
    I've actually considered using a Sharpie on my shorts. My biggest concern is that the Sharpie will rub off on my lovely, white and black, WTB saddle. I guess I'll have figure out my priorities - a lovely rear end or a lovely saddle
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    Artista, I haven't tried the most recent iteration of the RS's chamois. My guess is that the Evolution chamois is a tad bulkier, so it may not be to your liking. The fabric is also slightly thicker and less compressive. If I were in your shoes, I'd order both to determine which one I preferred. So long as you try them with undies, you can send back the rejects. But you might find, as Oak has suggested, that even the RS chamois is too bulky.

    I think the RS runs small by the way, while the Evolution runs true to size.
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    I don't find the RS chamois bulky, but my latest versions do feel thicker/wider, as I said. It may be in my head. I can't take bulky chamois, but I don't like really thin, tri-like chamois, either.
    Artista, what bothers you about the contrast stitching? I don't even notice it. Personally, I think the Bellas make my legs so much nicer, that no one else would notice anything, either.
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    Thanks for the Sugoi info, Indy. Based on all of the input on these shorts, I think that I'll stick with Terry's for another season.

    Crankin, I'm just being picky about the contrast stitching. I love the look of sleek black bike shorts under bright jerseys. I think that the contrast stitching competes with the jersey and frames the rear end with the arced stitching over the rear hips.

    I wrote Terry asking if they were planning on an all black version of the Bellas. It turns out that Bellas with "dark stitching" are being discussed for 2014. I'm guessing that there won't be any changes for this year. The heads-up is enough for me to stick with my current shorts this year and wait to see what Terry offers next year.
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