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    Forgot to mention that the REI near me carries Terry Bellas. Catrin, do you have an REI near you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artista View Post
    Forgot to mention that the REI near me carries Terry Bellas. Catrin, do you have an REI near you?
    Why YES we do, I will head out there this weekend to check it out. It isn't far from a LBS that I want to check for the Sugoi RS shorts anyway. For some reason I just never think of REI for this sort of thing - my brain associates them with camping goods.

    I think my problem with the chamois in the Terry removable liner is thickness - they are too thin for me. Great for short rides though - or were until they became too large for me. The woman at TE suggested maybe finding someone who works with lycra and have my stock of too-large shorts taken in. The problem is the chamois area, they are now just too large for me and bunch up I suspect that isn't really fixable without a lot of custom work that would likely be more expensive than new shorts...
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    Just a reminder that TE carries both the Bella and the RS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indysteel View Post
    Just a reminder that TE carries both the Bella and the RS.
    Yes...but I can't order both at the same time to try on Just because I try them on somewhere else doesn't mean I won't order the one I settle upon from TE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catrin View Post
    Yes...but I can't order both at the same time to try on Just because I try them on somewhere else doesn't mean I won't order the one I settle upon from TE
    Yeah; I figured you could just try them on locally and then possibly order from TE. Not that you're not entitled to buy from wherever you choose, but I like to throw out TE as a good option when I can. And in the interest of full disclosure, I'm not a fan of either REI's Indy story or that LBS. I had high hopes for REI, but the service I've gotten there is pretty ho hum. And don't even get me started with that LBS. Oy; they drive me nuts.
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    Yes, this. The liner has been upgraded, but... some of my Bellas have a blue chamois and some have pink. I don't feel a difference between those, but I do still feel a difference between the Bellas and the liner. The fact that I still have the older (blue) version is a testament to the longevity of these shorts. They have been worn for almost 12k miles.
    Catrin, I had the Century shorts once, when I used to regularly wear the Terry T shorts (before the Bellas). The chamois is thicker, but once I put them on, it was OK. I wore them on the one and only century I did and that's why I bought them. They were on the edge of too thick, but they did break in well.
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    Re: Shorts...suggestions?

    I appreciate all of the helpful comments. I was reading an old thread from last year where Indy asked about the Evolution shorts and Susan provided Such a nice review of the RS and the Evolution. I will look for these to try on as well.

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    I just returned from MY LBS, where I tried on both the Evolution and the RS. Considering the price difference I really, really, really wanted to like the Evolution... The RS, however, felt much better and as I always have a small muffin top regardless of the type of waistband, I went with the RS. Hopefully THESE won't get too large for me, I don't know what I will do if that happens. This gives me one pair of PI drop-tail bibs that fit me well, and the RS. I can live with two pair of shorts I am really looking forward to trying these out - hopefully this weekend if weather permits!

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    Do let me know how those end up working out. I've been wanting to try a pair.
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    Good choice. I didn't think you'd like the Evolution. The chamois is pretty thick and for as little as your legs and butt are, I imagine they weren't small and compressive enough. They work just fine, however, on my big thighs!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by indysteel View Post
    Good choice. I didn't think you'd like the Evolution. The chamois is pretty thick and for as little as your legs and butt are, I imagine they weren't small and compressive enough. They work just fine, however, on my big thighs!!
    Yes, they were quite loose on my legs, and the butt part was all wrinkled, not compressive at all. After a lifetime of considering myself "large boned", I am only now coming to understand how small my frame really is...poor body had to carry all that weight around so long If I carried my weight more traditionally for a woman I bet I would still be a medium...

    The RS felt pretty good, though I am a bit nervous about trying a different chamois! I am sure, however, it will be fine.

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    I just tried out the Sugoi RS shorts on my trainer. While it isn't the same as riding outside, and I just basically had a 40 minute easy spin while watching tv, I got a better feel for these shorts. I think they are going to be fine! The chamois feels better than any I've ever tried and that includes the PI 3D. I am still amazed that I am actually wearing "small" when, in my mind, I am far from small. People keep telling me how small I am so I guess I need to believe them. To me - 125 pounds at 5'3 isn't small but that is another topic.

    I suspect I've found a new favorite short! I still prefer bib shorts though, especially when it is hot and for longer rides. I see that Sugoi does have several bibs available for women but none appear to be drop-tail...
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    I'll have to try them out, then.
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    As much as I like the PI 3D chamois, I like the chamois in the Sugoi RS even better! I find that with each ride I like them more and more. Granted, I've not yet broken 90 minutes with them - but I can tell these are going to only get better for me. It is good for my budget that Sugoi doesn't seem to make an RS drop-tail bib! I just hope that THESE don't get too big for me, unsure what I could find to replace them if that should happen...

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    You would buy an x small .
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