What shorts for Off road MTB Dualthon

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Sep 2012
10:24am, 7 Sep 2012
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stevep1000uk
Any recomendations on what to wear shorts wise for an off road mountain bike duathlon ?

I'm thinking my road cycling bib shorts aren't going to be comfy on the run. Had a very quick look on Wiggle for tri shorts but lots of choice and quite pricy.

The ride is 24km and the saddle on my MTB is practically a sofa compared to road bike so just normal running shorts ?
Sep 2012
9:56pm, 12 Sep 2012
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Mother T
I have run in bib shorts for du's and no problem, the run was 6k both sides of the bike. do a test run before the event and happy brick training!
Sep 2012
6:57am, 14 Sep 2012
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Gobi
Trisuit ?
Sep 2012
7:08am, 14 Sep 2012
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Stepford Wife
I have done an MTB duathlon in running shorts figuring I spend a lot of time out of the saddle on the MTB. That was fine. I'd also only bought the bike the day before but that's another story entirely.
Sep 2012
7:08am, 14 Sep 2012
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Gobi
My theory is that if you are racing then dress to race.

Then again I bet the saddle on my MTB is not exactly comfy
Sep 2012
7:11am, 14 Sep 2012
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Stepford Wife
24 km on a bike isn't that far so if you can't afford new shorts I would hazard running shorts would be ok on the bike but cycling shorts a pain on the run
Jan 2013
6:36pm, 3 Jan 2013
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xtrimark
Trisuit or lycra shorts/leggings. I race xtri/ mtb duathlons events in trisuit. If its cold put me Lycra gear on under trisuit..

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