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  1. #1
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    Bike shorts for kids?!?

    Did a quick search on this and nothing came up so looking for help.
    5 yo is biking more and def want to encourage.
    Right now next goal is to get off training wheels.
    Last summer we did up to 3 mile rides around a local park loop with no problem. This year we bike down to the park and did just over 4 with the down and back recently. the problem is he got some sores on/in is butt from it.
    Nothing more fun than a 5 yo wanting to show you his owie on his ass cheeks with a bonus brown eye... repeatedly

    Any how, any advice from fellow parents?
    DantheMan? KNow your sun was/is a bikeomaniac. Ass sores @ 5?

    Al I see online are mini lycra shorts and that seems a bit much.

    Help.

  2. #2
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    Mini lycra shorts with board shorts (swimsuit) on top. Done. Works great till they get older.

  3. #3
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    Could be a bike fit issue. If the saddle is not ideally positioned it could lead to pressure (too high) or friction (too far forward) etc. Also... I have one of those 5yo kid things... make sure the underwear fits, isnít destroyed, and if cotton seams are an issue maybe use a swimsuit bottom?

    Zoic makes kids mtb but I doubt for a 5yo ripper.


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    We bought him some nice TLD shorts this spring (https://shop.troyleedesigns.com/bike/youth), but most of the time he still chooses to ride in cutoff sweatpants. For what you're describing any kind of light and loose poly blend type shorts will be fine. And watch the underwear seams.

    Problem may very well be the saddle.

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    ever wondered why the search came up empty?
    bF
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    ever wondered why the search came up empty?
    not till just now..


    Thanks all.
    I adjust the saddle each ride ( kids growing!) but maybe I will take him in the shop where i bought it.
    will be more conscious of shorts choice.

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    ever wondered why the search came up empty?
    still wondering, come on man

  8. #8
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    WRONG FORUM JONG!!

    Sorry. You did ask :-)

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