We took off for a Sunday ride around town on this first day of daylight savings time. John rode his new Brompton, curious to see what the 2-speed bike would be like on the hills around here. I rode Sweetpea, my ANT mixte touring bike. With her new chain and clean derailleur, she rode like a dream. I may not be in the best of shape but she sure is. This ride was a test drive for my new Boure Womens Classic bike shorts.
Here’s my opinion of the shorts:
Comfort: Terrific. The leg elastic grips without binding. The waist band is comfortable. The padding which feels a little too bulky off the bike is fine while riding. The chamois provides the essential protection and comfort and feels “just right.” The seamless inner thigh prevents chafing.
Looks: Close-to-the-body fit. The eight-panel seaming creates graceful lines. They are made of nylon/lycra and come in 2 color choices, blue or black.
Fit: The small fits perfectly. I normally wear size 6 or 8 petite pants. The leg ends about 3.5″ above my knee, which suits me fine. The waistband is described by Boure as 1.24″ drawstring. Can’t say I see a drawstring anywhere, but I don’t need one. I think it’s just 1.25″ flat elastic.
Practicality: These shorts are winners for comfort. I am sure they will be easy to hand wash and will dry quickly, important on tours. There are no pockets, typical of this type of short.
Bottom line: I like them and will order 1 more pair. They will be great for longer local rides and for touring.