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Hello,

Recently I rode my new RT in 95+ weather for 500 miles. It was not fun as my seat was soaking wet. Yes, I beleive this is called "Monkey butt".

I had a look on-line and saw numerous posts about LD shorts. I may go that route but was wondering what other options were out there. Cost is not a factor.

Anyone have experience with the BMW underwear ?
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Just be aware that almost all of the idiots making this stuff do not include a fly.
Even LD had a lousy design- a horizontal slit more up toward your navel rather than at the correct anatomical location. Also, they're better than cotton from a wicking viewpoint but mostly they're compression garments. Most are merely unpadded bicycle shorts..

Also see camping places for performance fabric inderwear.

For keeping your core cool see the Veskimo- it really works.....
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I've tried a number of things. LD's are better than cotton undershorts, but I like Nike Combat Pro better than anything I have used. Got mine at Dick's. Also my bead rider seat cover is a necessity for me in 90+ degree heat. Provides a good air flow under my butt and helps keep drier.

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LDComfort

Quite simply, the material LDComfort uses is superior to anything else out there. I stay dry and comfortable from freezing temps to well over 100 degrees. It just plain works.

I have a couple pairs of Under Armor gear, as well as some off-brand stuff. They sit at home on the shelf, mostly due to the fact that they're always slipping down and the fact that they don't work well over a very wide temperature range. They're just not comfortable for the long haul, so they stay home. Cheaper doesn't matter if the product doesn't work.

My LDComfort stuff goes everywhere on the bike with me. Even for local trips as short as 2 hours or 100 miles, that's all I'll wear under my riding pants. And I have lived in them for weeks at a time while on the road, including a 2-week, 15,000 mile ride. All I need to carry is my LDComfort gear and one pair of jeans and a nice shirt in case I feel like going out to dinner one night. Simply put, this stuff works.

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I use the LD's and they work as advertised. My only issue was, being a "boxer" guy, had to get used to a little tighter fit, if you know what I mean.

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Been using the UNDER ARMOR brand.
Semi tight Brief fit but longer on leg like a boxer ....

Not tried others ? ... but real happy after 8 years using the same

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Been using the UNDER ARMOR brand.
Semi tight Brief fit but longer on leg like a boxer ....

Not tried others ? ... but real happy after 8 years using the same
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+1 on the LD comforts and a beaded seat. But if you don't want to spend $70 on the LD, try the 'heat-out' shorts at CycleGear. Can't go wrong for $10. When the temps are over 95 I find them cooler, or at least more comfortable, than the LD's.

http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...rts/web1010128

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LDComfort

Quite simply, the material LDComfort uses is superior to anything else out there. I stay dry and comfortable from freezing temps to well over 100 degrees. It just plain works.

I have a couple pairs of Under Armor gear, as well as some off-brand stuff. They sit at home on the shelf, mostly due to the fact that they're always slipping down and the fact that they don't work well over a very wide temperature range. They're just not comfortable for the long haul, so they stay home. Cheaper doesn't matter if the product doesn't work.

My LDComfort stuff goes everywhere on the bike with me. Even for local trips as short as 2 hours or 100 miles, that's all I'll wear under my riding pants. And I have lived in them for weeks at a time while on the road, including a 2-week, 15,000 mile ride. All I need to carry is my LDComfort gear and one pair of jeans and a nice shirt in case I feel like going out to dinner one night. Simply put, this stuff works.
+1, I don't ride as many mile as Ken, but concur with on every point he makes !!!!
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Re: summer underwear ?

Thanks everyone for all the feedback.

Decided to try the 'heat-out' shorts by CycleGear. They were only $10, a pair.
If they are no good then I will buy some LD's
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Re: summer underwear ?

The LDC stuff is overpriced for what it is, especially given the ridiculous fly on them. Seriously, you have to wonder if the designers are familiar with the equipment that necessitates the use of a fly. I've had no issues riding in triple-digit temperatures and high humidity using either Under Armour or Ex Officio boxer briefs.

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I remember the first time I saw the LD Comfort shorts at the MOA rally in West Bend. Asked the girl if that was a coin pocket. She replied, "It is a pouch for your Joey". And she did it with a straight face. I have two pair, love them and my Joey is happy with the pouch as well!

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The LDC stuff is overpriced for what it is, especially given the ridiculous fly on them. Seriously, you have to wonder if the designers are familiar with the equipment that necessitates the use of a fly. I've had no issues riding in triple-digit temperatures and high humidity using either Under Armour or Ex Officio boxer briefs.

What? The LD shorts and shirt are the bomb! The miles in the saddle all day and never crotch rot, monkey butt.......

Easy to wash in your room at night and dry the next morning.

The "joey" pouch, never used it, just pull 'em down and go to town!

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Meese said it best. Just get the stuff and be happy. It works and works well.

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I bought a pair of LD last year when the weather was pleasant in Bloomsburg...Good stuff. Also have the BMW uberwear...LD is better.
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I bought the BMW summer underwear. It treats me well when it is hot, can't think of any downside. A friend of mine wears his mountainbike shorts with the padding. He says it keeps him dry and adds additional comfort on longer trips...

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Re: summer underwear ?

I ended up picking up a pair of heat away underwear from Rider's Warehouse.
Better than cotton underwear but a bit tight in the "package" area. It may just be my seat pushing forward though.

Going to try out some technical fabric loose boxers next.
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Don't waste yoiur time. Get LD comfort shorts and tops. Two of each is more than enough. Work great as Meese says.
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I remember the first time I saw the LD Comfort shorts at the MOA rally in West Bend. Asked the girl if that was a coin pocket. She replied, "It is a pouch for your Joey". And she did it with a straight face. I have two pair, love them and my Joey is happy with the pouch as well!
I guess the key here is that your joey just has to have the distance. Ride 'em cowboy!

Just have to mention that as I write this it is 58* F and raining. It has been nearly 2 weeks since we have had rain. Man, I love this place!

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My input is a bit off-season now, but somewhat after my last response mid-July, I ordered the beads for both seats. Comfortable is an understatement. The beads keep your butt cool, as if there was some ventilation between your seat and your butt. Totally satisfied and kept them on the seat till end of October.

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Overpriced "motorcycle specific" wicking underwear is only half of the equation.

May I suggest an overpriced breathable seat cover and composite cushioning system as well?

Of course you need some overpriced breathable armored Kevlar mesh pants to go with the above too...

...and some overpriced "talcum powder" that puts cheesy "Monkey Butt Powder" to shame: Zeasorb AF.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000152/

I'll be I've spent more on my motorcycle wardrobe than my business wardrobe - and that includes some REALLY nice Italian suits.

'taint no other way to keep the family jewels cool, dry and performing as Mother Nature intended: www.KonTourSeat.com


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Overpriced "motorcycle specific" wicking underwear is only half of the equation.

May I suggest an overpriced breathable seat cover and composite cushioning system as well?

Of course you need some overpriced breathable armored Kevlar mesh pants to go with the above too...

...and some overpriced "talcum powder" that puts cheesy "Monkey Butt Powder" to shame: Zeasorb AF.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000152/

I'll be I've spent more on my motorcycle wardrobe than my business wardrobe - and that includes some REALLY nice Italian suits.

'taint no other way to keep the family jewels cool, dry and performing as Mother Nature intended: www.KonTourSeat.com

Where is the like button function on this forum. Always enjoy your humor Ron.

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I used a pair of REI briefs for my cross country trip that worked very well. They have flat seams and are made of synthetic material that dries rapidly. I also used a pair of REI Sahara convertible pants, also synthetic. These are very lightweight products that felt comfortable under my mesh riding suit.

This combination was great for hot weather.

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Just be aware that almost all of the idiots making this stuff do not include a fly.
Even LD had a lousy design- a horizontal slit more up toward your navel rather than at the correct anatomical location. Also, they're better than cotton from a wicking viewpoint but mostly they're compression garments. Most are merely unpadded bicycle shorts..

Also see camping places for performance fabric inderwear.

For keeping your core cool see the Veskimo- it really works.....
Starter brand sold at Walmart also does a good job at wicking too. And they have a fly! Pretty easy on the wallet too.

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Not tried LD, but UA does an okay job. As for cheap powder try some corn starch. I've got a box at work, home, car, but not the bike yet. It's like air conditioning in your drawers, and when used in large quantities make great croutons!
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If you need to use powders, then your underwear is failing you.

My LDComforts have been from 16°F to 118°F without any issues at all.

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Hello,

Recently I rode my new RT in 95+ weather for 500 miles. It was not fun as my seat was soaking wet. Yes, I beleive this is called "Monkey butt".

I had a look on-line and saw numerous posts about LD shorts. I may go that route but was wondering what other options were out there. Cost is not a factor.

Anyone have experience with the BMW underwear ?
Long rides need BMW underwear. Yes I mean it. I have pair of these underwears and they are extremely comfortable
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Long rides need BMW discount underwear. Yes I mean it. I have pair of these underwears and they are extremely comfortable
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Re: summer underwear ?

My $.02 worth...

I live in south Louisiana. The summers here are mid to high 90's and 70-90 % humidity all the time, so heat management is critical to me as I ride pretty much all the time. Due to the humidity, none of the evaporative cooling vests work here, and you end up wet and hot.

Like a lot of us, I have tried a bunch of stuff, including the LD comfort stuff. It works ok for me but as noted, the fly leaves a lot to be desired, and the compression fit is a bit uncomfortable for me, so the search continued.

A lot of companies make synthetic "boxer brief" style underwear. Some works great, some have a very unusual fit that tends to not work well and will ball up in unfortunate places, if you get my drift. Most of them are expensive to boot.

Then, I ran across the Duluth Trading "Buck Naked Boxer Briefs". These are wonderfully comfortable and pack very compact in any luggage. Highly recommended, and the price is very reasonable as is all their clothing:

http://m.duluthtrading.com/store/pro...efs-76015.aspx

I also landed on Coolmax shirts for the heat, and after a bit of searching ran across this site for all my T-shirts and such. The owner is also a Veteran, so even better to support him:

http://www.coolclothingusa.com/

Final bit of the heat control and comfort is the Kontour seat. Best investment you will ever make on your bike. Comments and photos here:

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