Sugoi Contender Shorts

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Sugoi Contender Shorts

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A pair of all-purpose, everyday bike shorts can be the best investment you ever make. The Sugio Contender Cycling Shorts have a supportive 6-panel design, advanced moisture wicking from P3 lycra/spandex blend, and the protection and comfort control of Sugoi's S.100 seamless chamois. Add in flat, wide elastic waist and leg (with leg gripper) and you can just lock in and pedal with the perfect fit at all times.
  • 6-panel anatomic fit enhances muscle support and performance
  • Seamless chamois provides moisture control and protection of soft tissue
  • Ultra moisture wicking P3 fabric keeps you cool and dry
Sugoi Contender Shorts
  • FABRIC Lycra/Spandex
  • PANELS 6
  • CHAMOIS S.100
  • DRAWSTRING No
  • INSEAM 11"
  • Rating 4

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Sugoi Contender Shorts
 
3.8

(based on 17 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road biking (10)
  • Commuting/city (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (13), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (9), Speed oriented (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

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1.0

puts the hurt on you

By bill

from nacogdoches, texas

About Me Avid Cyclist

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Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Construction
    • Several Spots Rub Raw On

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sugoi Contender Shorts:

      I'm going to try cream but it's not the shammy that's rubbing me raw. I think it's the seams.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Good bang for the buck

      By TonyRome

      from Portsmouth Va

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Sugoi Contender Shorts:

        I use the shorts of 10 mile commuting and weekend 30-50 mile rides. Padding feels good and the shorts are comfortable.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        3.0

        You get what you pay for

        By Rob

        from Rochester, NY

        About Me Commuter

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

        • Thin chamois

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City

        Comments about Sugoi Contender Shorts:

        I have four pairs of shorts, all from different manufacturers, and unfortunately, the Sugoi Contender is the least comfortable. The chamois is noticeably thinner than the chamois on the others. I notice the difference after about 40 minutes of riding. To be fair, I purchased two of the others at local bike shops and they cost twice as much as the Sugoi.

        Outside of the chamois the fit and comfort is fine. They are also quite durable and still look good after a few months, many miles and many washes. I'm also going to try using them as a "foundation" under jeans for winter riding, they might be well-suited for that.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Excellent vaule!

        By xtrmdrm

        from LI, NY

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Sugoi Contender Shorts:

          Excellent value for the money. The same shorts sell locally for around $50.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Nice shorts at a decent price.

          By Ren

          from Newark, CA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Run A Little Tight

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Good For Daily Exercise
          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Sugoi Contender Shorts:

          I like them. Good value for the price. They relax a little after washing. As I posted they feel a little tight. In the pairs that I have washed, the stiffness in the padding was reduced. The first time I used them I had a little chafing, but it's fine now. I ride about an hour a day to burn off some calories. During the school year I ride to and from work. I bought them to replace some old shorts that were starting to get thin and reveal too much. Love your sales!

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Excellent value

          By Sparky

          from Phoenix, AV

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Padding
          • Good sizefit
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Sugoi Contender Shorts:

            Happy with quality, chamois and fit. Have used them outside on road bike and in spinning class. Great value!

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Love them

            By Vexxer

            from Fuquay Varina, NC

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Short Inseam

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Sugoi Contender Shorts:

            I wish to amend my previous review, since I bought these, they have become my go to biking shorts over more expensive ones. Its hard to believe how much more comfortable these are then my previous shorts. I really do love these despite the negatives I pointed out on my previous review. Sugoi has defintly landed themselves a loyal customer with these.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            contender shorts

            By BIG MG

            from QUEENS ,NYC

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Biking

                Comments about Sugoi Contender Shorts:

                fits true to your normal regular size and you get a some REAL cycling shorts and a rock bottom price

                • Cycling Style:
                • Speed Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                3.0

                Ok for the the price

                By Vexxer

                from Fuquay Varina, NC

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting/City

                  Comments about Sugoi Contender Shorts:

                  At first glance, I was concerned that the chamois was awfully thin compared to other shorts I own, but I was really pleasently surprised that despite this, they were more comofrtable on my normal 20 miles ride. I do see what others have said about it being too wide though in the pelvic area, and how that could cause chaffing issues on long rides... definatly invest in some chamois butter to use with these.

                  Downside though is they seem to run small. I got the XL, same size I wear in other shorts.. these fit in the waist, but they really felt overly tight in the legs and other areas... not bad enough to make me return them, but it will take a little getting used too. Inseam is kinda short too, the spec's claim 11', but they are defintly shorter then Im used too.

                  I would recomend to someone on a budget, but If you can afford it, try something else.

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Comfort Oriented
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Not my favority

                  By Josh

                  from Tallahassee, fl

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Uncomfortable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sugoi Contender Shorts:

                      The shorts are light and the padding is adequate but the edge of the padding is uncomfortable. The seam at the edge of the padding is hard and I noticed it as soon as I got in the saddle. I've only ridden in these a couple times so the seam may soften over time but I could tell exactly where it was the entire time I was riding. I have other shorts by Nashbar and Canari and prefer both over these. They will probably be dedicated to short rides, I'm afraid at 20+ miles these would be problematic, at least at this point.

                      • Cycling Style:
                      • Speed Oriented
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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