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Cycling trousers that can be used as work wear in a casual office

Post by JohnClimber » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:50 pm

New job in a week or two (arguing about my notice period)

I can cycle the 3.5 mile or 4 miles on the nicer route, but I'd like to wear trousers that I can wear all day in the office as well as the cycling in and out (which may have puddles or rain)

Please can you recommend me trousers that you'd use in this situation please?

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Re: Cycling trousers that can be used as work wear in a casual office

Post by ssnowman » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:18 pm

Best I've seen are by Alice with Alex. You won't like the price though :shock:
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Post by benp1 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:42 pm

Stretchy chinos with a trouser strap. Fine for 4 miles

Edit - plus full mudguards!

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Re: Cycling trousers that can be used as work wear in a casual office

Post by techno » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:49 pm

benp1 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Stretchy chinos with a trouser strap. Fine for 4 miles

Edit - plus full mudguards!
This, I've had a pair similar to these for years that have been great:
https://www.howies.co.uk/collections/me ... 3953144899
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Re: Cycling trousers that can be used as work wear in a casual office

Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:13 pm

Depends on your office but look at Keela Scuffers/Roadrunners

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Post by redefined_cycles » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:59 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:13 pm
Depends on your office but look at Keela Scuffers/Roadrunners
I'd go with this... Only cos I was gonna say Endura Singletracks (of yesteryear) but Colin upgraded his to the Keela... Thats probably what I'll be getting once my STs are all worn out :-bd

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Post by Cheeky Monkey » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:55 am

https://www.facebook.com/56272029091621 ... 62379/?t=1

Maybe a set of these? Particularly if you might go "postal" at the new place :shock:

WTF there's so many guns, knives and barbed wire batons involved in advertising a pair of trousers I dont know :roll:

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:17 am

Your office or my office? Two very different places :wink:
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Re: Cycling trousers that can be used as work wear in a casual office

Post by Dave Barter » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:33 am

I did a similar commute for years. Never found a solution to sub standard kicked up off the road so just wore shorts and packed some trews.
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Re: Cycling trousers that can be used as work wear in a casual office

Post by AlexGold » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:33 am

Depends how smart are needed, but I wear these for work days: https://www.wiggle.co.uk/endura-hummvee ... ousers-ii/

They're very well designed for cycling and don't get a white patch from the saddle like every other cargo/combat trouser I've tried (at least not yet...)

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Re: Cycling trousers that can be used as work wear in a casual office

Post by Alpinum » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:24 pm

I've used a few over the last couple of years, here a few thoughts from experience:

Endura Urban Stretch:
https://www.endurasport.com/Urban-Stret ... /p/bEU8045
Tight fit if you have muscular legs, but very stretchy and great to ride and work in. Decent looking too. Sensible pockets.
Unfortunately, mine went fuzzy at the pockets after perhaps 1 year of rather regular use. I still use them though. Another weakness is the lack of reflectors. Dry really fast, lightweight, airy.

Vaude Krusa:
https://nanobike.de/Vaude-Krusa-Fahrrad-Hose-iron
Great cut (especially if you like old style clothing). Again great to ride and work in. Hard wearing fabric. Sensible pockets, although not handy for folks with big wallets (TLS!).
Show signs of use only very slowly - regular jeans would've been worn through in the crotch area with the amount of riding the Vaude have seen. Has reflector and leg strap.
Not elastic, but doesn't need thanks to a good cut. Holds wind off quite well, dries fast. Takes a beating if need be.

Arcteryx A2B Commuter:
https://www.arcteryx.com/se/de/shop/men ... muter-pant
I don't have them, but my girfriend and she absolutely loves them. She even took them on a 3 week bikepacking trip for cycling and hiking. They look decent but are also technical in a way, that they are more than just suitable for offroad biking. Stretchy, tight fit (seem similar to the Endura), pockets in the right place and fabric wise in the perfect middle between Vaude and Endura. Multiple reflectors which tuck away nicely. Probably the best trousers of those mentioned.
My girlfriend hasn't had them for that long, but likely they'll last a bit longer than the Endura.

I also love stretchy jeans to ride in, like the Black Diamond ones I have.
Last longer than regular jeans when riding and are much, much more comfy. no reflectors on the BD ones unfortunately.
Talking about stretchy jeans, let's not forget https://www.pinkbike.com/news/getting-t ... sberg.html. They make you go fast! :wink:

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Re: Cycling trousers that can be used as work wear in a casual office

Post by ssnowman » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:03 pm

Alpinum wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:24 pm
I've used a few over the last couple of years, here a few thoughts from experience:

Endura Urban Stretch:
https://www.endurasport.com/Urban-Stret ... /p/bEU8045
Tight fit if you have muscular legs, but very stretchy and great to ride and work in. Decent looking too. Sensible pockets.
Unfortunately, mine went fuzzy at the pockets after perhaps 1 year of rather regular use. I still use them though. Another weakness is the lack of reflectors. Dry really fast, lightweight, airy.

I have these and they have lasted a long time, but now white around saddle contact area. Very stretchy and comfortable, but I find them a bit sweaty on the bike.
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