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Its ok for training, not for the road
on 23 March 2013
I like Tenn products and have bought several jerseys in the past. This is the first time i have bought their cycling leggings. I own a cheap pair from Lidl i bought for £6! I own a pair of Louis Garneau tights i bought for £50, and now these.
I would place them where they are, right in the middle. They arent the quality of the LG's i have but then expected that, but they are better than the Lidls..just.
They are well made, look nice but two things let them down for me.
1.the lycra used on these is a bit cheap, its ok but it doesnt stretch that much. Good lycra is moveable, twistable and can be smoothed to fit, but the lycra on these has a limit and its found pretty quick, it does stretch that much so if you're bordreline size wise i strongly suggest you go up a size. My LG tights are a Large and they are easily to manipulate and could easily fit a larger person, but i ordered XXL in these and am now wondering if i should have gone for XXXl given the elasticity of the lycra isnt too great.
2. That being the case the padding while ok, isnt really in the right place, theres too much at the front and not enough at the back where it should be on the sit bones. This is a common problem with cheaper tights so Tenn arent alone in this respect, but again, given that the lyrca isnt too flexible you'll be struggling to get the padding in the right position for your backside.
I would say these are fine for turbo-training sessions and gym sessions, but leave the proper road rides to the slightly more expensive tights out there, as you need comfort when putting the miles in and i dont think these are up to the job in that respect.
Not bad, but you get what you pay for.