DH pants for a big guy

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DH pants for a big guy
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Posted: Jan 17, 2022 at 7:56 Quote
Hello all!

I'm looking for advise for pants.
I am 6'1'', 240lbs (not a cross-country shape at all!)

All of the major brands of pants seems to run small.

My jeans are size 40-42 depending on the brands.
Any would have input on pants that could fit?

Thank you!

Posted: Jan 17, 2022 at 13:55 Quote
if it were me i would look into shorts and a good pair of knee pads

Posted: Jan 17, 2022 at 14:12 Quote
If you haven't tried NF, I had good luck with their pants. I have pretty large legs/backside and they worked for me. The leg taper looks nice too. Take a look at their size charts - they give a range of fitment types based on size. I sized up for a looser fit and I'm happy with them. Might be hard to find them in stock though, I signed up for stock alerts on their site.

Posted: Feb 2, 2022 at 14:58 Quote
Endura MT500 XXL (they might even do XXXL). Great pants.

Posted: Feb 4, 2022 at 8:09 Quote
Try dirty rides mtb apparel, they make trousers in custom lengths and waist

Posted: Feb 18, 2022 at 17:36 Quote
I’m 6’5 with a 35in inseam and a 32 inch waist. Looking for a pair of pants.

Posted: Feb 22, 2022 at 5:45 Quote
Try the Leatt Gravity 4.0 pants in the XXL. They say that they are 38s, but fit more like 40s and feel abit more roomy, esp if you are wearing crash pads underneath.

Also, check out the Fly F16 pants…abit on the heavier fabric side but fit nicely in the larger sizes.

Back years ago, NEMA made some really good (and well priced) DH pants…can’t find them anymore though.

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