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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 03-18-07, 04:17 PM   #1
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Cycling shorts question...dont laugh

I am just getting back in to this. I have been riding my trainer for going on 3 weeks and I have a pair of cycling shorts. They fit ok in the butt area but seeing as I am a clyde I am 5'10" with about a 40 inch waist. They kinda roll down till I look like a plumner moonlighting as a bike rider.
What do the rest of you guys do?
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Old 03-18-07, 04:29 PM   #2
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Try some bibs. Seriously.
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Old 03-18-07, 05:22 PM   #3
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Bibs are where it's at, brother. Zero roll-down potential. The front of my bike shorts has a tendency to do a single flop-over where I'm packing too much weight around the waist, so when it's no longer jacket and rain pants weather I'm going back to bibs.
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Old 03-18-07, 05:29 PM   #4
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I wear baggy shorts over my compression shorts to cover the crack.
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Old 03-18-07, 05:32 PM   #5
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Agreed on bibs, they are the most comfortable stuff on the planet! I have issues with nonbib shorts rolling as well and my Sugoi's solved that very nicely! Now, they are interesting if you have to pee, but it's possible with some contortion!
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Bibs. It took me 9 months to try bibs and now I wish I'd been buying them 9 months ago.
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If not bibs, eight panel shorts are a must.

In my younger (and lighter) years I rode wearing any old bargain bin shorts. The LBS had end of season factory 2nds from Cannondale, and most of my shorts were thin 6 panel jobs. They fit fine.

Now i'm pushin' 30 and have a 36" to 38" waist. Eight panel shorts are the way to go.
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Performance Century Gel bibs are on sale for $40.00 right now.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=1120
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