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    Shorts or bib shorts????

    Which one?
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    Bibs! Especially if you are a clyde and don't want the plumbers dilemma! Also, the shorts sometimes roll as you all know. Yup, definitely bibs!
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    bibs. I like aerotech
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    Just how big an old boy are you anyway? If you have a major gut, that comes into consideration. Bibs stay up, they can't help it. I wear both and am coming to actually prefer regular shorts when it's really hot.
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    I am down around a 35 waist with a small spare tire, but I want to loose about 45 more pounds. I would probably buy a large short (36-38 waist) and hopefully be able to wear it for quite some time. I purchased a wal-mart shirt that I will try out when it gets warmer. Still don't own bicycle shorts, but can't say that I need them yet, because I only get about 30 minutes of bike time per day with our busy schedule.
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    Triathlon in my future??? flip18436572's Avatar
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    I got to try out the wicking shirt from Wal-Mart. It is 100% polyster and was fine on the bike. I bought and XL, but it is a little big, so my next ones will only be L. Yes, I am still at 240 pounds at 6'3" and my goal is 45 pounds away by the end of 2007 so I have a long way to go.

    The shirt is sleeveless, but it doesn't absorb the sweat like my cotton t-shirts do or did. I did have a problem with the shirt rubbing on my already sun burned nipples and causing some pain, but I am sure the cotton "T" would have been worse. No I don't wear a man-bra either. I did have my HRM on though.
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    NO question - Bibs.
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    I am buying shorts only after talking to a few other riders locally. If I don't like them, I will try bib shorts when I order the next size smaller.
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    Depends on the shorts and the bibs. Mostly I prefer bibs, but you can't beat the convenience of shorts. I'll generally go with the bib when riding over an hour or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PATH View Post
    Bibs! Especially if you are a clyde and don't want the plumbers dilemma! Also, the shorts sometimes roll as you all know. Yup, definitely bibs!
    I don't understand. I'm uber-clyde....started with 3x aerotech shorts at about 360 pounds or so. I've never had my shorts "roll" on me. Are you guys sure you're wearing them right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    I don't understand. I'm uber-clyde....started with 3x aerotech shorts at about 360 pounds or so. I've never had my shorts "roll" on me. Are you guys sure you're wearing them right?
    I personally prefer the bibs because I can breath better in them, no elastic waistband to restrict the abdomen during the respiration cycle. Then there's the additional benefit of not slipping down and causing me to expose a half moon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flip18436572 View Post
    Which one?
    I think it's really personal opinion, so buy one pair of each, and try them both, each has advantages and disadvantages, see which you like better.

    Bibs, advantages:
    * no waist band rollover.
    * no peep show for the trucker behind you.

    Shorts, advantages:
    * Can be worn under regular shorts or pants without making you look really, really dorky.
    * Doesn't make you look like a member of the Soviet weight lifting team.

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