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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 10-16-07, 03:29 PM   #1
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Bibs with gut?

Hey guys, this is my first time posting in this forum so "yay first post"...anyways I am about 220 LBS, most of it muscle but I do have a bit of a gut...anyways I am looking into getting some bibs and I am curious to see what your take on someone with a gut getting bibs. Any input is appreciated!
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Old 10-16-07, 03:54 PM   #2
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yay my first reply woohoo (sorry couldn't resist) Thanks for the reply Black Shuck! I think I am going to love my new Clyde family! Oh yeah I will buy the bibs too!
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Skin tight is alright!! If someone does not like the look, then they can look somewhere else.
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I don't have a problem with them. I figure that the reason I am wearing them is do I will look better in them sometime soon.
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Bibs rock! Way more comfortable.
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thanks for the replies guys! They aren't harsh like some of the ones in the road forum haha...anyways thanks again for the replies, I am going to be buying some performance soon.
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Think of the people around you. Wear mountain bike shorts and an XXL T-shirt.
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Bibs are much better than a waistband if you carry even the slightest excess in the middle.
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thanks for the replies guys! They aren't harsh like some of the ones in the road forum haha...anyways thanks again for the replies, I am going to be buying some performance soon.
I've got the Performance Century Gel bibs, and I think they're awesome for anything up to about 50 miles or any distance in cold weather. After that, I'd prefer to have the padding a little thinner to let some air get to my junk, and just rely on my saddle for the distance comfort that it provides.
Lots of people are big on the Aerotech Designs bibs and shorts. I remember them from when I lived in the midwest and they were a much smaller company, and apparently getting larger didn't mean any decline in quality.
If you're looking for a bib with generous padding, then the Century Gels from Performance are my choice.
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Bibs are preferable if you have a bit of gut. You can breathe better
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Think of the people around you. Wear mountain bike shorts and an XXL T-shirt.
Who cares what others think? I want the comfort and the protection from saddle tangle as well as the abrasion resistance of lycra, as well as the wicking of [proper fit. I don't wear it for style, it's just a tool.
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Wear one-size-too-small club fit spandex and send pix to Velo Dog.
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I know most guys here have a gut and most guys here seem to prefer bibs. Don't worry what anybody else thinks in terms of looks....just wear what's best for you.

I recently got a pair of bibs, but have only worn them one time for a very short ride. I mainly got them because so many people here in the clyde forums seemed so keen on them.
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Nice thing about bibs is they don't roll off my belly like shorts do .
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Comfort, comfort, comfort.
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I bought a set of Bellweather bibs on sale a month or so ago and love them.
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Please. Gentlemen. I can't take these visuals anymore...
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Think of the people around you. Wear mountain bike shorts and an XXL T-shirt.
Uhhhh, Velo? A XXl T-shirts would fit some of us like a Euro Race cut Then take into account that if it was just a T-Shirt then it would get nice and soaked and hug our kegs (yes, we have kegs and not 6-packs ) like a skin tight body suit.

I wear bibs but I also wear a loose fit XXL or XXXL MX/freeride jersey on top even when on the road. Mainly because most cycling jerseys are to tight around the arms.

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Think of the people around you. Wear mountain bike shorts and an XXL T-shirt.
Okay, that's it. I'm going to post a pic of me in tights, wearing a XXL t-shirt that I earned by completing a recent century. I was asked if "that poncho" held me back in the wind...
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What bibs do you guys use?

Personally I still ride in shorts a pair of PI and Sugoi. I like the Sugoi chamois so much better than the PI.

How are the Performance house brand bibs?
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I use either Aerotech or Sugoi.
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bibs over shorts all the way!!
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