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Old 01-24-08, 01:49 PM   #1
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Specialized BG COMP BIB SHORT

No answers for this on the road forum so I'm tryng here.

I've never used bib shorts. Any word on these good or bad?
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Old 01-24-08, 01:52 PM   #2
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I have never used them, but I do like bibs, best I can do man.
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Bib shorts in general are excellent. Rare is the person who tries them and regrets it.

Specialized bibs are generally well regarded but considered pricey for what they are.
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The only guys I ride with that wear these work at the Specialized dealership.

For bibs, I'm riding the high-end Voler bibs which are very nice so far. If you buy them at hammer nutrition, you can get them for $50 which is a ridiculous deal for what you get. This year's short is a lot more tasteful than last year's, but you still have to put up with a ridiculous graphic.


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Thanks for the tip v1k1ng001. They only have the bib is XL. Will that be large enough (6'3", 230 lbs)?
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Check sizing with Voler @ velowear.com. I have a Voler jersey and the sizing is by no means generous. Great folks to do business with, however.

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X Small 26-29 100-120 5'5" and under 33-35 8.5
Small 29-31 120-145 5'4" to 5' 8" 35-37 9
Medium 32-34 145-170 5'7" to 5'11" 38-40 9.5
Large 35-37 170-190 5'10" to 6'2" 40-42 10
X Large 38-41 190-220 6'1" to 6'5" 42-44 10.5
XX Large 42-45 220-250 6'3" and up 44-46 11
XXX Large 46-50 250-260 6'3" and up 46-48 11.5
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Doesn't look like XL is going to cut it. Thanks CastIron.
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Thanks for the tip v1k1ng001. They only have the bib is XL. Will that be large enough (6'3", 230 lbs)?
I'm almost exactly your size: 6'3" 225. I have a 35-36 inch waist and I recommend the larges. The XL's are too big actually. Had to send them back.
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The only guys I ride with that wear these work at the Specialized dealership.

For bibs, I'm riding the high-end Voler bibs which are very nice so far. If you buy them at hammer nutrition, you can get them for $50 which is a ridiculous deal for what you get. This year's short is a lot more tasteful than last year's, but you still have to put up with a ridiculous graphic.


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I have em (well, last year's with the white side panels). Love em. And their products are actually pretty good. If you order the bibs from Hammer, you'll get a buncha samples. Try them, they good.
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I have em (well, last year's with the white side panels). Love em. And their products are actually pretty good. If you order the bibs from Hammer, you'll get a buncha samples. Try them, they good.
Yeah, me too. That white panel is hideous.
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I'm almost exactly your size: 6'3" 225. I have a 35-36 inch waist and I recommend the larges. The XL's are too big actually. Had to send them back.
41 inch waist here though. I haven't worn large in years.
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