Bike Forums

Bike Forums (http://www.bikeforums.net/forum.php)
-   Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) (http://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/)
-   -   Shorts for bigger guys? (http://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/472875-shorts-bigger-guys.html)

big john 10-03-08 11:43 AM

Shorts for bigger guys?
 
For years I have used Performance 3xl shorts, now they have made them smaller and they are too tight.
What shorts do Clydes use? I'm not too concerned about price, just fit. I have a 40" waist and have tried Voler, Castelli, PI, and others in 2x with no luck.

Dubbayoo 10-03-08 11:53 AM

Big and short or big and tall?

big john 10-03-08 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dubbayoo (Post 7597183)
Big and short or big and tall?

6'2" and around 205 pounds. Not that big, but I have a lot of trouble with cycling clothes.

Namenda 10-03-08 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big john (Post 7597225)
6'2" and around 205 pounds. Not that big, but I have a lot of trouble with cycling clothes.

I'm 6'2" and 210#. I wear xl in Castelli shorts/bibs, and large in most others that I've tried. I can't understand why you would need 3xl in anything.

Little Darwin 10-03-08 12:46 PM

There is a sticky in the Clydesdale forum that I think has some sources for large sized cycling wear.

I use Nashbar branded bib shorts in 3X (or is it 4X) that are a tight on me, but usable. I am much larger around than you are.

wanders 10-03-08 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big john (Post 7597225)
6'2" and around 205 pounds. Not that big, but I have a lot of trouble with cycling clothes.


And a 40 in. waist?

I'm 5'9", 5'10" if I let my hair grow out, and weigh 215#. I wear large in PI, LG, and Ibex. XL in Verge. I must be wedging and shoe-horning alot more than you.

edit- like dubbayoo below, I'm a 36/30 pant

Booger 10-03-08 02:49 PM

At 6'2" and 205, you should be a large (PI, Performance) or xl (european brands). Lycra isn't supposed to be baggy.

Dubbayoo 10-03-08 02:52 PM

I'm 5'8, 250 and I can wear large in most brands (probably not Assos). I am pretty solid so I may have more of my weight in my upper body than most. I don't know my actual waist measurement but I have on 36/30 jeans.

big john 10-03-08 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Booger (Post 7598173)
At 6'2" and 205, you should be a large (PI, Performance) or xl (european brands). Lycra isn't supposed to be baggy.

Maybe I have a weird shape, but I tried on the Castelli 2x yesterday and I could hardly breathe. They were so tight I had a hard time peeling them off. 20 years ago I used xl in shorts and I was 10-12 pounds heavier.
The pair of 3x I got from Performance felt like my junk was in a vice, extremely uncomfortable.
I found some Addidas today at the LBS and they look huge. I'll try them on when I get home.

jaxgtr 10-03-08 07:05 PM

Aerotech actually makes some fairly nice bibs for the larger rider. I have a couple of pair myself. I am also moving into the Clyde forum.

Mr. Beanz 10-03-08 07:19 PM

I think I wasted my money of PI Ultra Sensors. They've really gotten sucky! $100 for nuthin'! Fit well but chamois sucks.

I tried the Quest model by PI. $45 and the chamois is much better IMO. Fit me kind of long on the knee, but you're taller so might do you well.

I use 2X, really surprised you have prollems with them as I thought you were a skinny dude!:D

rideroli 10-03-08 08:19 PM

+1 aerotech bibs www.aerotechdesigns.com :)

big john 10-03-08 08:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz (Post 7599674)
I think I wasted my money of PI Ultra Sensors. They've really gotten sucky! $100 for nuthin'! Fit well but chamois sucks.

I tried the Quest model by PI. $45 and the chamois is much better IMO. Fit me kind of long on the knee, but you're taller so might do you well.

I use 2X, really surprised you have prollems with them as I thought you were a skinny dude!:D

Hey Beanz! My LBS guy said he has some PI shorts coming in that I should try. I think the Addidas pair I got is going to work. I'll try them tomorrow if it doesn't rain.

Jaxgtr, Aerotech, huh? I'll look into that. Thanks.

late 10-03-08 08:28 PM

Boure does custom, same price. Just give them your dimensions.

http://www.boure.com/1100.html

Sage23 10-03-08 08:33 PM

6'2" and 250# -- my specialized shorts fit real nice. Comfy too!

big john 10-03-08 08:52 PM

Thanks for all the good information, guys.

JKing 10-03-08 09:11 PM

6'2" @ 225 this week. I like my XL performance bibs, so much more comfy than regular shorts. Plus my crack is guaranteed to not see the sunlight.

billydonn 10-04-08 07:23 PM

Try Sugoi Remote shorts... it's the only short I can fit into a 2x due to my large thighs.

dbikingman 10-04-08 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big john (Post 7597125)
For years I have used Performance 3xl shorts, now they have made them smaller and they are too tight.
What shorts do Clydes use? I'm not too concerned about price, just fit. I have a 40" waist and have tried Voler, Castelli, PI, and others in 2x with no luck.

big john, try ordering from the men's department:lol: I started out with around a 40/38 waist and depending on brand I am a large or xl.

jaxgtr 10-05-08 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by late (Post 7600042)
Boure does custom, same price. Just give them your dimensions.

http://www.boure.com/1100.html

I have a pair of their bibs. Very nice and they are a great company do biz with. I would recommend trying their stock stuff first as I found the pair I ordered to fit a little big in the waist. Will probably order one size smaller when I order again.

wrk101 10-07-08 07:04 PM

I really like the Nashbar gel essential bibs. They put them on sale a lot, anywhere from $29 to $39. They tend to run big so I wear an XL, whereas I wear XXL in most other brands.

Nashbar also has excellent return policy, so if you don't like them, send them back.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:08 AM.