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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 10-03-08, 11:43 AM   #1
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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.
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Big and short or big and tall?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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At 6'2" and 205, you should be a large (PI, Performance) or xl (european brands). Lycra isn't supposed to be baggy.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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+1 aerotech bibs www.aerotechdesigns.com
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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!
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.
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Boure does custom, same price. Just give them your dimensions.

http://www.boure.com/1100.html
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6'2" and 250# -- my specialized shorts fit real nice. Comfy too!
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Thanks for all the good information, guys.
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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.
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Try Sugoi Remote shorts... it's the only short I can fit into a 2x due to my large thighs.
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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 I started out with around a 40/38 waist and depending on brand I am a large or xl.
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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.
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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.
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