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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 06-10-10, 12:10 PM   #1
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aero tech design bibs question

I just ordered a pair. Any of you have them and if so are they as good as those expensive pairs?
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Old 06-10-10, 02:13 PM   #2
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I have used them for 2 years, and like the quality, especially for the reasonable cost.
Their customer service has always been great too.
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Old 06-10-10, 02:50 PM   #3
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Great value. I have two pairs and also a pair of their bike shorts. I don't find their pads as comfortable as some, but I think that's a personal preference. The stitching that connects the pad to the chamois in the Aerotech shorts and bibs tends to chafe me a bit on longer rides, even when I have rubbed a lot of chamois cream into the seam. But it's a minor irritation, and as I said, they're a great value and I will keep buying them. The leg bands and the overall quality is top-notch.
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They're nice. I was slightly disappointed in the tall size though. The leg is longer, which I absolutely love, but the straps are shorter and tighter than my regular Performance Brand bibs. They really dig into the shoulders on a long ride. If you're not disproportionately tall though that won't matter.
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Old 06-10-10, 07:36 PM   #5
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I just bought a pair a couple weeks ago and absolutely love them. I find that the straps are better than my Pearls and they fit a little better for my Clydesdale Physic.
Considering the price you can't go wrong.
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Old 06-11-10, 07:02 AM   #7
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agree with all above and they wash very well.......
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Old 06-11-10, 08:12 AM   #8
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+1 - have not bought from anywhere but AeroTech - have bibs, shorts, and a jersey - zero issues
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do they have elastic in the waist also or no.
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I've been buying from Aerotech since before they were Aerotech designs. Schnaubelt Shorts used to have product tables at some of the big rides in Ohio, way back in the day (mid 80s, I think).

Excellent stuff, and comparable with other brands' items costing $30 - $40 more.
When you ask if they're comparable to "expensive" pairs, I'm not sure how expensive you mean. I wouldn't put my Aerotek Top Shelf bibs up against my Assos FI.Mille bibs (almost $200 price difference), if that's what you mean. But I'll set them on par with my Performance Ultras, which cost $30 more.
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Old 06-13-10, 03:10 AM   #11
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do they have elastic in the waist also or no.
If asking about the bib-shorts - no, they do *NOT*.

The regual shorts do of course.

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