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    Bibs/shorts

    Does anyone know who makes longer inseam shorts. or bibs? most of the ones I see at shops are real short.

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    Most road shorts are going to be fairly short anyway. You can try mountain shorts if you want longer ones.
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    How tall are you? Have you actually tried any shorts on? I'm 5'10" and most bike shorts go down to the top of knee/bottom of my thigh muscles. I'd say that's pretty standard and I wouldn't consider it "short". If you're really concerned about covering up, consider going with knickers, which are mid-calf length. They may be a little warm in summer, but they are much more flattering than shorts. I do find that my Giordana Lazer shorts are a bit longer than any other shorts I have, but there's so much variance between brands and among different product lines that it's almost impossible to give you a clear answer.

    Of course, your other option is MTB shorts...
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    I just bought some Aero Tech DEsigns Fleece tights. They make tall and big shorts, jerseys, etc. I'm 6'4" and they fit great. Size seems pretty close.

    http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/big-a...g-apparel.html

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    I am just a hair under 6 feet, and I ride with Performance UltraMax bib shorts. They come right to the top of my knees. I have also worn their Ultra and Ultra II bibs and both of those come just slightly above my knee. I would recommend trying bib shorts if you can find a pair that fits your torso length and waist (not always easy to do). I found that not having the constricting waistband was much more comfortable for me, and I won't ever go back to regular bike shorts.

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    I am 6'4" weigh 245

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancle1 View Post
    I am 6'4" weigh 245
    Last time I weighed myself I was 246 and I'm 6' 4". I have the 2XL Aero tech unpadded fleece tights. I haven't tried the XL. The tights I have are so stretchy the XL may be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongT View Post
    I just bought some Aero Tech DEsigns Fleece tights. They make tall and big shorts, jerseys, etc. I'm 6'4" and they fit great. Size seems pretty close.

    http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/big-a...g-apparel.html

    bill
    +1 On Aerotech.
    I'm no longer >200#, but my legs are still crazy long in proportion to my body, so I need tall sizing, and they are my "goto" place for bib tights.

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    Another vote for Aerotech. Made for big folks, very durable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongT View Post
    Last time I weighed myself I was 246 and I'm 6' 4". I have the 2XL Aero tech unpadded fleece tights. I haven't tried the XL. The tights I have are so stretchy the XL may be fine.

    Bill
    OOOps! I just looked I have size tall XL and they fit fine.

    Bill

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