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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 04-16-13, 01:31 PM   #1
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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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Old 04-16-13, 01:36 PM   #2
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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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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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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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+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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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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OOOps! I just looked I have size tall XL and they fit fine.

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