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    i'm too fat for this sport

    i ordered a new bib short from rei- it was closeout at a great price, sugoi icon

    i'm 6"1, 175 pounds, 32 inch waist, 34 inseam

    i read that sugoi runs small so i ordered a large which the guide said would fit a 34-36 inch waist. when i received them over the weekend i put them on- i could barely fit into them
    and felt like a stuffed sausage- up until this time i'd been using my old trek bibs, size
    medium, i guess i'm too fat
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    that's crazy
    good thing rei has a great exchange policy

    fatty

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustachiod View Post
    that's crazy
    good thing rei has a great exchange policy

    fatty

    what stinks is when i ordered them they have a few xl left
    now they are all sold out and since the item is discontinued i have to
    go with an rs bib which is more money- i ended up buying
    some rs bibs on ebay for $110 new, it's the cheapest i've seen
    and they're new
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    if i'm unsure about the fit, i order a few different sizes and return the ones I don't need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lshaped View Post
    i ordered a new bib short from rei- it was closeout at a great price, sugoi icon
    The manufacturer should have been a clue. BikeForums offered a jersey for members several years ago. The jerseys were from Sugoi. I wasn't overweight but had to order an XXL and it was a very tight fit.
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    I am 6' 1" at 170 pounds. I wear XL bib shorts and a Medium Jersey. I don't know who the heck makes the sizes but I am glad I took thier advice at the LBS.

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    The house brand at Performance fits me (40" waist), but almost no one else does, so I don't indulge much; I have 2 pair that are about 6 years old, wear them rarely, usually just roll street clothes.

    So you think you're fat............

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    It's possible that at 6'1" you're stretching the bibs vertically as well which would make them feel even tighter. If they don't have a larger size to exchange...then this is just the price you pay for closeout shopping. I know what brands fit me well and just have to wait for the deal...waiting....waiting.....

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    Pretty sh*tty, IMHO, but it happens.

    My club used to get their jerseys from a particular well-known vendor, but it seemed they were getting smaller as time went on. Sure enough, the storekeeper pulled out jerseys from each of the last 5 or 6 years, and discovered that the vendor had been cutting the sizes by about a half inch per year - she could lay the jerseys on top of each other and clearly show it. The vendor, or course, denied it; so we went to another vendor.

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    I ended up returning the bibs last night to REI- love their exchange policy, no hassle

    unfortunately i can't wait for another deal-my trek bibs are worn and the pad is flatter than a pancake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lshaped View Post
    i guess i'm too fat
    Don't sweat it. We all are

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