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    Bibs or shorts?

    Ok, this is inspired by Mr. Beanz shorts thread. Probably a dumb question. What is the difference between a bib and shorts? Is it just the one piece feature? -And, who invented liquid soap and why?

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    bibs..

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    Bibs, there is no comparison.

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    Shorts!...oh, wait...I'm a woman and perhaps I should exit this thread quietly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1
    Shorts!...oh, wait...I'm a woman and perhaps I should exit this thread quietly...

    Assos has womens bibs for about $340.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSean
    Assos has womens bibs for about $340.
    What?? Why would a woman wear a bib to begin with? Oh, good Lord, it would take forever to strip those puppies off. Talk about a loooooonnnnngggg rest stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1
    What?? Why would a woman wear a bib to begin with? Oh, good Lord, it would take forever to strip those puppies off. Talk about a loooooonnnnngggg rest stop.

    I dont know, they look like they addressed that problem, kinda sexy actually.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSean
    I dont know, they look like they addressed that problem, kinda sexy actually.

    Ahhhh. Now I understand the difference OHHHH, and M.E. thanks for the bathroom visual

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    They need bibs with a button flap...like old longjohns. I'd buy 'em.

    ME...I'm sure, if the right opportunity (ahem) presented itself, you'd have no problem getting the bibs off quickly.
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    Re: that picture...The sexy post and the eff me eyes have almost sold me. Plus, she's a cyclist. Check out those calves!


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    bibs.....only way to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scootcore
    bibs.....only way to go
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by haimtoeg
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    What's so great about the bibs???

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    Bibs, no question. Just tried my first pair a few weeks ago, and I am hooked. #1 is no problem because the front pulls down. Girls can't do that. Taking a deuce is still a problem, but how often does that happen during a ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalcyclist
    What's so great about the bibs???
    Everything stays in place. The constant, although slight, tension of the upper part makes the pad stay where it is supposed to. Plus, you don't have that drawstring waist to bother you. There are logistical concerns.... (see my other post)

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    liquid soap does not grow bacteria like bar soap. i don't know who invented it though. Or if that is the reason why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronsmithjunior
    Bibs, no question. Just tried my first pair a few weeks ago, and I am hooked. #1 is no problem because the front pulls down. Girls can't do that. Taking a deuce is still a problem, but how often does that happen during a ride?

    Ron welcome to the bib wearing population. Everyday I recommend bibs to people at the store and to the one I get this crazed look on their face. But invariably, if they approach it with an open mind and try a pair on they buy them and then come back to the store weeks/months later thanking me that i made the recommendation.

    1. they stay in place the "suspenders"

    2. they don't bunch up on your waist

    3. they don't expose the small of your back while riding....IMO that's unsightly

    4. for most clothing manufactures they will put their best chamois and materials and their best technology into their bibs

    5. they provide you a secure snug fit up to and above your belly button.

    6. They just feel great. I have been wearing bibs for 8 years I will never wear shorts again!!!!!

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    I generally wear bibs. I do have some shorts that I'll wear on occasion. But then, I also am happy to wear khakis on short commute rides, swim trunks when cruising a beach trail with friends, or nothing at all when in the privacy of my apartment on a trainer. But for comfort while riding, in my opinion, good bibs is the way to go. The only alternative that matches it for comfort is wearing nothing, but that's not really acceptable outside of my apartment.

    Shorts dig into my waist in an uncomfortable way. Sure, they were nice in summer months when not wearing a base layer, but now that I have a pair of PI bibs with a mesh type material (like the material in my base layers) in the "suspenders", I think they'll be comfortable even without a base layer on. So I think my few pairs of shorts will see less use this summer now that I have nicer bibs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
    Plus, she's a cyclist. Check out those calves!


    /shemakeschickenslookgood.
    Look closer it's photoshoped
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    Quote Originally Posted by jschen
    The only alternative that matches it for comfort is wearing nothing, but that's not really acceptable outside of my apartment.
    Oh Jason...again with the naked trainer visuals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSean
    I dont know, they look like they addressed that problem, kinda sexy actually.

    whoa... it's like a thong for your chest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oleanshoebox
    liquid soap does not grow bacteria like bar soap. i don't know who invented it though. Or if that is the reason why.
    Makes sense. Now I can sleep at night

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschen
    I generally wear bibs. I do have some shorts that I'll wear on occasion. But then, I also am happy to wear khakis on short commute rides, swim trunks when cruising a beach trail with friends, or nothing at all when in the privacy of my apartment on a trainer. But for comfort while riding, in my opinion, good bibs is the way to go. The only alternative that matches it for comfort is wearing nothing, but that's not really acceptable outside of my apartment.

    Shorts dig into my waist in an uncomfortable way. Sure, they were nice in summer months when not wearing a base layer, but now that I have a pair of PI bibs with a mesh type material (like the material in my base layers) in the "suspenders", I think they'll be comfortable even without a base layer on. So I think my few pairs of shorts will see less use this summer now that I have nicer bibs.

    Jason! I always read your posts, but I'm going to have to take a better look before reading them from now on if you talk about riding your trainer in the buff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSean
    I dont know, they look like they addressed that problem, kinda sexy actually.

    I'm not bad with a sewing maching and think I'll just put some type of buckles (for lack of a better term) on the front of some older bibs that are unwearable (can't bring myself to throw them out) to see how it would work out. I think it would catch on.
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    Not too impressed with that chick, sorry, but in long tights I like bib tights (did that make sense?) and in shorts I can go either way but I prefer bibs.
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