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Best Bib Shorts
After riding for almost 13 years I know what I consider the most comfortable bib out there, at least for myself but I was curious everyone else's thoughts.
I've tried a lot of different brands, Canari, Pearl Izumi, Assos, Giordana, and Nike.
Canari was my first experience when I first got into cycling. For the price they were very comfortable and durable. Not too bad considering most don't consider them a big name brand.
Pearl Izumi is by far the most durable I've had. Throw them in the washer, even the dryer at times and they never seem to wear out or lose their fit. Unfortunately they aren't the most comfortable.
Assos, ahh the king. By far the most comfortable bib shorts I've ever worn. They're especially good for long trips and the chamois never seems to move out of place. The negative side is they are the priciest.
The Giordana Laser bib is what I wear most the time. They're almost as comfortable as the Assos and less painful on the pocketbook. The only drawback is they aren't as durable as I expected. They require hand washing or they need to be placed in a wash bag when washed in the washing machine. I didn't know this and just threw them in the washer. After several months I noticed the stitching coming loose but not to fear, bikesomewhere.com had no problem with exchanging them for a brand new pair.
Nike, not impressed at all. I have a pair practically brand new that I use for teaching spinning classes. The leg grippers don't work and the stitching grabs into my side.
So let’s hear it, what's your favorite brand?
P.S. If you wear shorts don't bother replying. Regular shorts should be banned...HA!
Last edited by Sgt. Spillco; 06-11-09 at 03:36 PM.