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Old 10-09-05, 09:30 AM   #1
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Performance brand or nashbar brand tight?

Ignoring the fact that they are probably made in the same factory by the same people. I don't have a whole lot to spend on tights, I was thinking of getting the Performance Century bib tight, but the Nashbar Trico Gel Tight looks pretty good too.
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Old 10-09-05, 06:04 PM   #2
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I like Performance Classic Shorts. They fit well, and at $17.99 are a bargain.
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Only this thread is about tights, not shorts.
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Old 10-09-05, 08:16 PM   #4
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I have tried on stuff at Performance stores... then ordered them online using the coupons you find here and out on the web.... BIG SAVINGS.

I have the Performance Triflex BIB Tights.
They fit very well... still not cold enough to wear them yet.
Right now I wear Baggy Short, Thermal long stretch pants (like Longjohns) and Rain Pants for the COLD mornings. When the temps dip below 25-30 degrees F I will throw on the Triflex bibs only... maybe a base under them.
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I am relatively new to this riding stuff. Why do people wear those tight looking shorts? It seem like it would be restricting and uncomfortable. I like to wear nylon shorts and they seem comfortable. I need to start looking for some cold weather clothing though.
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ride in a pair and youll know why
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I have a pair of the Century bib tights and I like them very much.
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I am relatively new to this riding stuff. Why do people wear those tight looking shorts? It seem like it would be restricting and uncomfortable. I like to wear nylon shorts and they seem comfortable. I need to start looking for some cold weather clothing though.
Quite the contrary, cycling shorts are very comfortable. They have a nice leather or synthetic chamois that provide padding, and there are no seams from underwear or nylon shorts to chafe or bind. Cycling shorts do not flap around in the wind like nylon shorts do. Try a pair and I am sure you will like them.
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Performance Triflex bib tight. Hands down the best for the price...
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Ride for 2+ hours and your ass will be begging for cycling shorts.
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I know that you asked for bib tights. (which makes me smarter than at least one guy) I don't have any experience with bibs and frankly don't see the need for them. I do have some experience with tights. I have tried a number of different winter models including the Performance Winter Tights.

I was never quite happy with anything i tried. Then i read about this site on www.icebike.com The company is called Foxwear and it really isn't much of a company at all. In fact it is basically just one guy and his name is Lou. If you call, that is who you will talk to. He will take your order, make the product and also ship it. LOL.

Seriously, I was a bit skeptical until I visited with Lou for awhile. He is very knowledgeable about cold weather sports and different fabrics. That is what makes him unique. He actually tries the stuff he makes and then improves on it. I called him a couple years back and asked about tights. He proceeded to give me a bunch of good info and then sent me about 15 different fabric samples in the mail.

After i got the samples, i then called him and we came up with a custom plan for my tights. I selected midweight windshield to make my pants based on his advice. Through our conversation, it was also decided that he would make them extra long for me and that he would make the waist so it would rise up to just below the breast bone while seated on the bike. This was a need for me because i was tired of getting the "red stomach" from the wind.

Well, he made the tights and sent them quickly. Interestingly, he sent the tights with a bill. I hadn't even paid him yet. It was all on the honor system. You don't see a lot of that anymore. Anyway, the tights turned out just perfectly. They are so comfortable and solved all of my problems. The windshield is just thick enough that my tights almost start to resemble tight fitting pants. Oddly, this is something that i also consider at attribute, because they almost look "good" enough to wear into a store or something if you had to.

Please note that I have absolutely ZERO interest in Foxwear. I am only reporting a very favorable unique experience that i had with a vendor. Anyone that knows me would also know that i would be reporting a very unfavorable experience here as well, if warranted.

I just think that it is very cool to get a pair of custom made (based on your measurements) tights in this day and age for very little money. When was the last time you were measured and somebody made a piece of clothing specifically for your body?
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I know that you asked for bib tights. (which makes me smarter than at least one guy) I don't have any experience with bibs and frankly don't see the need for them. I do have some experience with tights. I have tried a number of different winter models including the Performance Winter Tights.

I was never quite happy with anything i tried. Then i read about this site on www.icebike.com The company is called Foxwear and it really isn't much of a company at all. In fact it is basically just one guy and his name is Lou. If you call, that is who you will talk to. He will take your order, make the product and also ship it. LOL.

Seriously, I was a bit skeptical until I visited with Lou for awhile. He is very knowledgeable about cold weather sports and different fabrics. That is what makes him unique. He actually tries the stuff he makes and then improves on it. I called him a couple years back and asked about tights. He proceeded to give me a bunch of good info and then sent me about 15 different fabric samples in the mail.

After i got the samples, i then called him and we came up with a custom plan for my tights. I selected midweight windshield to make my pants based on his advice. Through our conversation, it was also decided that he would make them extra long for me and that he would make the waist so it would rise up to just below the breast bone while seated on the bike. This was a need for me because i was tired of getting the "red stomach" from the wind.

Well, he made the tights and sent them quickly. Interestingly, he sent the tights with a bill. I hadn't even paid him yet. It was all on the honor system. You don't see a lot of that anymore. Anyway, the tights turned out just perfectly. They are so comfortable and solved all of my problems. The windshield is just thick enough that my tights almost start to resemble tight fitting pants. Oddly, this is something that i also consider at attribute, because they almost look "good" enough to wear into a store or something if you had to.

Please note that I have absolutely ZERO interest in Foxwear. I am only reporting a very favorable unique experience that i had with a vendor. Anyone that knows me would also know that i would be reporting a very unfavorable experience here as well, if warranted.

I just think that it is very cool to get a pair of custom made (based on your measurements) tights in this day and age for very little money. When was the last time you were measured and somebody made a piece of clothing specifically for your body?
I have been seriously considering their (his) jackets. I think that you have convinced me to take the plunge. Thank you.
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