Thread: How to Buy Bibs
View Single Post
Old 06-29-15, 10:06 AM
Senior Member
rpenmanparker's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 28,682

Bikes: 1990 Romic Reynolds 531 custom build, Merlin Works CR Ti custom build, super light Workswell 066 custom build

Mentioned: 106 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6554 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 48 Times in 31 Posts
Chafing is not about too little padding. In fact it can be about too much. First start using a skin lubricant like Chamois Butter or Body Glide. That will take away a lot of the concern about chafing. From then on it is a strictly personal issue. Much like with saddles trial and error is all you can do, particularly is you want to maximize value and not overpay. Try on the popular shorts in various price ranges like the Performance Ultras for about $60 (on sale) and Assos for much much more. You will have to guess at first, because you can't take them for a test ride. Well that's not true about the Performance products. Those can be returned at any time.

Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
No matter where I go, here I am...
rpenmanparker is offline