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Old 07-07-16, 05:13 PM
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Bib short issue

I'm new to bib shorts and I love them but I have this issue with that that I don't have with regular bike shorts.

Since I am far from the physique of a Tour de France rider, my jersey rides up I assume because of the friction between the jersey and the "suspenders" part of the bib shorts.

Anyone has had that same issue? How did you fix the problem? I'm thinking safety pins.
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Jerseys with a silicone gripper at the bottom generally fix the issue. I have a couple of jerseys that ride up, but only a little as I have a relatively long torso and they just ride up to the point they're not stretching. Also your shoulders may be helping the jersey ride up too. Relax and drop your shoulders while riding.

I'm guessing you should be able to get some silicone gripper tape and retrofit it to your current jerseys to stop the issue. Alternatively, chase down jerseys that have a longer body
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Originally Posted by brawlo View Post
Jerseys with a silicone gripper at the bottom generally fix the issue. I have a couple of jerseys that ride up, but only a little as I have a relatively long torso and they just ride up to the point they're not stretching. Also your shoulders may be helping the jersey ride up too. Relax and drop your shoulders while riding.

I'm guessing you should be able to get some silicone gripper tape and retrofit it to your current jerseys to stop the issue. Alternatively, chase down jerseys that have a longer body
I'll look into the silicone gripper option but wonder if the cut of the jersey (loose) would not negate the effect.

I will also look into the posture angle; I just started on a road bike after riding an hybrid and I could comfortably alter the stem angle to have a flatter back.

Thanks for your input.
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are you using cycling tops? They are usually cut longer at the back.
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The phone in my middle back pocket generally keeps the jersey down. Also, bibs tend to be cut higher in the back than shorts, so I don't envision any circumstance where there would be any sort of plumber crack problem
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Never had this issue, probabaly because I usually have stuff in my Jersey pockets weighing it down.
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For all 6 years I've been riding, I've always worn bibs. I've worn cycling jerseys and T-shirt (nylon) tops. The only time the shirt would ride up was when I was wearing a loose T.
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Originally Posted by steve2k View Post
are you using cycling tops? They are usually cut longer at the back.
I use Aero Tech Designs big man sprint cycling jerseys. They are indeed longer but also looser. Maybe that is part of the issue.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
The phone in my middle back pocket generally keeps the jersey down. Also, bibs tend to be cut higher in the back than shorts, so I don't envision any circumstance where there would be any sort of plumber crack problem
Originally Posted by dr_lha View Post
Never had this issue, probabaly because I usually have stuff in my Jersey pockets weighing it down.
I do have a fairly heavy cell phone and car/house keys in my back jersey pocket. I had the phone on the left but moved it to the center with no change.

It's is not a plumber crack issue. The jersey bunching up is the annoyance. It has to be bib short related, at least in part, because regular bike shorts are fine.
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nashbar offers a few of their house brand jerseys in tall lengths. I like how the tall Barnet fits me
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I'm using ATD jerseys too, not their sprint design though, the coolmax colossal ones.
As long as I'm wearing them with ATD bibs I'm fine, but for some reason when I use dhb bibs, they seem to roll up
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Originally Posted by Turzy View Post
I'm using ATD jerseys too, not their sprint design though, the coolmax colossal ones.
As long as I'm wearing them with ATD bibs I'm fine, but for some reason when I use dhb bibs, they seem to roll up
I don't believe that there is a big difference between the sprint and colossal models. I'm doing a CP20 test on my trainer this afternoon and I'll check if the different riding position changes something.
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So, the different riding position on my hybrid bike, more upright with shoulders more relaxed, appears to lessen the amount the jersey rides up.

I'll try again on my road bike.
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The Rapha Classic bibs, which I do like are cut a little low in back. I wore them with a jersey that rode up a bit and apparently it was a nightmare on crack street!
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So, the quick fix is a safety pin, near the bottom of the front zipper of the jersey, and aligned with the front seam of the bibs.

Low tech wins again... :-)
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