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Lycra Bibs for large sit bones and body?

Old 06-27-18, 03:39 PM
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Lycra Bibs for large sit bones and body?

I am having a really hard time find a bib and chamois that fit me correctly. I was measured for a 155mm saddle with roughly 130-135mm sit bones. Note, this is a center to center measurement.
No manufacturer lists the width except for Endura, but unfortunately I am not a cut racer and the XXL is even too small.

The padding for chamois are designed to have the densest part of the foam go under your sit bones. However, I am finding that only one sit bone and a partial of the other are supported -- or neither. I measured the pad in a short and found that the dense foam only spanned 130mm end to end. This would put my sit bones on the edge of the foam, getting the improper support.
I have found the AeroTech Elite to have a generous spacing of the padding. While the XL ended up fitting, the inseam was too short (6'1"), and I think the 11" tall inseam is maybe a bit much. The other downside is that they have a low panel count construction and I don't get the compression I want.

Looking for recommendations. Thanks!
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Don’t know if this is an option but you could maybe buy the pad modify it somehow and have a person then sow it in the bibs? Not sure if that at all is even feasible but if you have isssues with the aero tech and have tried others you will probably struggle forever. I too ride a 155 saddle but fine the PI brand fits good. I really like the specialized brand of clothing, very good imo. Price sucks though!
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you might want to check out fat lad at the back
I have no experience with them, but I read nothing but good things about their products
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Have you taken a look at Aero Tech products? Their sizes run fairly true and they use several different types of pads.
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I'm 5'10, and 260 ish; I'm partial to D2D (https://www.d2dcyclingclothing.co.uk/). I'm on my second set of bibs, and jerseys.

Amazing quality, low price, and basically 1 week UK to my place for something like US$15 shipping.

You send them an email and they'll tell you what would work for you.
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Originally Posted by bnb69 View Post
Have you taken a look at Aero Tech products? Their sizes run fairly true and they use several different types of pads.
Yeah I have the Aero Elite Bib in XL. I am not sure how they "run true to size". I measured my waist, and ordered the XXL and it was baggy. Never had a bib that was baggy before. Dropped to an XL and it fit, but the inseam is on the shorter side for me. The pad does have the proper width, but I find their quality poor for the high price they charge. I'd rather not order another from them unless I absolutely have to.
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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
Donít know if this is an option but you could maybe buy the pad modify it somehow and have a person then sow it in the bibs? Not sure if that at all is even feasible but if you have isssues with the aero tech and have tried others you will probably struggle forever. I too ride a 155 saddle but fine the PI brand fits good. I really like the specialized brand of clothing, very good imo. Price sucks though!
What is the "PI brand"?
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What is the "PI brand"?
Pearl Izumi
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Pearl Izumi

yep, thanks. I should have been more clear. Sorry about that.
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you might want to check out fat lad at the back
I have no experience with them, but I read nothing but good things about their products
Thanks for the recommendation. As they are out in the UK i sent them a message for more info about their chamois.
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Just in case this is helpful. Here is a picture of the chamois on my TheBlackBibs.com bib, size 3XL (I am 6'4", 270ish, and ride a 173mm-wide saddle). They use European sizes but they actually have a size even bigger than this one:



The total width of the two large circular pads (which are part of the thickest part of the chamois) is just over 190mm. Their basic bib costs $40 and I have been very happy with it so far. What I don't know is how much their chamois dimensions scale from size to size but I am sure they would be happy to tell you.
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I second theblackbibs. Compared to Pearl Izumi, Garnuea, Castelli, and Voler bibs the pad is significantly bigger and thicker. When I first put them on I thought I'd have a problem. But, nope they are quickly becoming my go to bibs. Bought 2 more pair.

I've done short fast commutes, longer commutes, 4-6 hour rides and my ultimate test was the local hill climb. 13 miles and 3900 feet of elevation gain, in and out of the saddle. Really good bibs.

At $45 including shipping they're worth a try!
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Originally Posted by jfoobar View Post
Just in case this is helpful. Here is a picture of the chamois on my TheBlackBibs.com bib, size 3XL (I am 6'4", 270ish, and ride a 173mm-wide saddle). They use European sizes but they actually have a size even bigger than this one: The total width of the two large circular pads (which are part of the thickest part of the chamois) is just over 190mm. Their basic bib costs $40 and I have been very happy with it so far. What I don't know is how much their chamois dimensions scale from size to size but I am sure they would be happy to tell you.
Wow, that looks nice! Thanks for the recommendation!
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I ordered The Black Bibs Plus, and hope they fit well! If they do I will be quite excited esp. for the price!
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I used my 3XL Black Bibs Plus... wow, really like them. Great pad! I really felt like it supported me correctly. Also, really like the compression the shorts provide. Thanks for the recommendation!
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I used my 3XL Black Bibs Plus... wow, really like them. Great pad! I really felt like it supported me correctly. Also, really like the compression the shorts provide. Thanks for the recommendation!
Glad you like them. I just ordered two more myself as I am tired of washing mine between every ride.
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