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Bibs for Big Boys?

Old 09-20-08, 04:24 PM
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Bibs for Big Boys?

Im looking to purchase some new bibs that would fit a 44" waist appropriately, and be of really decent quality in both the lycra and the chamois/padding.

Anyone have any vendors they can recommend?
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I have a 44" waist as well. The bib from these folks fit very nicely.

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/

I have the XXL size.
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Originally Posted by yort
Im looking to purchase some new bibs that would fit a 44" waist appropriately, and be of really decent quality in both the lycra and the chamois/padding.

Anyone have any vendors they can recommend?
Performance Bike has some bibs that fit me, at a 46". The Century Gel is a good match.
 
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[QUOTE=yort;7509319]Im looking to purchase some new bibs that would fit a 44" waist appropriately, and be of really decent quality in both the lycra and the chamois/padding.

Anyone have any vendors they can recommend?[/QUOTE

I'm 44" I picked up a pair of Pearl Izumi Slice Ultrasensor Bib's last week and love them, rode just under 40 miles today. The pad looks minimalistic but works really well. I'm shopping for a another pair
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Aren't all bibs for 'big boys'?
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Originally Posted by Gonzlobo
Aren't all bibs for 'big boys'?
Lance Armstrong wasn't a clydesdale, and he wore bibs. So do many riders in the peleton.
 
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[QUOTE=efolsom;7509556]
Originally Posted by yort
Im looking to purchase some new bibs that would fit a 44" waist appropriately, and be of really decent quality in both the lycra and the chamois/padding.

Anyone have any vendors they can recommend?[/QUOTE

I'm 44" I picked up a pair of Pearl Izumi Slice Ultrasensor Bib's last week and love them, rode just under 40 miles today. The pad looks minimalistic but works really well. I'm shopping for a another pair
I just bought a pair of the PI Gavia Plus bibs today from Performance Bike. They're on mega sale because the biggest they have left is XL, but that fits up to a 41" waist. (Gavia's are thermal fleece lined and use the AmPhib wind/water resistant panels for the outer. With a the online coupon code (481) and the sale price, they were about 40% off.

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What about bibs for tall boys? I'm 6'5 and 190 lbs, most of my height is torso. I need something in a "tall" size, with a 36" waist but tall enough to not dig into my shoulders. I don't think such a beast exists.
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Originally Posted by cooleric1234
What about bibs for tall boys? I'm 6'5 and 190 lbs, most of my height is torso. I need something in a "tall" size, with a 36" waist but tall enough to not dig into my shoulders. I don't think such a beast exists.
I'm 6'6" and wear XL Performance Ultra Bibs, or XL Pearl Izumi bibs. No shoulder digging at all.
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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1
I'm 6'6" and wear XL Performance Ultra Bibs, or XL Pearl Izumi bibs. No shoulder digging at all.
You don't have to answer, but what's your waist measurement? I'm sure I can find ones long enough, but I'll be swimming in the shorts section. The bibs you mention list a 40-42 inch waist, whereas I'm a 36" waist. I suppose I'll just have to put that weight back on that I lost so that my body is better proportioned
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