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Old 01-09-13, 06:13 PM
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i like bibs, both shorts and tights in cooler weather.
i like them because they don't slide down in you move in the saddle and when you get off and on your bike you don't have to pull them up all of the time
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Old 01-10-13, 08:38 AM
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Go to a recumbent. When you are all laid back on a bent wearing simply rugby shorts as I do, your aero belly doesnt look so big, and of course you are comfortable.
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Old 01-10-13, 08:41 AM
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http://www.bicycleclothing.com/Mens-Touring-Shorts.html

Shorts with a chamois but no padding avoiding that we diaper feeling.
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Old 01-10-13, 08:52 AM
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I'll be the outlier here but I got some clearance no-brand bibs from Nashbar and I really like them. No problems of fit, comfort, etc. I'm fine riding in hiking shorts also so take that for what it's worth - I personally think that the whole focus on the right equipment is overblown with respect to riding apparel.
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Old 01-10-13, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Clawed View Post

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There is a reason why some of us spend the money for cycling clothing and looking good ain't it.

Bibs are the Martin of cycling clothing.
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Old 01-10-13, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
I'll be the outlier here but I got some clearance no-brand bibs from Nashbar and I really like them. No problems of fit, comfort, etc. I'm fine riding in hiking shorts also so take that for what it's worth - I personally think that the whole focus on the right equipment is overblown with respect to riding apparel.
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Old 01-10-13, 06:01 PM
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My personal preference is for shorts in summer, shorts with leg warmers in temps from about 45 to 65, thermal tights in temps from about 25 to 45, and thermal tights + long pants 15 to 25.

I'm 5" 8' and 157 lbs ... not skinny, but no paunch, either. After much experimentation, I've found that mid or high range Pearl Izumis are most comfortable for me, fit me well, and last for years. I did shop a lot and only bought 'em when they were on sale.
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Old 01-13-13, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by jmccain View Post
There is a reason why some of us spend the money for cycling clothing and looking good ain't it.

Bibs are the Martin of cycling clothing.
The Martin of cycle clothing? Wha...?

I appreciate all the observations. The answer is , "You gotta try them." But I also appreciate the brand names and sources mentioned. I will be getting on ordering some bibs tonight.

Thanks again. Is BF a great resource or what?
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Old 01-13-13, 03:54 PM
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Not too many years ago and Price was the factor that swayed me on most of my purchases and that included shorts. Then I changed over to bibs and I prefer them. I only have one pair of shorts and they are the type with with a thick padded liner that feels like a Diaper when I wear them. They do have their use though on the very long rides I used to do. However I used to make certain that shorts or bibs fitted and there was a shop in London that I used to go to with a good array of Bibs and a changing room. Try before you buy is still my motto.

Then about 4 years ago I went upmarket and Bought a pair of Giordana "Tenax" bibs. Boy what a difference. This was comfort to the extreme and I now have 3 pairs Of Giordana bibs that fit perfectly. But I have just restarted at the Gym and cycling shorts (Or bibs) are ideal for all the exercises I do. Not going to wear out the good ones so dug out my "Old" clothing. That S/S Jersey that is a lurid purple and the cheap bibs. I Now know why I pay for good quality clothing.
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Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
Not too many years ago and Price was the factor that swayed me on most of my purchases and that included shorts. Then I changed over to bibs and I prefer them. I only have one pair of shorts and they are the type with with a thick padded liner that feels like a Diaper when I wear them. They do have their use though on the very long rides I used to do. However I used to make certain that shorts or bibs fitted and there was a shop in London that I used to go to with a good array of Bibs and a changing room. Try before you buy is still my motto...
Just please wear underwear when you try them...now after you buy them, ride them sine sub ubi(without underwear).
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