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Men's Cycling 3/4 Tights (Knickers)

Old 08-11-22, 10:17 PM
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Men's Cycling 3/4 Tights (Knickers)

Planning ahead for the Spring/early Winter...

I'm looking for 3/4 length non-bib cycling tights (knickers). PI used to make them, but no longer. When I search Google, the quality brands are all bib and everything else appears to be $20 - $30 stuff I wouldn't trust. Preferably, I'd also prefer no chamois as I'm happy to wear cycling shorts under the tights. I have knee warmers, but I'd prefer just the tights.
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I like 3/4 cycling pants, bibs and usual waist style. It seems they are not that easy to find, at least from companies that are known. I one from Chain Reaction Cycles that I like, except the waist rides pretty low on the hips. They have the gel padding variety on sale now for $62 usd, or so. I have not tried the gel. If I did, I would likely try large instead medium. They do not come without the insert.
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Originally Posted by MAK
Planning ahead for the Spring/early Winter...

I'm looking for 3/4 length non-bib cycling tights (knickers). PI used to make them, but no longer. When I search Google, the quality brands are all bib and everything else appears to be $20 - $30 stuff I wouldn't trust. Preferably, I'd also prefer no chamois as I'm happy to wear cycling shorts under the tights. I have knee warmers, but I'd prefer just the tights.

I have a pair of these:


https://us.endurasport.com/hummvee-3.../13648022.html

Mine are a bit older style,but essentially the same. They came with a padded liner that is removable.
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I've not found any non-bib ones. If it's any help to anyone, I've found Endura FS260-Pro gear exceptionally comfortable. My wife has some Gore Wear ones that she likes very much.
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Originally Posted by mtbikerjohn
I have a pair of these:


https://us.endurasport.com/hummvee-3.../13648022.html

Mine are a bit older style,but essentially the same. They came with a padded liner that is removable.
Sorry.I just saw you were looking for tights. These are more like overpants.
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Got mine from AreoTec Design in Pittsburgh. They make them there!
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Originally Posted by jgwilliams
I've not found any non-bib ones. If it's any help to anyone, I've found Endura FS260-Pro gear exceptionally comfortable. My wife has some Gore Wear ones that she likes very much.
I have 2 Gore wear bib style. I liked the first one a lot, saw another on sale and bought it. IME, they are quite comfortable with a good fit, but Gore-Tex sizing is small. Ergo, I order large instead of my usual medium.. They are not for cold weather, for me, maybe high 40's depending on wind. I have worn them into the low 80's and they are not bad heat wise. I wear some kind of cover almost all the time, anyway, only sun knee's/sleeves have to found to fee a bit cooler.
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I also have a set of Gore brand bib knickers that are more of a summer weight. I like them. The fabric is more lightweight so (as delbiker1 noted you can wear them in warmer temps) .Can't help with knickers for a man that are not the bib type.
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I have Boler bib shorts and tights. Made in USA. Here are the knickers

https://store.voler.com/collections/...oducts/1110802
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If you are wearing shorts under and just need something light, I found that several athletic companies are making "workout" 3/4 tights and they work great for me and pack easy into a jersey pocket if it warms up. Dicks sporting goods sells their own brand plus Nike and other companies. Because they tend to be thinner, I also bought full length tights for those days that are cool but not cold enough for thicker cycling tights.
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I make mine by shortening the legs of soft ball pants.....
Wear great, inexpensive, no chain ring kiss mark.
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Originally Posted by Tandem Tom
Got mine from AreoTec Design in Pittsburgh. They make them there!
+1 on AeroTech. I don't love everything they make, but I do love their knickers.
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Cross country ski pants, or what are called plus four's or plus two's.
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What is the bib for? I didn't realize you guys eat while riding!
I thought carrying a golf club was dangerous.
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife
What is the bib for?
I believe the straps take away any need for suspenders. basically, the upper part keeps the lower part in place
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I believe the straps take away any need for suspenders. basically, the upper part keeps the lower part in place
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Wifey has some lined "capri" cycling pants (tights) that she likes a lot. She may have bought them off the shelf, at LL Bean or REI. I'll ask ...
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you might check out rock climbing pants at REI or OR or Patagonia or Mountain Hardware
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I have a pair of Canary Gel Tights. Academy sells them. They work great for me. They are also full length not 3/4.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
Wifey has some lined "capri" cycling pants (tights) that she likes a lot. She may have bought them off the shelf, at LL Bean or REI. I'll ask ...
here we go she found them, they're Baleaf brand she usually wears "size 10" jeans (ladies), with this she likes "Large". there must be a men's model too

BALEAF Women's Bike Shorts 3D Padded High Waist Cycling Pants Capris Biking Tights Breathable 3/4 Spin UPF 50+


she says the padded liner is not too thick & is comfortable to ride on. when she walks around in them they don't look bulky either
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I think this is a good time to determine if these kinckers are for a man or woman. As of 2022, Capris Pants are still not a garment that would fit most men comfortably.
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Originally Posted by MAK
Planning ahead for the Spring/early Winter...

I'm looking for 3/4 length non-bib cycling tights (knickers). PI used to make them, but no longer. When I search Google, the quality brands are all bib and everything else appears to be $20 - $30 stuff I wouldn't trust.
3/4 tights (knickers) were quite popular (I had a few sets as bibs) from the early 10s. But, most (all?) of the reputable clothing manufacturers follow race trends, and when the new pros in the late 10s/early 20s went back to bib shorts and knee warmers, so did the manufacturers. Best bet is a good quality bib or short, with a good quality knee or leg warmer added. I say all this with the assumption that you want a chamois. If you don’t you can buy yoga pants.
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Originally Posted by Leisesturm
I think this is a good time to determine if these kinckers are for a man or woman. As of 2022, Capris Pants are still not a garment that would fit most men comfortably.
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i guess wool knickers are scarcer than hens teeth then?

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Its really not that complex

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