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Whats the deal with bibs?

Old 07-23-08, 08:39 AM
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Whats the deal with bibs?

Why do people get bibs? what do they offer over shorts? I am a bike commuter... do bike commuters wear them?
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Old 07-23-08, 09:02 AM
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I am a commuter as well and only wear bibs.
It is a matter of preference but I find them more comfortable. No annoying waistband and the straps keep the chamois in place better IMHO.

The only complaint is when you need to take a #2. Then you have to remove most of your clothing. However, if the urge is sufficient one can disrobe in no time flat.
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Old 07-23-08, 01:17 PM
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I've heard it hides the tummy bulge better.
Being rock hard and flat, I wouldn't know.
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Old 07-23-08, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Applehead57 View Post
I've heard it hides the tummy bulge better.
Being rock hard and flat, I wouldn't know.
Me neither.

They are also more comfortable, particularly, if you have a bit of a tummy.

I'm a commuter, and I use them.

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Old 07-23-08, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by chico1st View Post
Why do people get bibs? what do they offer over shorts? I am a bike commuter... do bike commuters wear them?
I had always assumed people wore bibs because they didnít have a full length mirror to see themselves before they left the house.

To be honest they didnít have bibs when I commuted but I donít know if I would have tried them considering the crew of people I had to work with.
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Old 07-23-08, 08:22 PM
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For long rides on the weekend of 3-5 hours, I find bibs much more comfortable. For my commute, 1 hour each way, i just use shorts.
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Old 07-23-08, 08:26 PM
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they're real ****ing comfortable! get them! competitive cyclist has some on sale sometimes if your a big feller.
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Old 07-24-08, 01:14 PM
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...and it's worth spending a bit extra and buying a good pair.
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