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Which brand bibs are more discreet?

Old 02-27-18, 03:14 PM
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Which brand bibs are more discreet?



Seriously though, is there a brand that has a pad design that hides your manhood the best?

I picked up a pair of PI bibs and the pad design gives it a camel toe when worn. Then I looked online and some say PI are more prone to that. Is that true? Do other brands do this better?

Anyone with Rapha Core bibs that can review it in that department?

I'm not that self-conscious but it does look a bit ridiculous especially when walking my bike around busy streets so I may return these and get another.
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Old 02-27-18, 03:23 PM
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Not a fan of the Rapha Core bibs. The pad is pretty basic and not that comfortable. Their higher end bibs may be better, but I have no experience with them.

I find Assos bibs to be the most comfortable and they hide things pretty well. Currently using the T Equipe.
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Old 02-27-18, 03:42 PM
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Why do you want to hide your manhood?
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I too had this concern. I know its a weird one but I found that the Specialized RBX brand is what bibs I use and they are great. Also no....weirdness out front
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Old 02-27-18, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by eric1971 View Post
I find Assos bibs to be the most comfortable and they hide things pretty well.
The Assos are ...eh, I almost said "fascinating" but that might give the wrong idea ....let's just say that if someone is concerned about hiding their junk, I'm not sure I'd recommend the Assos. Because while they absolutely do not reveal any details about the junk that they are concealing, they absolutely do call attention to the junk that they are concealing. Wearing Assos bibs is like wearing a codpiece. It's like being one of the backup singers at a Larry Blackmon/Cameo concert. It's like wearing a huge sign on your crotch that says "YOU CAN'T SEE MY DICK...BUT YOU KNOW IT'S BEHIND HERE."

They are also very comfortable.
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Old 02-27-18, 04:47 PM
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Why do you want to hide your manhood?
Shrinkage?
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Iíll toss my vote in for the Assos bibs. I find the pad goes higher in the front too helping place the seams in an area where they donít rub/chafe sensitive equipment.
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Old 02-27-18, 07:51 PM
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Shrinkage?
Like laundry?
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Has somewhat to do w/ size-

If they're on the small side, or you have a long torso

the straps are pulled tight.
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I can't answer your question, but I can report that Rapha Pro Team lightweight bib shorts has some serious/obvious camel toe issues.
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Old 02-27-18, 10:58 PM
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7Mesh MK2 bibs have excellent coverage.It uses a Road Performance Space pad from Elastic Interface. The front of the pad is generously wide and thick. Note that the wide and thick pad contributes to the warmth of these bibs - they are not for the hot, humid days of summer here in the south.



The Elastic Interface website lists brands which use their pads. Assos and Rapha are among them although some garment manufacturers rebrand the Elastic Interface products making it difficult to tell. EI makes a variety of pads, some of which don't provide much coverage so the garment manufacturer has to be asked about the specific pad.

The Gear Heads at Backcountry.com have access to the buyers who know lots about the various products. They have been a great help to me when I had detailed questions about shoes and such.

In general, a "lightweight" or "summer" or "climbers" bib is not going to provide much coverage. An "endurance" or "All day comfort" bib is likely to be better.


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Dudes can't get camel toe. Not without a lot of expensive surgery.
Buffalo Bill can. He's making a special suit.

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Dudes can't get camel toe. Not without a lot of expensive surgery.
Want to bet?

https://www.google.com/search?q=elvis+camel+toe
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Maybe some of y'all don't know what "camel toe" is.

Dudes can't get camel toe. Not without a lot of expensive surgery.
True. The nomenclature is moose knuckles.
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Its a feature, not a bug.
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Buy bibs to suit your riding, not your walking.
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Buy bibs to suit your riding, not your walking.
Exactly. But have you (not @caloso, the OP) considered trying a larger size short or bibb? They don't have to be so skin tight that they compress you and show every wrinkle and detail.
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