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Any brand that make bibs for tall, skinny guys?

Old 04-01-18, 11:48 AM
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Any brand that make bibs for tall, skinny guys?

I'm a hybrid LOL. 6'02' and weigh 165. I don't fit into any of the sizing charts on any of the major cycling clothing websites.

With my weight and waist size, I should buy a medium. With my height, I should buy a large. I've tried both options...the mediums fit perfect around my torso, but the legs are too short (halfway up my thigh). The larges are correct in leg length, but the torso area isn't snug enough.

What's a stickman cyclist to do??

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Old 04-01-18, 11:50 AM
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Try Rapha Pro Team bibs. They have two different length options for every size. Sounds like you may prefer a M, Long.
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Aerotech
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Medium tall....
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Not sure why you'd be concerned about the torso not being snug, as long as the straps aren't coming off your shoulders and the legs are snug. You do wear a jersey, so it's not like un-snug bib uppers are going to flap in the breeze, right?

I'm about the same build, but 6'-0". That's enough of a difference to maybe make the legs of M too short for your taste where they're generally OK by me, but I'll add that the only bib's I've found the torso or straps to be an issue were with Panache (garbage straps, and too short/tight) and Cannondale (really nice straps, but too loose - tend to slip), and the only time L has really been a problem was with Mavic, which are loose at the bottom of the thigh (though, oddly, the upper portion fits fine) - relegated to indoor/home and under-tights duty.

Also, it seems some pro lines stay slim; L and XL often translates as taller more than bulkier. Try Castelli - you're fatter than Chris Froome, and that's what he wears.
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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce View Post
These fit me pretty well when I was 6’2” and 165 pounds.

OP, are you evenly proportioned, or are your legs or torso longer?
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I'm 6'1" and 158lbs. Castelli size medium fit really snug for the first few weeks and then loosen up nicely. I can even get into their size small speed/skin suits comfortably. They use a mesh fabric that stretches on the suspender portion better than full lycra.

For a while I rode size large bibs because they're not as tight in the shoulder straps, but ultimately they're they always have a little give.
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Kucharek, I expect can alter their bibs to order because they are entirely sewn in California.. and have a telephone.


seeing they now offer a front panel making it easier to pee without taking your straps down off your shoulders .
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I don't use bibs, but I've considered trying them. It's for the reason you seem to not like. I thought that allowing a looser fit was part of the goal for bibs. Along with keeping you from looking like a plumber crouched under the sink.
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You could always consider NOT BIBS shorts.
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This thread is specific to NOT SHORTS for NOT SHORT NOT FAT people. Please stay on topic, thanks.
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This thread is specific to NOT SHORTS for NOT SHORT NOT FAT people. Please stay on topic, thanks.
Oops. My mistake. Carry on.
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I'm in the same boat, OP. Though not as tall. I'm around 5'10-1/2" and weigh 140 llbs. Means I usually wear size 'small' everything. The problem is that sleeves are often not long enough since I have long arms. Some brands fit better than others but I havent found anything ideal. I'd hope there's some decent fitting stuff out there that doesnt cost as much as Rapha..
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these bibs have longer legs than most other models

Louis Garneau Neo Power Motion Bib Shorts 11.25"
Mavic Cosmic Elite Bib Shorts 11"
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