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Old 06-14-18, 02:53 PM
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new bibs

I am looking for bib shorts that truly are snug. The last two I have been not so snug in the crotch area. One has a chamois that tends to bunch; the other just is a little saggy and thus gets caught on the nose of the saddle. Any suggestions? I would rather not spend more than $100.
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Old 06-14-18, 03:12 PM
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I think I'd classify all of my bibs as truly snug, so you'll probably need to try some on to know for sure. For what's it worth, I've found Castelli and POC bibs to be crazy snug (for me, at least), so at least some of their models are cut for slimmer builds.
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Yeah, you just need to try them on until you find what you're looking for.. Better bibs tend to fit better but they typically also cost more.

Saggy is right out though.
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Assos. But, you're not going to get them for $100. Maybe $ 130. if you find a good sale.
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Originally Posted by Bill View Post
I am looking for bib shorts that truly are snug. The last two I have been not so snug in the crotch area. One has a chamois that tends to bunch; the other just is a little saggy and thus gets caught on the nose of the saddle. Any suggestions? I would rather not spend more than $100.
Rather not? That means to me you just might spend over 100 bucks.

I think what you are looking for is compression gear. That is, the emphasis is on compression. The proponents claim their studies show it helps in performance. But you're not looking for that. You're looking for a proper fit.

2XU has it but I see the product line is specifically for tri wear.
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I am looking for bib shorts that truly are snug. The last two I have been not so snug in the crotch area. One has a chamois that tends to bunch; the other just is a little saggy and thus gets caught on the nose of the saddle. Any suggestions? I would rather not spend more than $100.
So YOU'RE the guy who laid claim to the username "Bill", forcing everyone else to use some variation of the name.

It's a pleasure to meet you, clearly one of the pioneering members of the forum. Cheers!
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I have two pairs of Castelli's and they are very snug (compared to my other bibs).
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I'm usually a cheap SOB, but I've learned that bibs are one thing you can't cheap out on. My buttcrack doesn't like cheap bibs. I get specialized rbx comp from my lbs for $120, but I've found my favorite chamois are the x2 from castelli. I like the very sung fit of castelli. Most people say to size up, but I'm M in both specialized and castelli. I'd definitely try them on first, or make sure you buy them from somewhere that will let you return or exchange if the size isn't right. I just stash money away until I have enough to buy nice bibs.
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So YOU'RE the guy who laid claim to the username "Bill", forcing everyone else to use some variation of the name.

It's a pleasure to meet you, clearly one of the pioneering members of the forum. Cheers!
Sorry. That name isn't too original, is it?
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Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
Rather not? That means to me you just might spend over 100 bucks.

I think what you are looking for is compression gear. That is, the emphasis is on compression. The proponents claim their studies show it helps in performance. But you're not looking for that. You're looking for a proper fit.

2XU has it but I see the product line is specifically for tri wear.
People often think that bike shorts are so tight. For me, that's what they are supposed to be. And if they are not, I discover problems--getting the shorts stuck on the saddle, sore parts, even chafing, from a poorly designed chamois. I find it hard to try on shorts because I live in a town where there isn't access to a lot of bibs. I learned my lesson big time from an order off of an advertising company on FB. They were good looking bibs and very cheap, but the chamois regularly chafes me and causes a bagginess that means very little support for a favorite part of my body.
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