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Old 04-18-21, 09:21 AM
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Bib shorts for long thighs

What do you guys recommend for someone who has relatively long thighs? I'm looking for something in the $150 CAD ($100 US?) region for 50-100km rides.
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Old 04-18-21, 09:34 AM
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I like these. I've got long legs and they're almost to my knees.

https://theblackbibs.com/collections...bibs-plus-tall
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone View Post
I like these. I've got long legs and they're almost to my knees.

https://theblackbibs.com/collections...bibs-plus-tall
What's the padding like in those?
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I've got the regular and the "ultimate". I do like the Ultimate slightly better. I don't know which one the tall has, but it's very comfortable to me.
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I have a couple pairs of these: https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/.../rp-prod168613. I like them a lot and are very comfortable for me. They stay and cover to just above the knee. I am 5' 8", 160 lbs, med. fits me great. The leg grip area has stretched out just bit, but not enough to be a problem. The material, straps and liner all appear to be well made and durable. The other Ale' bibs that I have tried, I found to have shorter length legs.
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Originally Posted by Doomrider74 View Post
What's the padding like in those?
I have the Plus Tall style bibs too since I am tall and think the padding is great. Other pads arent as dense. This one is thicker than some other pads too, but it isnt fluffy thick(if that makes sense).

Other bibs with option for longer inseam-
- aerotech https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/aetetamancyb.html
- aerotech https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/aetemeelency.html
- rapha https://www.rapha.cc/us/en_US/shop/m...tate=pg:3/ct:q

black bibs uses a 2" or so band at the bottom of the leg to hold the shorts in place. Its a bunch of small dots that overall provide grip.
aerotech uses a silicone line at the bottom of the leg to hold the shorts in place. its the type that rips hair.
...you can tell which style of leg band I like.


ETA- forgot that pactimo has some too.
https://www.pactimo.com/collections/...bib-short-mens
https://www.pactimo.com/collections/...14305519829058

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Old 04-19-21, 11:59 AM
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The Black Bibs Ultimate. Punches way above its weight.
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Originally Posted by superdex View Post
The Black Bibs Ultimate. Punches way above its weight.
its 5cm shorter than the black bibs plus tall.
it may work for the OP though.
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An 9.5” inseam would be a short short, 11” inseam would be a long short, IMO, with 12” inseam being something specially designated for tall people.

Hincapie seems to do mostly long, 11” inseam shorts, Voler tend to be about 10”, and Garneau is more of a mixed bag, with some as short 9.25”. Lots of variety.

Talking about long, though, I’d call that the +10.5” inseam.
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
An 9.5” inseam would be a short short, 11” inseam would be a long short, IMO, with 12” inseam being something specially designated for tall people.

Hincapie seems to do mostly long, 11” inseam shorts, Voler tend to be about 10”, and Garneau is more of a mixed bag, with some as short 9.25”. Lots of variety.

Talking about long, though, I’d call that the +10.5” inseam.
Just taking some dims it looks like 10.5 inches would be about right.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
its 5cm shorter than the black bibs plus tall.
it may work for the OP though.
True. But I thought the BB Tall was longer in the straps, not in the shorts. Shrug. As another option, Craft seems to be a little longer too. (they even say so in their sizing guide) --these might be the OP's ticket: https://www.craftsports.us/products/...20093911105595
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Pactimo offers longer length bibs...
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These just came out. I think I'll grab some:

https://theblackbibs.com/products/th...YWwubmV0In0%3D
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I've always found shorts very short as well. Giordana FR-C Pro bibs with a stated 11" inseam (in M) only reach about halfway down my upper leg. But otherwise they're a great fit for me (6'0" 158 lbs). Two more inches and they'd be just right. Assos and Castelli are similarly sized in my experience, so it's really just my own fault for sporting such a freak anatomy.
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone View Post
These just came out. I think I'll grab some:

https://theblackbibs.com/products/th...YWwubmV0In0%3D
The problem is I'm not tall, only 178cm/5'10", but seem to have disproportionately long thighs. For example, I'm a fan of below knee casual shorts, but any that fit my 31 inch waste and height tend to be far too short on me, even though they are labeled as "below the knee".
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The problem is I'm not tall, only 178cm/5'10", but seem to have disproportionately long thighs. For example, I'm a fan of below knee casual shorts, but any that fit my 31 inch waste and height tend to be far too short on me, even though they are labeled as "below the knee".
Santini is supposed to offer a longer thigh length option. No experience though.

Am 5'9.5"/34" (62.3mm thigh). Been chasing a decent thigh-length option for a while. Mainly for sun coverage.

For a casual 'knicker' I found the Zoic Reign small just went over the knee. Under 30" waist, so I had to bring in the top though.

3/4 rain pant, the smallest size from GroundEffect NZ is a great fit and works well.
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Originally Posted by tangerineowl View Post
Santini is supposed to offer a longer thigh length option. No experience though.

Am 5'9.5"/34" (62.3mm thigh). Been chasing a decent thigh-length option for a while. Mainly for sun coverage.

For a casual 'knicker' I found the Zoic Reign small just went over the knee. Under 30" waist, so I had to bring in the top though.

3/4 rain pant, the smallest size from GroundEffect NZ is a great fit and works well.
Thanks. I'll check them out.

edit: they sell the Santini Trek Segafredo team shorts in my local Trek store and they have an inseam of 10.5 inches, according to their website. They won't match my Specialized bike, though 😱😄

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It turns out the store didn't have any of my size in stock, so I'm still looking. Any other suggestions? 10.5 inch minimum, preferably 11.
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Has anyone tried the Specialized SL bibs?
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Bumping this one because I appear to be caught in a bibshort maze. It doesn't help that stock levels seem to be pretty low in most places here in BC at the moment.

Currently, I'm considering:

Castelli, either the Competizione, the Endurance or the Aero Race
Assos: Mille GT
Specialized SL

Any others out there with a 10.5 - 11 inch inseam?
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Straps too long? Do you or anyone sew? There's also tailors, sometimes dry cleaners who do that. Maybe $10 my wife guesses.
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Straps too long? Do you or anyone sew? There's also tailors, sometimes dry cleaners who do that. Maybe $10 my wife guesses.
Where did I say the straps were too long? I need shorts with a longer inseam. Nothing to do with the straps.
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Originally Posted by Doomrider74 View Post
The problem is I'm not tall, only 178cm/5'10", but seem to have disproportionately long thighs. For example, I'm a fan of below knee casual shorts, but any that fit my 31 inch waste and height tend to be far too short on me, even though they are labeled as "below the knee".
Sorry, I assumed you meant that "tall" size shorts with a longer inseam would have too long of a strap for you.
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Originally Posted by Jack Tone View Post
Sorry, I assumed you meant that "tall" size shorts with a longer inseam would have too long of a strap for you.
I guess it could read like that, sorry. No, I mean finding some shorts that have longer in-seams so they don't look like hot pants
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You've worked hard on those thighs, why cover them up?
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