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Voler short fit / bib fit?

Old 01-16-06, 11:10 PM
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Voler short fit / bib fit?

I currently own a pair of their shorts in a medium. I am not sure if they are to tight or the right fit, since i really do not wear road gear. would going up a size make a dramatic change in the fit. I want to pick up a pair of their bibs and was wondering if they will fit the same as the shorts. can anyone share their stories.

I am about 5"10 185lbs with a 40" in chest. most of my weight is in my stomach which makes the shorts kinda of uncomfortable around my 33"-34" waist.
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Old 01-16-06, 11:28 PM
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Not sure, but they have a good exchange policy. Why not try the larger size and if it really doesn't fit, exchange it. However: if the fitting in the waist is the issue, you might just be okay with the medium in bibs, since there's no waistband. I wear medium bibs; I'm 5'10" with 33" waist, 175 lbs.
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Old 01-17-06, 02:01 AM
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I just have to say... I love Voler shorts... When I first put them on I was thinking about starting a thread dedicated to how great they are. They are ten times better than my Hind shorts, way better than Performance shorts, and I THOUGHT that I was comfortable in Pearl Izumi shorts, but no, Voler is wonderful.

EDIT: By the way, I'm talking about the cheapo Voler shorts too, the ones on sale now for $25 (not much selection) at Velowear.com. I dream of the day I buy the $80 ones.
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Personally I would think that you are a Large. Here is the sizing chart that they put out, and they don't distinguish between shorts and bibs:

Medium 32-34 145-170 5'7" to 5'11" 38-40 9.5
Large 35-37 170-190 5'10" to 6'2" 40-42 10

It also will depend upon your body makeup. Some people have thin muscular thighs (Lance) and some guys have thick muscular thighs (Chipolini) If you have the second or you currently find the mediums too tight then I would go with the large.

Our team is getting Voler and I just ordered Large shorts. I am 5' 11" with a 33 waist and weigh 190. All of my shorts are Larges. Even when I weighed 10 lbs less I still wore Large. I think tose guideline weights are ment for those with that thin muscular body type like Lance and not Chipo.
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Old 01-17-06, 08:19 AM
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My guess would be that you need a large. Our team received a fit kit so I was able to try on medium and large and large felt best to me. I am 5'10" 175 pounds. I have a 32" waste but I have pretty big thighs. The mediums were fine around the waste but too tight on my thighs.

I am hoping to get down to 165 pounds by race season but I doubt that I lose any weight in my legs so I think I will still be fine with the large bibs.
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Originally Posted by Portlandonian
I just have to say... I love Voler shorts... When I first put them on I was thinking about starting a thread dedicated to how great they are. They are ten times better than my Hind shorts, way better than Performance shorts, and I THOUGHT that I was comfortable in Pearl Izumi shorts, but no, Voler is wonderful.

EDIT: By the way, I'm talking about the cheapo Voler shorts too, the ones on sale now for $25 (not much selection) at Velowear.com. I dream of the day I buy the $80 ones.
I Voler too. They have their Titano bibs on sale for $49 if you're on their e-mail list. Stop dreaming!
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Old 01-17-06, 12:09 PM
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I went with larges because the jump to XL was too much. The larges fit everywhere but are tight in the thigh. The XLs went down to my knees, so I decided I'd go with large and see how long they last. It all depends on how you're built.
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I'm currently 5'11" 178lbs and I'm sportin voler bibs in size large... I bought them when I was closer to 195lbs... but even after losing weight they still fit fine. I MIGHT try a medium next time but I may just stick with large since I know it works.

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