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Old 05-24-06, 06:07 AM
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bibs vs shorts

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I was wondering what were the adventages of a bibshort compared to a normal?

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bibs are the only way to go - if you're a man. they're better at keeping 'things' in place, and you don't have to worry about getting 'plumbers butt', or having your shorts drop down a tad too low in clearer english

they don't seem to be as convenient/helpful for women.
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Oh lord... here we go... Before someone else berates you for this topic, let me be the first to yell at you.... Do a search on the topic!!! It's been done a million times!!! (okay.... that's done. )

Being dutifully beaten down for your topic, here's the answer: Whichever you prefer.

You're going to hear that bibs rule all from a majority of folks here and that once you go bibs, you'll never go back.

I actually like shorts for a few reasons. One is not feeling as constricted by the bib straps. Two is the convenience factor when it comes to the call of nature and not having to remove straps when needing to make like a bear in the woods. Three, I don't get plumber's butt with good shorts, like my Pearl Izumis, which come up sufficiently in the back to avoid the dreaded 'quarter slot.'

Anyway, give both shorts and bibs a try.
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97
Oh lord... here we go... Before someone else berates you for this topic, let me be the first to yell at you.... Do a search on the topic!!! It's been done a million times!!! (okay.... that's done. )
the frequency of the subject just shows that there is enough demand to add an other thread with the subject
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Originally Posted by Jazzy
the frequency of the subject just shows that there is enough demand to add an other thread with the subject
I know... I was just being sarcastic there. I wanted to beat the "Search The Forums" police to the punch. I like it when old topics come up fresh. Here's hoping there is good information in the thread for you!
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my opinion is that if you are comparing cheap shorts (performance, nashbar, voler) to cheap bibs (the same places) then bibs are better as cheap shorts suck... the bibs feel more secure, look to be better quality and don't rub my waist raw with the waist band... they stay up, via the bibs... but I don't feel the bibs at all.

Now, if you want to spend $75 or more on a pair of shorts, then yea they'll be fine and you may not miss the benefits of a bib as the higher priced shorts can be very comfortable... but I'd rather pay $50 for a pair of voler bibs instead of $75 for a pair of Pearl Izumi shorts.

MOST bibs (I've tried performance and voler) are really easy to pee from... just pull down on the waist a bit. You don't have to remove straps, so don't let anyone tell you otherwise. There are some bibs with a high front so you'd need to keep an eye out.

Shorts vs Bibs is like campy vs shimano... there are people that love both for their own reasons.

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Originally Posted by CyLowe97
I don't get plumber's butt with good shorts, like my Pearl Izumis

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i dont think that as a woman i could pee just pulling it down
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I am tall with a long torso. I have a pair of each...

I like my bibs better b/c they provide better coverage for my backside. My cycling jerseys tend to ride up over the top of my regular shorts.
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Originally Posted by Jazzy
the frequency of the subject just shows that there is enough demand to add an other thread with the subject
Search is a great tool and most wear or have switched to bibs for a reason.
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Originally Posted by Jazzy
i dont think that as a woman i could pee just pulling it down
That's OK. I P sitting down and bibs work for me.... .

Back OT...I have seen some feedback regarding women and bibs. Most responses I have seen say that women so not like using them. I think (warning:general comment about female anatomy coming) with wider hips (than men-in general) that shorts would tend to fit better.

Bibs help us guys with holding in a gut and keeping the shorts from working their way down as we ride.
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