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Bib shorts for tall guys

Old 08-06-07, 10:00 AM
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Bib shorts for tall guys

Okay. Here's the dilemma.

I'm 6'4" tall, but now relatively fit, with a 35" waist.

I love my PI micro-sensors, but the XL's hang around my waist like on uninflated baloon, while the L's fit right around the waist, but are uncomfortably tight around the shoulders because they're not long enough.

Anybody else have this problem, and are there brands that make "tall" sizes?
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Old 08-06-07, 10:27 AM
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try a euro brand. they recognize that large should mean tall, rather than wide. i am fairly tall/thin and assos, in particular, fit very well. not to mention they are, as far as i'm concerned, probably the most comfortable, well made bibs you can buy. they are pricey, though. check the sizing chart: https://www.assos.com/en/sizechart/
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Old 08-06-07, 10:35 AM
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The Voler bibs that Hammer Nutrition sells for $45 should do the trick, if you don't mind wearing their logo.
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Old 08-06-07, 12:24 PM
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Castelli cronos work well for me. I'm a similar size to you and wear an XL.
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I'm 6'4" with a 34" waist and I feel your pain. Skinsuits are another fun one. My team's skinsuit makes me talk 3 octaves higher. I have a pair of Castelli's that fit me pretty well. I don't like the pad that much but what are ya gonna do? I've also resorted to scissors and needle and thread on occasion.
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I'm 6'2" with a 31" waist and a really long torso and i'm happy in Medium Performance Ultra bibs.
Their Elite bibs are cut larger in the waist, but are the same length.
I bet you'd be ok with a Large in those.
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Old 08-06-07, 02:12 PM
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I'm nearly 6'4" with a 34 inch waist, and I just barely got some Performance Ultra bibs in XL and I LOVE them. They are my first bibs, so I can't be sure that this is what good bibs feel like, but they are held up a lot more than the XL pearl izumi shorts I had before, and they just feel good.
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Old 08-06-07, 02:53 PM
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I'm 6'4" with a 34" waist, and I'm comfortable in size Large Biemme, Giordana, Hincapie, and Voler bibs.

When I first started wearing bibs, I felt like you do, but it doesn't bother me at all any more. If you need to, I'm sure a tailor could sew in some coolmax in the middle of the straps in the back to extend them an inch or so for $10. You could do it yourself using an old jersey as scrap.

I say get over it though.
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Old 08-06-07, 04:25 PM
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Stretch the fabric at the top of the bib. Especially if you throw them in the dryer.
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Old 08-06-07, 04:44 PM
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I'm 6'1" with a 32 inch waist, so typically I buy a medium. I've had good luck with the waist-to-strap length ratio of De Marchi, Adidas, and especially Sugoi. Not as good with Pearl and Giordana.
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Old 08-06-07, 04:47 PM
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I have a pair of Santini bibs that were just too short. I had the local seamstress cut up one of my old armwarmers and insert a couple of inches at the top seam. It was like getting a new pair for $10.
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