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Hammer Bib

Old 09-25-07, 09:03 AM
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Hammer Bib

Aha....received the new Hammer/Voler bibs in the mail yesterday. My only point of comparison is the Ultra bibs I already own. The fabric on the Hammer seems nice and smooth, the pad feels like it will be great, much better than the Cantara pad on another pair of Voler shorts I have.

Heading out after work today to try these out....could be a great bargain at this price.

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Old 09-25-07, 09:06 AM
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cool. post back after a couple rides and lets us know the 411 on the shorts. later.
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For the cost, they are great bibs. They aren't my favorite, but they get worn in the regular rotation. Anyone know any other vendors who carry branded voler bibs/jerseys at a good price like this?

My only complaint is that the jersey doesn't have a gripper at the bottom so it rides up at times.
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Old 09-25-07, 09:44 AM
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I have 2 pairs that I wear on a regular basis...they fit nice, and feel great to me....a bargain at the price I paid IMO
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I haven't found anybody who matches Hammer's price on Voler bibs, and I've done a fair amount of looking (doesn't hurt that they threw in a nice assortment of samples of their nutrition products either!). My .02 is that these bibs are equal to or better than anything you could find at double the price. My other bibs are Canaris, Aerotech, and Zoot Sports. The Volers are better than the Canaris and Aerotechs, and on a par with the Zoots. Probably Assos are better, but I just can't bring myself to drop that kind of dough.

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Old 09-25-07, 11:38 AM
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I just got a pair of them and I was amazed at how nice they were. 42 miles on Saturday and I was perfectly comfortable. This was even more surprising because I hate the way my seat fit using my other shorts. I am still going to replace it, but nice short/bibs make a world of difference. They are so much better than the Performance shorts I had been using. I can't fathom what Assos feel like if they are so much better than the Hammer shorts. It must by like riding on an overstuffed lazy-boy.
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Old 09-25-07, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by tfro View Post
For the cost, they are great bibs. They aren't my favorite, but they get worn in the regular rotation. Anyone know any other vendors who carry branded voler bibs/jerseys at a good price like this?

My only complaint is that the jersey doesn't have a gripper at the bottom so it rides up at times.


I like my Hammer bibs. When did you get your jersey? This may be something they've changed... not sure, but maybe.
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Old 09-25-07, 01:41 PM
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A few months ago. I know there is a different version out there, the logos on the back are different. I'm not sure if I have the old or new one.
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Originally Posted by nesdog View Post
Aha....received the new Hammer/Voler bibs in the mail yesterday. My only point of comparison is the Ultra bibs I already own. The fabric on the Hammer seems nice and smooth, the pad feels like it will be great, much better than the Cantara pad on another pair of Voler shorts I have.

Heading out after work today to try these out....could be a great bargain at this price.

Sheldon

Hey Sheldon, just got a pair of those bibs too. They are nice but my sensative area needs to get used to the Voler chamois. After using Assos bibs for a bit, I guess my body notices the difference in material.
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Old 09-25-07, 06:33 PM
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My Hammer kit should be arriving tomorrow along with trial sampler stuff of gels and HEED. Will definately report back. This will be my second pair of bibs. I just purchased some Nike Race Bibs this week and road on them the other day. Felt that the pad wasn't sufficient in the rear end department. Plenty of pad up front however (yes I had them on correctly lol!)
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Old 09-25-07, 06:43 PM
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I've been riding with the Hammer bibs in my rotation for a while. I like them for shorter rides. The chamois isn't cut right for me (wider sitbones) so I find I end up with irritation in the sitbone/fold under the butt cheek area.

It's enough that I would end up with saddle sores if I rode this thing on a century.

I also noticed that these are cut long in the legs. That's probably great for a lot of you guys, but for shorter people (like me) it means that you end up with a capri pant look while standing.

That said I love them for my commute, and for the price I could use them as consumables for that purpose.

Between the Ultra and the Voler I would give the edge to the Ultras for the chamois. Voler material is much better than the Ultras. Kind of a wierd mix of materials. I already don't like them so much for cold weather riding, but again....overall a nice set of bibs, especially for the price.
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Old 09-25-07, 07:11 PM
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them for shorter rides. The chamois isn't cut right for me (wider sitbones) so I find I end up with irritation in the sitbone/fold under the butt cheek area. [/quote][quote=Psimet2001;5333407]I also noticed that these are cut long in the legs.

Man that sucks to hear. All the shorts and the one pair of bibs that I have now are long. I'm 5'9 158 - 28 1/2" inseam. I haven't been able to find anything that is shorter yet. Ugh!
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Old 09-25-07, 07:36 PM
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you know you guys can refer eachother and get a discount and stuff..15% for the newbe and 25% for the referal...

PM if you are new to Hammer and want 15% off...see free samples on the hammer site...

if you all told me about that I could have got the kit for a we bit less...

I have the kit...like it...the top kinda rides up a bit...good value!

Performance bibs are still good but only on sale...
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Old 09-25-07, 07:39 PM
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I :heart: my Hammer bibs. They are right behind my Louis Garneau team kit bibs and ahead of my Pearl Izumi UltraSensor bibs.

I don't think they are long, but I'm 6'2" and wear a medium (with a 33" inseam to boot)
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I don't think they are long, but I'm 6'2" and wear a medium (with a 33" inseam to boot)
If you don't mind me asking, how much do you weigh?
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Originally Posted by ggg300 View Post
you know you guys can refer eachother and get a discount and stuff..15% for the newbe and 25% for the referal...

PM if you are new to Hammer and want 15% off...see free samples on the hammer site...

if you all told me about that I could have got the kit for a we bit less...
That's a good call... I could have gotten the discount as a member for someone, too.

I should have said above, maybe I didn't express it exactly... I think I like the hammer kit better than any other I have and wear. I don't wear it all the time, but it really fits great.
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I'm 6'3" 176lbs, and the Large jersey large bib fits me perfectly (at times though, I do wish I had ordered a medium jersey)

I wonder about the guy commenting on the bibs being long... my experience has been that they are really short... almost to short for me....interesting.
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I wore my Hammer bibs for the hotter-n-hell 100, and they were invisible all 100 miles... they gets a solid thumbs up from me....
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Originally Posted by Frugle View Post
I'm 6'3" 176lbs, and the Large jersey large bib fits me perfectly (at times though, I do wish I had ordered a medium jersey)

I wonder about the guy commenting on the bibs being long... my experience has been that they are really short... almost to short for me....interesting.
You're 6'3" tall. Of course they'll be short on you. I am 5'8". You are 7" taller than me and yet we are wearing the same size. You do the math.

The cuffs sit about 1-2" below my tan lines from all of the other bibs I wear = they are longer than all of the other bibs I wear.

I will probably try another pair in a size medium to see if they fit better.
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I wore my Hammer bibs for the hotter-n-hell 100, and they were invisible all 100 miles... they gets a solid thumbs up from me....

me too....they were great.
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
You're 6'3" tall. Of course they'll be short on you. I am 5'8". You are 7" taller than me and yet we are wearing the same size. You do the math.

The cuffs sit about 1-2" below my tan lines from all of the other bibs I wear = they are longer than all of the other bibs I wear.

I will probably try another pair in a size medium to see if they fit better.
makes since.

I was mainly comparing them to my performance bib and shorts, which are almost an inch longer than the hammer bib.
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I'm 6'3", 215 lbs with a 35" waist. I have a pair of Voler Avantis, size XL that seem a bit big/long. I'd like to try some hammer bibs in a size L but maybe that's too small?
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I'm 5'7" and have short legs and I love my hammer bibs. I like them better than ultras. I have big legs and find that the ultras are too tight. Anyone that wants my customer number for the referal discount can PM me. I wish we could get a group discount so we all got credits... :-)
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Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
I'm 6'3", 215 lbs with a 35" waist. I have a pair of Voler Avantis, size XL that seem a bit big/long. I'd like to try some hammer bibs in a size L but maybe that's too small?
I'm right at those dimensions, and I wear L in just about everything, including the Voler products; they're spot on
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