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Favorite Bibs and Why?

Old 08-06-08, 01:22 PM
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Favorite Bibs and Why?

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Old 08-06-08, 01:25 PM
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giordana silverline - comfy and great value.

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/ro...163_FALSE.html
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Old 08-06-08, 01:36 PM
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Sugoi Evolution. Cheap price. Fits me great.
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I have the 07' Capoforma Peloton Bibs, they're amazing at $179.99 (I got them on closeout at $99.99) the 08' Peloton Bibs look even more afreakinmazin'! I'm also grabbing a pair of Capo M1 bib shorts but at $79.99 I don't expect them to stack up to my Pelotons.
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My absolute favorite are my Hammer Nutrition Voler bibs. I've purchased several other much more expensive pairs of bibs, yet I still find myself picking the Volers anytime they're clean and dry.
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Old 08-06-08, 02:00 PM
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Thanks for the help!
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Old 08-06-08, 02:24 PM
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Oh I forgot to say why I liked the Peloton bibs, I like the 07' bibs because they have mesh at the bottom of the front leg for extra ventilation the chamois aren't to thick or too thin and the material of the bibs is really strong, there have been several situations i've been in where i was sure it was going to tear but didn't
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Old 08-06-08, 02:27 PM
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Currently loving the pactimo bibs that the local club/team issues for it's kit.
Top choice for longer rides.

I have some of the Hammer nutrition bibs as well and they have nice chamois but theyre sized a little too small for me so they creep up my legs a little much during prolonged periods in the drops/aero bars (depending on bike).

Never tried some super-quality expensive ones ala capoforma or assos though, looking forward to.
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Old 08-06-08, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
Never tried some super-quality expensive ones ala capoforma or assos though, looking forward to.
You know I was using Novara chamois before I got my Capo Peloton bibs, and at first i didn't notice any difference and was a bit disappointed but last week (months later) i rode in the novara shorts...god things killed my ass.
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Sugoi RS bibs...

They just fit right and the pad is great for everything from a 60 minute crit to a 4+ hour deathmarch. They make my old Volers look like, well, cheap bibs...
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Originally Posted by melkman View Post
giordana silverline - comfy and great value.

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/ro...163_FALSE.html
RS has them for $80 with free shipping

https://www.rscycle.com/s.nl/it.A/id.16906/.f


edit: size large only
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
Currently loving the pactimo bibs that the local club/team issues for it's kit.
Top choice for longer rides.
Our club went with Pactimo for this last year, and I hate them, which sucks because I was part of the group that made the decision to go with them. They felt fine trying them on but riding with them after an hour or so is painful. Fortunately the race team I am on stuck with Voler and I love those.
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Originally Posted by markyore View Post
RS has them for $80 with free shipping

https://www.rscycle.com/s.nl/it.A/id.16906/.f


edit: size large only

ooo thats my size. might have to pick up a pair
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Louie G Lycra Power.

I just got the S5 Uno's - first ride: meh. They're nicer than my $39.99 DeMarchi. Gonna put them through the meat grinder [+4hr] rides and I'll report back.
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My personal favorite of the few I have tried is Giordana Silverlines.
Second are voler but the legs are way too long and end too close to my knee.
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Originally Posted by damocles1 View Post
Sugoi RS bibs...

They just fit right and the pad is great for everything from a 60 minute crit to a 4+ hour deathmarch. They make my old Volers look like, well, cheap bibs...
Yes, I love my Sugoi RS Flex bibs as well and the chamois is the best I have had to date. My voler, PI's and Canari's all are good, but the Sugoi's are the best. The fit is about 1 size smaller than normal since they are on european sizing, but other than that they are great. Now if I can just catch more of them on sale (originally bought from nashbar for like 49 bucks on sale instead of 149).

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I just got these and love them:

https://www.bicyclinghub.com/gitebi.html

Looks like limited sizes now, though.
Good luck in your search.


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I have a pair of LG (can't remember the model, but know they have the AirGel chamois) and the Giordana Silverlines that I love, best for long distance rides of the bibs I've tried.
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Assos FI.UNO S5 are my current favorite. They just barely beat out the Giordana Forma bibs I also have. I've radically changed my view on bibs over the past few months as I shuffle through brands. I thought Hammer bibs were the bees knees when I got them, but I think they are pretty bad compared to the Assos and Formas.

I like the Assos and Formas because they fit like a 2nd skin, basically I forget they are there. They move with me and are extremely comfortable for long periods of time in the saddle.

I find the chamois to be abrasive on the Hammer bibs - I feel it moving and if I stand up it slides around some. I guess they don't fit me perfectly. I only use them for commuting and they are fine in the morning but don't feel so great on the ride home.
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another Capo Forma fan. gram per dollar the best i've tried.
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Pearl Izumi Slice Ultrasensor bib
1. four way stretch
2. great fit
3. durable
4. sometimes on sale at Performance
5. great padding
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I just recently purchased a pair of Specialized bibs, not expecting much. I was pleasantly suprised. They fit me well and I am comfortable in them. For me, that's all that counts.

You can take what I say with a grain of salt, though, because I haven't tried some of the higher-tier brands (Assos, Craft, etc.), so my expectations aren't very high.
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