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Good brands for Clydesdale sizing?

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Old 11-06-08, 03:30 PM
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Good brands for Clydesdale sizing?

I know this should be posted in the Clydesdale section, but lets face it, if you want quick responses, the place to go is the road forum.

Anyways, I have about a 41-42 inch waist, and have been trying to find bib shorts. I bought some XXL Adidas from Chainlove, but they seem to be to small. Upon looking at the sizing charts for most bike clothing manufacturers I have found a XXL corresponds to a 38-40 inch waist for most. Finding 3XL seems to be a problem as well.

Anyone know of a good place find, and brand that makes bib shorts for those of us with waists over 40 inches? I contacted Hammer Nutrition and they said that I might be able to order XXL, which based on the size chart for the XL should fit, but not until 2009. By the way I am trying to keep the overall expense down.

As always, the advice is most appreciated.
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Ride hard for a few weeks and those XXL's will fit. Serious.
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Check this thread.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=472875
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Try Assos TIR size. They make great bibb shorts.
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PI's would be my recommendation.. you should be okay with an XL. Assos you wont be able to wear unless you get their largest size I think.

Sugoi bibs would be another good choice. The XXLs would fit you fine. For jerseys, look at Primal's club cut in XXL. They should do the trick as well. Avoid Hincappie, Voler, LG and certain models of Performance clothing like the plague.

You MIGHT be able to squeeze in some Gore bibs in an XXL as well. Those are freaking AWESOME bibs.. thats mainly all I wear but my waist isnt quite as big as yours.. but it has been in the past which is what Im basing all my advice off of.
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I have sugio rs flex bibs in and xl and i wear a 38 pant but I have to punch extra holes on my belts since I started cycling seriously this year

the Xl's were initially tightish but now are getting baggier in the stomach.... liuckily I still have enough quads to hold them up

sugio re flex bibs were the first serious shorts I tried and I love em....I'm sure there are others that are better but at 215 I'm not buying any more bibs till I'm swimming in these
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