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Old 06-03-04, 12:27 PM
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are bibs preferable to shorts on long rides?
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Yes.
Because you do not have the pressure point around the waste on long rides.

However it is personal preference.
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I like bibs A LOT more... except when I have to use the bathroom... especially if I have to sit down... ya practically have to strip down to get the access.... but other than that.. I find them a whole lot more comfy than shorts... especially on long rides

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Oh Once I got my first bib shorts I never used my half shorts again...
as the poster acove sadi, going to the bathroom is a bit of a hustel, especially in cold weather..
If I wear a short sleave jesrsey I have found a way (my wife showd me) how to get the shoulder strap off and lower the bib without tking off the jersey..
Ask your wife/GF how they take a bra off without removing thier shirt.. its basically the same, and it works...
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As others have said, once you try bibs you don't go back. I have found that the PI Microsensor bibs I have are cut just low enough for me to "pop out over the top" of them, so to speak, without the need to pull any straps or jersey off. My PI bib tights however are cut higher, presumably for added warmth, and require a full strip-down. On a long ride, number 2 is just not possible and I won't have it. Though I have paid for it with tears later
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Originally Posted by isabella5
are bibs preferable to shorts on long rides?
Bibs are preferable to shorts on ANY ride.
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Originally Posted by isabella5
are bibs preferable to shorts on long rides?
Absolutely, and short rides, too.
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I now have three pairs of bibs and only use my shorts for training rides and when my bibs are all dirty or drying out.

I have a pair of Santini bibs that are GREAT!! They are cut lower than any of the others (Parantini and PI) and you can actually pee without taking them off!! You have to lean forward a bit, but it works fine. The other realy big pluss is that they are cheaper than the others. I got myne for Texas Cycle Sport for about $50!!

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HEH! I and every one here assume that the original poster was a guy.. some of us suggested that it is hard to pee with a bib, and I was sending the poster to talk to his wife or GF..
Now that I look at the poster's handle, Isabella, could it be that it is a girl?
if it is a girl then all the "pee" discussion is moot.. LOL
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if you are female, you may want to consider a skin suit, but bibs should work fine. lots of females in my bunch where bibs and don't complain about going to the restroom.
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Originally Posted by sorebutt
HEH! I and every one here assume that the original poster was a guy.. some of us suggested that it is hard to pee with a bib, and I was sending the poster to talk to his wife or GF..
Now that I look at the poster's handle, Isabella, could it be that it is a girl?
if it is a girl then all the "pee" discussion is moot.. LOL
Well knock me down (but now while I am on my bike please)! I didn't notice that either!! I guess it would make a difference now wouldn't it. It also means there are limitations on what bib SHE can use since not all manufactors cater to the feminine needs when it comes to fit and pads. Hopefully he or she will reveal themselves and we will know. Given the name it could also be a guy's last name though.

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Originally Posted by isabella5
are bibs preferable to shorts on long rides?

absolutely!

And the best place to get a really nice pair for cheap is Longscycle. I love these guys. They hit almost all the major shows and swap meets in the North East and they always have great stuff. I got a beautiful pair of De Marchi 8 panel bibs from them at last years NYC cycling championship for $35. Check out their grab bag if you're not picky about what's on your kit.
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