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Old 06-03-09, 01:10 PM
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PBK Team Bibs 2009

Anyone using a pair of their new team bibshorts? How's the chamois quality? Is it breathable or is it the cheap stuff that turns into a burning plate of friction over long rides?

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Old 06-04-09, 04:44 AM
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I just received mine today, haven't had a chance to ride in them yet. Just a quick comparo though, to my Cervelo Test team knicks that I bought recently as well, the CTT knicks are tighter and a thinner lycra.
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Thanks Falchoon - please pass along your thoughts after you take them for a spin!
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Rode in mine for the first time last night. Only 24 miles, but pretty comfortable, ***** did not even begin to warm up. I am happy overall.
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Rode in mine for the first time last night. Only 24 miles, but pretty comfortable, ***** did not even begin to warm up. I am happy overall.
Hmmm, five letters...tushy?
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Or "tainty". Thanks for the review Jake.

The chamois looks like that synthetic stuff that doesn't breath and creates hotspots, so I was concerned about that. Cheers!
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Ok, finally got out on the bike today wearing my new PBK knicks and did a metric century. Temp was quite cool, about 12 deg C and light rain showers so I can't comment on how they perform in warm weather but they were quite comfortable in the cooler weather. Chamois is quite thick, similar to an old pair of Nike knicks I have. They are a snug fit but not as snug as the Cervelo ones and not so tight that I felt the need to try out for Vienna Boys Choir. Better fit than my club ones made by Ventou, they are saggy in the crotch and bum. PBK knicks are good value for money, look and perform well.
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Rode another 122km today wearing the PBK knicks, they are my new favourites!
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Toshi, I love that quote ...

Anyways, I'm pretty tall and skinny, and was thinking about getting these for my first bibs. What measurement do you go by mainly? As far as waists go I'm a small/~29in, but height I'm 6feet. Should I just get the small(size 2 i think?) and just hope the straps don't dig into my shoulders too bad?
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I'm 5'11" and weigh 11 stone and find Large to be a comfortable size for me, if that's any help to you. Also, I recently bought some new jeans and they were a size 32. I think Small would be too small.
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About to pull the trigger on these bibs. I'm 6'1" 190 pounds. What size should I get? I usually wear size L (have a pair of IP and Nalini bibs in large that fit me well). Just not sure whether to go with a large or x-large. Not sure if their sizing chart is skewed. I would hate for them not to fit and pay the shipping back to the UK.
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Go for a large.
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Will give large a shot, thank you.
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