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Old 04-24-10, 09:11 AM
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Bib Sizing

I searched and didn't find an answer.

Do you order the the bibs by waist or chest size?

I wear 36 waist/48-50 chest

looking at a lot of the manufacturers most of the sizes allow for a 4-6 in difference between measurements

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Old 04-24-10, 09:19 AM
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I go by waist.
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Old 04-24-10, 09:22 AM
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Torso height is more important than chest size for bibs. If in doubt, don't trust the size charts (which are often terrible). Buy from a shop where you can try them on first.
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Originally Posted by johnny99 View Post
Torso height is more important than chest size for bibs. If in doubt, don't trust the size charts (which are often terrible). Buy from a shop where you can try them on first.
I find that size charts are far more accurate than most people's assessment of their actual measurements.
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I'm long in the torso, never been an issue. I use waist, and have never had a problem ordering online using that measure.
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Waist. Most of the bib contact area runs at the waist. If you think about it, torso won't matter so much in the position you assume on the bike. I like my straps a bit snug standing b/c they are generally just right when on the bike.

Google the bibs too before you pull the trigger. Some makes (PI) run a bit large. Others, mostly the "euro" cut run smaller. I'm typically a 31 in jeans (I know jean sizing is way off from true waist) and I wear the medium aka 32-34 waist in volar bibs (those are euro cut as far as I know).
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