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Quick help, please - bib shorts

Old 09-01-04, 12:46 PM
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Quick help, please - bib shorts

I want to try bib shorts, seen a great deal online. But I'm 6'5" /200lbs 36" waist. Seems I'd have to compromise somewhere as I am definitely a non-standard size. Do the shoulder straps stretch? Should I just buy on waist size, or not even try? If they're not comfortable, there's no point.

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Shoulder straps stretch - buy based on waist size. You'll be golden.

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Originally Posted by wonderboy
I want to try bib shorts, seen a great deal online. But I'm 6'5" /200lbs 36" waist. Seems I'd have to compromise somewhere as I am definitely a non-standard size. Do the shoulder straps stretch? Should I just buy on waist size, or not even try? If they're not comfortable, there's no point.

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Who's got the great deal?
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
Shoulder straps stretch - buy based on waist size. You'll be golden.

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I would try them on first, I have lots of different bib brands and some have straps that are longer than others. There is some give in the staps but your best bet is to try them on and make sure the fit is good.
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Originally Posted by wonderboy
I want to try bib shorts, seen a great deal online. But I'm 6'5" /200lbs 36" waist. Seems I'd have to compromise somewhere as I am definitely a non-standard size. Do the shoulder straps stretch? Should I just buy on waist size, or not even try? If they're not comfortable, there's no point.

Thanks!
I have one of those "athletic builds" that force me to choose between waist and chest sizes...with bibs, they are right, go with waist...most of the time you will be fine...
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As quoted from bicyclinghub.com:

"We have found sizing bibs by height works best."

And I'd have to agree.
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Based on my own experience I would say try on several diferent brands first, then buy online.

It took me a bit to get used to the straps and I did try them on in the store. The straps felt a bit tight but the next size up felt to loose around my waist and skinny little chicken legs.
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