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Ok enough is enough, I need bibs. Any recommendations?

Old 07-21-13, 09:00 PM
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Ok enough is enough, I need bibs. Any recommendations?

As the title says, I am ready to try out bibs. What's the best under $100? Are the ones on eBay any good?
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Extra 20% off ending in 55 minutes

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I like these:

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Does it not stand to reason that you would like bibs made by the folks whose shorts you like and have been wearing? If the shorts you like are reasonably priced by your standards, shouldn't the bibs be also. What is the mystery?

Having said all that, I am very interested in what benefit you are hoping to achieve from bibs vs. shorts in the middle of summer. Exactly what are your shorts not doing for you that will make the extra insulation provided by bibs tolerable? Unless you don't even wear cycling shorts at this point and are jumping in whole hog to bibs. I know I am in the minority, but for the life of me I do not get bibs. Chalk it up to the Houston climate perhaps. But also if shorts are sized right, the waist band doesn't bind. You don't have to take off your jersey to pull shorts down and relieve yourself. I am at a loss to understand the overwhelming movement in just the last few years to bibs. They were unknown just a few years ago. Now it seems no one wants anything else. Maybe it is peloton envy. Go figure.
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It took me a long time to realize the benefits of bibs. To be honest I didn't have a completely open mind and thoughts bibs are only for fat people. But now I see that bibs are more comfortable, especially on long rides.
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Louis garneau.

equipe bibs are fairly inexpensive and good quality. you can find them on ebay for less than $100 most the time.
If you have more in your budget you can spend, the louis garneau mondo pro bibs have been my favorite.
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Originally Posted by uncrx2003 View Post
I just bought these and gave them their first test. Very nice bibshorts and the lifetime guarantee is hard to beat. If you don't like them, return them!

With the extra coupon they sent me in the mail, I got these for 48 dollars, LOL.
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Voler also makes some good quality, comfortable and reasonably priced bibs and shorts.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
You don't have to take off your jersey to pull shorts down and relieve yourself.
I just pull the front down and go. Never had to deal with #2 when I'm riding but if I did taking my jersey off would be the least of my worries.

Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
I am at a loss to understand the overwhelming movement in just the last few years to bibs. They were unknown just a few years ago.
So was the internet and cell phones. Maybe you prefer an old fashioned Walkman to an mp3 player, too.
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Pearl Izumi In R cool
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And I've been using these: https://www.performancebike.com/bikes...400065__400065

And they are OK with me.

But maybe I'll try a pair of the ultras...
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Does it not stand to reason that you would like bibs made by the folks whose shorts you like and have been wearing? If the shorts you like are reasonably priced by your standards, shouldn't the bibs be also. What is the mystery?

Having said all that, I am very interested in what benefit you are hoping to achieve from bibs vs. shorts in the middle of summer. Exactly what are your shorts not doing for you that will make the extra insulation provided by bibs tolerable? Unless you don't even wear cycling shorts at this point and are jumping in whole hog to bibs. I know I am in the minority, but for the life of me I do not get bibs. Chalk it up to the Houston climate perhaps. But also if shorts are sized right, the waist band doesn't bind. You don't have to take off your jersey to pull shorts down and relieve yourself. I am at a loss to understand the overwhelming movement in just the last few years to bibs. They were unknown just a few years ago. Now it seems no one wants anything else. Maybe it is peloton envy. Go figure.
What? Bibs have been around for a lot longer than just a few years. I started road riding in 1990 and everyone was wearing bibs then too.
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Originally Posted by brianmcg123 View Post
What? Bibs have been around for a lot longer than just a few years. I started road riding in 1990 and everyone was wearing bibs then too.
I started riding in the early '70s and it was shorts only. Also real chamois sewn into the wool.

We also only had steel frames, downtube shifters and decent wheels and tires were strictly sewups.

No brifters, no CF, AL, Ti. Toeclips only.


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Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
Louis garneau.

equipe bibs are fairly inexpensive and good quality. you can find them on ebay for less than $100 most the time.
If you have more in your budget you can spend, the louis garneau mondo pro bibs have been my favorite.
+1 for LG. Its nice not having any seam around your midsection, bibs are more comfortable then shorts IMHO.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Does it not stand to reason that you would like bibs made by the folks whose shorts you like and have been wearing? If the shorts you like are reasonably priced by your standards, shouldn't the bibs be also. What is the mystery?

Having said all that, I am very interested in what benefit you are hoping to achieve from bibs vs. shorts in the middle of summer. Exactly what are your shorts not doing for you that will make the extra insulation provided by bibs tolerable? Unless you don't even wear cycling shorts at this point and are jumping in whole hog to bibs. I know I am in the minority, but for the life of me I do not get bibs. Chalk it up to the Houston climate perhaps. But also if shorts are sized right, the waist band doesn't bind. You don't have to take off your jersey to pull shorts down and relieve yourself. I am at a loss to understand the overwhelming movement in just the last few years to bibs. They were unknown just a few years ago. Now it seems no one wants anything else. Maybe it is peloton envy. Go figure.
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The choices are almost endless. For your budget, try Voler or Aerotechdesigns.
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Originally Posted by uncrx2003 View Post
I got this BIB also. I liked them a lot (better than Pearl Izumi Elite, IMHO) BUT I'll be returning them unfortunately. The leg compression band wrinkles on both bibs I bought. I got a medium at first (I'm M using Pearl Izumi) and had the issue. Then I exchanged it for small had the same issue but less. I hope they fix this.

Below is the Small size.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
So was the internet and cell phones. Maybe you prefer an old fashioned Walkman to an mp3 player, too.
No, the thing is, as others have pointed out, the two types of shorts, plain and bibs have coexisted for quite a while. Unlike the Walkman/mp3 duality, they are relatively equivalent in functionality. It is the user who has differences that direct the choice to one or the other. And unlike the Walkman/mp3 situation there was an induction period during which bibs were in the market, but largely ignored. I just find it interesting that the great weight of preference has swung to bibs more recently. You can see it in the mail order catalog ads (Nashbar, Performance, for instance). A few years ago both items were listed, but plain shorts were much more heavily represented. Now the majority of the items are bibs instead.
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I have been very happy with the Performance ultra bib shorts as well. Good construction, slightly bulkier pad which I prefer but you may not.


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Gore Bike Wear Power 2.0 bibs. I have a set of giordannas, castelli and specialized team and the gore gear is my favorite.
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Throw the budget out the window and get some Assos Uno bibs I've tried many different brands and those are "the bibs". You can get them from UK for a bit less. Very worth it. https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=31862
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I really like Giordana. The chamois shape works for me, and the materials are high quality. I get them on sale at Competitive Cyclist. Given that my butt is on the seat for long streatches of time, this isn't a spot to go cheap. That said, I've got Lazer bibs for under $100, so I feel like I got the best of both worlds.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
I started riding in the early '70s and it was shorts only.
Uh, not exactly. Regular shorts and bibs have coexisted for a long, long time. See one of the many online articles like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cycling_shorts. They were invented to eliminate the need for suspenders (braces in the UK) to hold up wool shorts that were weighted down by perspiration.
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
Gore Bike Wear Power 2.0 bibs. I have a set of giordannas, castelli and specialized team and the gore gear is my favorite.

I have lots of Assos bibs, the bib itself is really good, the shape of the chamois doesn't really agree with me, which is disappointing since they fit so well. Sugoi's upper end stuff is a good 2nd option.
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Good answer!
Sometimes you just have to ignore those that have the incessant need to wax eloquence about anything.

What are you using now..I mean, for shorts?
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