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Old December 17th 04, 09:14 PM
Adrian Snyder
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Default Bib Shorts vs. regular shorts --- Pros vs. cons

No experience with bib shorts. Would like feedback on +/-'s of both types
asap. Going to buy one or the other soon.

Adrian


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Old December 17th 04, 09:48 PM
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Adrian Snyder wrote:
No experience with bib shorts. Would like feedback on +/-'s of both types
asap. Going to buy one or the other soon.


If you have a longer than average torso, you might not be comfortable in
bibs since the straps typically are not adjustable.

If you wear your jersey over the bibs, then heeding calls of nature can
be more complicated.

Other than that, they can be more comfy without the waistband causing
problems. It's just like how suspenders can be more comfy (not to
mention effective at their intended purpose) on regular pants than
belts, but belts are more convenient.

I guess that's the trade off for me--comfort vs. convenience.

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Old December 17th 04, 10:31 PM
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Adrian Snyder wrote:
No experience with bib shorts. Would like feedback on +/-'s of both types
asap. Going to buy one or the other soon.

Adrian


Bibs are much more comfortable. No elastic waistband cutting into you
during you ride.

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Old December 17th 04, 11:46 PM
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snip question

The only drawback is that it is (as mentioned by another poster)
slightly more difficult to dump but whizzing isn't a big deal (for
men). Do they make women's bibshorts (semi-rhetorical)?

And if you carry a slight tire (like I do) and are slightly
vain(again,...)the lack of a waist level encircling band of elastic
makes for a less "overstuffed sausage" figure as well as removing a
possible source of chafing.

Luckily for me, the shoulder straps on all my bibs (except for a pair
of Cannondale insulated bibtights) fit me perfectly. I must be
averagely proportioned.
Bibs - if they fit. I'll never buy shorts again.

App

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Old December 17th 04, 11:56 PM
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Adrian Snyder wrote:
No experience with bib shorts. Would like feedback on +/-'s of both
types asap. Going to buy one or the other soon.

Adrian

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Bibs seem to keep the comfort pads in place a whole lot better than waist
pants.
As others have mentioned whizzing is not a problem, even on the bike if you
ever need to master that art
As for the shoulder straps, that's easy enough to figure out if they'll fit
or not when you try them out at the store.

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Old December 18th 04, 12:12 AM
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No experience with bib shorts. Would like feedback on +/-'s of both types
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My belly doesn't hang over the bibs - they cradle it instead.

OTOH, the bibs get a little too warm for some kinds of riding.
OTOOH, I can just shrug off the shoulders and tuck them in....

If I had to go one way or the other, I'd go with bibs. One variation between
bibs is the amount of rise - i.e. how much material comes above the waist band
before turning into shoulder straps. Personally, I'd go for minimal rise.
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Old December 18th 04, 02:39 AM
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Do they make women's bibshorts (semi-rhetorical)?


Women tend to wear something closer to sleeveless or sleeved body suits, as
there can be issues with the placement of the straps on bib shorts -- do
they go around the breasts, or smoosh them down?

An example of a sleeveless body suit from the Terry catalog is below:
http://www.terrybicycles.com/detail....item_no=1 942


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Old December 18th 04, 04:22 AM
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"Adrian Snyder" wrote in message
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No experience with bib shorts. Would like feedback on +/-'s of both

types
asap. Going to buy one or the other soon.

Adrian


I hate regular shorts -- they give me a saggy ass. Bibs look tight, just
like my cheeks.


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Old December 18th 04, 05:52 AM
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The straps on bibs will make your nipples sore.


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Adrian




 




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