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Santini bib shorts

cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
edited August 2009 in Commuting chat
Afternoon all

Anyone use these for the commute or longer rides? If so, are they comfortable and durable?

Cheers.
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"It stays down, Daddy."
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  • mhukmhuk Posts: 327
    Which model? They make quite a few, some with Coolmax pads, some with Twist Gel/ Intech gel.
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Good point.

    The Ice model. It's fitted with the Intech Gel pad.
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,426
    I don't have any, but I hear lots of good things. On another thread (or forum) someone said they prefered them to assos.
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  • vitesse169vitesse169 Posts: 422
    I have 2 pairs of the santini fluid twist gel shorts. They are the 'pro rider' cut, quite short in the leg - good for the cyclists sun tan... but they are v good chamois, a type of soft suede I think - comfortable....
  • Levi_501Levi_501 Posts: 1,105
    I bought two sets the other day from Prendas in Poole, Cool Max Tech IIRC.

    They are magic (nothing else to compare them with though).
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    I always rave about Prendas but those Santini ICE in Wiggle are the best deal at the moment - more so if you got a £5 voucher!
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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Thanks, chaps. :) Wiggle are out of my size, so might opt for the Castellis if I can't find them for a similar price elsewhere.
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 10,694
    Is the ICE pad meant to be better than the twistgel pad then....?

    I thought twistgel might be considered better but maybe not.

    Prendas sell a santini bibshort with twistgel for £89.99 IIRC, but GBcycles have a Santini Twistgel bibshort which a forum member recommended to me, for £59.99, and they are very comfy, not too short in the leg either, good for long rides, or any rides come to that.

    http://www.gbcycles.co.uk/eshop.asp?wci=product&wce=SHBSATG01&desc=SANTINI+TWIST+GEL+BIB+SHORTS


    Cheers

    Dan
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  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    AFAIK the pad on the ICEs is a Gel one, I suppose it would be the Twist Gel one as the Gel Genesis only goes on the range topper offerings by Santini.
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    Commuting / Winter rides - Jamis Renegade Expert
    Pootling / Offroad - All-City Macho Man Disc
    Fast rides Cannondale SuperSix Ultegra
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 10,694
    Just a word of advice if you order from gb cycles.

    I wrongly assumed that the 32 was a medium, and thought the sizes would go from XS - XXLG.

    When they arrives they were Large, so I had to send back and order 30's which were mediums.

    No hassle though with the refund, all handled efficiently.

    Dan
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    For sizing with Santini clothing you should check Prendas charts - they are spot on.
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    Commuting / Winter rides - Jamis Renegade Expert
    Pootling / Offroad - All-City Macho Man Disc
    Fast rides Cannondale SuperSix Ultegra
  • Levi_501Levi_501 Posts: 1,105
    For reference, I am 6'4" and I am between 4 and 3 XL

    I have one of each, and there does not appear much in it.
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