Are bib knickers worth getting?

on-yer-bike Posts: 2,974
edited September 2010 in Road buying advice
Is it worth buying bib knickers with fleecy lycra? Currently I use fleece knee warmers then change to full tights when it gets really cold. Is there any advantage to be gained with bib knickers? They would have to be as comfy as my Assos bib shorts so that would mean spending a bit.


  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Not really.
  • Yes.

    I have some Assos F1.13's and I just bought some DHB bib knickers for the 'chilly-but-not-that-cold' days. They are VERY good... okay, the pad is not quite as good as the F's, but for 1/4 of the price my ass has yet to notice the difference.

    I was wearing full tights over my F's, but that's too hot in the intermediate weather.
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  • Pretre
    Pretre Posts: 355
    I wouldn't bother if you have knee warmers already
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,522
    no, knee warmers and bib shorts are fine for cooler days, and for deep winter proper tights
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  • mrushton
    mrushton Posts: 5,182
    Just get the Assos ones or you could get Roubaix bib shorts like the Pearl Izumi ones, the Santini Sirio and the Northwave vertigo.