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bikeit65bikeit65 Posts: 948
edited September 2010 in Road buying advice
Bought some new Santini bib shorts and wore them for the first time today but im unsure if they are to small for me, so how should bibshorts fit you? whenever i took them off you could see where the bib straps had left an imprint at the top of my shoulders, is this the norm? :roll:
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  • BBHBBH Posts: 476
    Sound a bit too small to me. I size mine on my height and nothing else and they all seem to fit really well. I have not had any marks on my shoulders before. I'm sure an expert will be along shortly............ :D
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  • skyd0gskyd0g Posts: 2,540
    I'd say a size up would probably be better for you, as long as this doesn't leave them loose elsewhere.
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  • The next size up is for the same height but a heavier rider

    http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ID=1624
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    Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
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    HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011
  • Bikeit65 wrote:
    Bought some new Santini bib shorts and wore them for the first time today but im unsure if they are to small for me, so how should bibshorts fit you? whenever i took them off you could see where the bib straps had left an imprint at the top of my shoulders, is this the norm? :roll:
    If they are comfy then its fine if they felt too tight then they are too small. I have imprints from all the seam, straps and silicone on all my shorts. I have Santini Slice and they are the same they are not so good in other ways though.
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  • derosaderosa Posts: 2,819
    Bikeit65 wrote:
    The next size up is for the same height but a heavier rider

    http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ID=1624

    Contact Mick & Andy at Prendas to discuss.
    If you need a larger size they'll get it to you pdq.

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  • Thanks everyone.
    on yer bike what do you mean by the Slice are not so good in other ways?
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    Planet X RT58
    Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
    Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

    HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011
  • I also have imprints - I'm not sure how you can't have any. I guess I should post a photo to show what I mean.
  • sundogsundog Posts: 243
    I also have imprints - I'm not sure how you can't have any. I guess I should post a photo to show what I mean.

    no, please don't
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  • Bikeit65 wrote:
    Thanks everyone.
    on yer bike what do you mean by the Slice are not so good in other ways?
    Compared to Assos and PI the pad isn't as comfy. But the main thing is is that they dont hold your tackle in place, it all tends to go down one leg. I think this has something to do with the seam and panel arrangement. I thought I would try a pair of 'cheaper' shorts but they dont fit me as well as other shorts that I have worn. The quality of the lycra is very good its just the engineering.
    Pegoretti
    Colnago
    Cervelo
    Campagnolo
  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,878
    Bib short straps shouldn't dig into your shoulders, they should be comfortable without being restrictive.

    Of course the prendas shorts are not going to be as good as Assos or PI, or Castelli for that matter, there is a quality difference in the insert and quality of fit here. As well as price of course.
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