bib shorts

beatts
beatts Posts: 20
edited September 2011 in Road beginners
What advantage do bib shorts have over conventional cycling shorts?

Just curious?


thanks

Comments

  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,470
    The shoulder straps keep them nicely tensioned and pulled up properly whatever position you are in, and you avoid having a seam or tie thing (or whatever they have?) at the waist.

    They are just far superior in every way.
  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,470
    P.S. I would say that bib shorts ARE conventional cycling shorts, it's the non-bibs that are unconventional, at least amongst serious road cyclists.
  • I see, thanks!
  • nickel
    nickel Posts: 476
    Also means if your jersey rides up whilst cycling you don't get an exposed back/stomach, this is particularly advantagious, at least in my opinion, when riding in colder weather as it helps keep you a bit warmer, particularly with thermal bib shorts/tights.
  • With bibs you can pretend that you are an old school wrestler in front of the bedroom mirror when alone. Ker-ching!
  • I have to say, I don't find them particularly amazing. They keep your belly a bit warmer and your back is always covered, even if your jersey gets pulled up, but they are a PITA to go for a wee in. I have shorts and bibs, I use whatever comes out of the wardrobe 1st...
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  • rubertoe
    rubertoe Posts: 3,994
    With bibs you can pretend that you are an old school wrestler in front of the bedroom mirror when alone. Ker-ching!


    Mrs Rubertoe loves a bit of Bib Short wrestilng action!! :D:D
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  • t5nel
    t5nel Posts: 365
    Benefits

    1.much more comfy around the waist (dont dig in)
    2. flatten stomach for a smoother silhouette apparently :wink:
    3. crotch does not have tendency to sag/move pad away and down - referred to by a mate as the 'sh*t bag' effect
    4.warmer apparently...I am always burning up so

    Disadvantages

    1. more of a hassle when you decide to go to loo (need to lose shirt as well)
    2. shoulder straps can dig/run slightly when standing
    3. the horror of what you look like in the mirror
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  • t5nel wrote:
    3. the horror of what you look like in the mirror

    I look HOT in bibshorts.....
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  • t5nel
    t5nel Posts: 365
    t5nel wrote:
    3. the horror of what you look like in the mirror

    I look HOT in bibshorts.....

    I think there is a good reason that there is not a "Boys in lycra bib shorts" thread

    whilst on this thread I can recommend these

    http://www.mandmdirect.com/ProductDetails.aspx?PC=AD8244&lid=FR1

    as a cheap way to try out some decent quality bib shorts. 36" only at the mo though so big boys only.
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    Hybrid - Kona Dew Deluxe
    Road - 2011 Ribble Gran Fondo, Omega Matrix Ultegra
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,443
    t5nel wrote:
    3. the horror of what you look like in the mirror

    I look HOT in bibshorts.....

    vol001_borat_mankini.jpg

    Yeah yeah.
  • t5nel wrote:
    t5nel wrote:
    3. the horror of what you look like in the mirror

    I look HOT in bibshorts.....

    I think there is a good reason that there is not a "Boys in lycra bib shorts" thread

    whilst on this thread I can recommend these

    http://www.mandmdirect.com/ProductDetails.aspx?PC=AD8244&lid=FR1

    as a cheap way to try out some decent quality bib shorts. 36" only at the mo though so big boys only.

    How about we start a "Me in My Bibshorts" thread? Bit like "Reader's Wives"? Photos of us in just our bibs... Anyone? I'll go 1st...
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  • t5nel
    t5nel Posts: 365
    t5nel wrote:
    t5nel wrote:
    3. the horror of what you look like in the mirror

    I look HOT in bibshorts.....

    I think there is a good reason that there is not a "Boys in lycra bib shorts" thread

    whilst on this thread I can recommend these

    http://www.mandmdirect.com/ProductDetails.aspx?PC=AD8244&lid=FR1

    as a cheap way to try out some decent quality bib shorts. 36" only at the mo though so big boys only.

    How about we start a "Me in My Bibshorts" thread? Bit like "Reader's Wives"? Photos of us in just our bibs... Anyone? I'll go 1st...

    I wouldn't mind if it was the wives! :twisted:

    This would be more like "Readers"

    But don't let me stop you
    My bikes
    MTB - 1997 Kona Kula
    Hybrid - Kona Dew Deluxe
    Road - 2011 Ribble Gran Fondo, Omega Matrix Ultegra
  • t5nel wrote:
    t5nel wrote:
    t5nel wrote:
    3. the horror of what you look like in the mirror

    I look HOT in bibshorts.....

    I think there is a good reason that there is not a "Boys in lycra bib shorts" thread

    whilst on this thread I can recommend these

    http://www.mandmdirect.com/ProductDetails.aspx?PC=AD8244&lid=FR1

    as a cheap way to try out some decent quality bib shorts. 36" only at the mo though so big boys only.

    How about we start a "Me in My Bibshorts" thread? Bit like "Reader's Wives"? Photos of us in just our bibs... Anyone? I'll go 1st...

    I wouldn't mind if it was the wives! :twisted:

    This would be more like "Readers"

    But don't let me stop you

    Yeah... "Readers in Bibs".... I'll crack on with it later...
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  • t5nel wrote:
    t5nel wrote:
    t5nel wrote:
    3. the horror of what you look like in the mirror

    I look HOT in bibshorts.....

    I think there is a good reason that there is not a "Boys in lycra bib shorts" thread

    whilst on this thread I can recommend these

    http://www.mandmdirect.com/ProductDetails.aspx?PC=AD8244&lid=FR1

    as a cheap way to try out some decent quality bib shorts. 36" only at the mo though so big boys only.

    How about we start a "Me in My Bibshorts" thread? Bit like "Reader's Wives"? Photos of us in just our bibs... Anyone? I'll go 1st...

    I wouldn't mind if it was the wives! :twisted:

    This would be more like "Readers"

    But don't let me stop you

    They hold everything in place, kind of.
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  • t5nel wrote:
    t5nel wrote:
    t5nel wrote:
    3. the horror of what you look like in the mirror

    I look HOT in bibshorts.....

    I think there is a good reason that there is not a "Boys in lycra bib shorts" thread

    whilst on this thread I can recommend these

    http://www.mandmdirect.com/ProductDetails.aspx?PC=AD8244&lid=FR1

    as a cheap way to try out some decent quality bib shorts. 36" only at the mo though so big boys only.

    How about we start a "Me in My Bibshorts" thread? Bit like "Reader's Wives"? Photos of us in just our bibs... Anyone? I'll go 1st...

    I wouldn't mind if it was the wives! :twisted:

    This would be more like "Readers"

    But don't let me stop you

    They hold everything in place, kind of.

    What do? Wives or bibshorts?
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