Recommend me some bib shorts?

chrisaonabike
chrisaonabike Posts: 1,914
edited January 2013 in Road beginners
Cyclestore are having a sale - are any of these any good?

http://www.cyclestore.co.uk/seasonalCat ... goryID=312

Prefer less than £50 unless there's a really good reason to go over.

Cheers!
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  • Gizmodo
    Gizmodo Posts: 1,928
    Similar thread here Best bib shorts for £50

    Sorry never tried any of those in your list. Pearl Izumi and Altura are normally good makes, but I've never tried their shorts.
  • I like my endura fs260 bib shorts
    £44 and just buy the size you would for normal clothing.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,391
    +1 for endura.

    Heard good things about Altura too, but not experienced that tbh. Never tried their bibs tho...
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  • kentphil
    kentphil Posts: 479
    +1 Endura Fs260 pro
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  • I currently only have Club Roost bibs I bought when they were going for £30 (half price), but I'm reasonably happy with them, and having done a great many miles with unpadded shorts, they are much better than nothing! They seem to be well made and they fit nicely. I do occasionally experience soreness however, and with that in mind I don't think I'd necessarily want to spend a day in the saddle in them, and if I had two hours of commuting a day again I think I'd likely find myself wanting something better. With that in mind I'm not sure I would jump to purchase again (at full price); if only because there are plenty of options both at around the same price and for slightly more. I've heard many positive reviews of the FS260s, and DHB (of which I have a pair of unpadded tights that I'm happy with also) are generally regarded as decent...
  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,098
    +1 Endura - really pleased, comfy and much opportunity for Freddie Mercury impressions

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  • for the money and comfort I'm liking

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-vaeon-roubaix-padded-bib-short/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=uk&gclid=CKKZ2fLSi7QCFaTKtAodvTsACA

    I bought a pair for £30 during the summer and have just started using them - keeps me warm in all the right places :D
  • I wore my new dhb Pace (version before the Vaeon?) Roubaix bib tights for the first time today, after 25mi the pad really started to chafe downstairs. Was surprised considering all the rave reviews. Do they require a wash or something to soften up the pad fabric?
  • Stretch slightly on price and get castelli presto. Comfortable after 137 miles for me. And then for the rest of the week (after washing). Can be had for £50-60 (mine were 49.99)
    Also used DHB Pace Roubaix. Comfortable and warm, but a little bit of irritation in comparison to the above.
  • Bobbinogs
    Bobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    The Altura Pro-gels are in that price range. I found them OK. One pair lasted fairly well, the other pair not so well but the general quality is good although the pad is thick and squidgy and not a patch on some of the other options around. To be fair though, I have managed some fairly long rides on them so they cannot be all bad.
  • Can`t believe no one has mention Assos
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,391
    If you can find Assos under 50 then mention away....

    (If you can find Assos under 150 then mention away!!!)
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  • Started out with £25 bib-shorts that were OK, and then £50 dhb (Wiggle own brand) shorts that were so, so much better. Have just bought a new pair of Castelli Velocissimo bib-shorts from Wiggle, 25% off at £75. Over budget, but they are super comfy - no agrivating bits digging in, or stretching so they are ok to wear all day. And they look great with saddle pad more comfortable too. If you can afford the extra money, it would be money really well spent...

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/castelli-veloci ... hort-2012/
  • upperoilcan
    upperoilcan Posts: 1,180
    If there was ever a reason to go a fair bit over £50:00 it would be the Castelli Free Aero bib short.
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  • I got the dhb Aeron bib shorts (£25) and they are really comfy. I do a 20 mile commute, 4 days a week, and they have held up well. I also recently got the dhb Vaeon Roubaix (£40) unpadded tights, and they are awesome. Warm, comfy and a great fit.
    One thing I would say is wash them before you use them for the first time, it softens the pad.
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  • thefd
    thefd Posts: 1,021
    tomhowells wrote:
    I also recently got the dhb Vaeon Roubaix (£40) unpadded tights, and they are awesome. Warm, comfy and a great fit.
    One thing I would say is wash them before you use them for the first time, it softens the pad.
    Eh? I'm confused (it doesn't take much). Unpadded tights, but you recommend washing them to soften the pad?
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  • Yeah, I could've worded that better! :D

    I would recommend washing the (padded) bib shorts before you use them. The tights are great, straight out of the box!
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  • richsieb
    richsieb Posts: 137
    bit late in replying but i purchased these http://www.dalescycles.com/scott-helium ... orts-p2942 reduced to £20 from £80...:L
  • p1tse
    p1tse Posts: 694
    richsieb wrote:
    bit late in replying but i purchased these http://www.dalescycles.com/scott-helium ... orts-p2942 reduced to £20 from £80...:L

    Wow nice find
    What the difference between the two one at £20 and other at £19
    Anyone got these and what are sizes like?
    Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm
  • p1tse wrote:
    richsieb wrote:
    bit late in replying but i purchased these http://www.dalescycles.com/scott-helium ... orts-p2942 reduced to £20 from £80...:L

    Wow nice find
    What the difference between the two one at £20 and other at £19
    Anyone got these and what are sizes like?

    I'm not 100% certain but, after a search, I found these pics:

    Helium: 29eq0dk.jpg

    Helium Top: op09ds.jpg

    ...but neither are the ones shown on the Dales Cycles website. Only richsieb can clarify for us. The official SCOTT website doesn't help either. Their naming is very confusing.
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  • thefd
    thefd Posts: 1,021
    I've ordered a pair of the Helium's (they have them in large) I'll post here later when they arrive, and let you know what they seem I've!
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  • I've taken a punt on the Scott Helium Top bib shorts.

    FWIW, they say this about them compared with the Helium ones:

    "High performance bib shorts from Scott Sports. Improvements over the standard helium bib shorts include a six-panel cut and front mesh ventilation."
    Is the gorilla tired yet?
  • p1tse
    p1tse Posts: 694
    thanks

    TheFD and ChrisaOnBike, what's your height, waist measurements etc.?
    I might take a punt too.

    Also anyone know of any padded bib tights on offer?
    Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm
  • p1tse wrote:
    ChrisaOnBike, what's your height, waist measurements etc.?
    I'm 5'9", 32 inch waist. I ordered a Medium based on their size guide - but that seems to be for frames, so I'm hoping it's about right!
    Is the gorilla tired yet?
  • p1tse
    p1tse Posts: 694
    I'm 5ft8 with waist 33-34inch
    Might give the medium a shout

    There's a size chart on Scott website and depending what measurements ie height, chest, waist or hip I fall under small to large lol
    Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm
  • richsieb wrote:
    bit late in replying but i purchased these http://www.dalescycles.com/scott-helium ... orts-p2942 reduced to £20 from £80...:L


    I have taken a punt on the Helium at £18.99 as the other one wasn't in my size (large as I am 5' 11")


    Thanks for the heads up Rich. :)
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  • thefd
    thefd Posts: 1,021
    I'm 5'11" waist about 34-36"
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  • richsieb
    richsieb Posts: 137
    Hey all, sorry i only just checked back. I bought the top bib shorts as i couldn't see the difference, and it was only a pound. there was an original price gap of £10 though. I think they're excellent shorts, especially as i was expecting to pay £50<. They have large padding s/a which is good as my last pair of azure shorts didn't, and it was a fine art to get the padding and the saddle to align.

    P.s i'm 6ft1 and i ordered medium and it fits well but there would be some play either way to be honest.
  • richsieb. Are the bibs black, black/white or are they a different colour?
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  • p1tse wrote:
    I'm 5ft8 with waist 33-34inch
    Might give the medium a shout

    There's a size chart on Scott website and depending what measurements ie height, chest, waist or hip I fall under small to large lol

    Same height and waist size as me :)
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