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Bib Knickers - How tight?

brettjmccbrettjmcc Posts: 1,361
edited April 2013 in Road buying advice
Just picked up my first pair of bib knickers in the Wiggle sale. A set of Castellis

Got home and just tried them. How tight should they feel? I can only compare against the Free Race Aeros I have which are a lot tighter, but in the same size. It feels an OK fit now, but I am worried that if I lose weight then they would go from being OK, to being too large. What's the way people tend to feel whether their bib knickers are an OK size. Thanks

Brett
BMC GF01
Quintana Roo Cd01
Project High End Hack
Cannondale Synapse SL (gone)
I like Carbon

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  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Depends on cut and fabric - e.g Sorpassos are very supple. Snug but not tight as this can restrict bloodflow to key muscles like quads. The other way, no bagginess, creases etc.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • brettjmccbrettjmcc Posts: 1,361
    Thanks Monty, yes it's the Sorpassos (Wiggle have 30% off on them at the mo). There are no creases ATM, so I will stick with them. I'm a bit of a short censored , so they are coming mid way down my calves.

    BTW thanks for your advice on the Gabba last month. It is quite simply awesome...
    BMC GF01
    Quintana Roo Cd01
    Project High End Hack
    Cannondale Synapse SL (gone)
    I like Carbon
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