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Bib shorts or regular shorts?

Gouldy-89Gouldy-89 Posts: 49
edited August 2016 in Road beginners
Hi,

Just wondering what the main differences / advantages and disadvantages are before buying some new pairs of shorts?
Thanks

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  • Thigh_burnThigh_burn Posts: 489
    Bibs prevent the shorts 'riding' down your back, or creating a massive gap between the bottom of your jersey and top of your shorts. So they keep you warmer, there's less of a breeze and less builder's bum.

    But if you're going on relatively short rides and don't want to be lycrad up, you might prefer normal shorts.

    Also bib shorts will have padding. If by normal shorts you mean non-cycling shorts, then they won't have padding. But you can buy padded 'normal' shorts. Padding is pretty essential if you're riding even medium distances.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 2,591
    Just get bib shorts. They are better.

    Look at the pros - they are riding long hours every day. How many of them do you see in non-bib shorts?
  • dannbodgedannbodge Posts: 927
    I have a pair of both.
    The Bib ones are far more comfy and keep you slightly warmer too
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 12,687
    Non-bib shorts are tighter round the waist to keep them up.
    They are therefore less comfortable.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • I have both and usually prefer bibs.

    Keep in mind: on longer rides, bathroom breaks with bibs are a nightmare. Have fun trying to take off the jersey and undo the bibs in a portapotty.
  • KajjalKajjal Posts: 3,404
    With bibs they stay up in a comfortable position and you just ride. Non bibs are just irritating and less comfortable.
  • Thanks all, I've ordered a pair of bib shorts.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 12,687
    Just remember to pull them on like normal shorts then put on the bibs.
    Do not pull them on by the bibs. Lots of newbies regret that expensive move.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Bibs

    Comfier
    Warmer
    Don`t droop
    Hold in yer belly.
    Get wide enough straps and they hold in yer man boobs as well.
    Keep your lower back warm.
    Make for a far better camel toe.


    The list of benefits is endless.
    Trek,,,, too cool for school ,, apparently
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 12,687
    Bibs

    Comfier
    Warmer
    Don`t droop
    Hold in yer belly.
    Get wide enough straps and they hold in yer man boobs as well.
    Keep your lower back warm.
    Make for a far better camel toe.


    The list of benefits is endless.
    Keep going then. :wink:
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
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