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Winter bib tights without pads

kingstoniankingstonian Posts: 2,444
edited October 2016 in Road buying advice
Got any recommendations?

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,260
    I'm afraid I cannot answer your question Kingstonian, but I would like to know if you have to order a larger size due to these fitting over bib shorts...?
  • Any reason why sans pad?
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  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Any reason why sans pad?

    For me, sans pad was best as I could wear over shorts for commuting then only the shorts needed washing daily. Besides that, the padded version of Assos winters didn't provide much windproofing around the crotch and, in sub-zero, my nethers froze.
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Tights without pads dont need to be brilliant really - your contact points are covered by the bib shorts underneath (unless you're some weirdo) - so pretty much any will do. No need to spend loads. And as for sizes I just order the normal size. Bib shorts shouldnt make you a size bigger. Try and get ones with reflectives on the lower leg though - they help with visibility if its dark.
  • Seconded, they don't need to be brilliant, and as you have shorts underneath I don't think all the fancy wind proofing etc. of some bib tights is that necessary.
    The only problem I have found is that some can be slippy on the saddle (I had some cheap ones from Planet X which did that)

    I currently use these two:
    http://www.howies.co.uk/sports/all-sports/mens-road-cycle/mens-cycling-bib-tights-163.html
    not super warm but very light and stretchy so I find them very comfortable.

    http://galibier.cc/product/bib-tights/
    Available unpadded, warmer with a roubaix lining and a tighter weave so more windproofing.

    Spotted these recently that look large a bargain if you fit the sizes left.
    http://www.castellicafe.co.uk/castelli-velocissim-2-bibtight-no-pad?var=6353
  • kingstoniankingstonian Posts: 2,444
    Any reason why sans pad?

    For me, sans pad was best as I could wear over shorts for commuting then only the shorts needed washing daily. Besides that, the padded version of Assos winters didn't provide much windproofing around the crotch and, in sub-zero, my nethers froze.


    Yep, that's my reasoning for sans pad
  • ayjayceeayjaycee Posts: 1,277
    I would recommend Lusso Max Repel which are available with or without pad. I find them plenty warm enough in the sort of winter temperatures that we get here in the SW and the price is very reasonable as well. An added benefit to me is that they come with foot straps which I like but appreciate that not everybody does. Also, they are made in the UK.
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  • If I were going sans pad then those Lusso would be my choice.....
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  • kajjalkajjal Posts: 3,380
    I find the castelli ones fit well over bib shorts and are a good close fit without being too tight. Tried some cheaper ones but they were too loose. I am 2m tall and about 100kg.
  • GromsonGromson Posts: 100
    I wear bib shorts all year round, and in winter I wear just thermal running tights over the top of them. I have some full length Specialized winter bib tights but they tend to pull my patellae right onto the knee cartilages which isn't pleasant over an old fracture site.
  • smoggystevesmoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    I have a pair of dhb padless bib tights. I bought them in error but I use them with a pair of shorts underneath with the elastic cut off the waistband. They are very comfortable and warm in winter.
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Lots of options if you look at running tights instead of cycling specific. I always rated the Nike dri-fit ones since they are really well designed with different materials to help the areas that move, e.g, behind the knees where you don't want bunching. Ron Hill also make some great options and running tights seem to be a lot cheaper. NOwadays I just use Nanoflex leg warmers with normal bib shorts, no problem even in the darkest winter if you are working hard enough.
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