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AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
edited January 2017 in Road general
As someone who is new to road cycling AND bib shorts ... the one issue I have is nipple chafing ... (not wearing base layer)

The shoulder straps tend to rub , as per joggers Nipple .. yet I note my riding buddy's ( female of the species ) bib straps run down the centre of the chest avoiding nipples and other items

Anyone else experienced this chafing ??
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  • mike1-2mike1-2 Posts: 456
    Simple answer here, just grow some tits.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,130
    I know riding your bike can be stimulating but it's not that stimulating.
    You could rub bum cream on your nips.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Mike wrote:
    Simple answer here, just grow some tits.

    :|
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    webboo wrote:
    I know riding your bike can be stimulating but it's not that stimulating.
    You could rub bum cream on your nips.


    :?
  • pastryboypastryboy Posts: 1,385
    Jogger's nipple is caused by rubbing, I don't understand why bibshort straps would be moving around?
  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,130
    Maybe he''s doing that pec dance thing as he rides along.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 2,389
    Why not just wear a base layer?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    The bib straps seem lay across my nips when I ride ...Using Castelli Aero / Mondiale and velo' s for summer

    As I said I'm a newbie to bib shorts so will try some base layer and get back to you

    Thank you for the constructive comments / advice
  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,130
    I guess mine do but I have never had this problem or any other chaffing accept in the crutch area. I used get it running and swimming when doing triathlons, Vaseline was the answer then.
  • Pierced nipples and bib straps really don't mix either. Always have to wear a base layer 8)
  • feistyfeisty Posts: 151
    base layer. Compression vest type. Solves problem
  • Base layer under the bibs, best if tight
  • stu-bimstu-bim Posts: 406
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  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,354
    webboo wrote:
    Vaseline was the answer.
    ^^This
  • 964cup964cup Posts: 1,359
    Sounds to me like your kit doesn't fit properly. Bibs shouldn't move around enough to rub when you're riding. Try going down a size.
  • GrillGrill Posts: 5,610
    I get it when running but never had an issue on the bike.
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  • I used to get joggers nipple when running whilst wearing the wrong sort of material (eg cotton) in a loose fit, and it gets exacerbated the more the top gets soaked in sweat. Compression base layers were a complete solution to the problem for me as they formed a barrier.
    For cycling your bibs should be tight enough not to move and made of the right material to soak up tons of sweat.
    Tight bibs and a tight base layer and you'll be sorted.
    I recommend Sportful Total Comfort or R&D as having just about the best bibs going.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    As a kid in the bike club the elders told us to always wear a base layer. Where are you cycling that you dont have one?

    And yes you get it when running -especially as a novice but you shouldnt get it cycling. Unless you're running in your bike kit?
  • bbrapbbrap Posts: 620
    You could make a couple of nipple guards from an old egg box. Should solve the problem but make you look a right (and left) censored .
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  • hsiaolchsiaolc Posts: 492
    As someone who is new to road cycling AND bib shorts ... the one issue I have is nipple chafing ... (not wearing base layer)

    The shoulder straps tend to rub , as per joggers Nipple .. yet I note my riding buddy's ( female of the species ) bib straps run down the centre of the chest avoiding nipples and other items

    Anyone else experienced this chafing ??

    You should be wearing a baselayer.

    In this weather I don't see why not.

    But in the summer I never counter such problem. Your upper body is not moving so not sure how you managed to get the chafing.

    Stick on some tape and your issue is solved. But I actually don't quite believe you.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    I can assure I do suffer from this problem .. I had serious issues when I was running a number of years ago and had to resort to zinc tape as I ending up bleeding through my vest on a 10k run

    As I said before I'm new to wearing bib shorts and I layer up ON TOP of my shorts but I will try some base layer ( coolmax ) for my next ride
  • lakesludditelakesluddite Posts: 1,311
    I can assure I do suffer from this problem .. I had serious issues when I was running a number of years ago and had to resort to zinc tape as I ending up bleeding through my vest on a 10k run

    As I said before I'm new to wearing bib shorts and I layer up ON TOP of my shorts but I will try some base layer ( coolmax ) for my next ride

    Yes, sounds like you'll need to wear a baselayer all the time. Even in the height of summer, the cooling mesh sleeveless versions would be just the job. Sounds counter-productive to wear an extra layer in the hot months, but it'll probably be more comfortable due to the wicking properties - and no more sore nips!
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,632
    you can get special nipple tape to stick over them ... or use plasters etc, anything that stops the direct rubbing ... the only down side is removing the sticky pads ... it will involve a separate thread entitled Sensitive sticky plaster nipples
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,178
    As I said before I'm new to wearing bib shorts and I layer up ON TOP of my shorts but I will try some base layer ( coolmax ) for my next ride

    DOH !
  • Ascot17Ascot17 Posts: 97
    A base layer will solve the problem in the winter.

    In the summer when it's too warm for a base layer, Assos Chamois cream does the trick.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,842
    cougie wrote:
    Where are you cycling that you dont have one?

    Where are you cycling that you don't have one - IN JANUARY..??
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Been wearing a thermal base layer over my shorts ,,,, next ride it's going UNDER the bib straps
  • navrig2navrig2 Posts: 1,513
    I found that the Helley Hansen base layer material acted as a grater when running. 8 mile run and 3 days of very sensitive nipples.

    Decent merino baselayers were fine.

    This was winter running.
  • priorypriory Posts: 743
    I get this too. cycling and running . also when wearing a blazer at work with bits of card or wallet etc in the inside breast pockets. It's a right nuisance. I try to remember not to put much in those pocket. wear a baselayer under the straps and pull the straps to the side away from the nips. I suppose if I was proper hard I would just let them wear away and scar up. I have known people (men and women) stick micropore tape over them.
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  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    priory wrote:
    I get this too. cycling and running . also when wearing a blazer at work with bits of card or wallet etc in the inside breast pockets. It's a right nuisance. I try to remember not to put much in those pocket. wear a baselayer under the straps and pull the straps to the side away from the nips. I suppose if I was proper hard I would just let them wear away and scar up. I have known people (men and women) stick micropore tape over them.

    women too, really ? why didnt they just get a decent fitting bra, or of the sports variety if jogging
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