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    Knickers.... to bib or not to bib?

    I'm thinking of getting a pair of knickers for cold weather riding but I don't know if I should get the bib knickers or regular ones.

    What are the pros and cons?

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    Always bibs. Always. I have 4 pairs of Rapha's. I got them on sale for 150 dollars. LOVE them.

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    Bibs, always bibs. They help keep everything where they're supposed to be.

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    bibs

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    Ok I'm sold. Bib it is.

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    Bibs.... because when you;re built like a T-Rex nothing else will fit.
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    Once you go bibs....you'll never go back

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    Bibs. It is unanimous. Thus Spoke the Forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .40AET View Post
    Once you go bibs....you'll never go back
    That's what she said....

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    Has anyone considered bibs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgardner73 View Post
    Has anyone considered bibs?
    Only to replace my bibs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STT GUY View Post
    Bibs.... because when you;re built like a T-Rex nothing else will fit.
    You have a big head and little arms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbigisbudgood View Post
    You have a big head and little arms?
    He is long dead and stuck in a museum.

    I just don't get bibs. What benefit do they offer over padded lycra undershorts?

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    Bibs!

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    Never worn bibs but I have Ibex El Fito wool knickers and love them.

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    To me, an advantage of bibs is that I don't get mud and sand down my crack haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by one incredible donkey View Post
    ...I just don't get bibs. What benefit do they offer over padded lycra undershorts?
    No waist band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    No waist band.
    And they stay up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patterson View Post
    To me, an advantage of bibs is that I don't get mud and sand down my crack haha
    Dang!! I'm sold
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    I just started wearing bibs, for cold weather. Th reason is, when I get on the bike, the padding would sometimes get caught on the seat and pull the shorts/tights down. It gets annoying and uncomfortable. Also makes it difficult to pull your shorts/tights up if you have gloves and a jacket on. Bibs stay in place, getting on/off the bike.

    I'm still going to wear non bibbed shorts during the summer.
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    I bet you don't. Once you try bibs you'll never go back to regular shorts. There's no comparison for comfort.

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    Bibs.

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    more comfortable
    shorts stay where they're supposed to be

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    a little more awkward to pee
    a lot more awkward to poo

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    Quote Originally Posted by limba View Post
    I bet you don't. Once you try bibs you'll never go back to regular shorts. There's no comparison for comfort.
    I wear padded shorts and unpadded baggy shorts over them. I never had a problem with them in the summer or warmer weather. They are very comfortable for me. Allot less of a nuisance when going to the bathroom, compared to bibs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecub View Post
    I wear padded shorts and unpadded baggy shorts over them. I never had a problem with them in the summer or warmer weather. They are very comfortable for me. Allot less of a nuisance when going to the bathroom, compared to bibs.
    Been there. Bibs are WAY more comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Been there. Bibs are WAY more comfortable.
    Unless it was a long, sweaty ride, I sometimes end up wearing non bibbed shorts/tights the whole day. Unlike bibs, which are usually removed immediately.
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