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    Best bib for Arizona techy riding

    i need something that's comfy, lets me breathe, and doesnt make me feel like I'm getting teabagged while shredding the gnar. It needs to look good under my jersey, and go with my knee pads. no more than $145. I know there's a ton of good bibs out there, but I really need to know what to wear specifically for AZ terrain. Just cause a bib keeps everything tucked up in Colorado doesn't mean it will work with climate and terrain here.

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    I am a firm believer that the liberal application of babypowder is what makes or breaks a ride.
    its like tubeless tires, you add two scoops, and then get kinda a shake n' bake action going for about 30 seconds.

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    What the heck is a bib ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    What the heck is a bib ?
    It's what one wears while tearing into a lobster buffet I believe.

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    29'er bib? Must be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    It's what one wears while tearing into a lobster buffet I believe.
    LOL
    Ride and eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike View Post
    I am a firm believer that the liberal application of babypowder is what makes or breaks a ride.
    its like tubeless tires, you add two scoops, and then get kinda a shake n' bake action going for about 30 seconds.
    Monkey butt powder. Google it.

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    When I think of bibs:


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    Maybe a nice kilt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by _dragon View Post
    Monkey butt powder. Google it.
    i work a lot of hours, so i rarely get in more than 2-6 hours riding a week, so i don't need to go for hardcore taintguard stuff.
    i just like the cornstarch baby powder for all day in summer. kinda like those silica packets in vitamin bottles.

    i was out at hawes from 6pm til 7:45 this evening and it was just sucking the life out of me..
    i didn't see another soul out there the entire ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy_E View Post
    When I think of bibs:

    I think that was the last thing any of us were thinking of. You need serious help.

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    I've liked the ones Performance carries. Inexpensive, fairly cool, good chamois, and they've come through in a couple 24 hour solos

    Performance Ultra II Bib Shorts - Lycra Cycling Shorts

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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball View Post
    i need something that's comfy, lets me breathe, and doesnt make me feel like I'm getting teabagged while shredding the gnar.
    Oh, and if you feel like you're the one on the business end of the teabagging, I don't think you're wearing them properly.

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    For a couple years, I wore a pair of PI lycra shorts under baggies (since the liner that came with the shorts was crap). After those wore out, I bought a couple pairs of Voler Elite FS shorts that are really nice (on sale now for < $70). Great quality pad, and super tough. Took several spills in them (w/o baggies) and held up. The fact that they're made in the USA is cool too. They sell them in a bib version if you like the suspender thing. I've recently bought a pair of Assos shorts (not cheap, ~ $150) since I'm spending up to 12 hours in the things on some long rides...holy cow, talk about comfy...tough too...took 2 spills (no baggies it protect them) and they are unscathed.

    Edit: btw, I'm assuming the important qualities are 1) comfort 2) toughness (abrasion resistance?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevland View Post
    I've liked the ones Performance carries. Inexpensive, fairly cool, good chamois, and they've come through in a couple 24 hour solos

    Performance Ultra II Bib Shorts - Lycra Cycling Shorts
    I wear this.. UNDER CARGOS..

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    I had a pair of the cheap performance bibs and they nearly rubbed a nipple off.
    If I had cash Boure. Since I don't KB Cyclewerks.
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    Vagasil
    Check my pulse...

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    Quote Originally Posted by idaz View Post
    I had a pair of the cheap performance bibs and they nearly rubbed a nipple off.
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    the 2013 version will include pasties...

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    An important criteria is social acceptance. spandex under your shorts, np. spandex alone on the mtb, generally tolerated. bib under your baggies - you get awkward looks. Those kneepads suddenly dont make you look bad@$$, you look deviant. Need a bib that doesnt make the non-bib-wearing public ill-at-ease.

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    Specialized makes some nice bibs. I have a couple pairs of their shorts and 1 pair of bibs.
    The bibs are WAY more comfortable

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    Quote Originally Posted by minnesotam7 View Post
    Specialized makes some nice bibs. I have a couple pairs of their shorts and 1 pair of bibs.
    The bibs are WAY more comfortable
    +1 on the Specialized. My favorite is their RBX - I can usually find them on eBay for about $150. Super comfy - #1 criteria for my bibs is how well it handles the teabag and related items, followed closely by the chamois comfort. RBX nails both

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    ugh, well after 10 hrs and 135 miles, my Twin 6 bib gave the tip of my peepee a rub rash that is gonna take some 'splaining to Mrs. Cball. My taint, however, felt great. no one mentioned how hard it is to drop a deuce in a port-a-let wearing a bib. Peeing feels downright deviant.

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    Chamois creme: It's not just for your backside!

    Still, 10 hours and 135 miles and no monkeybutt is a serious +

    (and they make you look sexy)



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