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    Bought my first set of bibs

    I have to admit I'm excited. I'm so sick of baggy shorts feeling like they need to be adjusted all the time.

    And my package looks pretty good too in case I run into the ladies.

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    Did you remember to take off your tighty whities before donning the bibs? The ladies won't be looking at your package, they'll be laughing at your panty lines

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    After trying a pair of bibs last year for the first time, I like them too. Now I have a couple pairs and much prefer them, but I wear baggies over them almost always.
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    I'm just excited to not feel like I have to pull up my shorts all the time. No matter how tight I tied that waist drawstring my shorts didn't feel like they stayed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twd953 View Post
    Did you remember to take off your tighty whities before donning the bibs? The ladies won't be looking at your package, they'll be laughing at your panty lines
    That's what thongs are for.

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    You show me pictures of wearing a bib. I will show you me wearing a thong😆

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    You show me pictures of wearing a bib. I will show you me wearing a thong😆

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    No shit Picard WTF?
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

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    I have one of those goofy roadie bib suits. I like it for longer rides on the road bike- it's very noticeably faster.

    For the mtb i've invested in a bunch of fancy royal racing shorts that were on clearance. They've survived a mess of crashes and still look as garishly green and unblemished as when they were new. The cut is such that i don't get hung up on my saddle. The bib shorts would be thrashed in short (hehe) order i think, and the nice ones are expensive!

    I wanna see picard in a thong. I'm not sure why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamwa View Post
    No shit Picard WTF?
    just kidding guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    You show me pictures of wearing a bib. I will show you me wearing a thong

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    WTF is wrong with you?
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    No shit Picard WTF?
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    just kidding guys
    Best exchange this week.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Bibs are great, I always wear "lycra" on the road, CX, racing MTB or a quick solo MTB but when going out with others on the trails I stick the baggies on over a chamois liner or bibs.

    Something strange about there only being 1 layer of lycra between your junk and your mates, especially when having after ride beers
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Something strange about there only being 1 layer of lycra between your junk and your mates, especially when having after ride beers
    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    I've been wearing bibs for 15 years now, and can't stand to wear anything else for riding. If I buy outers with a liner, the liner goes in the trash. If it's super hot (Thailand hot), I may just wear some synthetic shitknicks so I don't have the soggy chamois. On the trail I always wear baggies over the bibs, as I am done ripping holes in delicate lycra, and I wear knee pads every ride. If you have the right outer it stays in place, and you don't notice them. Lately I've been wearing Specialized Swat bibs, and even though I dislike S, these bibs are amazing. I can carry 2 water bottles very comfortably.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    Love the bib, love the tan lines, but the hairy leg Lycra isn't really a good look.... I don't even shave my face, no way I'm shaving the legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    On the trail I always wear baggies over the bibs, as I am done ripping holes in delicate lycra, and I wear knee pads every ride.
    Just the bibs with knee pads would be on point. Do it.

    Not sure I could go back to standard lycra shorts -- bibs are where it's at.

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    Norcal thread on this very subject.

    Turtledick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottzg View Post

    I wanna see picard in a thong. I'm not sure why.
    Wow. That's just... wow.

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    Mr. Turtledick, meet my good friend Kuku Penthouse...

    Fancy a KuKu Penthouse? Assos releases new S7 shorts line | VeloNews.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by BmanInTheD View Post
    Mr. Turtledick, meet my good friend Kuku Penthouse...

    Fancy a KuKu Penthouse? Assos releases new S7 shorts line | VeloNews.com
    Lol.

    "The Swiss company officially announced its new S7 lineup on Monday, a collection of four bib shorts ranging from $200 to an outlandish $519."

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    Yes, I want to rip my $500 shorts.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    I bought a pair last year and they are great and do what I need, though I think the expensive ones (these retail at about $200) are cut assuming the buyer is thin like a pro.

    The higher quality chamois, though really opened my eyes, so I picked up a pair (3 total now) of Gore non-bib shorts. They are a huge improvement from the typical $40 liners as far as chamois and fit, also.
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    what am i doing wrong? i just wear cargo shorts and a t-shirt for mtb riding. 3-4 hour rides are no problems. bib shorts for roadies makes sense but for mtb? its not that serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xblitzkriegx View Post
    what am i doing wrong?
    You're doing what you want. Not cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xblitzkriegx View Post
    what am i doing wrong? i just wear cargo shorts and a t-shirt for mtb riding. 3-4 hour rides are no problems. bib shorts for roadies makes sense but for mtb? its not that serious.
    "It's not that serious"
    Have you read these forums lately? We've got 8 different wheel sizes with 9 different frame materials and so many different geometry #'s it'll make your head spin. We've got fat tires skinny tires, plus rims and narrow rims. Wide bars narrow bars, platform pedals and clipless. We've got rigid and full suspension. Long and short travel and no travel. We've got rigid seatposts and seatpost that drop. We've got disc brakes and v brakes. We've got gel saddles and hard plastic saddles. We've got spring and air shocks. We've got . . . . . and you say it's not that serious.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Norcal thread on this very subject.

    Turtledick.
    which belongs elsewhere, ie apparel & protection comes to mind but since that's FC's man cave numerous off topic threads are allowed sadly.
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    i doned bibs when 3-12 months old, does this count?? if so i wanna cookie please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    "It's not that serious"
    Have you read these forums lately? We've got 8 different wheel sizes with 9 different frame materials and so many different geometry #'s it'll make your head spin. We've got fat tires skinny tires, plus rims and narrow rims. Wide bars narrow bars, platform pedals and clipless. We've got rigid and full suspension. Long and short travel and no travel. We've got rigid seatposts and seatpost that drop. We've got disc brakes and v brakes. We've got gel saddles and hard plastic saddles. We've got spring and air shocks. We've got . . . . . and you say it's not that serious.
    Don't mind him ^^, he rides old geometry and clearly it's starting to affect his sanity.

    I know that's not really you DJ, that's the old geo talking…
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    I love bibs. Admittedly they can be a hassle to..ahh...answer the call of nature, but the benefits of them far outweigh that. I'm probably in the minority but I've never had a pair of shorts that didn't dig into my stomach.
    Sometimes I wear baggies over my bibs, sometimes not, but I always wear bibs.
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Yeah, why not?

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    I got real tired years ago constantly pulling up & adjusting baggies not to mention the near death experiences when they snag the seat.

    Bibs sans shorts solves ALL those problems.

    At 45 with kids, mortgage etc the VERY last thing I worry about is how I look when I'm in the woods biking.

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    OMG, this thread is gold. I have a sneaking suspicion too many are buying bibs as "leisurewear" rather than for cycling......

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    like this guy?

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    I don't care if I'm wearing some baggies and a big, loose shirt for a MTB ride, or if I'm wearing bibs and a tight jersey for a road ride; either way, I'm wearing some Assos bib shorts (with a Kuku Penthouse and low in the front for easy access to pi$$) and an Assos under shirt (long sleeve, short sleeve or sleeveless, depending on the weather). Tried lots of others (Castelli, Craft, Pearl Izumi, blah, blah) and nothing else touches Assos for technology, materials, and craftsmanship. They also make MTB bib shorts that are much more durable than standard lycra, that even have pads you can stick in the hip area. Cue up the laughter, but they've saved me a bruise or two. And at 57, they don't heal up like they used to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MozFat View Post
    OMG, this thread is gold. I have a sneaking suspicion too many are buying bibs as "leisurewear" rather than for cycling......
    yup quite a few in our presence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
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    This took longer than I though.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    I bought bib knickers to wear under my baggy knickers in cooler weather. Works great. Best part of all? I look like a 1920's circus strong man when I wear the bibs by themselves. My wife thinks it's hilarious.
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    lol @ these replies. thanks for the laugh guys.

    bibs are not for me. im not cool enough to wear what the cool kids are wearing these days. also, i cant bring myself to wear anything but low cut socks. there are definitely times where ankle protection makes sense but i dont ride trails that have overgrowth on them....or cacti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    "It's not that serious"
    Have you read these forums lately? We've got 8 different wheel sizes with 9 different frame materials and so many different geometry #'s it'll make your head spin. We've got fat tires skinny tires, plus rims and narrow rims. Wide bars narrow bars, platform pedals and clipless. We've got rigid and full suspension. Long and short travel and no travel. We've got rigid seatposts and seatpost that drop. We've got disc brakes and v brakes. We've got gel saddles and hard plastic saddles. We've got spring and air shocks. We've got . . . . . and you say it's not that serious.
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    Don't mind him ^^, he rides old geometry and clearly it's starting to affect his sanity.

    I know that's not really you DJ, that's the old geo talking…
    And I didn't even get into the correct dress attire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    Bibs are great. I'd always worn regular knicks since the early 90's but got my first bibs in 2013. So much better, have a pile of them now.
    Especially on the roadie.
    I do have baggies, couple of pairs of hummvees and some mavic ones that are great, I use most on the FS bike as it only has 1 drink bottle mount, so pockets for keys and phone (prefer baggies with pockets over camleback).

    Only issue is since last year I've dropped a bunch of lard and none of the fit any more...so I have to go buy a bunch more grrrr, not cheap
    All the gear and no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    Bibs are great. I'd always worn regular knicks since the early 90's but got my first bibs in 2013. So much better, have a pile of them now.
    Especially on the roadie.
    I do have baggies, couple of pairs of hummvees and some mavic ones that are great, I use most on the FS bike as it only has 1 drink bottle mount, so pockets for keys and phone (prefer baggies with pockets over camleback).

    Only issue is since last year I've dropped a bunch of lard and none of the fit any more...so I have to go buy a bunch more grrrr, not cheap
    Eat cheese and gain it back. Cheaper than buying new bibs.
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    So I shoot off all full of bravado, hit this wee booter - grabbing some air, then I land - leading into a greasy rut.

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    ^ no, im trying no to damn it...need to loose a bit more (being on a drip for a week help those last few kg's), 5 more and im good... 85 is far, far better than 110kg in every way.
    All the gear and no idea.

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