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    Bibs cause blisters?

    Bought a reasonably priced bib and jersey off ebay last year, and I wear the bibs under my baggy shorts. I've been noticing that the rubber used to seal the bib around the leg is causing irretation, to the point that it looks like second degree burns with blisters. Has anybody else ever had this issue? Is it friction related as I pedal? Or is this cheap Made in China crap laced with lots of lead (or whatever)? My chamois with elastic leg bands has never caused problems, but they aren't as nice a fit as these bibs.

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    Try chamois cream (butt buttr) on the spot.
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    Not all grippers are created equal. Some have a lot more grip than others. That, combined with the fit/cut of some bibs can lead to a lot of friction.

    What you can do is live with it, roll the strip with the gripper over (gripper now facing out - not an issue if you are wearing baggies over) or try some form of chamois cream under the gripper.

    Personally, I would just roll it over if it is causing that much of an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilirubin View Post
    Bought a reasonably priced bib and jersey off ebay last year, and I wear the bibs under my baggy shorts. I've been noticing that the rubber used to seal the bib around the leg is causing irretation, to the point that it looks like second degree burns with blisters. Has anybody else ever had this issue? Is it friction related as I pedal? Or is this cheap Made in China crap laced with lots of lead (or whatever)? My chamois with elastic leg bands has never caused problems, but they aren't as nice a fit as these bibs.

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    Do you have a latex allergy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Do you have a latex allergy?
    Perhaps. I have a dust allergy, so I usually use nitrile gloves instead of latex because they are unpowdered to keep from breaking out--but I've never had issues with unpowdered latex gloves or other unpowdered latex items . The grippers as they appear to be called? don't seem like latex--more like surgical tubing. Funny, the first time this happened I attributed the blistering to a reaction between the rubber and deet.

    I will roll them up for now. They won't last forever, and perhaps the next pair will work better.

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    Possibly silicone?

    You could always try peeling the gripper off...

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    Yeah silicone is the right texture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abegold View Post
    Try chamois cream (butt buttr) on the spot.
    +1 they are great for many things

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