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    Shorts... Knicks and Bibs!

    Howdy Howdy,

    I am currently in the market for some knicks- I havent worn knicks for years as I never really felt comfortable in them in public Anyways as I am doing a fair bit of Endurance racing lately, and a fair bit of road riding also I am looking for some new knicks for both riding and racing in.


    I am thinking bibs would be the best way to go- as my ass always seems to find a way to hang out of my shorts when I am riding- and after talking to alot of riders they all agree that bibs are more comfotable....

    So I was wondering what do you guys and gurls use?... Any Pro's and Cons?

    Thus far on my list I have:
    Pearl Izumi
    N-ZO - Local Brand, priced well but dont know much about them.
    Voler - Dont ship out side USA/Canada (I am in Australia)

    Thanx for your help
    -Cul
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    Good job! Bibs

    I use Sugoi RS bibs for endurance racing and they are very comfortable.After wearing a good bib shorts will become a thing of the past.

    Check them out !

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    bibs are the best

    bibs are not tight around your waist like shorts. I recommend them.

    also you should have a look at Bergamo or Hincapie - they make the most comfortable shorts around (and jerseys).

    I cant say enough good things about both.

    Voler is nice. Craft is nice too, but I notice its more expensive than Bergamo which is really comfortable.

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    Bibs

    I am 6' 2" with a long torso and I could never find bibs that fit right...too tight in the crotch is not fun . But I finally found an excellent fit in the Performance Elite.

    I love them so much I can totally ignore the comments from my fashion-conscious riding buddies in their baggy seat-catchers, though I wish it was a little easier to, ahem, make a trailside pit stop...

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    Bibs are ok for endurance racing, but the straps begin to irritate a little bit after 15 or so hours (bigger problem if you have man boobs like I do). As far as bib knickers for racing-- no way am I going to pretty much completly strip to take a piss at 3am! It is knee warmers for me if I'm wearing bibs.

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    Thanx Guys- Keep the opinions coming

    I was talking to a freind about bibs last nite- he thinks the Pearl Izumi ones are great; very expencive in Australia but would be much cheaper importing them... I have also looked into Voler, but they dont ship outside North America, and I cant find a source for them which sucks as I wanted to try their Elite Bib Short- Apparently their stuff is really high quality stuff


    Also looking local, at N-ZO which are a reasonable priced bib, they sound well made, but it's hard to find any opinions on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CulBaire
    Thanx Guys- Keep the opinions coming

    Also looking local, at N-ZO which are a reasonable priced bib, they sound well made, but it's hard to find any opinions on them.
    N-Zo from all reports are pretty good. Check out the Lab-Gear stuff if you're after bibs again the reports are also good and priced well.
    For knicks I'm loving my i-rule Eager ninjas, they have a shorter leg than most and can come with small pockets on the side which are great for sticking gels in, especially if you're wearing a pack which often get in the way of jersey pockets.

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    Now that you mention knee warmers, how to you measure your size.

    I'm interested on leg warmers and have no idea on how to measure myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiRt DeViL
    Now that you mention knee warmers, how to you measure your size.

    I'm interested on leg warmers and have no idea on how to measure myself.
    I just went with the same size I wear in shorts-- medium. I bought a pair of cold lizard (local brand) at the veloswap a few years ago. They are pretty long, so I can adjust them depending on the temperature. If it is warmer I have them mid calf, if it is colder I can pull them down to mid shin.

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    Thanx guys...

    I actually took a look at a new store that opened up in town yesterday... They are a Tri / Road store more than anything, but they are also a stockist of Pearl Izumi... They only had the low / mid level Knicks in, but they look really good. I might buy a pair and try them out.
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    You'll never wear bibs again after you have to do an emergency crap...Nothing like a good warm pile of doo-doo oozing up your back and down your legs because you could not get the jersey up and straps down fast enough. Diarrhea is even better in bibs.

    Endurance racing + bib wearing advice = always carry a knife to cut the straps!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super E
    You'll never wear bibs again after you have to do an emergency crap...Nothing like a good warm pile of doo-doo oozing up your back and down your legs because you could not get the jersey up and straps down fast enough. Diarrhea is even better in bibs.

    Endurance racing + bib wearing advice = always carry a knife to cut the straps!!!

    Apparently Bibs are not for any one with IBS...

    That just sounds like a nasty exsperiance...
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    I brought some bibs...

    I found a pair of new Assos bibs going on eBay.au, I had been interested in the Assos gear also but I found the cost quiet restrictive. I saw some Pearls in a local store that I am interested in getting for a cheap pair, they actually look and feel quiet good.

    I have always prefered baggies, though they get quiet uncomfortable on the longer rides, especially on a road bike where you tend to be seated for hours.
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