bib tight recommendations for a newbie..
i’m finding myself doing nightrides more and more these days, so i’m after some bib tights to help me through the colder nights. currently i use normal lycra shorts, running tights over them, then waterproof baggies over the top and its a bit of a faff and not too comfty really.
i would only use them once a week , so they don’t need to be super expensive, but i would want them to have built in bum pad, then i’d put some baggies over the top if necessary for that gnar look.
any bargain but good ones out there?Posted 4 years agowigglesMember
My experience is to spend about 50% more than you think you need to – as a minimum.
The best bib shorts I have are the most expensive, always have been as I’ve upgraded to better ones over the years.
The best ones fit better, work better and last longer.
So no brands or recommendation then? just expensive is better ? 🙄Posted 4 years ago
Might as well ride in an armani suit if that is true 😉mogrimMember
Decathlon, but never their cheapest range – always go one up.
(Actually, this is a lie: the cheapest stuff is fine for gym/indoor use, just a bit crap for when you’re outside and the weather turns…)
I’ve got some Specialized 3/4s that have lasted well and are very comfy, too.Posted 4 years agoWallySubscriber
3rd Decathlon recommendation . Try them all on, no sales pressure. I use the model 7 range, one with gel support in varying thicknesses. Faultless for the price. Look out for sales. Can be £35 -£65 for same item.Posted 4 years ago
Bib link. £50 in store £65 on line
Be prepared for a non sexy shock. I’m 5’11” and 10 stone and some – I look pregnant!mogrimMember
Be prepared for a non sexy shock. I’m 5’11” and 10 stone and some – I look pregnant!
Not the most flattering of outfits, no! (And it’s probably unnecessary advice, but if you do go to Decathlon make sure you try the stuff on: it often comes up small on the sizing IME).Posted 4 years agoCrellMember
Cheap = dhb
mid = morvelo (All I buy these days)
Can’t comment on anything more expensive as I’ve not tried them, but the benefit / comfort for me over the morvelo’s would be negligible as I think they’re really good. Also got a pair of Gore windstopper ones in a sale few years ago that have been great, though the liner is rubbish.Posted 4 years ago
Wasn’t particularly impressed with some Shutt 3/4’s I bought last year. Quality / construction was not up to the morvelo’s or DHB IMO.LeeWSubscriber
There was an article on Bikeradar a few weeks ago about getting the right pad/fit for bib shorts, have a read then try some on rather than buying off the internets blind – everyone who’s replied is almost certainly going to be a different shape to you so will have a different preference in manufacturer.
Try a local bike shop, they may have end of line team kit – I know one of my local shops does.Posted 4 years agoMTB-IdleMember
DHB are great. I have numerous pairs and use them for daily commuting.
If you want warmth then go for the ‘Roubaix’ model (not just DHB, most brands of bib shorts have a roubaix model) as this means they have the brushed fleecy inner which will keep you nice and warm.Posted 4 years agoDanWMember
As others have already said DHB would be the default “budget” option. Lusso stuff is worth a look too and made in the UK I believe.
For the “best”, having tried many brands I tend to be using Mavic, Santini or Pearl Izumi most these days.
Anything with a hefty discount on Merlin or similar should be goodPosted 4 years ago
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