- What bib shorts around £60?
I use regular Aeron (under baggies) for commuting everyday, they are fine. I have Aeron Pro for “best” on the road bike, very comfy (done 3-5 hr rides) and look quite smart too. As noted above they are long in the leg (sit just above the knee on me) which I like.Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
What size are you after?Posted 4 years ago
-1 for the dhb Aeron Pros. 🙁
I didn’t like them. The pad was very nice, but the shorts themselves were pretty low quality (IMO). Cheap feeling material with bad stitching, already pulling in places when I got them, and an annoying itchy non-flat seam down the back.
I sent them back and got a pair of Endura FS260 Pro bib shorts which have a thick comfortable pad and seem far better made:
£62 on CRC, so just on budget for the OP.Posted 4 years ago
Interesting, I’ve just pushed the button on DHBs, have been put off Endura for ever on the basis of the terrible 3/4s I got to replace the previous, seemingly indestructible Endura 3/4s that preceded them…
I’ll see what the DHBs are like when they arrive, hopefully decent!Posted 4 years agocuriousyellowSubscriber
My DHB regulars are starting to show some wear. Bit disappointed as they’ve only been going 4 weeks.
Missus has a pair that needs to be sent back because they’re falling apart at the seams.
Have some Sportfuls that fit really nicely and the pad is incredible, but they cost quite a bit more.
Probably will stick to using the DHBs for commuting until they die. Surprisingly, I preferred the pad on the cheaper one to the Aeron Pros for mountain biking.Posted 4 years agoOmar LittleMember
Was going to recommend Exteondo as a good option as i got a couple of pairs for about £60 each last year, unfortunately they only seem to be available at RRP at the moment.
Used to really like dhb shorts as a budget option but the recent ones arent up to much – the lycra is sort of shiny and goes see through very quickly. Pad at the front is very thin which is a bit of an issue if you have an head down arse up position on the bike.Posted 4 years agomrblobbyMember
Had quite a few pairs (Santini, Rapha, Gore, dhb) but my favourite currently are the Endura FS260. Surprising really as I’ve had quite a bit of Endura kit that’s been pretty poor.
Edit: why they better? They seem to fit better. Better coverage up your back. Also don’t seem to get that sweaty waist you get with non-bib shorts. Sure someone will be along soon to give the correct answer 🙂
Double edit: maybe it is a back thing as I wear them all the time on the road but don’t really bother when on the mtb (other than racing.) So it may be a position thing on the bike.Posted 4 years agofubarMember
better for freddie mercury strutting especially around the urinals where you have to half undress to have a pee
In the summer I don’t really want the extra material of the bibs on my upper body (fine in winter) but I guess they don’t squeeze you so much near the stomach (?)Posted 4 years ago
With bib shorts, the preferred relieving technique has to be to pop the old chap out the bottom of one leg (obviously after rolling the leg up half an inch or so). I only go for the pulling the front down option in 3/4s or tights, as I can’t quite make it to the bottom of the legs of those.Posted 4 years agocpSubscriber
I’m off DHB now as too many poorly made/lasting pairs – stitching coming off, holes worn, and pads becoming very tired very quickly. The fit doesn’t seem that great either – maybe OK if you have a bit of a gut.
Endura have been great for me, as have Ridebosh tights (lovely pad!) and the ZipVit shorts – these are a super bargain, esp. if they have sale on them. Even if not, they are worth double what they sell them for.Posted 4 years agoShibbolethMember
Another DHB hater here – very poor quality fabric, stitching all came undone… Utter rubbish.
My favourites are Castelli – you really don’t know you’re wearing them, they’re so comfortable. The fabric is lovely and soft, seems to stretch more than others, and the “Kiss” pad is excellent – it feels really thin at the edges but has padding in just the right places.
Other than that, I like the Endura FS260s above, I use their shorts and bib knicks, and the quality is excellent. The pad feels a bit bulky off the bike but it’s comfortable.Posted 4 years ago
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