- What winter bib tights (looking like that time of year again) … :-(
I have a pair of these. Definitely my goto tights when the temps dip to minus figures. Always warm, even when wet, and feel good whatever the conditions. Can normally be found discounted like in this link (think it is the same price I gave 18 months agoPosted 3 years ago
Looking to upgrade my winter tights. The ones I have right now are lower end Giordana ones, and my legs get soaking wet and cold in them during persistent rain. Looking at getting something that does a half decent job of blocking out the wet/wind… for at least the first 1-2 hours of a ride if possible. Any recommendations? Don’t mind spending top dollar if they do the job. I like a close fit too. Cheers.Posted 3 years agosmogmonsterSubscriber
OP, I don’t know what size you’re after but I have some Gore Xenon Windstopper tights that are for sale. I wore them once before I found they were too tight around my thighs (I used to play a lot of rugby…). Size Large, immaculate condition. Cost £140 from Wiggle, after £100 if any use to you.Posted 3 years agoCaptJonMember
i used these all last winter http://www.wiggle.co.uk/castelli-sorpasso-bib-tights/
not wind or waterproof but plenty warm enough to to notice the wind or rain. Nice and tight too which almost gives a compression feel. Excellent cut.Posted 3 years ago
These from Decathlon, very warm, not overly waterproof but warm when wet and a comfortable chamois. The fit is a bit odd so you need to try them on but they fit me fine.Posted 3 years ago
2nd’ed for the Castelli Sorpasso, I have to admit to getting my pair cheap (but still £100) as i used to work in a bike shop, i used to laugh at the idea of spending that much money but the fit of them is perfect for me (size up) and they are very warm, not waterproof but the surface does not get water logged at all, the finish of the clothing and fit is worth it.
I now own a few items of Castelli gear bought at normal prices since i left the bike shop, Gabba jersey and Mortirolo shell jacket which is a fantastic bit of kit.
I sized up for all the Castelli gear even though i am always a medium in other cycling gear but Castelli stuff seems to be built for skinny italian roadies.Posted 3 years agodeadkennySubscriber
cruzcampo – Member
For MTB use
… bibs are gay 😛
Seriously though, I just don’t get them. Racing perhaps, but weekend warrior types, it’s just an inconvenience in many ways, especially for toilet stops, and looks awful. Only benefit I can see is to suck in those guts 😉Posted 3 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
Altura Raceline roubaix bib tights half price at cyclestore, code AUG10 takes another 10% off.
Just got some 3/4s and they are very nicely finished, the equal of my more expensive top-of-the-range Giordana FRC.Posted 3 years ago
Seriously though, I just don’t get them. Racing perhaps, but weekend warrior types, it’s just an inconvenience in many ways, especially for toilet stops, and looks awful. Only benefit I can see is to suck in those guts
I’m a big advocate of bibs for both shorts and tights, let me pick apart your comment and tell you why.
Looks – You’re a grown man on a bike, you look like a fool anyway. The bibs look no worse than any other lycra shorts/tights as soon as you put a top on, if you don’t like Lycra put baggies over the top.
Inconvenience – They’re stretchy if you need a pee, if you need a poo then you have to undress a touch more but this is pretty rare on a ride surely.
Just why? – Well, they’re stop annoying gaps when your top rides up, they’re more comfortable as the pad stays where it should, they’re warmer. What more do you need?Posted 3 years agoSaccadesMember
2nd the Pearl Izumi, I should have bought more in the sale.
I generally wear bibshorts in the summer with shorts over the top as the tight lyrca means the girls perv on me as I walk through work.
In winter the bibtights are so thick you just get a general bulge so there is no need to cover up and protect my modesty.Posted 3 years agoiaincSubscriber
DHB Vaeon Roubaix ones are a steal compared to the big names. I have 2 pairs and use them from October through to March, both road and MTB. I also have a pair of the Vaeon Zero ones, which are incredibly warm, to much so most of the time, however they are a bit non stretchy on the windproof sections. On a windy roadride with air temp around 2-4 degrees they are perfect !Posted 3 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
jam bo, sadly not a big hitter, just a guy who loves bib shorts.
I was a slow convert to bibs, the main benefit for me is not having the constricting feeling of tight waistband (and my BMI is 21 before you go down that road). Taking a pee is ooh, about 5% more hassle with bibs but they are far more comfortable.
And if people can see youre wearing bibs its because youve got them over your jersey
in which case you deserve all the derision you get. And ritual stoning.Posted 3 years ago
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