Bib shorts.

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by gavroche, 23 Jun 2019.

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  1. gavroche

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

    Location:
    North Wales
    What good quality, well padded and comfortable bib shorts that will not give me a sure bum after 30 miles? Please, what shop and how much to expect to pay?
     
  2. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    oSLo
    Craft are very good and comfortable. Not sure of their availability in the UK, though.

    For example:

    https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15906815/craft-men-s-rise-bib-shorts-15906815
     
  3. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Midlands
    Like saddles they are very personal, although I do find that generally you do get more comfort for more money. My long distance bib is anything with the Castelli endurance pad, but I can get close to perfection with Endura.
     
  4. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Ones that fit you properly with the right shaped pad. What do you use currently?
     
  5. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    For price and quality I really like DHB.
    However as with all these type things, what is good for one person is not necessarily good for another.
     
  6. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

  7. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    I've never had a problem with the bibshorts from Decathlon - 500-series or above, under £25 when on offer.
     
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  8. OP
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    gavroche

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

    Location:
    North Wales
    FDX, Crane, Funkier. FDX have the best padding so far. I think I will have to invest more into better labels. Might try Castelli.
     
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  9. graham bowers

    graham bowers Über Member

    Location:
    NW Leicestershire
    I was wondering the same a few years ago and bought some Planet X 365's as a relatively cheap experiment. Most of my rides are in the 30 to 50 mile range however I do up to 100 miles from time to time. I've bought a few more sets since however they seem to last well, I still use the first ones I bought. There may be better, however I have no wish to do the research.

    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CLPXP3BS/planet-x-pro-line-365-x-bib-shorts
     
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  10. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Rapha Core bibs are the ones I've had that give best bang for buck. Tried more expensive ones from Rapha which I haven't liked as much.

    Café du Cycliste are my faves.
     
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  11. Elybazza61

    Elybazza61 Veteran


    Another vote for the Raphas and I have no issues with other Rapha shorts(pro team and cargo);these are used with Brooks Cambium saddles and pad/saddle interface is usually a factor,unfortunately this is usually a suck it(or sit on it) and see scenario.

    Also good (for me) are This Is Cambridge and Chapeau.
     
  12. Broadside

    Broadside Veteran

    Location:
    Fleet, Hants
    I use the higher end DHB shorts which have a pad for longer rides, I find them pretty good.

    I have also got a pair of Castelli bib shorts which were a bit more than DHB but the pad (for me) is amazing.
     
  13. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Huge Member

    Location:
    Fly Fifer
    These are ok but size up from my experience.
     
  14. dhd.evans

    dhd.evans Über Member

    Location:
    Dundee
    FDX are cheap and cheerful; best bang for buck IMHO. I own bib longs, big 3/4 and big shorts from them.

    Recently purchased Decathlon Triban bib shorts in the same sizing i would get FDX (Medium). I am not medium in Decathlon sizes... (size 34 waist).
     
  15. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Huge Member

    Location:
    Fly Fifer
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