bib tights or shorts that hide your junk

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by double0jedi, 1 Mar 2018.

  1. double0jedi

    double0jedi Senior Member

    East Devon
    I commute to work, it is only a short way away so to make it worth while I go a long way out of my way. Its about a 14 mile journey in and I do find the most comfortable clothing to wear is cycle specific. However, when I get to work I have to walk past a lot of people and while the sensible part of me says that I don't give a monekys, part of me is a bit self conscious of the lycra look. I do get a bit of micky taking and sometimes I am very aware of how exposed you can feel in tights or shorts
    Does anyone have any experience with tights or bib shorts that have a larger, more "covering" pad?
  2. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Ron Hill bottoms would suit the job.
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  3. gavroche

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

    North Wales
    At my age, I stopped caring what people think when I wear cycling related clothing. My own comfort is more important.
  4. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I'm not sure what age you are but I certainly know what you mean. I have long since given up caring what others think.
  5. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    I slide 15" of pipe lagging down the left thigh to give some something interesting to gawp at.
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  6. Slick

    Slick Veteran

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  7. Julia9054

    Julia9054 Veteran

    I have a pair of Shimano cycling trousers which I wear over pants with a pad. In the summer, mtb shorts.
  8. Foghat

    Foghat Guru

    Assos pads go up the highest at the front of any shorts I've tried, and are wide enough too. Avoid Castelli at all costs if you want things covered.
    Last edited: 1 Mar 2018
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  9. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Aye, Ron Hill Bikesters would do the job.
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  10. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    I quite often wear Endura Humvee baggy 3/4 shorts these days (as in my current avatar photo).

    A bigger picture.

    Colin in Endura baggies.jpg

    They can be a bit too warm in hot weather, but that warmth is a plus in cooler weather. The belt is not super-comfy if you have a fat waist (I have recently) but is fine if you are slim/slim-ish (I'm getting back to that).
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  11. winjim

    winjim Iron pony

    I'm slim and I had to throw the belt away. I think Endura's sizing is a bit inconsistent though, I have small humvees and medium singletrack 3/4s IIRC.

    Back on topic, my head of dept has personally thanked me for wearing baggies over my tights. Not everybody at work does...
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  12. Google "tucking".

    You'll probably need safe search off.

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  13. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    I can't do that - the stud fastener on my (XL) Humvees gave up under the strain! :whistle: :blush:

    PS Which reminds me - I must sew a large button on them to replace the missing stud, ready for when I can put the tights away for another 8 months or so.
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  14. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Same issue for me, though no requirement for @Drago pipe insulation^_^

    I wear M&S cycling chino's over the top in Winter, and MTB shorts in Summer. Saves my workmates taking the urine
  15. winjim

    winjim Iron pony

    You mean "man, woman, bulldog".
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