Unpadded bibtights - what is there these days?

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Foghat, 6 Nov 2016.

  1. andrew_s

    andrew_s Guru

    I use Endura longs, which are mostly available in no-pad versions
    3. You get extra use out of shorts that have started to go transparent
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  2. pclay

    pclay Über Member

    I recently got some altura etape unpadded tights from Merlin cycles.

  3. OP

    Foghat Veteran

    Absolutely. I'm surprised I missed that obvious one off!

    I have several pairs of shorts that have seam or transparency problems that are still 100% functional but only get worn in autumn-winter-spring when there's something to go on top.
  4. OP

    Foghat Veteran

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Good to know that unpadded bibtights are persisting, albeit in a bit of a minority.

    Any more ultra-warm deep winter recommendations?
  5. tobykenobi

    tobykenobi Well-Known Member

    Agree with your reasoning here. I found a pair of Specialized unpadded bib-tights for sale in my LBS last year - I think they are these.

    They are in a slightly fleecy Roubaix fabric. They are tight-fitting so work well over a pair of non-bib shorts with a decent pad.
  6. OP

    Foghat Veteran

    Well I've succeeded in my quest for still-available unpadded bibtights of varying levels of insulation and windproofing, in an ever-shrinking unpadded bibtight market.

    My existing regime had/has three levels as follows:
    1. Roubaix-type material with no windproofing (+15 to +10 C)
    2. Roubaix-type material with strategic windproof panels (+10 to +5 C
    3. Thicker Roubaix-type material with extensive windproofing (+5 to -2 C)
    And the results of my research-and-acquisition programme have produced the following 4-strong range that nicely supplements (and will ultimately replace) the existing 3-piece one above:
    1. Roubaix-type material with no windproofing (+15 to +10 C) - various manufacturers still produce these unpadded, and I have plenty existing ones
    2. Bontrager Velocis Halo S1 Softshell Bibtights (+10 to +5 C)
    3. Endura Pro SL Bibtights Without Pad (+6 to 0 C)
    4. Bontrager Velocis S2 Softshell Bibtights (+1 to -6 C). For -7 and below I'll be deploying additional knee-warmers and then a full-length underlayer to stay warm in severely cold weather.
    With the Bontrager models, you need to avoid the InForm versions, which do have pads. And their size M is about equivalent to Endura's and Assos's size L.

    Let's hope Bontrager and Endura continue to see the value many cyclists still place on unpadded bibtights, and provide these well into the future.
    Last edited: 28 Feb 2018
  7. cyberknight

    cyberknight Bullied off cc

    Im just after a pair of lycra non roubaix unpadded tights as my old pair is getting a bit bobbled.
  8. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

  9. cyberknight

    cyberknight Bullied off cc

    I have tried running tights and you get a cold back , prefer bibs thanks
  10. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Cold but you don’t want thermal?
  11. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

  12. cyberknight

    cyberknight Bullied off cc

    I have 2 pairs of thermal tights , just after something i can wear over shorts when its not to bad and the extra layer over the shorts means i dont need a crotch sock :smile:
  13. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

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