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Winter gear...bib-3/4's or bib longs?

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Fab Foodie, 4 Sep 2007.

  1. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Guys n gals
    What do you reckon, bib 3/4 length or longs?
    Judging from the dhb selections here (I like their Bib-shorts that I have) it seems that there are only a few inches of material to choose between the two.
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/CategoryProducts.aspx?categoryName=Tights - Cycle&cat=Cycle

    What's the story? What are the pro's and cons?

    Am thinking....fleecy 3/4's but willing to be swayed by experience...
     
  2. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I depends if you are quite happy having a red/blue bit of leg. Which is invariably what happens if it is really cold and the 1/4 bit which is missing catches the cold, rain, grit, stones, etc.

    I use 3/4 for autumn/mild winter days and early spring (and some of this summer). Longs for winter. Although I do also sometimes use shorts in winter, but I'm hard me so I am. :biggrin:
     
  3. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Good Info Mr Noodley Sir, Thanks.
    Trust you're well and had a good Summer.
     
  4. I bought 3/4 at the weekend in a lbs sale but having read this I might invest in longs for when its really cold.
     
  5. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    Bib longs for winter, bib shorts for summer, bib shorts plus knee or leg warmers for in between times.
     
  6. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I am going to need the long ones...boy am I ever going to look ridiculous in those bibs...lucky they have a custom cut for poking th ebelly out of though!:biggrin:

    ...actually I would like to thank you ...due to this thread I just measured my waiste size. I have lost 8 inches off my waiste since taking up cycling in the spring!
     
  7. Nicko

    Nicko New Member

    I used the DHB 3/4s in the winter before last and liked them a lot, though ended up shrinking a bit with a number of washes. Last winter ended up using shorts with knee warmers and longs on the coldest days. You shins go blue but you don't feel it as much...
     
  8. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    I used dhb 3/4's for all mild days during last winter and found them excellent. I also used some quite long merino wool socks from M&S which I could pull up if I wanted to give the ankles a bit of cover. The system worked well. However, I used a pair of full tights for the colder days.
     
  9. Noodley

    Noodley Guest


    Yes I've had quite a good summer, apart from the crud weather. Managed to achieve what I had set out to do ride-wise, and have a few more planned. Thanks for asking. :biggrin:
     
  10. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    I use both. longs when its really cold or off road. 3/4's for when its a little chilly
     
  11. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Summer: shorts
    Autumn/spring: 3/4
    Winter: thin cycling tights + an ancient pair of old fashioned long-johns bought 12yrs ago from M&S underneath! I kid you not... comfortable and v. toasty on a frosty morn!
     
  12. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    for my commute it tends to be shorts with legwarmers on/in rucksack, depending on the weather.

    if i find they spend no more time in the bag then the tights come out.

    if it's really cold (and i mean really cold) the bib tights i got from aldi last year get used.