B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

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B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby RobertSims » Tue Nov 20, 2012 13:11 pm

Hi Guys/girls,

Finally taking plunge into lycra but on serious budget! I know I should go for bib shorts really but want some 'normal' cycling shorts to start off with. Has anyone any experience of either the Tenn shorts on Amazon or the B'Twin reinforced shorts on Decathalon - See below:

Tenn:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Viper-Professio ... 994&sr=1-1

B'twin:
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/reinforced-c ... 51337.html

Any comments much appreciated

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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby Buckie2k5 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 13:45 pm

dont waste your money buying shorts because when your ass is hanging out you will regret it. The btwin bib shorts at 20 quid are good. No one can tell the difference of what your wearing...

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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby Mr Will » Tue Nov 20, 2012 14:04 pm

Go for bibs. Seriously. Especially if you have a little extra "padding" around your middle.

Much more comfortable and look better on, if that's something you are worrying about.
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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby pinarellokid » Tue Nov 20, 2012 14:06 pm

i have the b twin shorts and tights 3

both have the red chamois and i cant fault them for the money
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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby RobertSims » Tue Nov 20, 2012 14:33 pm

Ok Ok you've talked me into it - bib shorts it is!

Anyone know difference between BTwin 3 or BTwin 5. Both seem about same price on Decathalon. Any recommendations gratefully recieved (tenn/BTwin/Muddy Fox????)

Also size wise, I'm 6ft 2, 14 and half stone, 36 waist and thick thighs! Any ideas
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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby Charlie Potatoes » Tue Nov 20, 2012 14:48 pm

I have Btwin 7 bib shorts and they are pretty good. I would say that the Raptor shorts I bought off of ebay are almost as comfortable at a much cheaper price. They seem to be lasting very well and I have no problem with comfort when doing a 50 miler. I have shorts which are more comfortable but are a lot more money.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Raptor-Coolmax-Padded-Cycling-Bike-Cycle-Lycra-Bib-Shorts-S-M-L-XL-XXL-/271036215846?pt=UK_Cycling_Clothing&var=570107453083&hash=item3f1b047226

I am 5' 11" and 34 waist and all my shorts are size large.
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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby RobertSims » Tue Nov 20, 2012 21:09 pm

cheers. prob go with b twin bib. Looks like fat git xl size then!
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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby farrina » Tue Nov 20, 2012 21:39 pm

RobertSims wrote:cheers. prob go with b twin bib. Looks like fat git xl size then!


Erh no .... More like that most professional cyclists are not exactly big and the sizing is all on the small side.

I am 178lb, 34 waist and 6-4 and take a XLG ( the biggest size available) for my Assos bib tights.

I am not remotely fat ....

So don't worry about perceived sizing and if you do feel you are a bit fat, then that will soon go once you get going properly on your bike (and cut out the junk food).

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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby pinarellokid » Tue Nov 20, 2012 22:33 pm

my bib tights are 5 i think and its to do with thickness
3 summer 5 mid 7 winter....

my 5's have been usd down to 0 degree
no probs very warm but i would only ride 3's unless its really cold
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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby Charlie Potatoes » Wed Nov 21, 2012 05:22 am

pinarellokid wrote:my bib tights are 5 i think and its to do with thickness
3 summer 5 mid 7 winter....

my 5's have been usd down to 0 degree
no probs very warm but i would only ride 3's unless its really cold


I believe that the number (3,5,7 etc) refers to the length of time (comfort) spent in the saddle.
A 7 for example has a superior (gel) chamois to a 5.
This is all reflected in the pricing.
Happy to be proved wrong on this though? :)

£20 no.5 here http://www.decathlon.co.uk/bib-shorts-5-graph-blue-id_8200197.html
£30 no.7 here http://www.decathlon.co.uk/cycling-shorts-7-braces-red-id_8200206.html

I can vouch for the quality of the 7 for £30 pair
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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby oxoman » Wed Nov 21, 2012 09:19 am

The 7 is a roubiax finish on the inside with a their top pad for all day riding. I use both the 5 and 7 and cannot fault. 5's for summer and just switched to the 7's for winter use. The 7 bib tights i have are good in that they have reflective detail similar to Altura night vision stuff.
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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby RobertSims » Wed Nov 21, 2012 13:13 pm

That's great everyone - thanks for all advice. Will go for either the 5 or 7, for £10 extra measure get the 7 and be more comfy.

Why did you say use 5 in summer - Is it thinner material as well as padding?
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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby oxoman » Wed Nov 21, 2012 15:27 pm

Slightly thicker material i think, but mainly the pad is a lot better. Either way both good quality and value for money IMHO.
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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby RobertSims » Thu Nov 22, 2012 13:28 pm

Taken the plunge - 1st lycra bib shorts on their way! Got the B'Twin 7 for £30, can't go wrong!

Cheers for all advice
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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby Charlie Potatoes » Thu Nov 22, 2012 17:05 pm

Good call and good luck :)
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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby DapperRob » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:32 pm

I've got the padded B Twin bibs, really comfy - once you're geared up nobody gives a monkeys what you're wearing tbh.

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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby RobertSims » Fri Nov 23, 2012 13:31 pm

DapperRob wrote:I've got the padded B Twin bibs, really comfy - once you're geared up nobody gives a monkeys what you're wearing tbh.


I assume this is after the wife has finished killing herself with laughter!
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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby Buckie2k5 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 16:07 pm

i stuck mine on and told the kids i was going wrestling. they didnt know what to think lol

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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby oxoman » Fri Nov 23, 2012 16:14 pm

Wait till you turn up at work in full lycra.
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Re: B Twin vs Tenn Cyling shorts

Postby RobertSims » Fri Nov 23, 2012 19:11 pm

oxoman wrote:Wait till you turn up at work in full lycra.


Give receptionist something to talk about i guess!!!
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