Bib Shorts Recommendations please

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Bib Shorts Recommendations please

Postby Supermurph09 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:21 am

Been using Endura bib tights since I started riding 7 months ago, quite impressed but as they were my first pair I'm keen to try something new and rotate them both rather than digging them out the wash and wearing them again! :shock:

Happy to spend up to £100 as I really don't see the point in scrimping in this area, I wondered what brands people recommend. I've been looking at Castelli http://www.wiggle.co.uk/castelli-veloci ... -bibshort/ and also these http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-aeron-pro-c ... bib-short/ based on reviews.

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Re: Bib Shorts Recommendations please

Postby Grill » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:58 am

My club kit is Endura and I too have been impressed. That said you can't go wrong with Castelli and I use DHB for their winter tights which are fine (sizing is strange). You should also take a look at the Shutt VR Pro bibs as they're fantastic. http://www.shuttvr.com/shop/productdetail/Shutt-Pro-Bib-Shorts/
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Re: Bib Shorts Recommendations please

Postby thegreatdivide » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:59 am

Hold out for one of Ribble's regular extra 10% off codes on bibs - they do them a lot - and get a pair of Assos FI Uno's

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... ssozbbs260
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Re: Bib Shorts Recommendations please

Postby Supermurph09 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:01 pm

Those Shutt ones look very classy, I think I'll give those or the Castelli ones a try. Thanks Grill, appreciated.

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Postby Supermurph09 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:04 pm

thegreatdivide wrote:Hold out for one of Ribble's regular extra 10% off codes on bibs - they do them a lot - and get a pair of Assos FI Uno's

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... ssozbbs260


Cheers, its good to get a few recommendations. Do you get the sunglasses as well? :D


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Postby Danlikesbikes » Fri Mar 08, 2013 14:55 pm

Grill wrote:My club kit is Endura and I too have been impressed. That said you can't go wrong with Castelli and I use DHB for their winter tights which are fine (sizing is strange). You should also take a look at the Shutt VR Pro bibs as they're fantastic. http://www.shuttvr.com/shop/productdetail/Shutt-Pro-Bib-Shorts/


^-^ +1 for them.

Have a few of their shorts & bibs and have to say they are a quality bit of kit.
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Re: Bib Shorts Recommendations please

Postby pkripper » Fri Mar 08, 2013 15:14 pm

For just mooching about on the bike I tend to use giordana tenax I think, but for anything of a decent length, castelli is my default choice, soooo comfy for me.

I had a real quality control issues with some other brands so stick with the Italian ones.

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Re: Bib Shorts Recommendations please

Postby RDB66 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 17:17 pm

Castelli Aero Race are the best shorts ive ever worn...£121 in Evans. Or...Endura Equipe Endurance...another superb short.
Assos !! Cant stand um...Huge Pad, that feels like your wearing a Nappy and not worth the money in my opinion.

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Re: Bib Shorts Recommendations please

Postby Supermurph09 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 17:42 pm

RDB66 wrote:Castelli Aero Race are the best shorts ive ever worn...£121 in Evans. Or...Endura Equipe Endurance..


£118 with BC discount. Are they worth the £30 extra from the other castellis I linked above? The Red/White/Black scheme matches my Cube perfectly! 8)

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Postby Grill » Fri Mar 08, 2013 17:47 pm

Aero race are fantastic itch only the body paints being superior.
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Postby maddog 2 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 21:51 pm

Tried some Aero Race and they were good but a tad short in the leg for my liking. Giordana Body Clone are as good and longer, so they are my favourites at the moment. As with all the top brands, fit is at least 50% of it.
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Re: Bib Shorts Recommendations please

Postby RDB66 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 22:53 pm

Supermurph09 wrote:
RDB66 wrote:Castelli Aero Race are the best shorts ive ever worn...£121 in Evans. Or...Endura Equipe Endurance..


£118 with BC discount. Are they worth the £30 extra from the other castellis I linked above? The Red/White/Black scheme matches my Cube perfectly! 8)


Ive never any of the others Murph....the Aero were recommended to me, fantastic they are !!
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Re: Bib Shorts Recommendations please

Postby ellj22 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 23:16 pm

Personally I'd go for the Aeros or the Body paints if you go down the Castelli route, the pad is much better. As for other options I have a pair of Demarchi contour plus that are so worn that the elastic is shot around the legs and they have gone see through, but the pad is so comfortable that I still keep them for turbo and winter (with leggins under) use. Specialized shorts are really well made from nice fabrics, fit really well and have a good pad for the money, if your going under £100 their rbx short is hard to beat.

Problem is, shorts are a personal thing and what I find comfortable you may not. So its worthwhile trying a few on for fit before purchase.


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