Bib Knicks Or Shorts?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by senator52, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. senator52

    senator52 New Member

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    Haven't yet bought any cycling clothing and was looking at Bib Knicks and Shorts...Bib Knicks are more expensive generally about an extra 1/3 of the price of shorts. Just wondering if they are worth the extra outlay? No brands in mind as of yet, ideas for low(er) end brands? Thanks:)
     
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  2. capwater

    capwater New Member

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    Bibs all the way, huge comfort advantage. Search the forum, loads of debate previously.
     
  3. mikesbytes

    mikesbytes New Member

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    Personal preference, bibs are more popular.

    Bibs eliminate the elastic around the waist and for some prevent the need to wax your bum.

    I have a larger upper body and the bibs don't fit correclty over the shoulders and the elastic doesn't bother me, so I go for the shorts.

    If $$$ is a problem, look at getting them mail order, www.probikekit.com comes to mind, someone else can suggest some more sites.
     
  4. arbie

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    personally speaking i wont buy another pair of 'normal' cycling shorts. bib-shorts are so much more comfortable... i think they're definately worth the extra cash. as already mentioned, shorts are a personal thing, but i don't think it's a place to go for the cheapest option. if you're going to be in the saddle for hours, you don't want to be uncomfortable! i love pearl izumi kit - catch it in the sale if you can.
     
  5. mark higgins

    mark higgins New Member

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    Just wondering by the wording if you mean 3/4 knicks or shorts both in bibs? If so shorts and a pair of knee warmers. If it is as everyone else seems to think then definately bib shorts. Buy the best you can afford, mainly to get a better quality chamois(pad). I just got a pair of Giordana tenax 413 shorts. Perfect and half the price of Assos(still the best but expensive!). About £54 in the UK(100USD).
     
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