jersey over or under bibs?

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  1. napcop

    napcop New Member

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    I have always worn shorts, but this year I'm taking the plunge into bibs after listening to too many of my buddies rave about them. So...jersey under or over? It seems to be both ways from what I see. Style v. comfort? Fire up the keyboard boys and girls...
     
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  2. dgregory57

    dgregory57 New Member

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    Based on the design of most bibs, it seems that they should be under the jersey. That is where I wear mine.

    I have never seen anyone wear the bibs outside of the jersey any more than I have seen anyone tuck their jersey into their shorts. And thinking about it, either bibs or shorts outside would hinder the use of the pockets typically found on the back of the jersey.
     
  3. napcop

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    touche...just looking at too many ads I suppose. makes sense for that purpose...can't trell they're bibs if they're under a jersey in a pic, eh?
     
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    artmichalek New Member

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    Wearing a jersey under bibs or wearing bibs without a jersey is the cycling equivalent of tucking your pants into your socks.
     
  5. Velo Steve

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    You'll never see a sponsored team rider with the bibs outside, if only because the sponsors who paid for all those jersey logos don't want them covered.
     
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    Bib shorts are worn under the jersey. It would look dorky and be rather more uncomfortable to do it any other way. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Tech72

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    Jersey MUST be under the bibs!!! Otherwise expect a nasty beating from fellow riders......
     
  8. roadhog

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    You might have seen pictures of people wearing bibs over their under-garment shirt (perhaps some moisture-wicking sleeveless t-shirt for example). But, as everyone else says, the jersey clearly goes on top of everything. As a side note, after holding out for a long time, I finally tried bibs last season and I'll never go back now. I'm a convert.
     
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    What bike mags are you reading that show jerseys under bibs?????
     
  10. napcop

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    Not mags so much as catalogs. Thanks for the input everyone. over & out...
     
  11. Hookyrider

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    this is a joke right?

    please wear your jersey over your bibs.

    HR
     
  12. John M

    John M New Member

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    Agree with others that bibs are to be worn under the jersey, but over a t-shirt or other sort of UNDERgarment.
     
  13. jhuskey

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    Are you sure it is not more like wearing your underwear on the outside of your pants.
    Of course the you look like Superman.
     
  14. Hypnospin

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    esp if you (well, not necessarily you, j, but then again, who knows how you are dressed right now..) sport superman emblazoned undies.

    this would be apropos for cops, as we would find this well spotted.



     
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    haha too right!.......
     
  16. artmichalek

    artmichalek New Member

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    Only with a matching cape.
     
  17. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    It all depnds on the message you wish to convey.

    Bibs over Jersey will give an agricultural look. If this is in keeping with the bike style, then OK, some bikes look quite agricultural. :eek:

    However if you wish to be served in the local cafe, then bibs under Jersey where I live. :cool:

    A third alternative, the OCKER look, bibs, no jersey. :D
     
  18. Skull

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    That would only happen in Basso George.:cool:
     
  19. 9.8mps2

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    As my first post and a rider with 7 months experience I find this bib conundrum takes on a new twist when making a road side "pitstop". It is rather hard to camo what you are doing with your shirt off and bib down to your waist. I realize any manly cyclist could fish it out the bottom of his shorts, but I wear bibbed full length tights ( and when I do it's cold out). I have determined that you can be out in the boonies with no cars in sight , but dropping trou wil precipitate an unforeseen funeral procession. ( to quote Jackie Gleason " I wish they had cremated the SOB" ) I enjoy riding and this forum - took me 46 years to catch on...
     
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