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Where's the best place to buy bibs, and which are the best for around $150 or under?
Phat&SlowVelo said:Where's the best place to buy bibs, and which are the best for around $150 or under?
They're decent bibs. Only last about one season though before the lycra starts wearing "transparant" thin though. Here's my .02.
Voler: okay team gear...good value...thin lycra...chamois is adequate...nothing special.\
Pearl Izumi: Microsensor 3D - nice looking bib - chamois is way too big and stiff to begin with, BUT, surprisingly, after several months of break-in, finally became comfortable. Long break in period.
Assos: Tried the Bib Knickers this winter with thicker chamois....most comfortable shorts bibs I have ever worn. Have a pair of regular bibs F.13 S2 on order now.
Pearl Izumi: Attack bibs - brutal - tear you up kind of brutal - didn't work for me.
Performance and Nashbar had DeMarchi bibs on sale, at least recently, for under a hundred bucks--I think one had the contour model and one the contour plus. These are really nice, IMO. Also check the competitive cyclist site--they had some of these and some Giordana Tenax, which many folks swear by but I've never tried, for under a hundred on their closeout page (maybe Nashbar had the tenax too). And total cycling has sorta steep shipping (for the first item) but some very good Assos prices.Phat&SlowVelo said:Where's the best place to buy bibs, and which are the best for around $150 or under?