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Bibs vs. Tights

Phoenix1 21 Apr 14:40  

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Good day,
I am looking for tights but the bibs also come up. Any reason I would want a bib versus tights. What are the pro's and con's?

dudley 21 Apr 21:26  

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bibs stay up via the shoulders, whereas tights require the waist.
naturally a secure fit for tights requires a secure waist fit, which is mildly constricting.
bibs stay up snug with no constriction at all, and help deal with any air gap on cold mornings between bottoms and tops


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Phoenix1 22 Apr 09:05  

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Thank you. :-) My hips stick out and find to get trousers to stay up normally so a bib sounds better.


lkfrncs 22 Apr 10:51  

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i use a bib too, much more comfortable around the mid-section :-p


dudley 22 Apr 11:47  

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bibs are much kinder and more comfortable for those of carrying a little 'relaxed muscle' as well as being generally more comfortable all round...

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johnbobsquarepants 22 Apr 13:25  

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hmmmm....sounds like i need to swap my tights for some bibs....

now just to convince my girlfriend I need even more cycling gear....


dudley 22 Apr 15:30  

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JohnBob,

I go by the mantra "it is easier to gain forgiveness than permission"

(go buy 'em!)

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tazbikebiz 03 May 19:45  

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I swear by Bib Leggings/Shorts, Have tried both types and 100% prefer the bib versions.


tonythegreek 04 May 13:58  

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bibs are great apart from the toilet stop LOL

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