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View Poll Results: Have you ever tried riding in bibshorts?

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  • Yes, and I liked them!

    75 37.31%
  • Yes, but they weren't for me.

    14 6.97%
  • No, but I want to try them someday.

    51 25.37%
  • No, I'm not at all interested in them.

    61 30.35%
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  1. #1
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    Have you ever tried bibshorts?

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    Curious behinds want to know, have you ever tried riding in bibshorts?
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  2. #2
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    Sep 2009
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    The only reason I don't like them is because on long rides when you have to go to the bathroom they're more trouble then they're worth for women. Men have it easy, they don't have to undo everything just to go, but I find it to be a hassle, and otherwise didn't see that much of a difference between regular shorts.
    "Namaste, B*tches!"

  3. #3
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    to me the comfort and support is well worth the few extra seconds they add to my pit stop.

  4. #4
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    I bought my first pair last week and I think I will only buy bibs from now on. They are so comfortable.

    ETA: PI has come out with a bib that has a drop tail for easy pit stops.
    Last edited by rubywagon; 03-23-2010 at 12:25 PM.

  5. #5
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    Would like to try some but not sure about the whole bathroom thing, seems tidious to use. Has anyone tried the new PI droptail style?

    Also, are the straps uncomfortable in the chest area? Most men don't have anything hanging around there but for us women, I would think they would squish the boobies or something.

  6. #6
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    Aug 2009
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    I tried the drop tails on and "practiced" dropping it and it was actually really great. I ended up buying another pair because I liked the chamois better and don't mind having to "un-bib" if needed.

    The bibs I ended up buying have a clip on the chest so you can put the straps more over your boobs, or leave it unclipped and have them go to the side. I am small chested, so I don't mind them going over the top.

  7. #7
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    Apr 2006
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    I am fairly busty and have no discomfort with bib shorts. My biggest complaint on bibs is there aren't enough manufacturers making them! I would prefer to only wear bibs, they are so incredibly comfortable. Yes, they take a few more minutes to potty but to not have a waist band to roll or my tummy hanging over is well worth it. I am not a fan of the womens style with the strap through the boobs, it is not as comfortable to me as the other styles but still better than shorts.
    Amanda

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  8. #8
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    Sep 2007
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    I couldn't tell from the picture how the drop-tail works on those PIs. Is it velcro/stretch the opening?

    When I've got to go, I've got to go. So bibs are a no-go. But a drop-tail... maybe.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  9. #9
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    Sep 2004
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    i love my bib shorts. i may only buy bib shorts since i got them. i like regular shorts too though.

  10. #10
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    The back of the drop tail bibs are just like regular shorts. It is hard to explain unless you see them. Imagine a pair of bibs, and someone cuts a horizontal line across the back, where normal shorts would rise. You pull them down only in the back, over your bum. Does that make sense? No velcro or anything. It was a very clever design I think.

  11. #11
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    Nov 2009
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    My PI Symphony Cut shorts fit so perfectly in the front with the flat, non-rolling wide panel over my tummy that I see no need to go for bibs.
    Kirsten
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  12. #12
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    Feb 2007
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    I love bibs. I ride in whatever my team gives me, but there is one pair I will buy! LG(louis gareau) makes bibs that unclasp in the front and velcro in the back. So you can undo them and pull the shorts down without taking off your jersey. They are amazing.

  13. #13
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    Interested, but since I am a champion pee-er, always worried about that factor so haven't tried them yet.
    "My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved;I have been given much and I have given something in return...Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and an adventure." O. Sacks

  14. #14
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    Sep 2009
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenbeanvw View Post
    ETA: PI has come out with a bib that has a drop tail for easy pit stops.
    haha... that's hilarious!!
    "Namaste, B*tches!"

  15. #15
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    Aug 2006
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    Champaign, Illinois
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    I wear the ones I have on shorter rides, when I know I won't have to use the bathroom.
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