Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Click the "Create Account" button now to join.

To disable ads, please log-in.

Shop at TeamEstrogen.com for women's cycling apparel.

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    northern Virginia
    Posts
    5,897

    Ouch!!! Bib shorts with a zipper

    To disable ads, please log-in.

    http://totalwomenscycling.com/bikes_...s-review-1798/

    I mean seriously ouch. Just thinking about this is painful.



    (On the plus side, I've never seen this website before; will have to check it out further... http://totalwomenscycling.com/)

    - Gray 2010 carbon WSD road bike, Rivet Independence saddle
    - Red hardtail 26" aluminum mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle
    - Royal blue 2018 aluminum gravel bike, Rivet Pearl saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver 2003 aluminum road bike
    - Two awesome worn out Juliana saddles

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Uncanny Valley
    Posts
    14,501
    What were they THINKING??????

    I'm old enough to remember sewn chamois with center seams. It is not a pleasant memory. Those were just SEAMS with no frickin ZIPPER in the middle of them. Geeeeez.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    7
    Hi Oak, hi ny,

    "What were they THINKING??????"

    I'm just guessing here, but I assume SMP were thinking the wearer would be sitting on a Selle SMP saddle. SMPs have a very wide cutout running the full length of the saddle:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	01.jpg 
Views:	155 
Size:	29.0 KB 
ID:	16089
    Respectfully,

    Damon Rinard

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Uncanny Valley
    Posts
    14,501
    Heh. That would help I'm sure, but just the side to side movement of the legs is going to pull the seam back and forth across one's parts.

    And the reviewer's description of getting hair caught ... I've heard both men and women say the same thing about going commando under tight jeans. Can't see how this would be any different.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    7
    Hi Oak,

    Thanks for your reply, I see what you mean. I'd forgotten the chamois can move "back and forth across one's parts" as I reject shorts that move that way on me.
    Respectfully,

    Damon Rinard

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts
    10,889
    Obviously a WOMAN had nothing to do with this design!!! What on earth made them dream that this could in any possible way work? Drop-tail bibs work fine as long as they have the design right. Can't imagine that a man would like this design either...
    Last edited by Catrin; 03-17-2013 at 11:19 AM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    4,632
    All I can say here is
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
    http://wholecog.wordpress.com/

    2009 Giant Avail 3 |Specialized Jett 143

    2013 Charge Filter Apex| Specialized Jett 143
    1996(?) Giant Iguana 630|Specialized Riva


    Saving for the next one...

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •