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Where to buy small bib shorts?

Postby Calvin27 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:25 pm

Hi all,

I am looking to buy some bib shorts for my fiancé. Problem is I have no idea where to buy them as she is a small girl about 164cm and quite thin. I've tried the usual wiggle and crc but it looks like they only have sizes down to 8 which is too big. I've also tried looking at kids stuff but can't see much.

Any help / links appreciated!

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Where to buy small bib shorts?

Postby Dr_Mutley » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:19 pm

I'm surprised XS wouldn't fit as she's a reasonable height... What's her weight?

The teameostrogen forums might have some good pointers

http://forums.teamestrogen.com/
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Re: Where to buy small bib shorts?

Postby grasshopper » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:13 am

Calvin27 wrote:I am looking to buy some bib shorts for my fiancé. Problem is I have no idea where to buy them as she is a small girl about 164cm and quite thin. I've tried the usual wiggle and crc but it looks like they only have sizes down to 8 which is too big. I've also tried looking at kids stuff but can't see much.

I'm surprised 8 is too small, cos 164cm isn't small in my world. Maybe have a look at Sugoi RSE bibs if you can find them, Assos (any) or Skins C200.
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Re: Where to buy small bib shorts?

Postby slian » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:41 am

Rapha also seems to run smaller sizes for their women range.

http://www.rapha.cc/shop/womens

Of course it's priced in the premium range but if you wait for the sales or check out the clearance section, there seems to be some good bargain and sizes...compare to the men range anyway lol.
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Re: Where to buy small bib shorts?

Postby Calvin27 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:56 am

Thanks all, I will have a look.

I think I am getting confused with UK sizes though.

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/cloth ... d_221.html

So is a UK size 8 is equivalent to size 8 here as well? If so it's too big. I assume we use the old US sizing system - not their 00 size.
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Re: Where to buy small bib shorts?

Postby grasshopper » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:25 am

Calvin27 wrote:Thanks all, I will have a look.

I think I am getting confused with UK sizes though.

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/cloth ... d_221.html

So is a UK size 8 is equivalent to size 8 here as well? If so it's too big. I assume we use the old US sizing system - not their 00 size.

Engineering conversion chart, hmm. :wink: I found an online chart that shows Australian 8 as a US 4 or UK 6. Use the garment size charts Luke. It varies with brand, cut (race or club) and even fabric. And yes, Rapha runs skinny like Assos. If she's not smaller than an Aussie 8, you have lots of options. I only know of 00 as onesies for newborns sorry.
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Re: Where to buy small bib shorts?

Postby Eleri » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:06 pm

Size 8 in Aust vary from being just right to a bit big on me.

I wear XS Rapha and S in Assos. There's an XS in Assos
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Re: Where to buy small bib shorts?

Postby le_quiet_uno » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:14 pm

My wifey is generally a size 8 in AUS...the Assos small size fits like a glove for her..
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Re: Where to buy small bib shorts?

Postby le_quiet_uno » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:15 pm

Oh and she's 160cm
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Where to buy small bib shorts?

Postby isabella24 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:56 pm

I'm an XS in Assos at 158cm and 47kgs... I'm a Aussie size 6-8 in normal pants ie jeans, shorts etc depending on fit.

Most of the online stores ie wiggle, Evans cycles etc sell Assos.
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