Which new comfy bib?

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CaffeineAU
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Re: Which new comfy bib?

Postby CaffeineAU » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:05 pm

I recently purchased a set of RedWhite stealth fondo bibshorts, along with their matching jersey. (based on a review on BNA)

The bibshorts are incredibly comfortable, and being designed for use in tropical climates, are quite light and breathable.

I'm 2M tall however, so the jersey (in XL) was comically small. I've sent it back (no hassles there) and put the funds towards a second set of the bibshorts.

When you first sign up they send you a 20% off voucher code, so the bibshorts + jersey + bonus baselayer was $224. They also do periodic deals, for example this week was order a set of bibshorts and get 3 pairs of socks.

As for wear and durability; can't comment yet as I haven't owned them long enough.

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Re: Which new comfy bib?

Postby owly » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:55 am

CaffeineAU wrote:I recently purchased a set of RedWhite stealth fondo bibshorts, along with their matching jersey. (based on a review on BNA)

The bibshorts are incredibly comfortable, and being designed for use in tropical climates, are quite light and breathable.

I'm 2M tall however, so the jersey (in XL) was comically small. I've sent it back (no hassles there) and put the funds towards a second set of the bibshorts.

When you first sign up they send you a 20% off voucher code, so the bibshorts + jersey + bonus baselayer was $224. They also do periodic deals, for example this week was order a set of bibshorts and get 3 pairs of socks.

As for wear and durability; can't comment yet as I haven't owned them long enough.


I had some RedWhite TheBibs. Very comfy on the long hot rides. My first pair of bibs with silicon leg grippers, and it turned out I had a skin reaction to that; welts on the thighs in the warmer temps.

Still get a bit of that with my current Castelli bibs, but not so bad. Maybe I'm more used to it.
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Re: Which new comfy bib?

Postby g-boaf » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:21 pm

I've also tried MAAP:

https://maap.cc/collections/mens-cyclin ... pro-jersey
https://maap.cc/collections/cycling-bib ... 8530836949

Not bad, but beware the leg gripper part is very tight. It should have been made a bit looser. Size S would be too large for me, but size XS fits perfect except for the gripper part. Better than Attaquer, but not anywhere near Rapha for comfort. So as a few others have suggested, buy Rapha when they have sales.

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Re: Which new comfy bib?

Postby march83 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:46 pm

g-boaf wrote:I have the flyweight Rapha bibs, they are superb. Buy them when they are on sale, worth it. They are my go to choice now too for long rides.


+1, they just work. I've got core and lightweights. The lightweight grippers aren't as good and I don't think I'll get more than 3 seasons out of them, but the core is just fantastic.

When they're on sale I just grab a couple and add them to the rotation.
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Re: Which new comfy bib?

Postby g-boaf » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:39 pm

march83 wrote:
g-boaf wrote:I have the flyweight Rapha bibs, they are superb. Buy them when they are on sale, worth it. They are my go to choice now too for long rides.


+1, they just work. I've got core and lightweights. The lightweight grippers aren't as good and I don't think I'll get more than 3 seasons out of them, but the core is just fantastic.

When they're on sale I just grab a couple and add them to the rotation.


Never tried the core ones, I will do so on your recommendation. I'm doing lots of kilometres so every little bit helps.

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Re: Which new comfy bib?

Postby march83 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:56 pm

I have 2 pairs of core bibs still in the rotation that must be almost as old as Rapha themselves.
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Re: Which new comfy bib?

Postby Belly68 » Wed May 09, 2018 5:03 pm

I have a pair of Ground Effect Ringleaders about 3 years old, a hole developed in the stiching, I made contact with Ground Effect and they to my amazement asked that I send them over to NZ for repair. I covered the cost 1 way and they did the return. The knicks arrived home today and they look brand new. Yes they are not the cheapest, but they are the most comfortable I have ever worn and their after sales service is the best. I won't wear anything else now!!

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Re: Which new comfy bib?

Postby MichaelB » Thu May 10, 2018 8:23 am

As an interest, I looked up the GE Ringleaders. AU$195 means they are not cheap, but come with this ;

Three Month ‘Free’ Trial. Ride the Ringleaders (hard) and if they don’t blow you away, return them to us within 90 days for a full refund.

Can't argue with that !!

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