Best long distance bib shorts

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Best long distance bib shorts

Postby Mickey_Kay » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:59 pm

Hi Guys,

i am about to do some long rides (for me anyway) 150 - 200km. I am after recomendations for the best long distance bib shorts. So far the ones i have received recommendations for are:

* Assos Mille
* Ground Effect
* Pearl Izumi Pro

Any got some bib shorts they swear by?

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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby Eberbachl » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:26 pm

Aldi.

No, seriously... $39 for a pair of bib nicks and I've been wearing mine a year on short and long rides. They feel great. I don't understand why I'd pay any more than that, unless I felt it was important to have the right brand or logo on my legs.
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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby mianos » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:38 pm

Nalini Pro "Endurance Nalini UCN" with a good saddle cream. I

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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby U2adam!!! » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:16 pm

Giordana Tenax Carbon for my 2c.

They go for approx $100 from the UK and I have 4 pairs. Love them. Never done 150+km (highest is 130km) in them but for my regular rides around 80-100km or so they are brilliant and can't see why they wouldn't be over longer distances.

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Best long distance bib shorts

Postby Comedian » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:38 pm

I would say Assos is in a different league to all the normal shorts.

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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby frodo » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:16 pm

Try Mavic's. Honestly the most comfortable I have worn. Brilliant chamois
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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby RobertFrith » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:20 pm

I'm very happy with the Ground Effect shorts. Regularly ride 150-200k in them. I guess the chamois is the same in the bibs??
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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby limetang » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:23 pm

Any Santini Bib with the twistgel 'slice' insert!

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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby Aushiker » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:04 am

Hi

Another vote for Assos here. Sugoi are also pretty good but their durabilty is lacking in my experience.

For the short rides (around the 100 km mark) I find my Castelli Velocissimo and Gore Xenon Sonic Bib Shorts bib shorts also very good.

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Best long distance bib shorts

Postby Redbull » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:45 am

limetang wrote:Any Santini Bib with the twistgel 'slice' insert!

+1

Just bought another pair from Prendas for about 70 or 80 bucks.

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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby Comedian » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:48 am

Oh yeah... there is a guy in my ride group who is still wearing the same pair of assos shorts he's had since 2002 - washing them 2-3 times a week. They still look better than most and if he didn't tell you they were 9 years old you wouldn't know. :o

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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby whitey » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:54 am

Assos for me.

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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby rustychisel » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:00 am

Assos (think I'm converted too)

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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby Mickey_Kay » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:34 pm

Anyone tried Rapha bib shorts ... Got good write ups but seem to be in the Assos price range.

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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby MarkG » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:37 pm

One of my mates loves his Rapha knicks, I love my Sugois and Pearl Izumi.
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Postby Comedian » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:59 pm

Has anyone tried both Assos and Ground Effect?

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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby number21 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:18 pm

Eberbachl wrote:Aldi.

No, seriously... $39 for a pair of bib nicks and I've been wearing mine a year on short and long rides. They feel great. I don't understand why I'd pay any more than that, unless I felt it was important to have the right brand or logo on my legs.


I thought the same once too. Until I pulled up numb in that area. Once my fears were quelled and feeling returned I bought myself a pair of Sugoi evolution bibs. Haven't regretted it either.

Looking forward to giving my hincapie bmc bibs a go tomorrow. They look the goods.

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Postby sogood » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:21 pm

Assos!
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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby MarkG » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:53 pm

With knicks, you def get what you pay for, specially with the chamois.
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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby nutsack » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:59 pm

My current best shorts are Castelli with their Progetto X2 chamois. Better than my other Sugoi RS for >100km.

I'm considering assos later in the year though.
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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby Aushiker » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:10 pm

Comedian wrote:Has anyone tried both Assos and Ground Effect?


I have .... I no longer own a pair of Ground Effect bib shorts and they are not on my short list for a replacement pair.

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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby Comedian » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:52 am

Aushiker wrote:
Comedian wrote:Has anyone tried both Assos and Ground Effect?


I have .... I no longer own a pair of Ground Effect bib shorts and they are not on my short list for a replacement pair.

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Thanks! Everything else has felt very second rate since Assos.

How is it that Assos manage to cut their shorts so your manhood has a living room and everyone else tries to jam it in the cupboard? :shock: :mrgreen:

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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby whichway » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:16 am

So can anyone suggest a good place to get Assos in Brisbane, and what type?

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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby Comedian » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:55 am

whichway wrote:So can anyone suggest a good place to get Assos in Brisbane, and what type?


I'm not sure they are available in Brisbane. There is an Australian agent and they are very good. You can call them and they help with sizing etc, plus free postage.

There are all the usual online suspects too. These guys have reviews of the different types. Be aware that the different models are just different specs... they fit differently too.

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Re: Best long distance bib shorts

Postby waynohh » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:58 am

I used to ride slice twistgels for about $150 ea, but I've switched over to Tenax Carbon - about $100 ea, no comparison and I'll never go back. The only problem is the fronts are rather high making nature breaks a little tougher, but not impossible. I've bought body clones (again about $100 ea on sale) for long rides and they feel amazing, with basically the same pad as tenax.

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