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In the market for some new shorts/bibs. Any favorites?(nm)(10 posts)

In the market for some new shorts/bibs. Any favorites?(nm)Jim Burton
Jul 6, 2001 6:07 PM
Try these:look271
Jul 6, 2001 6:50 PM Get their "house brand" bibs. $30 (depending on the exchange rate). You'll get coolmax, 6 (I think) panel with the "y" type pad. Most comfortable bibs I've ever owned. Yes, you'll pay $20 for shipping, but if you are geting a couple of pairs and say a jersey (I got a closeout @ $12!), you've more than come out ahead, BTW-they'll get to you in the same time it takes Performance to get their's to you.
re: In the market for some new shorts/bibs. Any favorites?(nm)mike mcmahon
Jul 6, 2001 6:54 PM
I have a pair of Castelli Progetto bibshorts from I also ordered a Castelli simple jersey and the entire order, with shipping, was $120. The same order would have cost $220 without shipping at Excel. The Progetto bibshorts are really nice: even better than the Assos Prosline bibs IMO.
Those look great. How long to get to you (U.S.)? (nm)Jim Burton
Jul 6, 2001 7:02 PM
2 weeks to CA (nm)mike mcmahon
Jul 6, 2001 7:30 PM
Jul 6, 2001 6:59 PM Very nice shorts for a reasonable price.
re: In the market for some new shorts/bibs. Any favorites?(nm)Skip
Jul 6, 2001 11:01 PM
I've had everthing from Cannondales, Treks, PI Ultrasensor, Voler, Giordana, to Castelli Progetto Y2K. IMO, the Castelli Progetto Y2K's are by far the best in fit, comfort, and movement. The only thing I can't advise you about, so far, regarding these, is the wear or longevity factor.
Jul 7, 2001 4:32 AM
My favorite is Boure, made in Colorado. Check out
I have the Pro shorts. Not cheap. Excellent chamois, padding,
and fit.
Jul 7, 2001 11:52 AM
I have tried a slew of the affordable brands by companies like Garneau, Pearl Izumi, Sugoi etc....never found a comfortable pair. After wearing the very expensive Assos Evo Milleniums for the past year I tried a pair of Castelli Progetto Y2's. the Castelli bibs are a little less expensive than the Assos. Overall the Castelli brand was the most comfortable. For me the Castelli's and Selle Italia Pro Link Gel Saddle equals all day comfort
re: In the market for some new shorts/bibs. Any favorites?(nm)madbadger
Jul 8, 2001 5:13 AM
Castelli Progetto Y look & feel great....BUT the stitching on the outside of the crutch gave way on my pair within 6 months. Looking closely at the "soft feel" lycra, this is also wearing v thin after 6 months. V comfortable, but not hard wearing IMO. Gonna try Assos next as they really fit me well int the past & now their pads are synthetic will prob last a long time.