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newbie bib question(5 posts)

newbie bib questionDaleC
Oct 29, 2001 9:57 AM
the leg warmer question got me thinking about this- you're supposed to wear your bib straps outside your shirt right? that's how they are usually shown in the catalogs
re: newbie bib questionScott B
Oct 29, 2001 10:09 AM
Problem with wearing your bibs over your jersey (aside from the prominent waistline it reveals if you're built like me :-) is that you lose your jersey pockets. I think catalogs show them over the jerseys so you can see what the bib straps look like, but most folks wear the jersey over the bibs.
re: newbie bib questionMel Erickson
Oct 29, 2001 10:09 AM
If you wear an undershirt most will wear bib straps over the undershirt but under the jersey. You can wear them any way you like, however, just be ready for some looks and maybe comments if you wear your straps over your jersey.
Oct 29, 2001 10:40 AM
What you see in the catalogs are bibs over undershirts. Jerseys go on the outside.

As a longtime wearer of bibs in warm weather, I find the undershirts make me cooler as opposed to no undershirt, even though my jersey straps are CoolMax®. And, obviously, they're a great layer in the cold.
'Ino is quite right.nigel
Oct 29, 2001 2:50 PM
Bibs' straps come in several different shapes; some cover one's sides partially, some connect together higher in the front, and there are different meshes used: this is basically why catalogs show them over undershirts. (Otherwise, the spinchicks--generic name, no offense, Spinchick--out there would get to drool over the male models' upper physiques.) Though, when wearing undershirts with bibs, one should definitely wear them UNDER the bib straps, as Elefantino states. And yes, except on the HOTTEST--or most humid--days, I wear a Pearl Izumi Ultrasensor tank under my bibs; really does keep me cooler and drier (and I tend to sweat a lot) by moving perspiration to the outer layer (the jersey), where it can evaporate.

Jerseys certainly go ONLY on the outside; they look plain silly--and would bunch up terribly--on the inside, plus you'd be without use of your jersey's pockets.