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Anyone ever used any Giessegi bib tights?(7 posts)

Anyone ever used any Giessegi bib tights?giantpeanut
Oct 9, 2002 5:40 AM
I see a pair @ bicyclinghub.com for $30. This price sounds very low for bib tights. Just wandering if these were any good or not. Thanks.
Ginseng in tight bibs? As a paste or a poultice?PdxMark
Oct 9, 2002 5:48 AM
I suppose it could "improve general energy and vitality, particularly during times of fatigue or stress," but wash your tights well and get out of them IMMEDIATELY after each ride.
re: Anyone ever used any Giessegi bib tights?mickey-mac
Oct 9, 2002 6:03 AM
I've never tried the bib tights, but I had two pairs of Giessegi bib shorts. They were pretty comfortable but wore out quickly. I generally like a pretty thin chamois, but the Giessegi chamois was almost non-existent. They were inexpensive, but I didn't like them enough to buy them again. They're about twice the price, but the two Santini bib tights here may be worth the extra dough: http://www.bikejerseys.com/skinsuits.html
Tight bibs?jromack
Oct 9, 2002 6:30 AM
No thanks, that would affect my voice.

Buy ones that fit!
I just got mine.look271
Oct 9, 2002 9:24 AM
Seem to be very well made. The pad is OK. If you need more, you could always wear a pair of shorts or bibs under them. Hasn't been cold enough to try them out yet. I feel like I got a good deal.
I got the $30 shorts adv. on this site.Old_school_nik
Oct 9, 2002 10:58 AM
I got the $30 tights adv, here and here is what i think IMHO.

They are a bit cheap in material and not ergonomically cut like shorts are (not sewn with a bent over shape)but feel ok while riding.

That being said, the material is very good at wicking- a very thin shammy but you can always use shorts under them - I think they are worth $30 just for the insullation layer - lightweight polypro coast $20+

In summary not in same category as Nalini Castetelli or even Colorado Cyclist but at one fith the price still a good deal.

-Nik
One other small gripejstonebarger
Oct 9, 2002 12:32 PM
I agree that they're not bad tights for the price. Another issue is that they have no zippers at the ankles, so the legs are not very snug. I'm getting used to it, though.

My favorite solution, and the one I'll return to, is to get tights without chamois and where my regular shorts underneath. That way I can use the tights for running, skiing, etc...