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Santini CX Bibs from www.bikejerseys.comkgrider
Oct 16, 2002 6:03 AM
Anyone bought from them? I want to know if the TOP pad that comes in their cx bibs has any
stitching in it. I am looking for a good bib short that has no stitching in the pad....that one looks
to fit the bill but, I want to know if anyone has had bad experiences with the dealer or not. I know
they have an exchange only policy and that is what is making me a little leary.

Thanks in advance.
re: Santini CX Bibs from www.bikejerseys.compmf1
Oct 16, 2002 7:10 AM
I've got 2 pairs of these. I'm not sure about the stitching on the pad since they're at home now and I'm not.

I find the pad on these shorts to be a bit on the thin side. It pancaked down pretty quick. They're great for shorter rides. The lycra material is thin and very comfortable. The shoulder straps are a little narrow -- I like them a bit thicker.

FWIW, I think the Performance shorts on sale for $50 are a great buy. Voler also makes a nice affordable short. Pad is the same in either.
re: Santini CX Bibs from www.bikejerseys.comQubeley
Oct 16, 2002 7:25 AM
I have both Santini CX and Nalini bib from, and I like the Nalini much better than the Santini. The padding of Santini is not as soft as the Nalini, and the stitches ocassionally irritate. The lycra Nalini uses is also smoother. Shoulder strap too, Nalini is wider than the Santini. Nalini is just more comfortable, IMHO.
re: Santini CX Bibs from www.bikejerseys.commickey-mac
Oct 16, 2002 7:31 AM
I've bought 4 or 5 Santini bibs from bikejerseys and have another pair on order. I've always gotten great service from Hank at bikejerseys.

I'm not sure what you're referring to by stitching in the pad. Every chamois I've seen has at least some stitching to hold it to the shorts.

I'm looking at a pair now and this is what I see: stitching all the way around the edges of the chamois, one short (~2") section of stitching running front to back at the very front of the chamois, four short stitches running across the chamois near the front, and one section about three inches long near the back. The chamois has no stitches in the middle, where you'll make contact with the saddle.

I actually find the chamois to be a bit thicker than average and like the straps on the CX bibs.
re: Santini CX Bibs from www.bikejerseys.comnovagator
Oct 16, 2002 8:23 AM
I agree. I have a couple of the team bibs and a pair of the CX, and I find that the pad is thicker then in most of my other shorts. The straps are also wider on the Santini's
re: Santini CX Bibs from www.bikejerseys.combianchi boy
Oct 16, 2002 1:16 PM
I bought a pair of the Santini CX bibs from last spring. For $40, they are hard to beat, but I don't think the quality is as good as Voler shorts (which are $55 when not on sale). The Santini pad has stitching towards the sides of the pad, perhaps 2" from the center line on either side, but it has never bothered me. The pad is not quite as comfortable as the Voler shorters, the shoulder strap is kind of narrow and can slip off easier, and the fabric is thinner weight. They fit smaller than Volers, so if you wear L in Volers you would definitely need an XL in Santini. Not bad for $40, but I would probably spend the extra $15 for Volers. I might try the Nalines, however.
re: Santini CX Bibs from GREAT SERVICEroadcyclist
Oct 16, 2002 2:53 PM
I don't have the shorts but I have ordered from Hank - THE SERVICE IS UNBEATABLE!!

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