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Santini bib shorts(7 posts)

Santini bib shortsThadimire
Apr 17, 2003 8:40 PM
Anybody know anything about Santini bib shorts?

re: Santini bib shortspina
Apr 17, 2003 8:57 PM
Have quite a few. I consider them to be one of the better bib shorts, and believe me i have them all and have ridden them all.
re: Santini bib shorts..good....Spunout
Apr 18, 2003 3:52 AM
I have three pairs; all great. The Pro CX chammy is quite good, the poster above doesn't like them much but they soften up when worn a few times and washed.

Click-through to from RBR to support this site. The service from that store is very good (importing to Canada) and he's a nice guy. There are deals if you buy two, works out to half of my local price. He also has the pro-cut short, which is three cm shorter (like Andrea Tafi wore last year).
re: Santini bib shortsmickey-mac
Apr 17, 2003 9:11 PM
I've also tried numerous brands of bib shorts including Pearl Izumi, Assos, Giordana, and others. For the money, I think the Santini bib shorts are best and they're all I use now. I buy them at and get great service every time.
Second that...seyboro
Apr 18, 2003 4:12 AM
Santinini and bikejerseys. com (some on sale for $40 right now, plus easily the best service in the business, imo). Large chamois, but superb fit overall. The lycra is a little thicker than Nalinis and Biemmes, the straps are soft enought to be worn w/out undershirts. Excellent choice, even at a higher price.
Not for me-filtersweep
Apr 18, 2003 3:43 AM
I have a pair with their integrated pad- while it has no seam, the pad seems to overly shape the bib's fit- and it looks like there is a, um... hmmm... how shall I put this delicately.... like a space-age female's monthly visitor "pad" embossed to the outside of the crotch (you might make that argument for any bib, but these are a bit extreme).

You can certainly do worse with bibs, but their Ovre (or whatever it is called) bibs should probably be looked at closely before buying. They are unlike anything else I own and they are what I wear if EVERYTHING else is in need of a wash... but my opinion is based more on aesthetics than anything else...
Me neitherpmf1
Apr 18, 2003 4:40 AM
I found the pad in them, while initially quite comfortable, quickly gets compressed. Kinda like a cheap futon mattress. To me it looks more like a diaper than kotex pad, but I guess that's all in the eye of the beholder.

The ones I had a few years ago had very thin spandex material that was comfortable at first, but then got stretched out. The shoulder straps tended to bunch up and turn into a thin, binding clump on my shoulders.

IMO, these are great for a while and then they suck forever. Frankly, I find either Voler or Performance Elite (or whatever their top of the line short is called) to be the best deal.