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Anyone try the Santini CX Pro bibs?(8 posts)

Anyone try the Santini CX Pro bibs?Mel Erickson
May 29, 2003 6:36 PM
How do you like them, particularly if you've worn Performance and/or Voler bibs? I've found that my Volers outside seam is rubbing me the wrong way lately. Curious because it never happened before. Just put a hole in a pair of Performance Elites and am looking to try another brand just for the fun of it. Any suggestions? As you can see I'm a value conscious buyer and I'm tempted to buy another pair of Volers because they just went on sale today. Talk me into another value brand.
Santini CX Pro bibs?filtersweep
May 29, 2003 6:54 PM
The ones with the Evolution Oltre pad? Hmmm... they receive the least amount of action of all my bibs after Castellis with the PY2, a cheapo Nalini that is surprisingly good... well I take that back, the pad is better than a Castelli with the regular Squadra pad (or maybe I don't like the lime green color scheme of those?).

The issue I have with the Santini, and maybe I'm just a bit old school, is that the pad is integrated into the fabric. As such, it doesn't quite fit like a normal bib in the crotch area, and part of the pad almost looks like it on the outside of the short (if that makes sense). You likely won't look like you are packing a normal bulge with these shorts, if you know what I mean.

What's up with rubbing a hole in shorts anyway. I noticed a lot of wear on my favorite shorts when I was washing them tonight. It isn't a hole yet, but it is the inner thigh- likely from rubbing on the seat.
re: Anyone try the Santini CX Pro bibs?jromack
May 29, 2003 7:40 PM
the new twist gel ones are really nice
Performance Elite Bibs on sale - 2 for $99GeoCyclist
May 29, 2003 10:45 PM
I bought two pair of Elite bibs for $99 last week. I didn't check to see if they were still on sale today, but you might want to look
May 30, 2003 2:52 AM
I've bought two from, he's always willing to give a good deal.

The lycra is very good material, I've crashed in them without problem. They come in a few different leg lengths, I have standard but the pro-cut (shorter) would be cool.

The CX Pro pad is great; a bit bulky sometimes but when you're on the bike, who cares what your balls look like to the spectators. I haven't tried any external padded shorts like the twist.
re: Anyone try the Santini CX Pro bibs?HENRY K
May 30, 2003 2:56 AM
Best pair of bibs (or shorts for that matter) of any that I have ever had. Seems to provide the most room for the package!
re: Anyone try the Santini CX Pro bibs?tarwheel
May 30, 2003 3:47 AM
I've got one pair of the Santini CX bibs, and I don't like them as much as my Voler or Performance Elite bibs. The lycra material is much thinner than the other two brands and the shoulder straps are too long, so they tend to slide off my shoulders. Also, the pad doesn't seem as comfy. I only paid $40 for them, so I guess they were a good value, but they're the last pair I wear before doing laundry.
for me: excellent comfort, poor durability.dzrider
May 30, 2003 5:27 AM
The stitching on the braces unraveled and the shorts were a mess in less than a full season. Prior to coming apart they were my favorites for long rides. Nalini bibs have worked out best overall. Affordable, comfortable enough and much longer lasting.