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long ride shorts and/or bibs(13 posts)

long ride shorts and/or bibsride_hard
Sep 3, 2003 10:00 AM
I'd like some suggestions on what brand(s) of shorts or bibs would be best for long rides. I've already tried Voler shorts and Assos bibs. (Voler is OK, and Assos are VERY expensive.) Just looking for others to try.

Cheers
re: long ride shorts and/or bibspmf1
Sep 3, 2003 10:23 AM
Try Performance bib shorts. I've tried several kinds and think they're a pretty good deal for the money. They have the same pad as Voler.
THANX!!!!!!ride_hard
Sep 3, 2003 12:05 PM
THANX!!!!
Voler and Performance pads not the sameDaveG
Sep 3, 2003 5:10 PM
These are not the same pads. Actually I think the Performance pad is a better design than the Voler. the Volers places stitching across the pad right where you sit which causes me problems on longer rides. The Performance pad also varies in thickness (more at sitbones). I do think the Voler pad wicks better though.
I agree, the Performance pad is better than the VolerMel Erickson
Sep 3, 2003 7:28 PM
I bought the twofer deal on their newer 16 panel bibs and like the pad better than the Voler for the same reasons. The 16 panels really offer no advantage but they aren't a detriment either. I still like the Volers but the Performance are my new favorites. On sale now, too.
They were for a whilepmf1
Sep 4, 2003 6:13 AM
Both used the same light blue pads. Come to think of it, the Performance pad changed color (now black) and does look a little different. They're still pretty similar though.
Pearl Izumi Ultrasensor and Performance Century Gel...Lon Norder
Sep 3, 2003 11:54 AM
I've worn them on Paris-Brest-Paris, 400 and 600k brevets, and numerous double centuries with miminal rear end damage (also use bag balm). The gel in the Performance Gel shorts has a limited lifetime, however. When they're new I'll only use them for special rides. When they're older they're still decent shorts for shorter rides. Don't put them in the dryer.
Nalini are worth a try also.dzrider
Sep 3, 2003 12:30 PM
They're reasonably priced, comfortable, and hold up well. Their Chico model has worked particularly well for me.
Nalinis are my fave's. Santinis are good, too. nm.KG 361
Sep 3, 2003 8:02 PM
Spoiler
Sep 3, 2003 12:41 PM
My bib collection consists of seven pairs of voler bibs and one pair of these Santini bibs. http://www.bikejerseys.com/sanbib204xl.html
I've only worn the Santini's about 10 times, but they are the most comfortable. Not that the Voler's are uncomfortable, but for long hot rides, I wear the Santinis.
Castelli PY2 & Fuso Bibsflying
Sep 3, 2003 12:42 PM
Both can be a deal on ebay.
I love the PY2 bibs & never have a problem with them on long rides.
my list of favoritesDaveG
Sep 3, 2003 4:53 PM
#1 Santini Twist Gel bibs - I just recently bought these but so far they have been extremely comfortable. The external (no stitches) chamois is a great idea and solves my #1 complaint with most shorts.

#2 Nalini Chico bibs - inexpensive and comfortable on long rides

#3 Giordano RT800 shorts - great fit and nice basic chamois

honorable mention - Performance Elite bibs - a good value and good comfort. A bit warm on hot days
Assos F1-13s are the best I've worn--also the most $ (nm)ColnagoFE
Sep 4, 2003 7:09 AM