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tights with stirrups?(9 posts)

tights with stirrups?seti
Oct 2, 2003 2:32 PM
my old tights decided to retire today.i must make a new purchase quickly. some tights have stirrups. good or bad? in or out shoe ? i am in need of education on this subject. thanks!
re: tights with stirrups?gtscottie
Oct 2, 2003 2:51 PM
Tights with stirrups are not great because they can cause pressure points if worn on the inside and generally they don't work great worn on the out side of your shoe. You would be better off to go to a bike shop and purchase a good pair of bike tights
Huh???Lone Gunman
Oct 2, 2003 3:34 PM
Bought a pair of Santini long bibs last year with stirrups. I pull the bibs on and socks over top. No pressure points unless your shoes are too small If you don't like the stirrups, you can always cut them off and wear socks over top, not like they are sliding anywhere. Do not wear the stirrups over top of shoes, they will not fit, and almost guaranteed to tear up with the possibility of getting caught in the chainring and causing a bigger problem.
All Wintertoomanybikes
Oct 2, 2003 5:02 PM
Use Santini bib tights with stirrups - the only way to go.

You wear the stirrup outside the shoe - no problems - they stay up, they don't bunch and they keep you warm!!\

What more do you want?
Nix the outside-the-shoe thing, clearly Freddish ;-P nmSpunout
Oct 3, 2003 3:46 AM
all the more reason to do it! nm.Steve_0
Oct 3, 2003 3:58 AM
You must be short?filtersweep
Oct 3, 2003 5:36 AM
You must be short- I can barely find any bib tights long enough for me...
You must be short?toomanybikes
Oct 3, 2003 6:49 AM
I'm 6 feet?

I buy Santini's at Campione Cycles in VAncouver. No problem with getting a fit.
Only with a red velvet jacket. (nm)PseuZQ
Oct 3, 2003 2:41 PM