Benefits of tight shorts and jersey?

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7ducati
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by 7ducati

Again, chipping in late here too, but one thing I like about the tighter fit is the jersey pockets. I carry a lot of stuff in my pockets (phone, keys, flat kit), and a tighter fitting jersey keeps that stuff held against my back and not bouncing around.
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by drainyoo

Thanks again folks. All the info here has been really helpful. Was riding yesterday and it was a bit windy and the flapping was annoying, and it did feel like there was more resistance.

There's a Rapha club store near me, going to head there today to try on some gear to see how it fits. Will let you know how it goes.

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by 5 8 5

If you've already been wearing tights (i presume padded) under your MTB shorts that are comfortable, why not try shorts or bibshorts from the same manufacturer.

As has been mentioned here a few times, fit is the most important criteria for bibs. Plenty of manufacturers to try on!

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nefariousintent wrote:Chafing /thread


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by russianbear

How else is everyone suppose to see my bulge?

drainyoo
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by drainyoo

russianbear wrote:How else is everyone suppose to see my bulge?


Hahah!

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by drainyoo

So I picked up a jersey and bib by Search and State. Took some measurements of myself and got the size that matched up best. I'll see how the fit is when they arrive.

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by mattr

russianbear wrote:How else is everyone suppose to see my bulge?

They don't want to see it, a corset would work wonders.

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by drainyoo

I did my first ride today with SAS kit and wow, riding with a bib is amazing. Different world than riding with padded shorts. Really love it. Thanks all for making me see the light.

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by russianbear

mattr wrote:
russianbear wrote:How else is everyone suppose to see my bulge?

They don't want to see it, a corset would work wonders.


Look at this guy not getting it.

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by austke

Yeh I wear casual clothes if on a short casual ride. And bibs and jersey on all longer rides. Pretty much anything longer than a quick trip to the corner store. Way more comfortable.
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supermidget
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by supermidget

Biggest downside to tighter-fitting clothing: getting the sweaty jersey off is a struggle.

mattr
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by mattr

russianbear wrote:
mattr wrote:
russianbear wrote:How else is everyone suppose to see my bulge?

They don't want to see it, a corset would work wonders.


Look at this guy not getting it.
oh, I 'get it'.

You certainly didn't.
Try looking up sarcasm and humour.

mattr
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by mattr

supermidget wrote:Biggest downside to tighter-fitting clothing: getting the sweaty jersey off is a struggle.

Full length zips. :)

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by russianbear

mattr wrote:
You certainly didn't.
Try looking up sarcasm and humour.


You have neither sourpuss.

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