Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:15 pm

All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:44 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:03 am
Posts: 166
Does anyone know of a bibshort manufacturer who has shorter inseam lengths? I've talked with a few manufacturers who have custom programs, but "custom" means colour and graphic design. None of them will do anything resembling "custom" with regards to the actual sizing dimensions of their bibshorts.

I am a bigger guy (110kg), which means I wear either the largest size most companies produce or their next-to-largest size in bibshorts. I also have an extremely short inseam for my height. I'm 6' tall (183cm) but have a 29" inseam (73.5cm). Because of my odd proportioning I run into the issue of the inseams of bibshorts tending to get longer as you go up in size. I'm not sure how many other riders have this issue, but it makes choosing bibshorts a bitch and really limits my options.

I'd love to wear stuff from Assos (Mille regular length), Castelli (Body Paint) or Giordana (Body Clone), but their inseams in my size all tend to run towards the 11.25" range (28.5-29cm). If you combine my short inseam with my short femurs then the bottom of the aforementioned bibs all run down over the tops of my knees and into the bend on the backside of my knees. Absolutely and completely uncomfortable.

I've gone to the website of most of the manufacturers mentioned in the "Obscure And Different Cycling Clothing" thread, but most of their products in my size end up with longer inseams (28-29cm). I'd prefer an inseam closer to the 23cm to 25cm range. I could live with 26cm, but anything longer than that gets into the "too long" range.

Unfortunately, I can't seem to find that in a higher end bibshort. Anyone have any hints, tips or leads?


Top
   
Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:44 am 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:24 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:00 pm
Posts: 575
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Have you tried looking at Mavic's offerings? I purchased some and the claimed inseam was 23 cm.

/Emil

_________________
"Stay cool and try to survive" A. Klier to the other members of the Garmin classics squad the night before P-R.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:36 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:32 pm
Posts: 93
I wouldn't bother searching for a compromise. Have the bibs you really like shortened by a competent person!


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:42 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:32 pm
Posts: 3868
Location: HULLGARIA UK
As someone who started riding with shorts in the 60's, er when shorts were shorter, I have an aversion to the length of current shorts. In my case I turn them under a bit to make them shorter. However, in your case, why not take them to a good seamstress who can shorten them for you?

Giantdale posted his just as I was composing this, i.e., my message is the same.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:53 pm
Posts: 436
When I was designing custom kit from Santini they stated inseam length was adjustable - we just had to tell them what length we wanted. I believe it was an option on Capo custom also.

I'm sure from some of the smaller makers you could get inseam adjustments...


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:35 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:42 pm
Posts: 201
Location: Engloid
My Santini Gel Intech's are pretty short, well, shorter than most others I've tried. They've got a great chamois too, but it's all subjective with these things I suppose...


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:07 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:29 am
Posts: 6530
Location: Athens, Greece
Nalini used to make shorter bibs. I am not sure if they still do.

_________________
My 6538gr TIME Skylon
My 9733gr COLNAGO Master X-light


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:23 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:53 pm
Posts: 905
Santini - it's how vaconsoleil and hoogerland in particular have such skimpy shorts!


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:12 pm
Posts: 2867
Location: eh?
Top of the line from Giordana (Forma Red?). Shortest I have experienced. Superb quality but very expensive. Excellent for travelling. Easy to hand wash and the chamois will dry superfast.

_________________
wheelsONfire wrote:
When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:02 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:56 pm
Posts: 1378
Location: Canada
Assos Mille now come in regular and short length.


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:11 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:38 pm
Posts: 1826
Location: Welland, Ontario
I got opposite problem to OP. This year both shorts I bought - Garneau and Gore, were a couple of inches shorter than I would have liked. Might suit.

_________________
There's sometimes a buggy.
How many drivers does a buggy have?

One.

So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:16 pm 
Offline
in the industry

Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:34 pm
Posts: 336
Location: North Carolina
Old thread revival...

I've go a pair of Assos Mille in the short inseam version and like the length of these bibs, however the shorts have been discontinued.

Any other options with very similar length inseam?

_________________
The New: BH http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=117760


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:23 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 6:55 pm
Posts: 2563
Location: Vienna, AUT
Tons of new brands out there to try. It seems a new brand pops up daily.
The current offerings from Assos are sufficiently short though, the TCento length is similar for me to the older short length Assos bibs.
What about the Dos Caballos custom bib configurator?


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:58 pm
Posts: 250
Location: Wet coast, Canada
The Alé PRR series has a shorter inseam than similar offerings from Assos, Castelli, Sportful etc. Roughly 2-3 cm shorter.


Top
   
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:31 pm 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:41 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 22, 2006 11:34 am
Posts: 474
Location: Dubai, UAE
Get some real custom shorts made via Brandt-Sorenson. Comfiest shorts I ever owned.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Fizik Bibshorts

in Road

lone wheeler

0

455

Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:35 am

lone wheeler View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Rapha Core Inseam

in Cycle Chat

KWalker

4

769

Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:08 am

KWalker View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Bike size help 5'10'' height 33.5''inseam

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

antonio07

24

1064

Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:15 pm

wheelsONfire View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Assos USA skinsuit and possibly bibshorts/jersey in size M

in Wanted

ultyguy

0

116

Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:07 am

ultyguy View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. shorter dustcap for CAAD 12

in Road

are

2

393

Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:50 pm

evan326 View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: felix93, Miller, Rondje, spandexboy817 and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited