Ah so my latest pair - 2XU - are now pretty holey and coming apart at the seams after 6 months of normal use... Kinda thought for the price they should've lasted longer imho:-(
Hence I'm after some ideas for the next pair. Any brands you either love, or would totally steer clear of?
Open to spending $$ as long as the comfort and durability is justified... female input scores double points:-)
Wasnt really happy with the 2XU. Not overly comfy and logos fell off first wash.
Apparently that was the 'cheap' type they make....although I dont think it was overly cheap for what it was
Cinettica - there is a guy on **bay that always has them cheap - great finish and material - very comfy
Nalini - few different types I got from the US - all have been fantastic - nice material and super comfy
I can recommend Santini / Nalini / champion systems
Torpedo 7 have " Campag. Racing Bibs " for $69.95. Another site have them at $149.98. (Cell) Being Campag I can' see them being bad. I have ordered a pair so hopefully they are good. I currently wear Colnago & the pad is exceptional but don't know about wear cos I haven't had them long enough to say.
Not sure wot the pad is like. It looks very similar to the Colnagos that I am wearing which is very comfortable & I am hoping that it is cos I have trouble with Coolmax pads.
I just checked the Torpedo site & the bibs have gone up to $99.99. The $69.95 must have been a typo. Still a good price but not as good as $69.95, the price I got them for. Maybe there was a rush on them at that price & they realised the error.
Err, I quite often wear jeans - Just Jeans have a nice "heavy t-shirt" type and also a winter "mohair" style - not bibs though ;-)
Great for me as I commute to work and they pass just fine as work bottom half. And frankly, falling off your bike with jeans on is much better than when wearing bibs, not that I fall off very often (knock wood) :-p
Bekster - I would seriously recommend bibs not shorts
Worth contacting Gawler Wheelers, they have their own kit, Bib Knicks are about $40 I think and good reviews from them that knows, not sure if they are still carrying stock but as they have only just issued their 1st order it wouldn'tsurprise me if their is sufficient demand for a second batch soon.