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After over 10 years my Parentini bib shorts died. So i'm looking for a replacement and since I'm an amateur I have no idea whats good and whats not.
Can I get some suggestions on some brands that are worth buying?
What is the difference between some for $200 compared to the once for ex. $70?
I usually ride 2-3 per week but I think I might double it this season.

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I have no suggestions. I ride enough that this isn't critical for me. Plus, I prefer regular shorts anyways. I think Murcielago might chime in on his choices.

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I like the Pearl Izumi's bib shorts best, but have from other brands as well. All are good in each way.

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I go with shorts, but could use some new ones too before I have a wardrobe malfunction. Been riding with Performance brand ultra? I think for the last few years, they seem fine but I don't have anything to compare them to. They retail around 80-90 but can often be found on sale, the bibs will be a few bucks more. I'd recommend them as a budget oriented pair

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The performance "ultra" are the best bang for the buck. $200 gets you better material. I also like Pearl Izumi but nothing that I have tried beats Assos. The material, compression, chamois, and fit is the bomb.

I usually reach for the performance ultra for training and mtb riding. All shorts wear out and i can afford to replace these more frequently than the others.

Btw Enzo's buttonhole or DZ Nuts are both good chamois cream. Enzo is local and sells trial sizes, their full size tub also comes with more.

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I wear short too. Don't like messing with bibs when I need to take a piss. I used to like the Pearl Izumi shorts but they seem to wear out fast. I've been using the Louis Garneau shorts. I like them for fit. A little more than the performance brand but they seem to fit me better.
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I used to wear shorts but then I tried bibs and I loved them. But it was so long ago that I don't remember how it felt to wear shorts I think it's time to try.

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I've been pretty happy with the Pearl Izumi elite bibs. Haven't tried any other brands so nothing to compare with there. Started out with some cheaper PI shorts I picked up from dicks. Worked fine and had no major complaints other than maybe having to pull them back up into place sometimes. Bibs are just so comfortable!

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Btw Enzo's buttonhole or DZ Nuts are both good chamois cream. Enzo is local and sells trial sizes, their full size tub also comes with more.

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I love how DZ Nuts leaves your taint feeling alive and ready to face the challenges the day may bring. Plus there's that minty tingling burning sensation so you know it's working. How does Enzo's compare? If it's cheaper than DZ and available locally, I'm willing to give it a shot.

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I can't wear shorts. One time I was riding at the lakefront with some shorts on and had mah dick positioned pointing down and saw a fine ass broad and I popped a fucking boner and it straight took my shorts down to my knees. I need bibs for that reason.

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oh yeah the important part. I have both Pearl izumi Pro bibs and castelli endurance bibs and I much prefer the Pearl Izumi.

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I can't wear shorts. One time I was riding at the lakefront with some shorts on and had mah dick positioned pointing down and saw a fine ass broad and I popped a fucking boner and it straight took my shorts down to my knees. I need bibs for that reason.

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I can't wear shorts. One time I was riding at the lakefront with some shorts on and had mah dick positioned pointing down and saw a fine ass broad and I popped a fucking boner and it straight took my shorts down to my knees. I need bibs for that reason.
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I was thinking the same thing...

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I work for Pearl Izumi, come and see me I will set you up will Pro Bibs or shorts.

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I found Castelli Progretto bibs in my closet. Someone gave me them a long time ago and I never tried them. I went out yesterday and did 18 miles in them. And now i understand why it's good to invest in a nice pair of bibs/shorts. I have an old school trek 9900 (98 model) that I had for 14 years, and it requires my body to lean forward a lot. So my belly (no six pack yet ) forms a small roll and that's where my bibs got wet. That never happens before. So at least I know that is good to invest in some quality bibs/shorts.
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