How Long Should Bib Shorts Last

Postby Derryn Hinch on Thu 3/Mar/16 2:30pm

I have an expensive pair of bib shorts in which the material in the crackal region above the chamois is now indecently thin.

These bibs are about a year old and I rotate them with two other pairs so they must have done a maximum of about 5000km, maybe 70 rides. I wash them every second ride (admittedly on a normal cycle).

Am I being unreasonable in expecting them to last longer? All my other shorts seem to last about 3 years.
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Re: How Long Should Bib Shorts Last

Postby dwgknz on Thu 3/Mar/16 3:06pm

3 steps out the front door when you have realise you have made a terrible mistake and return inside to get a pair of baggies.
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Re: How Long Should Bib Shorts Last

Postby mfw on Thu 3/Mar/16 4:31pm

Until next years colours come out? :eh:

But seriously, I haven't found much difference between cheap and expensive ones in terms of durability, I just wear them until I get too many (indecency) complaints :D
Yeah, 3 years seems about right.
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Re: How Long Should Bib Shorts Last

Postby mfw on Thu 3/Mar/16 4:38pm

BTW you won't get much wear out of this thread (sic) until you add it to a vorb channel :rolleyes:
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Re: How Long Should Bib Shorts Last

Postby Slim on Thu 3/Mar/16 5:00pm

I generally wear ground effect bibs under baggies, my most used pair is from 2011. They probably get a couple of 2-3 hour rides a week, they have done a 500km bike tour and 750km stage race.
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Re: How Long Should Bib Shorts Last

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 3/Mar/16 5:39pm

You don't have to change leather, it don't rot for years.
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