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Cargo Bibs and a Technical Tee?

Old 05-05-19, 02:30 PM
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I've started wearing Zoic Ether MTB shorts, with a bib shirt underneath for gravel rides. An REI synthetic hiking shirt on top. The shirt is not designed for cycling, it does not promote an extra long length in back, but i have no issues with it. The Zoic shorts are a very thin but tough material, and of course have extra pockets if needed, but the idea of carrying something in a thigh area pocket doesn't seem that great to me.

Voler offers their Stow Bib bib short with 2 pockets in back. Made in California. Actually, two models, one geared towards MTB. Just $79. I don't see the need to pay close to $300 for something similar unless the chamois is lacking in the Voler product.
https://www.voler.com/browse/product/li/1110806

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Old 05-05-19, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ericzamora View Post
I don't see the need to pay close to $300
Rapha Core Cargo Bibs - $150
https://www.rapha.cc/us/en_US/shop/c...uct/CCB01XXBLK


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Old 05-06-19, 01:26 AM
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I purchased a pair of the core cargo bibs. I had purchased a Rapha long sleeve jersey around christmas time and wanted matching rapha bibs. Since I already have perfectly fine black bibs I wanted to add something a little different to my wardrobe. I rode them for the first time a couple weeks ago and they were great. My phone and cliff bar stayed in the leg pockets all day while my keys and extra tube stayed in the back cargo pockets. Jersey pockets were left open for extra food and storing clothing layers. They worked great and I don't notice my phone or cliff bars all day.

I loved carrying my phone and food in the leg pockets. Quicker, easier access. Plus I have a shoulder problem and reaching around a jersey pocket sometime strains my left shoulder.

Now that it's getting warmer I am looking forward to riding with long sleeve tees and the cargo bibs.

They are fun. They mix it up. I ride bikes to have fun, why not have fun with the clothes as well.
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I love the idea. Sadly for me like for may Rapha is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of my financial league. I often do not wear a jersey and look to carry a phone or key and need sport my very cool and sexy and sleek waist pack. Having the option of ,ore storage = a good thing.
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Old 05-23-19, 07:56 PM
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I would never want to have a loose jersey. That's the opposite of the jersey's purpose. The only jersey I own right now is a little over a year old and it's a little stretched out because of that. I can't wait to buy a new one that fits well. I think jerseys should always have a race fit and also the pockets shouldn't be so flimsy. I remember Cadence came out with bibs that had thigh pockets. I think it's a great idea. Although Cadence' bibs were definitely better designed and higher quality, they are no longer available and the bibs from Rapha look like the pockets are flimsy.
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Old 05-24-19, 02:35 AM
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Originally Posted by ryan_rides View Post
I would never want to have a loose jersey. That's the opposite of the jersey's purpose. The only jersey I own right now is a little over a year old and it's a little stretched out because of that. I can't wait to buy a new one that fits well. I think jerseys should always have a race fit and also the pockets shouldn't be so flimsy. I remember Cadence came out with bibs that had thigh pockets. I think it's a great idea. Although Cadence' bibs were definitely better designed and higher quality, they are no longer available and the bibs from Rapha look like the pockets are flimsy.
I can confirm that pockets on the core cargo shorts from Rapha are anything but flimsy*. I carry phone, cliff bars and throw a GoPro in them as well when I want a camera better than my dumpy phone. Everything stays in the pockets well. Also rode in a light button up shirt on saturday and it was nice. On the road it was a little flappy but once I was off on the single track it was nice to have a shirt my body can breath a little in. I won't ride in that shirt all the time but it was nice to mix it up. Different strokes for different folks.

*Also can confirm that I am in no way paid to be so happy about these cargo shorts hahaha.
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Old 05-24-19, 04:04 AM
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Gotta say I just received the Cargo Short this morning and I am very pleased with the quality. Doesn't feel flimsy at all. Such an improvement in fit from the **** B-twin one I had. This one just looks good and the pockets are perfect for keys and snacks. Will test ride it tonight or tomorrow but initial impressions are excellent. Also, super super fast shipping from Rapha !

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Old 05-24-19, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by shroomaroom View Post
Gotta say I just received the Cargo Short this morning and I am very pleased with the quality. Doesn't feel flimsy at all. Such an improvement in fit from the **** B-twin one I had. This one just looks good and the pockets are perfect for keys and snacks. Will test ride it tonight or tomorrow but initial impressions are excellent. Also, super super fast shipping from Rapha !
Let us know how much you load them and if there is any movement or chafing.


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Old 05-26-19, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Let us know how much you load them and if there is any movement or chafing.


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So I've done a quick 50km ride with it yesterday and besides the fact that it's really confortable the pockets are great ! I've put my keys, snacks, phone, gloves and cycling cap at one point or another into the pockets and you soon forget you have a "cargo" short while pedaling. Nothing moves. Even the keys with many sharp edges work fine with the mesh of the pockets which feels solid and dense. Absolutely no chafing as well, like I said, much more confortable than any semi-cheap bib I've had before. They feel luxurious !
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Old 06-20-19, 01:03 PM
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Anyone have the Rapha Cargos and Castelli Free Aeros? Just wondering how the sizing compares.
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Old 06-21-19, 04:30 PM
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Patagonia recently released a bib liner with cargo pockets (lots of mesh, so needs a pair of overshorts). Looks like a good product, but Patagonia isn't really known for making cycling gear.
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For the T-shirt thing, a while ago I bought 3 safety yellow tech tees at Wallys for about $8 each, sized one smaller than normal. Then, since I'm not old enough to know a seamstress, I got out the sewing machine and put two pockets on the back of each one. I wear them all the time when doing solo rides and don't want to get a jersey dirty.

My next invention is going to be the JersVerter (TM). Imagine cutting the pockets off of a jersey and sewing elastic straps to the sides with clips on the end of the straps, like sideways suspenders. Then you could take any T-shirt and clip the JersVerter (Pat. Pend.) on the back, giving you pockets and stretching the shirt tight (no more parachute effect). When you get to the bar/store/dance club/organic farmers market, you can unclip the JersVerter (Copyright 2019) and you are wearing a normal (sweaty) T-shirt. Or you can move the clips on one side around to the front and have a fashion forward fanny pack. Although when you wear it on the front, I don't know if you call it a fanny pack.

Can't help with the cargo shorts, I thought we as a species had agreed to stop wearing those, not find new uses for them.
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Old 06-24-19, 04:38 PM
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I noticed Di Marchi Perfecto Trail Bib Shorts for $170.88 USD @ Chain Reaction

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/.../rp-prod179688

There don't seem to be photos of the mesh pockets. The pad is by Elastic Interface so I'm sure it is good.

The manufacturer's page for the product is https://www.demarchi.com/en/product.php?ID=373.


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I've been wearing technical tees for the past two years as I've yet to find a quality cycling specific jersey that fits me. I'm typically a 2XL but with cycling gear there's some 4XL (Castelli) that don't even pass as sausage casing. I picked up a 6-pack of technical tees that fit great and cost less than a single a Rapha / Castelli / insert other high-end brand top.

But I went the handlebar bag route, my wife and I went to visit Swift in Seattle and I had a bag custom made for me that works out great. I was always a packrack anyway, in 2019 alone I've handed out 7 tubes and 6 CO2 cartridges to riders who were ill prepared on a popular MUP by where I live.
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Will the pedal waxer be providing a review of these bibs after RCR?


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Fingers crossed my sponsorship comes through

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Anyone have the Rapha Cargos and Castelli Free Aeros? Just wondering how the sizing compares.
I'm a 32"-33" waist. I am a Large in Castelli Free Aeros (and they are a little tight). I bought the Rapha Cargo in Medium and they are perfect.
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I'm a 32"-33" waist. I am a Large in Castelli Free Aeros (and they are a little tight). I bought the Rapha Cargo in Medium and they are perfect.
Perfect, I'm the same in Castelli, thanks!!

Now they just need to get more in stock!

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