The long and short of it! In search of the longest in the leg bib shorts

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Lucendi wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:02 pm
I'm 6' 2 / 187 cm and I use the Eroe bib shorts (extra long);

https://en.eroe.cc/worlds-best-bib-shorts-man

Pretty good quality and thick comfy padding.
Looks promising! One of the few manufacturers that offers +4 for leg length other than Cuore who offer up to +8 of which I was advised to go +4 at 6'3"" with 36" inseam. Unfortunately I will have to wait until March before I get them! La passione is @ very nice quality product as well!

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Please remember that +4 sounds promising but always need to check on what it's based.

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I just ordered Eroe aswell (20% off with code OURVERYFIRSTTIME).
But I'd like another set to compare, anyone have experience with the length of Castelli bibs? Free Aero 4 race bib?
Another option would be LeCol or LaPassione (thanks for info on LP), but cant make up my mind yet.
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Koev wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:51 pm
I just ordered Eroe aswell (20% off with code OURVERYFIRSTTIME).
But I'd like another set to compare, anyone have experience with the length of Castelli bibs? Free Aero 4 race bib?
Another option would be LeCol or LaPassione (thanks for info on LP), but cant make up my mind yet.
Eroe gear looks nice, their bib seems to have the same pad as the La Passione Prestige. I've purchased the Rapha Core as a cheaper option in the past but for $99EUR I'll definitely be looking at these once the time comes!
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Rapha Pro long are a good length for me at 6' but I don't find them to be particularly comfortable or great quality.

Chpt3 are a good length and decent quality and pretty comfortable.

The best balance for me is Q36.5 Elite and Dottore X which have a decent length and great quality and comfort.

I stick mostly to Assos s9 which of course are on the shorter side but the quality and comfort is a win here.
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Koev wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:51 pm
I just ordered Eroe aswell (20% off with code OURVERYFIRSTTIME).
But I'd like another set to compare, anyone have experience with the length of Castelli bibs? Free Aero 4 race bib?
Another option would be LeCol or LaPassione (thanks for info on LP), but cant make up my mind yet.
Based on my past experience with some of the above manufactures I would rank in the following order.
LaPassione and LeCol a tie in quality and comfort with the edge in comfort going to LaPassione due to the newer wider strap style bib short and softer fabric. That being said the LeCol feel more substantial and expensive to manufacture. Both are relatively the same length but if ordering LeCol reach out to one of there reps and specify you want the longest length which I believe is the Pro bib short. As mentioned in other posts the Rapha quality and length come up short! No pun intended! Sorry no experience with Castelli.

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micky wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:09 am
Please remember that +4 sounds promising but always need to check on what it's based.
Totally agree! In the end I'm putting my faith in the Rep I'm dealing with and his product knowledge with real world experience. I originally wanted to go +8 but the rep based on my height, weight and inseam felt confident with the +4 in Large. Fingers crossed it will be the right fit!

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Bough this pair in S (usually I wear M), M was too baggy. (i'm 176/7 @ 72kg, inseam 83cm)
S version, on me, has lenght of 28cm.

Bought them yesterday afternoon, it arrived some 30 minutes ago. really quick delivery with dhl express included in the price of the product.

https://isoles.cc/collections/bib-short ... extra-long

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Italia wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:53 am
Koev wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:51 pm
I just ordered Eroe aswell (20% off with code OURVERYFIRSTTIME).
But I'd like another set to compare, anyone have experience with the length of Castelli bibs? Free Aero 4 race bib?
Another option would be LeCol or LaPassione (thanks for info on LP), but cant make up my mind yet.
Based on my past experience with some of the above manufactures I would rank in the following order.
LaPassione and LeCol a tie in quality and comfort with the edge in comfort going to LaPassione due to the newer wider strap style bib short and softer fabric. That being said the LeCol feel more substantial and expensive to manufacture. Both are relatively the same length but if ordering LeCol reach out to one of there reps and specify you want the longest length which I believe is the Pro bib short. As mentioned in other posts the Rapha quality and length come up short! No pun intended! Sorry no experience with Castelli.
Thank you for sharing your experience! I'll try LaPassione first, and compare this with the Eroe kit.
Rapha is not for me (I'm against bibs above 200€).


IvanZg wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:53 am
Bough this pair in S (usually I wear M), M was too baggy. (i'm 176/7 @ 72kg, inseam 83cm)
S version, on me, has lenght of 28cm.

Bought them yesterday afternoon, it arrived some 30 minutes ago. really quick delivery with dhl express included in the price of the product.

https://isoles.cc/collections/bib-short ... extra-long
Great lead, if Eroe or LaPassione doesnt meet my expectations, I'll give this a try, looks nice!
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@Italia wrote
After lots of searching I'm in the process of order a couple of pairs of the Cuore Gold Line version in Large with +4 leg. Sounds like we could be similar in build? What size + leg did you go with? Customer service was very helpful as they have someone in USA helping me get order shipped to Canada.
Did Cuore offer you different color options or better yet all-black? On their site I only see black with green/yellow lower band. I plan to order some with +6cm leg length.

https://www.cuore.ch/custom/us/en/GOLD- ... SHORT.html

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RedRacer wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:40 pm
@Italia wrote
After lots of searching I'm in the process of order a couple of pairs of the Cuore Gold Line version in Large with +4 leg. Sounds like we could be similar in build? What size + leg did you go with? Customer service was very helpful as they have someone in USA helping me get order shipped to Canada.
Did Cuore offer you different color options or better yet all-black? On their site I only see black with green/yellow lower band. I plan to order some with +6cm leg length.

https://www.cuore.ch/custom/us/en/GOLD- ... SHORT.html
I ended up ordering 2 pair in all black. I'm sure it helped keep the cost down. I wasn't interested in the green. I won't be receiving them until March which is fine on my part as we just got hit with another dump of snow! Meanwhile I'll just continue wearing my short bib shorts on the trainer out of the public's eye ; )

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Just received my Cuore cycling bib shorts and all I can say is why did I ever waste so much money trying to find the perfect long in the leg bib short when all I had to do was order a custom pair? Having supported Rapha, LeCol, La Passione, Assos and others in search of the infamous long in the leg bib short Cuore has come to the rescue! In my case I ordered 2 pair of tailor fit Gold X1 bib shorts in Size L + 4.0. These bib shorts are of high quality and by far the longest in my stable coming in just above the knee. Great pad and cost was reasonable if not cheap compared to other vendors. A big thank you to Art who is their rep in Colorado who helped with sizing and nailed it with the perfect fit! So if you've had trouble finding the perfect length check them out you won't be disappointed! No affiliation with the Vendor just a happy satisfied customer. As a side note I ordered mine in solid black which was cheaper yet!

My height 6'3" 187 Ibs. 36" lnseam

https://www.cuore.ch/custom/us/en/GOLD- ... RT-X1.html

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Endura extra long fit my legs perfectly. Great quality. Unfortunately the latest design pinches me around my belly button - the cut at the front is quite low and coincides with where my flab folds (not that I'm fat).

I've just bought a pair of Pedal Mafia PMCC and they fit really well. Not quite as long as the Endura extra long, maybe 15mm shorter. But the longest of the regular fit bibs I've found. Also relatively cheap compared to Endura, although not in the same league for material quality.

(189cm and 78kg for reference)
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by garbageman

Italia wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:32 am
Great pad and cost was reasonable if not cheap compared to other vendors.
How much did they actually cost? The linked page shows 305 USD/pair if you order less than 5 pairs - doesn't seem reasonable nor cheap to me even compared to Rapha et al.

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