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

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Torbjorn
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by Torbjorn

I know it says that it has extended leg length, but I am pretty sure it's not longer than most of the other ones, such for example the "Matt" bib.

Here's a comparison where the same model is using the two different bibs:
https://gobik.com/en/products/bib-short ... n-army-k10
https://gobik.com/en/products/bib-short ... orsair-k10

If anything, the Matt bib looks longer, but I'm pretty sure they are the same. I have gone deep down the rabbit hole with the Gobik bibs earlier, emailing with the staff, and most of them are the same, but the description texts are very different, some mentioning the "2 cm extra length" and others not. Confusing for the client, to say the least.

In any event they are nice quality and pretty long - although I would have wanted another cm or two.

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by naylor343

Torbjorn wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2024 12:30 am
I know it says that it has extended leg length, but I am pretty sure it's not longer than most of the other ones, such for example the "Matt" bib.

Here's a comparison where the same model is using the two different bibs:
https://gobik.com/en/products/bib-short ... n-army-k10
https://gobik.com/en/products/bib-short ... orsair-k10
I do not have any experience with the Matt bibs. I have 3 pairs of absolute in size M and a pair of limited in size L. The revolutions in a size L were far too long for me.

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by robbosmans

Length is never an issue in a M or above, its always the S

Bielas
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by Bielas

Velocio Luxe V2, long legged shorts and excellent material and chamois. I am 190cm tall with 94cm inseam and these reach very far, closer to my knee than any other
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MrB123
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by MrB123

Recently got a pair of the Albion bibs which are pleasingly long in the leg. Very comfortable too.

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by MarkoP

Bielas wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2024 2:26 pm
Velocio Luxe V2, long legged shorts and excellent material and chamois. I am 190cm tall with 94cm inseam and these reach very far, closer to my knee than any other
Agreed. These check all the boxes for long length, comfort and quality.

Would be nice if they offered more than black and navy though.
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Torbjorn
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by Torbjorn

Based on your last two posts I ordered the Velocio Luxe V2 and all I can say is 'thank you, guys'! It's friggin expensive, but I think this is the holy grail in terms of long and quality bib shorts! Very long and outstanding materials and feel.

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by Greeners

Longest bibs I've got experience with are shorts from La Passionne. I am a slim build/comparatively long legged & find most other shorts lacking in reach to the knee. Comparing with Sportful BF Pro (my fave pad) & Rapha Pro Team prior to them offering length options.

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by CornwallJon

Just to add my contribution. I am 6ft 2ins, 34" inside leg. All the below are inseam measurements while wearing the shorts standing upright after a few leg bends to imitate how the shorts would ride up a little on the bike:

Rapha Pro Team Aero Short Bib Shorts (size M) 24.5
These are nice, lightweight bibs but they are showing some wear to the fabric on the outside of the pad area. These are way too short for me, but I was kind of asking for trouble buying a product specified as 'Short'! Will keep these strictly for use on the turbo.

Assos GTS C2 (size XL) inseam 25.5cm
Nice shorts, comfortable, not showing any wear after a fair bit of use. Too short, despite being a size up from the Assos Equipe RS S9 Targa. Having just seen some photos of myself wearing these, another pair for the turbo.

Assos Equipe RS S9 Targa (size L) 30.5cm
Great shorts, can feel the difference in fabric quality from the GTS. A good length for me.

Sportful FIandre NoRain 2 (size L) 31cm
These are decent wet/cold weather shorts for the money - usually heavily discounted - but as with both of the Sportful Fiandre shorts I have owned, the fabric is poor quality and starts to 'go' in patches after relatively little use. Length is good though - specifically made a bit longer to fit between regular shorts and the Omloop-type shorts. Noticeably smaller/tighter thought than the other brands.

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by ipstefan

My experience as I'm still looking for a few pairs to replaces some old ones:
At 187 cm, 74kg, the bibs that fit me best are Endura pro sl long in size S. They are about 3-4cm too short.

On my short list to try are: assos equipe long size M, Kalas 3+, la passione size s or m

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