bibs, under or over your base layer?

by fred22   February 24, 2012  

Just had a confidence crisis, not sure I'm doing this right

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Base layer underneath for me.

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posted by _Karlos_ [65 posts]
24th February 2012 - 17:24

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same here - base layer, bib then top

in the summer the base layer is given a miss

posted by mad_scot_rider [518 posts]
24th February 2012 - 17:30

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IIRC the base layer is meant to be against your skin to draw away the sweat and stop you getting a chill. If it was over your bibs then it wouldn't do it as effectivly apart from the chest and back area where the bib doesn't cover.

posted by Marauder [235 posts]
24th February 2012 - 17:33

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Under, close fitting next to the skin. your trying to reduce air flow (draughts) to improve insolation (at least in winter).

posted by chinchli [30 posts]
24th February 2012 - 17:43

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Under. Comfy.

two wheels good; four wheels bad

posted by cat1commuter [1301 posts]
24th February 2012 - 18:33

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Whew,thanks that's a relief

posted by fred22 [206 posts]
24th February 2012 - 18:42

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Under. Helps if you need to go to to the loo.

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posted by Edgeley [150 posts]
24th February 2012 - 19:08

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Yep, good to see I am with the majority on this one - under for sure

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posted by Tour Le Tour [91 posts]
24th February 2012 - 19:37

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Has to be under Smile

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posted by giff77 [963 posts]
24th February 2012 - 19:45

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Def under. Stops bib straps rubbing.

posted by yarman [17 posts]
24th February 2012 - 19:57

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I wear a base layer, then bib tights, then another base layer, then a t shirt, then a cycling jersey, then a wind jacket.

Makes me look fat.

Warm and fat.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1725 posts]
24th February 2012 - 20:05

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And that's just summertime raleigh Wink

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posted by giff77 [963 posts]
24th February 2012 - 20:19

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Nah, in the summer its all about a sleeveless skinsuit (Cool, I know. Some would call it a Triathlon Skinsuit, but you know, #42 and all that), Shoes with no socks and my summer helmet. Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1725 posts]
24th February 2012 - 22:18

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Under. Otherwise you have to take off everything to pee. or poop.

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posted by Cooks [468 posts]
24th February 2012 - 22:50

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Cooks wrote:
Under. Otherwise you have to take off everything to pee. or poop.

How vulgar Sick

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posted by Raleigh [1725 posts]
24th February 2012 - 22:56

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Raleigh wrote:
Nah, in the summer its all about a sleeveless skinsuit (Cool, I know. Some would call it a Triathlon Skinsuit, but you know, #42 and all that), Shoes with no socks and my summer helmet. Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

I see a blatent disregard of at least two rules there Raleigh Devil I suppose they are there to be broken mind!

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posted by giff77 [963 posts]
24th February 2012 - 23:17

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Which rules?

Frankly, the sock rules are ridiculous, but Im glad to see that the Keepers of the Cog are out in force this afternoon.

Smile

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posted by Raleigh [1725 posts]
25th February 2012 - 0:03

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The way I see it, rules are there to be broken Wink I think I may have broken the vast majority of them Big Grin

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posted by giff77 [963 posts]
25th February 2012 - 5:15

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Raleigh wrote:
I wear a base layer, then bib tights, then another base layer, then a t shirt, then a cycling jersey, then a wind jacket.

Makes me look fat.

Warm and fat.

Surprise

Where are you cycling?

posted by paulfg42 [358 posts]
29th February 2012 - 21:48

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Mainly on British Roads Big Grin

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posted by Raleigh [1725 posts]
29th February 2012 - 22:20

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Up in the arctic circle we have 1 rule in the winter:

[b]Wool should be the closest thing to your skin[b] Nerd

There's no point wearing a base layer over cutton/lycra as it basically looses its heat keeping capabilities over normal cotton.

So if your base layer is wool, it should always be under. Then if it/you get wet it will still be warm.

Thats my tip of the day!

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posted by seabass89 [235 posts]
1st March 2012 - 1:31

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Base layer then bibs for me.

Not wishing to hijack the thread as loosley connected. I see alot of riders with socks over tights, faux pas or not???

posted by scaramanga [34 posts]
1st March 2012 - 11:04

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scaramanga wrote:
Base layer then bibs for me.

Not wishing to hijack the thread as loosley connected. I see alot of riders with socks over tights, faux pas or not???

If you're wearing tights, its neoprene.

Shorts and 3/4 legnth Belgian Socks.

The #84 of the rules has been made Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1725 posts]
1st March 2012 - 12:27

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No, you're all wrong ... definitely over Liar Surprise

I wear mine under though Big Grin

posted by veseunr [263 posts]
1st March 2012 - 15:51

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The only socks that should go over tights are shoe socks. When in socks and shorts the socks should be at bottom of calf Smile

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posted by giff77 [963 posts]
1st March 2012 - 16:05

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