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    Pip Pants vs Tights

    Hi,

    What is the difference, use wise between bib pants and tights? I assume they are both for cool/cold weather riding.

    Thanks.

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    Bibs are have built in suspenders to hold up the britches. Usually cycling specific have some sort of padding (chamois).

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    you can use bib shorts, bib knickers or bib tights. w/o the bib they're known as shorts, knickers or tights. a lot of folks will wear regular tights over their padded shorts/bib shorts when it's cold. i'll let you figure out what your particular weather conditions call for.
    i work for some bike racers...
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    oh, those belong in another forum

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    Thanks. I see. I was comparing bib pants to padded tights. It's basically preferrence. Bib shorts vs shorts, that sort thing. I thought perhaps there was some sort of technical difference between the two.

    Thanks again

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