With the end of a season comes time to retire bibs. Looking to try something new this season. Don’t want to spend a ton though as I think price is not an indicator of comfort in bib shorts—especially considering they all use chamois from 2 major companies. An example is anything from Pearl Izumi (terrible chamois) vs The Black Bibs (awesome).
Me, I spent the last 12 months wear two kinds of bibs from Wiggle/Chain Reaction house brand, DHB. The DHB Classic and the DHB Aeron. Both are sub-$100, and feature chamois from Elastic Interface. I thought they were excellent for the money, but started to lead to saddle sores and chafing after about 14 months of use split between indoor training last winter and a full season of riding…both lasted around 4,000 mi between the two of them.
I want a high compression race-fit bib that can accommodate 4+ hour rides. What do you recommend?