View Full Version : Chaps v. Bibs
06-19-2007, 10:28 AM
Have never used chaps, but am wondering about the merits of leather chaps v leather bibs that I see advertised. I don't usually ride in cold weather,here in N. Calif. I am concerned that bibs might be hot, especially on those summer rides-to Sturgis for example.
Any advice would be appreciated.
06-19-2007, 10:03 PM
Hey gebrian. ...Leather bibs? ..haven't seen that.
I don't know, that could be hot.
I wear chaps, not for the cold protection, but for the gravely slide protection. Oh! They do keep you a little warmer in cold weather, but Heck, I wear 'em anyway even if it's warm.
It's only my hands that get cold anyway. I ride to work in 30 degree weather as long as the roads are dry. Sometimes, insulated coveralls.
Buy the best helmet you can afford, and an assortment of gloves.
06-20-2007, 11:30 AM
thanks for your reply. as I say, I've never worn chaps. but I'm riding to sturgis this year and think maybe it's time. I saw leather bibs at a place called stone lake leatherworks. But, since I really don't see many places offering them for sale, I kind of wonder whether they might just be too bloody hot for summer riding. If they were more popular, I figure, more places would be selling them.
any advice as to summer weight chaps- any brands better than others? They kind of all look the same to me.
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