DirtBaggies update! Size matters for these mountain bike bibs

  • By Nick Legan
  • Published Aug. 23, 2012
  • Updated Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:51 PM EDT

If you read my review in June, I wanted to let you know that Tim Lane of DirtBaggies sent me a different pair of overshorts in a smaller size. That has made all the difference in my opinion of the product.

My complaints from before have all been remedied by getting the size corrected. Thankfully DirtBaggies offers a “60 day no quibble” guarantee on its product, so if you decide to order a pair (and I encourage you to do so), fret not if they don’t fit perfectly on the first try. Because the bib undershort and baggy overshort are performing such different roles, the cuts vary.

With very few exceptions, I wear medium sized bibs. Initially I ordered 32″ bibs and shell shorts. After getting a pair of 30″ shell shorts, in black (a color I prefer), I was one happy mountain biker. I no longer felt the need for a drawstring and the leg length of the 30″ overshorts is perfect for me.

The shorts haven’t gotten any cheaper since my review, at $250 for both the bib and the shell short. While they are pricey, they’re also made in the U.S., and DirtBaggies may also be the best baggy mountain bike shorts on the market.

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Nick Legan

Nick Legan

After graduating from Indiana University with honors and a degree in French and journalism, Nick Legan jumped straight into wrenching at Pro Peloton bike shop in Boulder for a few years. Then, he began a seven-year stint in the professional ranks, most recently serving for RadioShack at the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California. He also worked for Garmin-Slipstream, CSC, Toyota-United, Health Net and Ofoto. Legan served as the VeloNews tech editor 2010-2012 before sliding across the line into public relations.

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