I never owned a proper pair of cycling shorts. Then I saw a pic of me during a MTB race my baggy shorts were down around my butt with underpants and cheeks hanging out for all the world to see. I figured I better buy some bibs. Oh my god what a difference they make when riding, I wear them under my baggies with confidence and the padding is great. I'm a big guy (6'4" and pushing 300 lbs) the XXL fit me great.