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Runs a bit small in Size

De Marchi Stealth Bib –
Sizing; I purchased these bibs but did not get a chance to try them out. This is the 2nd year I have attempted to order De Marchi’s in the specified size it states, and yet they seem to run smaller. I ordered a medium, I am 5” 9” and weigh about 145. Mostly they are a bit snug in the groin area.

Construction; style - Upon receiving these, when I opened the box and took em out, I wasn’t as impressed with them as I thought I would be. They are decently thick and feel as though they would be warm, but for instance, the logo’s on the leg looked like a screen print of some type that would eventually fade or break apart, as well the foot straps did not look well constructed. I have a pair of De Marchi TIX bibs from 2010 (in Large size), I was very impressed with those in construction and feel.

My bottom line; De Marchi is a nice brand, but I just wasn’t feeling their product this year so I sent them back and went with a Gore product instead. I can attest that my older De Marchi’s are warm for winter riding and have stood up to MTB, gravel riding, and distance riding pretty well - I would assume you could depend on the same quality. If you are sensitive to sizing, I would go with the next size up and/or contact a Real Cyclist Rep for some suggestions!