Always wanted to try this brand. Havie been using them fir a short tine now. Waist band is very comfortable, so comfortable it geeks it might not hold up , but so far it does. Material is great. Padding is just enough.
The Material of the short is nice soft quality, but lacks compression. The Pad is the Best I've used. It fits me just right. I often have irritation in the groin area, but not with this pad. The Short does run large. I wear a Medium in Pearl Izumi, and a Large in Castelli, I purchased a Medium in this short and it is bigger then a large in Castelli.
The old saying YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR fits these bibs to a tee. I have been cycling for 12 years and have tried all the top brands out there. These are pricey but will never buy another brand. From the first ride i took to then wearing my pearl pro and Garneau there is no comparison. I now have 2 pairs of the cento evo and 2 pairs of the rsr9. Both are great but i like the cento best. They run a little small like a lro bib normally does.
These are very well made shorts that are super comfortable over a long day on the bike. I've done a few double centuries in these now and I'd have a hard time going back to anything else now that I know how comfortable bib shorts can be.
The kukuPenthouse is about the most ridiculous marketing term I've every heard, but, you know, it actually works. With my other shorts, I get pressure points and chafing around my privates on longer rides. With these shorts, I don't even notice the shorts.
Everything about them is well made and comfortable. Since they're my most expensive shorts, I generally save them for longer rides, but I think I've worn and washed them at least a few dozen times and they seem as good as new.
Now if Assos could figure out a way to make my legs feel the same after 150 miles as they feel when I start the ride, I'd be in seventh heaven.