Thatï¿½s right! These pants are out of this world. How so? They feel like a second skin, moving with every pedal stroke, enhancing my musculature appearance. You may even be convinced to wear these out in public. The perfect disguise, no. Awe-inspiring kit to exude confidence? YES! MIB got it right when they said this is the last suit you will ever wear. Once you shimmy into these performance digs and have that luscious and plush chamois brush upon your tuccus youï¿½ll realize just how luck you are. Fit true to size and are breathable so you can stay in the kitchen while your competition swelter in your heat.
These are ok bibs. I ride about 175 miles a week through varied terrain. I am 6-1 and 215 lbs. The chamois is nice but haven't had an "oh yah" moment that says this is the best feeling chamois I have ever had. My biggest complaint is that the front panel is low rise. If you have a flat belly it might be ok. For those like me who have some heft this is uncomfortable. I have ridden with Pearl Izumi's that are high rise which come up over a person's abdomen and they are much more comfortable. I did two rides with this bib and decided I wanted to return because of this design and was told by Bike Tires Direct-no way. They were mine. Next time I will buy from a vendor like REI. They have a 12 month no questions asked return policy. I may not be able to get Assos from REI but if needed I will be able to return whatever I buy with no hassle.
This ASSOS bib is a very good short for both long and short distance riding. I did some 50 mi rides and short was very comfortable. After rides with one bib I ordered another one. So I was very satisfied with this particular short.
I've been wanting to try Assos bib shorts for a long time. When these shorts went on sale, I jumped. Very well made. The unique chamois, not fully stitched down, is super comfortable. The shorts run on the small side. I'm 5'8" and the large still fits a little tight. My one criticism is that the front is cut a bit low. I prefer a higher cut.
Price: Yes, Assos products are expensive. But...
Durability: They last. I have Assos bibs I've worn at >1x/week that are ~20 years old. Wash them on gentle cycle, hang to dry, and they will last.
Value: Do the math. How often do you replace your bibs?
Comfort: None are better. Not Castelli, not any other brand I've ever worn. The chamois comes up high in front to protect your "bits" from chafing. There are no seams that will bother you. I've worn these in hot weather, very cold (the rare 40F-ish winter days here in the SF Bay area) weather, and everything in between. These are the most comfortable I have ever worn. No chafing, no slipping, no sagging.
You will never regret purchasing Assos products.
This is the 3rd pair of Assos Mille bibs I purchased. For the money, they are the best bibs I have worn. I wear them on every ride from 25 to 50 miles. They hold up exactly the same, no matter the distance. Suspenders are flat & seamless, canï¿½t even tell you are wearing bibs. Chamois is dense in the right area and bridge letï¿½s it sit just right. The chamois ï¿½wingsï¿½ require adjusting as you ride, but not a big deal. Highly recommend these bibs!
Better than my specialized sl. The material stays well on the body. I particularly like how they made the crotch area which is more comfortable than my specialized bibs. The only feedback is that I would like the legs part to be longer these go Midway up my thigh I want them to go at least three quarters down. Otherwise they are my go-to bibs.
I bought these during a sale and they are so much more comfortable, especially on long rides, (50 miles or more) that I ended up buying 2 more identical pairs to put into my rotation. They can be pricey but biketiresdirect has great sales from time to time, so keep an eye out for them.
I really like these bibs. They are very comfortable and do not bunch up. They are the best bicycle shorts I have purchased. They keep me comfortable and reduces the pain of the saddle on long rides. I have used them on intermediate length rides without any issues. Longest ride I have done is 50 miles with them without any issues. Recommend them to anyone looking for a comfortable bib at a reasonable price
Materials feel high quality. The chamois fits my body well and has a cushion / density balance that has served me well for multiple 100mi+ rides. I machine wash on delicate with the bib in a special mesh washing bag and no signs of wear or fraying yet. The shorts are quite a good deal at MSRP but a steal when they went on clearance.
I have the Cento EVO bibs and I think this "lower" model may be even better. Add to that the blue color bibs are half the price of the black. I have plenty of blue theme jerseys to match, so it is a steal. Already bought two of them and may grab another.
The old story you get what you pay for, Assos clothing is excellent quality, durable & comfortable, the fit is snug so size accordingly? I have owned several Assos kits & although a little pricey they hold-up very well, wash very well & last a very long time, if you don't mind spending a little extra hard earned coin? I can highly recommend someone to give them consideration if they fit well, you won't regret your purchase.
I switched to Assos bibs a few years back and it is the only brand I purchase now. Great fit, comfortable and a comfortable chamois. I highly recommend this product. I have no issues doing a century in these bibs and often do rides of 40-60 miles plus.