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.
The Assos Mille is my go to short. I have three pairs. One of the pairs is six years old and showing little wear. these shorts are super comfortable and supports the legs well. Can't go wrong.
Used for serious road riding. Although the quality of Assos is good, at six foot one, the xl bibs were not high enough through the waist for my liking. Do not care for the fit at all.
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!
I like to ride the bike and even better long rides. So it is important to wear comfortable cycling clothes. The ASSOS GT bib work for me. First time to purchase ASSOS bibs and glad I made the purchase. The quality material is breathable feels great. They do have narrow straps but weï¿½re easy to get use to and are comfortable. I would recommend to give them try.
Ive owned Assos since 2008. These entry level shorts are not worth the money. Ive got two reasons why I believe this . One is they creep up your legs whilst riding forcing you to always be fidgeting and tugging but the main issue is the chamois is junk . Making for a more uncomfortable ride. Tried reaching out to Assos many times but they ignored my messages.
On the trainer, I had been using old bibs that were a size too big for me. On the road I use Assos Cento Evo's, but it seemed extravagant to use those on the trainer. When I saw these on sale, I thought "why not?" The trainer is way more comfy now! The chamois works fine for me. Plus these are summer weight: the thinner fabric keeps me a bit cooler indoors on the trainer. I'm completely pleased with them.
I own two pairs of these bib shorts. I am 6-ft 1.5 inches tall, and weigh 170-175. These fit well, and have good compression. The straps are comfortable. The chamois is comfortable, and high in the front which is good IMO. Only things I would like to be different is the cut in front. It goes below my navel, instead of compressing my gut. I like the Giro Chrono Expert a little more for this reason. I also would like to see Assos use more recycled and natural fabrics. Using virgin tech fabrics seems so 20th Century. You can do better Assos! Otherwise, as bib shorts go, these are pretty comfortable. But so are the Giro Chrono Expert, and they're made with recycled fabric.
I'm an old guy just getting back into biking shape. I use these on the trainer for riding HIIT workouts and long boring pedaling to keep fitness and they really are good. No sore points on my rear when I wear these. I like them so much I bought myself a pair of the Cento Evo for a 100k ride I'm training for.