I purchased the Assos after reading so many good reviews this spring and think they have to be the worse cycling shorts I've owned. This is due to the pad, it is sewn at the top and back and loose on the sides which results in the pad bunching up in your crack especially if your sweating. I've tried them on the trainer once and a couple of two hour rides and end up having to try and pull the pad out of my crack after 30-45 minutes. It just continues to happen so it turns into a waste of time to stop but becomes uncomfortable. I'll be pitching these in the garbage as they really have no viable use for me.
Maybe my stocky build affects the fit??? I'm 5'9 and 200 pounds. The XL fit well.
I purchased the Giordana FR-C Pro Bib Short and find them to be far superior to the Assos and highly recommend if the pad is a concern for you.
I've been riding Assos for about 15 years and there's simply nothing better.. not even close! On occasion I buy something from another maker when it's on sale, but it all ends up collecting dust or on kayak duty.. Once you've had the best it's hard to go back! These are equivalent to the top-end bibs from Assos in my opinion .. Okay there is a lot more detail in the $500 shorts and maybe some fancy different material, but once on the saddle, yup don't notice anything different about these. Careful though.. once you ride with Assos. you'll never be the same !!..
Amazing comfort and great fit. I've worn Assos T.Cento bibs for long distance rides for a long time. Loved them. But the new T.Equipe Evo bibs are even better and a lot less expensive. These are the best bibs on the market for me. Assos got these right.
It's stylish and the chamois is of good quality. Only negative is that the length of the legs are definitely on the short side compared to my other none Assos bibs. Also it's price is a little on the high side compare to other brands.
They are pricy but are very comfortable. They will run a bit small on the sizes (normal for Euro products). The insert is a bit odd and if you didn't know you would think they forgot to sew the sides but that's the way they do it and has been comfortable so far. Assos is always expensive so on that count they don't disappoint.
Im a huge Castelli fan and for the most part never had fit issues but thought I would give these a go and see what the hype is all about. Fantastic fit, well made and stylish. The price has been a hangup but depending on the longevity could be worth the small up charge. I really think I need a second pair for further investigation, lol.
I've used Assos for a number of years, but am always tempted to try other products. Recently bought some Rapha bibs, and while they were great the first year, they simply did not hold up beyond 12-18 months. I have a couple Assos bibs that are 5 years old and still usable. Will be going to Assos exclusively for high end bibs
Yes, Assos are expensive. Very expensive. But they are well-worth the money if you value comfort and a product that will last longer than anything else on the market. I've got Assos bibs that are 15 years old. NONE of my other bibs (Castelli, ProCorsa, Louis Garneau, Pearl Izumi) last more than 4 or 5 years, at best. Be sure to wash them in mild detergent, and hang them to dry, and you'll get many, many seasons out of them.
As for comfort, here too, Assos is the best, hands down. In your sensitive spots, on your thighs, over your shoulders, everywhere, Assos are simply an order of magnitude more comfortable than any other brand I have worn. The newer models do not come up as high on the hips as some of their older models. But, once you're wearing them, you will not notice this, and, it makes a mid-ride bio break much easier.
If you cannot justify the cost in the short term, save up your points to buy a pair. You will not regret it.
Been cycling for 6 years and tried many bibs. Assos T.Equipe is my favorite bib short. They are so comfortable I forget you're wearing them. Isn't that what you want? I have T. Cento's and tried the new Equipe RS bibs. The T. Equipe fits my body and is the most comfortable bib for me. It is also excellent in hot Florida weather. If you are looking for a comfortable bib, this is it.