I have slowly replaced all my bibs with Assos and recently received these as a gift. Very comfortable, thicker padding than my RS S9's, but I prefer the seamless design of the S9 slightly more. Can't go wrong either way.
Assos is expensive but the quality backs it up. These are incredibly comfortable. One thing to note: the "penthouse" technology for the crotch is a pouch to keep your bits from getting smashed. It does succeed in this, but it also gives you umm...a much loftier appearance off the bike. You will look like an underwear model. Personally it makes me self-conscious about going into a cafe or whatever. But on the bike, it is a nice feature. All said these are my go-to bibs and I prefer them over my Giordana FRC-Pro.
These bibs are expensive, but what a difference in comfort. I particularly like the way the chamois is shaped to cradle your junk, family jewels, the boys..... unlike most shorts that don't accommodate a male anatomy. I'll be waiting for another opportunity to buy these when they are on sale, and then get two. FYI, I bought my wife a pair of ASSOS women's shorts and they are now her favorites.
I like my Assos. I've only worn them two times on the road for a 20 miler and 30 miler and once for a spin class. They are very comfortable. The pad is extra large and covers more area.
I'd say they're my favorite, but it's too early.
I wear these shorts for 30-60mi road rides 3-4x a week.
People love to talk about "quality" and such with expensive cycling apparel. I was skeptical of Assos shorts, since I doubted that a little nicer stitching or material would help. I quickly learned that the biggest difference wasn't quality, as these shorts are constructed completely differently from any other bibs I've owned.
Even in the box, it is clear that these are different, as they fold to an unbelievably small size. The material is much stiffer to stretch and thinner than typical Lycra. The pad is split in the saddle area, but more importantly, there is very minimal padding in the areas at the front where there shouldn't be any weight. Instead, the front of the shorts is constructed like supportive compression undergarments. After one ride, it made me wonder why every chamois isn't constructed this way.
They're different enough that you might not like them, but I liked them enough that I immediately bought two more pairs.
These are outstanding bibs. More snug than most of my bibs have been, but snug in all the right ways. These appear well-made and are comfortable, especially for long rides. This summer's been crazy hot in CA, and the shorts have performed better than me. I am 6'0", a bit pudgy around the middle at 185lbs, and am right in the middle of L and XL. I went for the L; it fits tightly and feels great during a ride. At this price, I do hope they last a long time, and based on initial impressions, I have no reason to think they won't. If they are reasonably durable, I'm willing to pay up again for these bibs. They are that good.
These are my new favorite bibs. I have dabbled in other bibs outside Assos, but keep coming back. For me, these are my new go-to's for my longest rides. The Equipe RS have slightly better compression, but for me start to get a bit flat after 40 miles or so. I just did a 106 mile ride in the Evos and my tush felt excellent at the end of it. No complaints whatsoever. Decent compression, great padding for a wide range of riding positions, good wicking, and the quality you would expect from Assos.
Expensive, but superb. I've tried many brands over the years - Pearl, Louis Garneau, Boure, Castelli, Fox, and mostly have stuck with Pearl. However, they seem to have been slipping a little in quality, so I tried the Assos on a lark, as it was on sale. I am a convert, and will be buying only Assos for the foreseeable future.
Fit is snug, and frankly seems awkward at first, until you get on your bike and into position, then it just snaps into place. Clearly, it is cut with riding in mind, and it shows. Great compression, fantastic chamois - really, I haven't been this comfortable in years-, and wide flat shoulder straps that never bunch up.
If you have a little extra to spend, this is the place to spend it.
I was blown away by this bibshort, which I tried on a lark after many years of being a dedicated Pearl user. They are frankly superior in every way - that material is more substantial with excellent compression, the straps are wide and comfortable, and unlike PI do not bunch up into a skinny string. The cutout in front is quite low, which was disconcerting when I first put them on, but as soon as you get into riding position, you understand that the shorts are cut to fit in your riding position, not standing around. And don't get me started on the chamois - well designed, generously thick, extremely comfortable. So much so that my (nearly new) PI Pro bib feels uncomfortably thin after a ride in the Assos. Only minus is that they are rather pricey. But for me, worth it. I will be back for more.
I am 6'2" 175 lbs and L is just right. They recommend that if you are between sizes on their chart, go with the smaller option.
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.
The material and chamois on these really fit me well, and I don't have a typical cyclist's body. Very comfortable, after initial tight fit these are tight but not too constricting, almost like a second skin after a few minutes of wear. Highly recommended
These were my first pair of high end bibs and I'm so glad I tried them. Upon trying them on I realized they were tighter than I was used to, but I've come to realize this is a good thing. Minutes into a ride I forget I'm wearing them. The straps are nice and wide and don't shift, slip, or twist. These and the Assos Equipe RS S9 are the bibs I judge all others by. Purchased on sale, they are a fantastic deal. I now have several pairs.
A great bib short means that you never think about them when you are riding. Comfort is worth the price as other bibs do not compare. I have purchased other bibs that are cheaper. The result is they are not as comfortable and do not last as long either. In the long run, you will actually save money.
I have had Assos bibs for many years and these fit as well if not better than the previous generations. The older Assos shorts I have held up better over time than any other brands I have owned. Hopefully these will do the same.
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.