I've been wearing these bibs for years, and now Garneau has come up with an update which makes them even better! I have more expensive Swiss bibs they sit longer in the drawer than these. When l'm getting in 200-250 miles per week, the new Neo's are the ones l grab for the long rides. Compression is strong, it really makes a difference! And the chamois never feels like a soggy diaper on my a... butt. And how can ya beat the price???
These bib shorts are pretty basic in looks, but excellent in fit and quality! These are my go-to bibs when I'm not wearing any of my club sponsored bibs. The compression-type fit is great and the chamios seems just right. My suggestion is to order one size up if you are in between sizes!
May need to up size to get the right fit. By the chart I should have needed a medium but I exchanged for a large.
The return and exchange process worked well. I am 5 foot 6 inch and 154 lb. I have only used once so far but initial reaction was happy.
I found the padding to be less than adequate for rides I did over25-30 miles,granted I am a heavier rider at 215 pounds.But, I have found bibs with more comfortable padding that was effective for the longer rides and held up over time.All of my riding is done on the road.There was also a couple of spots where the stiching started to come undone in less than 100 miles of use.I gave them a value rating of 3 stars because the sale price was good compared to other bibs .They would probably be ok for a lighter rider.I would like to add ,on a positive note,that compared to other bibs I have used the sizing and overall fit was good.
Ordered size large with yellow piping as pictured on website. Bibs I received did not have yellow piping, they had a yellow band around the bottom of each leg. I'm 5' 10 with 34 in. waist and these were way too tight. I returned these for PI bibs. Exchange process was easy but since item did not match what was pictured I don't think I should have had to pay return shipping.
These bib shorts are my new favorites. I'm 6'3 and 210 lbs, and i originally got the XL. They were a little small, so i got a pair of the XXL size, and the fit is much better. Better length in the bib straps, and still great compression in the legs and waist. The shorts don't crawl, and stay in place for an entire ride. I've never had a problem with the wide straps rubbing in the chest, although I do like to wear a thin wicking shirt under the straps. Padding is comfortable, and not noticeable when riding. I did the Bicycle Tour of Colorado in them, and they felt great for the entire week of riding.
Very comfortable for long rides. Long inseam and good compression - they feel very substantial. I like the new split chamois better than the prior generation (Neo Power) - I think it conforms better and is less bulky. I've used these for a few centuries and a double century, and they're my go-to bibshorts for long days in the saddle. Downsides heavy fabric can be hot, and the chamois is still a bit bulky.
Thought I had found the right cross of compression and not overly cushioned. These are good compression, good on padding. Not so good with heat dissipation. They get HOT on long rides, noticeably hotter than other shorts of similar material weight.
Its been a long time since I rode a bike and I was concerned about getting back on that narrow seat so padded shorts sounded like the answer and my salesperson thought I'd be happy with a bib short. They really help with the well placed and fitted padding and a snug fit that feels good and moves easily. This is my first pair of bib shorts and now I see lots of serious riders wearing them so I think they will serve me well as I expand my cycling times.
Ive been a big fan and user of the Neo Power bib for years, the Motion bib is not of the same quality in terms of material, fit or chamois. I popped the seam on first wearing, and Ive never had that problem with the dozen or so previous bibs.
Good bib, but not the same as the previous Neo-Power bib. Material seems less forgiving (stretch), I ripped the crotch stitching the first time I put them on. Chamois is less comfortable-and a different color (blue). Will not buy again, but had great luck with the Neo-Power bib in the past.