Rated 3 out of 5 by Will194 Good not great bibs
Great service as always from CRC.
But seriously are the reviews here written by assos employees?
These are good bibs but I have bought just as good at half the price. The packaging screams arrogance as Assos virtually declare that these bibs that you have just mortgage the house for will fall apart if not treated with kid gloves !
Good bibs but I suspect I paid equal amounts for the bibs and the Assos name.
12 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bakus Brilliant Tights..
I have had these shorts for about 4 months and they are brilliant, and as always with Assos they are extremely comfortable and high quality. I agree with the reviews that the leg grippers are on the large side and all I can imagine is that they have extended the leg by 4cm for the long but kept the grippers circumference the same size.
I was concerned by this has they appeared a little too wide at the leg gripper when I first tried them on, however when cycling it does not cause a problem.
If concerned then it would probably best be going down a size from your usual Assos clothing.
04 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Heals Check your sizing!
Initially concerned about spending so much money when I have had other bib shorts for a lot less. However, after having had them for 2 months and completed a 250 km ride up Victoria's only decent mountain climbs (Audax 250km# I have to say that these shorts were and still are fantastic. Very, very comfortable with no negative points.
Make sure you check your size though. I am 6 foot 7 and 105 kilos and would normally just order the biggest size available #3XL usually) This time I checked other reviews that mentioned loose thigh grippers and the Assos site and ordered the XL. Great decision. I have long legs and these fit perfectly.
26 February 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by JamieT Made for chunky thighs/the "larger gentleman"?!
I am 6.2 and therefore, having checked Assos's sizing guide, ordered an XL (which is not a normal size for me...). They arrived and although the length is "ok", the thighs are loose around my legs, especially at the base where the tape runs around. I am 12 stone, so although thin, not abnormal.
Does anyone know, since there is also a review below complaining of the same problem, whether the thigh circumference is aimed at the "larger gentleman" throughout the sizing or whether it is just the XL and upwards that are aimed at fat bas*ard himself?
Very disappointed as the quality of the shorts felt good.
06 January 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Having always worn good cycling shorts, these weren't much of a revelation.
Definitely top quality, and well thought out.
The front padding goes higher to help protect your gentleman bits, which are usually ignored.
The main padding seems well thought out, with multiple layers and a variety of materials, but it didn't feel any better than 1 year old Skins... which is still pretty damn good.
Fit is a bit different. Im 180cm @ 67kg, and a medium is a bit lose around my thighs, which may be the cause of the next problem.
Despite being the "Long" length pants, the legs seem very short, and come probably half way up my thighs. There is no label on the pants to state that it is or is not the wrong model, so I'm thinking of emailing Assos to see if they could determine whats what.
02 July 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Imbeccable
Absolutely without a shadow of a doubt the best pair of cycling shorts I've ever owned... nuff said.
09 March 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Longevity and wearing thin becomes issue after 12,00km's...
Extra-ordinarily well packaged product. Very impressive (also made me wonder how much was being spent on the box / the cleaner / the net bag for the washing machine / the mini-chamois creme..)
Like the fellow reviewers I agree this is an excellent fitting product, super comfortable, great padding yes yes yes.
...HOWEVER... After 14 months and a conservative 1,200km's, a few giggles behind me confirmed that the material has gone near-see-through. The WHOLE justification for me on these was buying the finest fabric known. I brushed the comments off, however when each of the clubs I ride with made similar comments, I escalated the matter for management sign-off (the wife). She laughed... that was it... decision made. Here I am on CRC now looking at Santini's. I don't have a problem spending the money, but I DID expect better longevity.
Possibly I had this problem in the red colour and would not have suffered with a more conservative black?
05 December 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Comfy
Have always struggled with shorts, and those saddle sores.....:-( The original Mille S1's were pretty good, but these S5's are another level. Good comfort levels, without being like wearing a nappy! I nnow have 3 pairs. Bye bye saddle sores!
26 August 2010