Good Bib Shorts

relanium
relanium Posts: 487
edited February 2010 in Road buying advice
I am looking for a good pair of Bib Shorts, price no concern...... I was going to purchase the "Castelli Cervelo Aero Race Bibshort"

Any thoughts?
Cheers.
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    relanium wrote:
    I am looking for a good pair of Bib Shorts, price no concern...... I was going to purchase the "Castelli Cervelo Aero Race Bibshort"

    Any thoughts?
    Cheers.

    The race ones are thin. Really thin. You'd be better with the training ones.

    But if money is no object then these -

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=31866
  • sub55
    sub55 Posts: 1,025
    assos :lol:
    constantly reavalueating the situation and altering the perceived parameters accordingly
  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    Sausages :oops:
  • northpole
    northpole Posts: 1,499
    As Nap suggests, I would strongly recommend Assos bibs - either the Mille ones or, if money isn't an issue, the F1 13's are the biz.

    I'm sure there are others at less cost, but I haven't bothered trying to find them.

    Peter
  • DaSy
    DaSy Posts: 599
    Assos F1 Mille S5's for me, by far the best short I have ridden in.
    Complicating matters since 1965
  • northpole
    northpole Posts: 1,499
    I don't know him but Pokerface is advertising a pair of the F1 13's for £185 in the classifieds if you are XL and don't mind the colour!

    Peter
  • NapoleonD wrote:
    relanium wrote:
    I am looking for a good pair of Bib Shorts, price no concern...... I was going to purchase the "Castelli Cervelo Aero Race Bibshort"

    Any thoughts?
    Cheers.

    The race ones are thin. Really thin. You'd be better with the training ones.

    But if money is no object then these -

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=31866

    at that price I hope they include the body shown
  • galatzo
    galatzo Posts: 1,295
    Santini Genesis One from Chain Reaction £40

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=32040

    GB Cycles RRP is £130

    http://www.gbcycles.co.uk/eshop.asp?wci ... +BIBSHORTS

    Checkout any reviews for Santini shorts with the twist gel chamois
    Was going to give some modern Assos a try (last ones were approx 10yrs ago) or SOLO Lugged but for £40 I bought 3 pairs of Santini's which'll see me right for a couple of years at least.

    Regards
    25th August 2013 12hrs 37mins 52.3 seconds 238km 5500mtrs FYRM Never again.
  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    Yup - I am selling the top of the range Assos shorts:

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12670818

    Size is XL.

    Bought them on a whim, but then decided to fund a new set of wheels instead, so sending the shorts back (or selling them here). But they ARE the business.
  • Andy140
    Andy140 Posts: 130
    Assos F1 Mille S5's for me, by far the best short I have ridden in.

    +1
  • strodey
    strodey Posts: 481
    check out the santini at www.prendas.co.uk
    Carbon is a mans best freind
  • flanners1
    flanners1 Posts: 916
    Galatzo wrote:
    Santini Genesis One from Chain Reaction £40

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=32040

    GB Cycles RRP is £130

    http://www.gbcycles.co.uk/eshop.asp?wci ... +BIBSHORTS

    Checkout any reviews for Santini shorts with the twist gel chamois
    Was going to give some modern Assos a try (last ones were approx 10yrs ago) or SOLO Lugged but for £40 I bought 3 pairs of Santini's which'll see me right for a couple of years at least.

    Regards

    Gone for the Santini's a good price, cheers
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  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,608
    Assos are really fine, but for a LOT less money, the Giordana Tenax ones are also superb.

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=32308

    I also have the Giordana Silverline, which are almost as comfy, and yes I have some Assos as well, so I can compare.

    Note the Giordana sizing is on the small side
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  • Assos is the biz,

    seems to have gone up massively since I started buying it though :!:
  • What size done a Santini Large come up as? 34"? or smaller?
  • antfly
    antfly Posts: 3,276
    Assos are really fine, but for a LOT less money, the Giordana Tenax ones are also superb.

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=32308

    I also have the Giordana Silverline, which are almost as comfy, and yes I have some Assos as well, so I can compare.

    Note the Giordana sizing is on the small side

    + 1
    I have them both aswell and the Giordanas are more comfortable and half the price.
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  • Fifer
    Fifer Posts: 60
    Assos all the way!!
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  • flanners1
    flanners1 Posts: 916
    Just got the Genesis shorts from CRC, I am 6' 38" chest 32 waist and they are really nice. They are compression fit and are tight feel very comfortable and are a bloody bargain for the price of 40 sterlings!
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  • prawny
    prawny Posts: 5,440
    Just got some giordana bib tights same pad as the silverline very comfy and only £35. I'll be getting a couple of pairs of shorts in the spring/summer.
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  • acorn_user
    acorn_user Posts: 1,137
    What size done a Santini Large come up as? 34"? or smaller?

    Santini sizes off of height, not waist. I wear a large in Santini, and I am 5'10". We had Santini team clothing last year. The bibs were universally popular :)
  • acorn_user wrote:
    What size done a Santini Large come up as? 34"? or smaller?

    Santini sizes off of height, not waist. I wear a large in Santini, and I am 5'10". We had Santini team clothing last year. The bibs were universally popular :)

    Go to http://www.prendas.co.uk and check their sizing guides. Great company! They really know their stuff and the service is second to none.
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  • Velonutter
    Velonutter Posts: 2,437
    I originally had some cheap Bibs and when I discovered the Assos the difference was unbelievable.

    I also have a pair of Giodana, which are good as well, but Assos all the way.
  • flanners1
    flanners1 Posts: 916
    I have a pair of Assos F1 Mille's superb comfort and a great short but if the Large Santini one's they have in CRC for £40 fit you then you, then they are a steal for the cash. As stated GBCycles have them currently for £104!!!!!!!!!!! :oops:

    as in here:

    http://www.gbcycles.co.uk/eshop.asp?wci ... BSA06GEN01
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  • galatzo
    galatzo Posts: 1,295
    Glad I bought 3 pairs of the Santini's before broadcasting it to you all.
    Unbelievable for £40.... May get just 1 more pair at that price although wife thinks I've only bought 2 so far :wink:
    25th August 2013 12hrs 37mins 52.3 seconds 238km 5500mtrs FYRM Never again.
  • flanners1
    flanners1 Posts: 916
    Galatzo wrote:
    Glad I bought 3 pairs of the Santini's before broadcasting it to you all.
    Unbelievable for £40.... May get just 1 more pair at that price although wife thinks I've only bought 2 so far :wink:

    Gracias!
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  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    ok...

    the Santini's are cheap at £40 - but little info and few stockists of that exact pair.

    Just how good are they, ignoring the discount. I don't want to follow the herd - or suckered into a discounted product that is not as good as it seems.

    Why so cheap? Old model? Are they really a step up from the similar price DHB etc???
  • I have ordered them to have a look at £40, but fear at 6 foot 1 and been big build, going to be too small for me...feel I would need XL..
  • flanners1
    flanners1 Posts: 916
    I have ordered them to have a look at £40, but fear at 6 foot 1 and been big build, going to be too small for me...feel I would need XL..

    I fear they will be too small for you, just about for me, real compression fit. They are good shorts so what if they are old models etc what do people want for 40 squids. I have 'em and assos and campag et al and they are great shorts period.
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  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    I'm between 5'10 and 5'11 depending on the wind and prevailing barometric pressure.
    Low 70's kg, and "athletic" (slim).

    I also have blue eyes and a lovely sense of humour. I like animals, walks in the woods, and fun night in and out....

    Sorry, I ordered the large. I thought I was at another site then :oops:
  • galatzo
    galatzo Posts: 1,295
    I'm 5ft 8" and 80kgs and they're spot on for me.
    The guys at CRC took a couple of pics and emailed them to me within 5 minutes of calling them - top service.
    They're just black with white bibs - nothing weird like you'd expect for such a reduction.
    I think they may be a couple of years old but they we're Santini's top short - dunno if they still make them or what their current top short is.
    I first saw these in Sport Bequi in Mallorca at around 180 euros around 3 years ago but went with some other Santini's that were a much better deal.
    The ones at CRC also have a better leg gripper than some of my old Santini's.
    Pad is excellent however I've only had one other pair of shorts in that time that weren't Santini so can't compare to much else.
    £40 you can't go wrong.
    25th August 2013 12hrs 37mins 52.3 seconds 238km 5500mtrs FYRM Never again.