Construction, fit and feel are superb with this bib short. The pad, arguably the most important element, may be controversial since it is relatively thick....even very thick. But its nicely made and stays in place regardless of riding the bike or walking around. I found the pad a little too thick for my anatomy, at least in the perineal area, and I prefer the thinner version in the non C2 bib (ordinarily Mille bib). But that doesn't mean this C2 pad is too thick, because it is well liked by many who own and swear by it. The pad is like many clothing garments and items, we all have a preferences. The GTO C2 is a fine bib and one that I think should be tried first before buying, if its possible which is probably not the case. Even so, it's entirely wearable so one is not likely to be disappointed to the point of leaving it in the drawer.
Warning, this pad will ruin you for anything else. It looks too thick, but rides just right. At 5' 8" 148 pounds, the size chart listed here indicates Small which I find is spot on. I'm not at all long limbed for my size, but the long version finally solved the problem of hem line creep of the otherwise exemplary Cento bibs. Expensive so wait for the sale but definitely worth the wait.
These are life changing for me and certainly worth the price. They are extremely comfortable for the long days in the saddle and feel great on the skin.
I purchased the long version and it ends just above the knee. I like the longer length. The compression is very good. The chamois is indeed thicker, 'plusher' as Assos says. You definitely notice it when you put it on. I had my doubts it might be too much, but after a 60+ mile ride through the hill country it did its thing, i.e. disappeared and no trouble during or after the ride. Simply a quality piece of gear, and the gold accent is nice. 5' 9" 172 lbs, age 60+ and medium fits well. I went ahead and ordered the Equipe RSR S9 Targa as well.
I like a firm chamois, and this one is perfect. The long leg is regular length for other brands, so buy accordingly. Have done a few 5hr rides in the heat with them and would recommend.
I'm really enjoying these Assos bibs! I do recommend them. I had gone for a 100 mile ride resulting in saddle sores. My bids were 2 - 3 years old. I went on the search for the most comfortable bibs; Rapha, Pearl Izumi. These are it! Large works; 6' at 180lbs.
Iï¿½m really enjoying these Assos bibs! I do recommend them. I had gone for a 100 mile ride resulting in saddle sores. My bids were 2 - 3 years old. I went on the search for the most comfortable bibs; Rapha, Pearl Izumiï¿½These are it! Large works; 6ï¿½ at 180lbs.
It just keeps getting better. These replaced my T. Cento bib which are great dont get me wrong, but these are even better. Better "shammy" also I bought the long option as i have long legs. And its very soft up front for the male bits. I only used on the trainer with zwift so far, but these are comfy and the fit is perfect! Im ready for summer so I can ride above 30 mile with these. Im sure i wont be Disappointed...
The first time I wore these bike shorts was on a 12 hour spin for charity. I took a 10 minute break every 3 hours and these shorts were perfect! I even forgot to use any anti-chafe cream and had zero chafing. I'm ordering a couple more pair for RAAM!
I'm 170# and 5'9" the medium size was perfect. After 2 rides at 100+ miles I'm very pleased. Nice compression and no saddle problems or pain. The best of my now 4 Assos cycling shorts.
These are very comfortable. Easily the best bibs I have ever owned. I wish I had these when I completed my cross country trip a few years ago. Yes, they are quite expensive, but hold out for a sale and save a few bucks.
Expensive bibs but you get what you pay for - the best available quality. Super comfortable for all day double century rides.