I've had several pairs of Assos shorts and bibs. They're great both for casual riding and for long days in the saddle. The bibs can get hot when I'm over in eastern WA in the summer, so shorts may be better for some hot locales
Assos has really stepped up their game in the past several years. When I first started cycling about 15 years ago, Assos had a well deserved reputation of making the best shorts on the market, but they let other vendors catch up and deliver better value. After getting a couple mediocre products - particularly for the money - I gave up and went elsewhere.
Over the last couple of years, I've given them another try, and this short is an example of how far they've come, delivery an excellent product at a good value.
I have been a devoted fan of Assos bib shorts for about 5 years. Once I tried my first pair, I was amazed at how comfortable they were and since then I have continued buying Assos. I cant say enough about them. Treat them with care when washing (gentle cycle in a delicates garment bag and hang dry), and they will last you for many rides to come. Worth every penny.
I ride about 120 to 140 miles a week. Im bigger than the average cyclist. I weight about 225 and I am 6ft tall I wear the xlg. These shorts are the best for comfort and I will be ordering more for not only Christmas gifts but for myself. The pad is the best and for 40 to 50 mile rides the seat isnt a PITA. Yes expensive but worth it in my book. Al