This was probably my error in judgement. I was looking for a reasonably priced pair of bibs and came across this item. I should have returned them after trying them on, however, I decided to ride in them one time. They could be adequate for shorter rides, I would not recommend them for any longer distance riding . I have a son who is a few inches shorter in leg length and gave them to him. I will stick with the Castelli brand from now on.
Primarily for off road long distance or time rides. Great fit and length with no bunching at the pad.Wash well and the pad does not shift when spun in the washer.I will buy a couple more if still available.
Most bibs are too short in the torso - The shoulder straps constricting and uncomfortable. That applies to a lot of bibs costing much more. I'm a small man - 5'6 and 135lbs. It seems silly that I would need to consider large size shorts for them to be comfortable for length. For me, the ProCorsa Mckenzie 2 Bib Shorts are immediately comfortable the first time you put them on. With proper fit and length. No bunching or hotspots. They just work. It may seem strange to praise a product because you're not thinking about it. But really, in this case, that is a good thing. They're comfortable, disappear from your awareness, and you can concentrate on just riding.
These bibs are, as another reviewer noted, OK for indoor training but fall far short of what I've come to expect, especially at their normal price point. Many reviewers commented about the shorter-than-normal leg length but to me, there are too many other, more important, weaknesses to fret about than leg length. For background, I'm a (very) senior, long-time bike rider who puts in about 2k miles a year on the road. I've always worn bibs. My average ride is about 23 miles. Which is about as long as I would ever want to wear these. So, what's the issue? For one, the straps. They are skimpy in length, narrow in width, and thin in fabric. They tend to roll up and dig into your shoulders. I wouldn't dream of using these shorts without a baselayer. The pad is super ordinary. And maybe the leg length accentuates it, but the shorts just feel thin and cheap...not what I'd want to wear on a longer ride. I have other, cheaper house-brand shorts that I wear mostly on my trainer but sometimes on a local ride that are in my opinion waaaay better.
I read the other reviews that mentioned the short leg length, but figured at 5'8 with short legs I'd be okay. Even I am wishing the legs were an inch or two longer, so if you have long legs, or skinny legs (there are no silicone grippers) these are not the shorts for you. Aside from that, the fabric is incredibly soft (downside, everything sticks to it) and stretchy, and the chamois is high quality. I weigh 145-150lbs, have a 32 waist and bought the medium, which fits well... if anything a bit large, so definitely not euro sizing.
Use the bibs for on and off road riding up to 6 hrs, with a little pull on the legs to re adjust the padding they fit great. I have tried other bibs and shorts and none perform like these. They wash up great and I hang them up for drying, keeps the padding in place and the leg grippers like new after probably 60 uses they are like new.
I would recommend these on sale for riding on the trainer.
Frankly they're a nice pair of shorts and are quite comfortable.
But the leg length.... I'm 6'0 tall with a 32 inseam, and these shorts come up pretty high on my thigh. I can't help but thinking 'Who wears short shorts' when I put these on.
I can only imagine that if I rode them outside and switched from my other bibs to these, that I would have a solid few inches of sun burn on my quads.
So, if you want a solid, quality pair of bibs, hopefully on sale for riding on your trainer. I'd recommend these. Wear your other bibs outside thought.
These bibs are extremely comfortable and don't move around on long rides. I am 157 pound, 5'9 tall with a 33 waist and a medium fits perfect. The chamois is very comfortable. AS noted, the inseam is a little less than an inch less then most cycling shorts, which has no functional issues, just feels strange every time you wear them. I don't hesitate to wear them on a century ride though.
Have worn the bibs several times on rides between 30 and 70 miles without any issues. The bibs padding Is comfortable and the upper part of the bibs is lightweight and unobtrusive .
The old version of these are possibly my favorite bib shorts, and I've probably owned every sub-$200 pair out there over the years. Easy to buy at the regular price, complete no-brainer at the sale price.