Well Designed Bib Shorts Options?

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Check out Tactic Sport - https://www.tactic-sport.com/

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Bibs look similar to Velocio signature.

What is the fit of the inseam; on the shorter side or long? Comparison?

Also, no socks? Can't buy a 'kit' without socks.

tommyb wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 10:44 am
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I have used Santini for many years & liked them fine. Both the GitEvo & Nat chamois were fine

But recently I came upon a great sale of Endura Pro SL Bibshorts (2019 version) & I have to say they are the best bibs I have ever used.

I always wanted to try them but the price put me off. Due to that sale I was able to try one & quickly snag 3 more so I'm good for awhile

I am a small size & using the 700 Series narrow pad
They use a program to match your saddle etc
https://padfit.endurasport.com/

I was skeptical but happy once tried & probably the best compliment is
I completely forget about them even at 3-4 hours into ride.

As I said the Santini Chamois was good but these IMHO are far better at least for my size etc.

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As I needed a new bib I tried to give it a go to a local brand, so I've got a pair of Giordana FRC.
I do like them a lot, maybe a tad too compressive considering I have rather skinny legs but otherwise it's a good 9 out of 10.
One big complain is that it's not that easy to shop this brand; it seems it's easier to get it in USA compared to Italy.

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+1 on Giordana FRC. Very good shorts, high quality, and hold up pretty well.
Strange you cannot find them in Italy though since they are made there.
It is easy to find them in Greece and the prices are very good. Check here if you 're interested this e-shop located at Thessaloniki:
https://www.podilatorama.gr/eshop/en/es ... egory_id=0

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by flying

Although I have never bought Giordana...If you want what seems like great prices watch the Swiss iconic Assos Factory Outlet
They have a Giordana Section & I have noticed before they have great prices

https://www.swissiconic.com/giordana-men/

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Love my Giordanan FRC. I've had them for years and they are perfection. I also find them very compressive but I don't mind that. I can't say I've looked lately but when I have tried to find them in the UK in the past it seemed impossible to find them anywhere (hence going for Castelli with Progetto X2 Air or Sportful with Total Comfort Pro since).

I find the Castelli (eg Free Aero Race) better than most but have to echo the early posts in that they look tacky after a few washes and the pad itself has come unstitched fairly frequently.

The Sportful TC Pro padded shorts are my current go to as they are a solid 9/10 in all departments but I would love to try and hunt out some Giordana FRC's again.

I never found an Assos product I liked. Maybe they were ahead of their time once but nothing about them stands out for me now. I tried a few shorts and found them all quite fragile and the pad never seemed right. I also desperately wanted to like something from Santini but having tried loads can't find one with a pad that worls for me

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DanW wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:07 pm
Love my Giordanan FRC. I've had them for years and they are perfection. I also find them very compressive but I don't mind that. I can't say I've looked lately but when I have tried to find them in the UK in the past it seemed impossible to find them anywhere (hence going for Castelli with Progetto X2 Air or Sportful with Total Comfort Pro since).
https://www.giordana.co.uk/

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It historically wasn't that easy ;)

Seeing this thread made me think about the kit I have and the Giordana FRC is the stuff that I take for granted as I've had it so long and don't always appreciate how good it is until popping on the other brands :thumbup:

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by kgt

Giordana FRC jerseys are very good too.

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kgt wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:01 am
+1 on Giordana FRC. Very good shorts, high quality, and hold up pretty well.
Strange you cannot find them in Italy though since they are made there.
It is easy to find them in Greece and the prices are very good. Check here if you 're interested this e-shop located at Thessaloniki:
https://www.podilatorama.gr/eshop/en/es ... egory_id=0
That's odd really. When I got my FRC bibs before it came from Cyprus which is right beside Greece.

I'm an Assos guy through and through (2 Milles, 1 Equipe, 1 RS9 and 1 Tiburu + bib tight for the winter). It just works for me. I'd like to try to Cento bibs but only if I came across a great deal.

Ive tried Castelli, Giordana, Pearl Izumi, Nalini before though I just jumped from brand to brand those days. The Giordana FRC was noticeably good.

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How is the fit on Giordana FRC bibs? Is their size guide reliable?

https://giordanacycling.com/pages/sizing

I'm 183cm / 94cm waist

According to them I'm an XL. I bought some XL Assos (based on their size guide) and they are bit tight so I'm apparently an XLG in Assos.

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In general they are reliable.

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by bikeboy1tr

I have in the past purchased many of the Giordana shorts and jersey.The shorts have a great chamois and the fit for me is really good in XL 183 cm tall and 78kg but the only drawback is they seem to be on the thin side at the back and occasionally on club rides someone from behind will comment that its time for a new pair of shorts when I only purchased the shorts with two years. Other than that I like the Giordana short. I have since switched over to Ale as they were at one time coming out of the same shop and the Ale have a thicker material in the back. But also now that I am using the SMP saddle Composit I find that the DHB Aeron HP chamois works the best with my saddle. They seem to be reasonably good shorts and the XL fits me pretty much the same as the Giordana.
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Anyone tried the Giordana NXG?
Torn between a pair of Assos RS S9 in small or switching to some Giordana for the longer leg length. Currently using the Assos Equipe S7 and Tiburu and the fit is superb, just a bit short on the leg. Lanky 183cm / 67kg

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