Assos bib short sizing - Really???

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afie
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by afie

So I am 196cm (6'5") tall, 82kgs (180lbs) and normally ride in medium De Soto bibs.

With a 32" waist, 39" hips and 22" upper thigh, Assos expects me to ignore all these measurements but height and go with XLG???

I have spent several hours reading reviews and comments of Assos bibs, trying to find anyone of a similar shape, but it seems everyone close to my height is much heavier. Some comparisons have people riding roughly one size larger in Assos, but they are all five foot something with average builds.

I ignore the height guide on the De Soto's and they fit great:
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Can I do the same with Assos?
Size Height
XS 150 - 159 cm
S 160 - 169 cm
M 170 - 179 cm
L 180 - 185 cm
XL 186 - 190 cm
XLG 191 - 195 + cm
TIR = XLG but wider
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shinyboy
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by shinyboy

I wouldn't read too much into the Assos size guide

I'm 186cm, 30" waist and wear small Assos bibs

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by doozer

bibshorts stretch alot in the vertical exspecially above the waistline. i'd use your waist measurment as the prime sizing metric.

I'm 30-32" waist, 6 foot 1 and always size med for any bibshorts and skinsuits. Some (and not many) bibtights I'm a large but this tends to be italian stuff though. having raced in Italy before I can see why :shock: :?
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shinyboy wrote:I wouldn't read too much into the Assos size guide

I'm 186cm, 30" waist and wear small Assos bibs



:roll:

I am 183 cm/74 kg. W31. I use XL...

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I wear a LG at 5'8" and 170lbs and the fit like a second skin....
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by Frankie13

shinyboy wrote:I wouldn't read too much into the Assos size guide

I'm 186cm, 30" waist and wear small Assos bibs


Wow, how do you fit in a small?
I'm 5.8, 29-30 waist and around 134lbs in full training mode and wear assos medium bibs.
I did try small and it worked but I felt it was pulling a lot at my shoulders.

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by jb

I am 1.94. Waist34-36 and 100kg.
I wear a XL from Assos.
I think you will fit a XL very well.

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by drchull

I am 6'3" and 195 lbs at race weight (won't tell you where I am now) and find the XL perfect. I think even 10-15 lbs lighter they would be tight enough. I find though the straps are okay in a tuck, they are quite short when standing and you are two inches taller than me and I have a very short torso for my height. You may find them a little short if you size down.

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by thisisatest

I wouldn't change sizes for only the bib strap length. Especially tall riders around here take their bibs to a tailor and get the straps extended. I know, it kinda blows to have to do that with brand new, expensive stuff, but you'd do it for a suit too.

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by garysol1

thisisatest wrote:I wouldn't change sizes for only the bib strap length. Especially tall riders around here take their bibs to a tailor and get the straps extended. I know, it kinda blows to have to do that with brand new, expensive stuff, but you'd do it for a suit too.


IMHO the short straps that Assos uses makes perfect sense once your on the bike. The bibs do fit odd when standing around though.
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by devinci

yup keep in mind the shoulder straps pull a lot when you stand upright.

If it helps, im 177cm, 68kg and wear medium assos bibs, and I could go with small ones

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by Valbrona

Top quality cycle clothing is by nature smaller than normal, like the stuff from Etxe-Ondo and Assos. It has always been that way. Welcome to the world of high quality cycle clothing ...

afie
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by afie

I ordered a set of XL's based on waist measurement. We will see how they go.

Thanks for the contributions.
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by tommasini

My opinon is that it is wrong to buy their bibs based on waist unless your body type is at one extreme (which the OP is not). Buy Assos bibs based on your height....as per their charts

I am 181 cm and 165 - 170 lbs.....DEFINITY a size large.
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by Ghost234

You are definitely a size L or XL.

I'm 176cm
29 waist


I have FI uno in S and S13 in M. Both fit very similar. The straps on the M pull on my shoulders pretty tight, if I were any taller I would have to go with a large.

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