Hi there, first of all for those that don’t know who I am I’m Ross, a rider racing for the Pedal Power race team in 2019.
Each month I’ll be writing a genuine, honest reviews of 12 items that you will find in Pedal Power Cycles.
My first item will be something every cyclist will own and that’s a pair of bib shorts, no matter what sort of cyclist you are being comfortable on the bike is important right? I believe a pair of bib shorts can the biggest impact on your mood during a ride. The fabric feels comfortable and soft on the skin with little seams there’s no irritating stitches like I’ve experienced on other shorts.
I’m a tall rider (186cm - 73kg’s) so sometimes sizing can be a little awkward for me. With these I do find the waist a tiny bit lose but certainly not restricting with the positioning of the shoulder straps wider than your average bib they fit loosely but prevent a lose fit.
The chamois is really nice as it almost floats within the shorts adapting to movement on the saddle and since using the shorts I’ve experienced next to no saddle sores or discomfort. Trust me this has been well tested with a 25hour week in Cyprus at the end of November and hours and hours of sweaty hours on the turbo.
I own a pair of Rapha Pro Team bib shorts and in comparison these offer much better value for money in my opinion. They are currently on the website and in store for £100 which is very competitive in comparison to other premium brands.
I would try the shorts on however as Assos products can appear smaller than expected to ensure a comfortable ride.
That’s all from me this month, next month I travel to Calpe, Spain for my winter training camp. I’ll be reviewing the brand new Continental GP5000 tubeless tyres after riding them for a couple of weeks in numerous weather conditions and on some big descents.
Thanks for reading!