3/4 length bibs.
Ive always used Endura 3/4 thermolite bibshorts to see me through the winters. The first pair lasted years before death. The 2nd pair lasted 1 winter before they split at the arse. The material seemed a tad thinner. Anyway, I thought Id give them another try and so bought a 3rd pair.
The fit seemed a bit looser on the last pair and I wasnt as keen on the fit of the 600 series pad, but I didnt get chance to take them far before they got shreded in a recent off.
So, should I buy another pair of Endura’s (perhaps trying a size smaller) or can anyone recommend any others?
Has the quality of Endura gone down the pan a bit, or am I imagining it?Posted 6 years agomunrobikerMember
I’m not impressed by Endura kit- it doesn’t seem to hold up too well.
I’ve got some Santini bibs that I wear more than all my others because they feel nicer, but they’re also lasting better too. They were about £65 and while it’s theoretically roadie kit they work just fine. They feel lovely to wear too.Posted 6 years agomunrobikerMember
They are quite warm- I commuted in them every other day until the really bad weather just before Christmas. Warmer than my Altura Reflex tights, and much nicer despite costing less.Posted 6 years ago
i had the older enduras, with the red pad. they were fantastic and lasted me for years. just like OP, i got another set of enduras recently and was gutted to find they’ve changed the design so now they’re all baggy in the wrong places and don’t fit at all, and are also very uncomfortable.
🙁 🙁 🙁Posted 6 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
How do they size up. Being Italian, Im asuming on the small side.
Rapha is not Italian, it’s British. But yes, definitely on the slim/snug side.
I thought Endura had got their act together again now. They went through a bad patch a few years ago with weird sizing but all their recent stuff that I’ve got has been fantastic. The FS260 kit is brilliant, I’ve got the bib shorts and a L/S mid-weight top and both are super comfy, hard wearing and a perfect fit.Posted 6 years agoSpeshpaulSubscriber
My thermostat tights have lastest a winter, my old red padded ones lasted for years. but i noticed that the current ones are chinese. Not from Scotia.
Go to try Lusso next, Brit company, don’t know if they are Uk made, but the price is better. EDIT “Lusso ‘Hand made in the UK’ logo”.
Shame about Endura, i’ve been a fan for years. but i can’t afford £65 for stuff that does work/lastPosted 6 years agogooner69Member
these are good quality if they have your size.Posted 6 years agoanotherdeadheroMember
I’ve also abandoned Endura.
I have (until the depths of winter) been using Giordana silverline 3/4length bibs daily, for my commute, for the past year. They’re ace. Great fit, very durable. Recommended. Ribble had them cheap.
Burchy – I have seen wiggle own-brand dhb 3/4length bib tights in std lycra (not roubaix material). I’ve never been happy with dhb kit though, that I’ve had fitted like a carboard box and fell apart pronto.Posted 6 years agoti_pin_manMember
My endura 3/4 replaced a pair I’d used fr years and loved. I bought the thermalite Ones and they do seem an odd cut. The main area of odd is the shape of the pad at the front and back. On th bike, after a couple of rides, they finally do feel fine but any walking and they look and feel awful. Like a nappy gone wrong. I won’t order a future model unless I try them first.Posted 6 years agobillysanMember
Another vote for the Rapha cross 3/4’s here. I have both these and the normal 3/4’s, and to be honest rate the cross ones higher. I also have Endura Thermolite and FS2600 Pro 3/4’s. The Thermo’s feel shapeless in comparison. I love the FS2600 Pro’s but they are not really warm enough for winter.
The Cross 3/4’s are £90 in the Rapha sale at the minute too.Posted 6 years agorootes1Member
love my Endura FS260
I have a few pairs of 3/4 from cheap to expensive.
when i first bought mt FS260 they were horrible, rough stitching, overlapping seams etc etc.. only wore them a few times and though they were horrible.
Anyway sent them back to Endura with drawing and list of questions and complaints..
turns out that the ones I had where not made correctly, wrong thread and wrong stitching patterns used..
They send me a new pair and these are now fab and especially good if you are tall/have long legs are they are more 3/4 than other brandsPosted 6 years ago
Sorry to drag this old post up, but I decided to plump for the Rapha 3/4 bibs whilst theyre in the sale (and I spotted a 15% discount code on another post).
WOW! The quality & fit is simply brilliant. Whilst I was in a money spunking mood, I also also bought a long sleeved shirt which is also reduced and is also the dogs.
If anyone’s interested the sale ends soon & to grab an extra 15% off, pop: NCTDU2012 in at the end.
Bostin!Posted 6 years ago
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