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  • Stevo210
    Member

    After signing up for a long charity bike ride and with the prospect of doing some local sportif’s I decided to splash out on some Assos bib-shorts, to save my rear.

    Ive just purchased some Assos FI Uno’s and with no real experience of what to expect in the world of Bibs or Lycra (devout MTB’er, full baggies with more pockets that I can count) I have realised that they are pretty thin and I’m gonna freeze my ass off in most months other than perhaps July and that’s touch and go.

    My question is, do I stick with the Uno’s and purchase some tights to go over the top, or should I have got the Assos 607 Thermal bibs paired with some leg warmers which I can remove when not needed?

    Would the 607’s be too warm for most months other than winter?

    Help much appreciated 🙂

    plop_pants
    Member

    I use F1 Uno’s all winter. With a good pair of leg warmers that pull up to the top of the leg that’s all I’ve needed. Always use the wash bag for the shorts. Since doing this I’ve found they last much longer and dont fade so quickly.

    Edric 64
    Member

    If I had spent that much on shorts I would wear tights over them to protect them if I fell off

    Stevo210
    Member

    Thanks for the tip on the Washbag.

    Seriously, you dont get cold at the top of your thighs or bum

    What would you recommend as a good pair of leg warmers?

    Premier Icon kilo
    Subscriber

    Use assos and bib tights at the moment, when the weather gets warmer swap the bibs for knee warmers, as well as using the wash bag make sure the velcro on any saddle you might use bag doesn’t catch the shorts as that shreds them as well and liberal use of chamois cream

    Stevo210
    Member

    Edric 64 – Member

    If I had spent that much on shorts I would wear tights over them to protect them if I fell off Im with you on that, but they are clearly well thought out bibs. Just didnt want to be making things uncomfortable as when they are on its like they are not there.

    Stevo210
    Member

    kilo – Member

    Use assos and bib tights at the moment, when the weather gets warmer swap the bibs for knee warmers, as well as using the wash bag make sure the velcro on any saddle you might use bag doesn’t catch the shorts as that shreds them as well and liberal use of chamois cream Thanks. What bib tights are you using. I have been considering some DHB bib longs…with good reviews and not too badly priced. I wanted to splash out on the bit that counts, the all important contact point!

    JoB
    Member

    just slip some bib-longs over the top, as you’ve got decent shorts you don’t need the padded versions, and you don’t need to spend huge amounts on them, just the ones that fit you the best

    Roter Stern
    Member

    I’ve got a pair of those and you can use them from late March until late October in most places in the UK. As already mentioned a pair of knee warmers will help for temperatures below 18 degrees. You won’t freeze to death in them and they are by far the comfiest shorts out there even if they cost ridiculous money.

    plop_pants
    Member

    I must admit I felt a bit chilly on my ride today but it was -5 to 0 degrees. I like Santini leg warmers, just the normal roubaix one’s. I’ve got a more expensive pair of their H2O’s and they are no warmer.

    Premier Icon kilo
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    Dhb will be fine, mine were nothing special, as you say it’s the contact point that matters

    Stevo210
    Member

    kilo – Member

    Dhb will be fine, mine were nothing special, as you say it’s the contact point that matters Thanks for the advise. Does it make a big difference to the feel of the Bib shorts underneath. I keep thinking that the crotch will be hanging down and snagging on the seat and just being rubbish spoiling the good shorts underneath……we’ll see I guess.

    pinches
    Member

    i’ve been riding all winter in my S5 Milles with assos leg warmers and over shoes and never really been cold downstairs.

    puddings
    Member

    +1 for the Santani leg warmers for when the temperature (windchill) is below 10 degrees – make sure that they are the full leg version – the shorter ones are knee warmers and dont quite reach the top of the thigh meaning you get cold(unless you have stumpy legs) under 5 deg I tend to stick on the tights, mainly because it is extra insulation for the lower back.

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