Assos Layering Question – Roadie
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 🙂Posted 6 years agokiloSubscriber
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 creamPosted 6 years ago
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.Posted 6 years ago
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!Posted 6 years agoRoter SternMember
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.Posted 6 years ago
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.Posted 6 years agopuddingsMember
+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.Posted 6 years ago
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