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  • orangeboy
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    I have some Spesh £120 rrp some casstelle £165 rrp
    And a few lusso pro gel £60 rrp

    For me its the pro gel I always reach for , they just fit me perfectly
    Price is not every thing

    simondbarnes
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    Castelli Free Aero or Body Paint for me. Love the pad, so comfy.

    Premier Icon gonetothehills
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    Pearl Izumi bibs have an excellent pad, fit sensibly and last for ever. If you hunt around you can get good deals too.

    Kbrembo
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    I am going to try some Lusso..UK made and all that…

    Got a pair for a bargain on wiggle!

    Lusso Carbon Bibs

    nickhart
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    just bought some howies ones. they were brilliant at the dyfi, first time i’ve not had pain over such a distance.

    Premier Icon peteimpreza
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    If you like your Assos 3/4 s so much why don’t you get their shorts with the same pad?

    If you look on the Primera site they are doing 20% off at the moment if you use discount code “clothing20”.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    I have Assos 3/4’s and love the pad, so something along those lines…

    They have the Mille pad, so I’d get some F.I.Milles.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Dhb Aeron pro. Great bibs.

    fr0sty
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    I’m generally of the opinion that you get what you pay for, having owned Dhb level kit as well as Assos/Rapha stuff. Of course it’s not always the case, my cheap Dhb rain cape for example has lasted aaaages, but it’s just a rule of thumb.

    On that note, can anyone recommend me some decent quality bib shorts?

    I have Assos 3/4’s and love the pad, so something along those lines…

    Happy riding 🙂

    Premier Icon hatter
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    Not a huge fan of the Pearl Izumi Elite or Select stuff (I have a fussy 4rse) but their P.R.O kit is genuinely superb and their bibs in particular.

    For extra Euro roadie cred I’m also a fan of the much under rated Santini Gel Intech/(GIT) pads. Santini slot nicely into the ‘a bit nicer than DHB/Endura but not silly money’ category. They tend to last really well too.

    Merak
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    Gore Ozon are v good.

    Premier Icon doug_basqueMTB.com
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    Etxe Ondo are lovely. Similar quality to Assos apparently.

    nicolaisam
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    Le Col are well made and have a very good pad

    d45yth
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    I like the Gore Alp-X ones. Comfy and they have thicker, more abrasion resistant material in the right places. They last ages…I have 3 pairs I’ve bought over a couple of years and would struggle to tell which pair are the oldest.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Another vote for the Gore Ozons

    Premier Icon cp
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    I’ve hated all the pads in my dhb shorts – theye either come unstitched quickly, become like sand paper quickly, or just plain uncomfortable. 4 sets now and won’t be using again. quality seems to have dipped from the early years of the brand.

    mrmo
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    using Castelli Velocissimo most of the time, decent shorts, not the thickest pad though. Am looking at getting a set of these soon http://www.assosfactoryoutlet.com/product/10-10-001-10-t-bib-short-pro-s2 I have 5 pairs of Assos shorts but a few are getting a little thread bare now.

    burnsybhoy
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    Has anyone tried Howies bib shorts?

    Kip
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    Mate of mine just got a pair of Pave shorts (with green pad) from these guys.

    http://www.chapeaucycling.co.uk/chapeau-clothing/bib-shorts.html

    He loves them and thinks the quality is right up with better known brands. Pretty chuffed with the price too. They are very road orientated (as are most of the other brands you mentioned) and new on the scene but getting good customer feedback so far on Facebook.

    Dunno if the price is what you’re willing to pay, but they seem pretty well thought out. Mate did say that they are selling through key local bike shops too if you want to take a look at them, no difference in prices in store or on-line.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Good thing about the assos mille pads, is that its just a good quality pad without loads of ridiculous density changes and gel iserts etc. Most manufacturers seem to want to show how complicated they can make a pad, and therefore make it so it doesn’t work for hardly anyone (I am looking at you “gore”).

    Premier Icon househusband
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    Has anyone tried Howies bib shorts?

    Yes; nickhart above has some – and I have some, too. Haven’t had many bib-shorts so can’t compare but the larger size fit me really well and seem well made. I quite like the fact that they don’t have silicon leg grippers as I find they can constrict a bit, but have had no issues with them riding up.

    burnsybhoy
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    Yes; nickhart above has some – and I have some, too. Haven’t had many bib-shorts so can’t compare but the larger size fit me really well and seem well made. I quite like the fact that they don’t have silicon leg grippers as I find they can constrict a bit, but have had no issues with them riding up.

    Cheers they seem really well priced. Just wondered about the pad.

    Premier Icon househusband
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    Just wondered about the pad.

    It’s a TMF pad, similar to the pad in the Chapeau Classic bib shorts (I recognised the logo on them then checked) but may not be as fancy. Tempted to try the Lusso ones, or the Chapeau ones… all the same price – had forgotten how comfortable bib shorts are!

    Roter Stern
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    I am a long term Assos user and this season I have decided to have a look elsewhere for some everyday bibs. I went for the Endura bib shorts (not the MTB ones as I don’t like that yellow stitching) and so far I have been pretty impressed. According to the LBS, Endura were claiming that the chamois is made at the same place as the Assos ones at Eurobike and they do seem pretty similar.

    Dales_rider
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    Endura use the same pads as Assos

    Edit :- Snap

    Kip
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    Are they the same pad or the same make of pad?

    Personally I love my Gore Xenon bibs but I am a lady. They cost a fortune and wouldn’t buy again because of that, so I’m waiting for Chapeau to do women’s kit as it’s hard to get women’s bibs at a reasonable price.

    They have the Mille pad, so I’d get some F.I.Milles.

    Great if you’re going for the cameltoe look.

    qu1nt
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    Always been happy with Dhb Aeron pro’s but treated myself to a pair of Assos Fi uno last week & found the Assos to be equally as comfortable but not really worth the extra £50 over the dhb’s

    Dales_rider
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    Minsd Assos look betterer

    I’ve just purchased my second pair of Morvelo bib shorts. Price wise they’re around mid range, about £75 which I know isn’t cheap, but it’s nowhere near Assos or Rapha territory.
    I’ve tried DHB and Gore amongst others, but I found the pad in the Morvelo’s to be way more comfy. Some really cool designs too.

    mrmo
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    http://www.elasticinterface.com

    These are the manufacturer of Assos Pads, i am not going to say the pads are the same though, i strongly suspect that Gore, Assos etc get pads tailored to their designs. Whilst DHB buy the off the shelf option.

    Dales_rider
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    So what about white ones ?

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Great if you’re going for the cameltoe look.

    The F.I.13 is the cameltoe pad, far more so than the Mille. You’re wearing Lycra bibshorts though, WGAS?

    100mphplus
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    Primavera have a 20% off ATM, I got some Assos 3/4 bibs for a ‘bargain’ £126 last week;-
    http://www.primera-sports.com/

    Premier Icon ransos
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    I’ve done a couple of centuries in my new DHB bibs and find them really comfortable.

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    As mentioned by Kryton57, I have 2 pairs of the DHB Aeron Pro bibs and they are very comfy indeed. They are currently £62 a pair (if you have a £5 vouchers which are easy to come by). I recently did 8 hours in the saddle with them on, no issues with comfort at all.

    Premier Icon convert
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    I’ve done a couple of centuries in my new DHB bibs and find them really comfortable.

    Conversely I got some of the aeron pro DHB bib shorts and was significantly underwhelmed. Very uncomfortable for me by the end of an 80 mile road ride – which I guess just shows bibs are a personal choice. I’ve got a friend who works for rapha and can buy kit through them at half rrp. Putting on a pair of their bibs is like having your family jewels given a little cuddle. I might struggle to justify at rrp but whilst this arrangement lasts I’d be a fool to not keep on taking advantage.

    Gary_M
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    I have various bib shorts – gore, assos, dhb, castelli and the castelli ones are by far the most comfortable. I have to say that the dhb ones are great for the money though.

    CaptJon
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    +1 for DHB

    mtbmatt
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    Very happy with the GORE bibshorts I have. Xenon and Alp-X both super comfortable.
    The xenon in particular just feel invisible, the cut is incredible and the pad is by far the best I’ve used. Over 18hrs riding yesterday, no saddle sores and I am looking forward to going for a ride again today.

    Not cheap, but so worth it!

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