I have been riding for over 40 years and have been through many, many shorts. These are by far the best I have had in recent years, maybe ever. The chamois is very well padded and really had a difference for me (I have become more sensitive in recent years). Great overall and I plan to buy a second pair.
It has been my quest to not buy cycling gear made where labor conditions are questionable, and really to find US made cycling gear of high quality. It's a tough road I've chosen. There really isn't a lot of quality performance cycling wear made here, and I've tried most. Some are pretty good, while others are just not right for me. Before this quest, I went through several brands, eventually landing on Assos as my favorite bibs. They are comfortable and well made, but have a big price tag. I found the Aero Tech Men's Elite Endurance Cycling Bib on one of my many web searches and decided to give them a shot. First I tried them on a 20 mile ride, and I didn't notice them at all. This is a very good sign. Then I tried them on a 40 mile ride. Same thing! In fact, they were possibly even more comfortable than my Assos bibs...at half the price! Looking forward to doing longer rides in these bibs. I would say that if you are between sizes, go smaller. I'm a small-medium, but tried the medium, and while they are not too too big, I could definitely fit in a small. They're comfortable and give support and room in all the right places.
It's actually a no brainer for me. I will be buying these from now on.
I'm happy with this purchase, but price is a little steep. The bib is comfortable, keeps me cool, and has a nice design. The built in reflectors are a nice touch. I rate the padding at 3 1/2 stars. Don't get me wrong its good, i just wish it was a little thicker considering the price, but i acknowledge I'm not the average size rider( 6'2", 280 pounds). That being said, i would still recommend this item. At this time i would buy this item again, but i want to see how well they hold up over a season.
I have only been on two rides so far, but I have been really happy with these bibs. The pad provides good support and padding without being too thick. The straps and body bit are just right. Will buy another pair.
These fit great. I love Aero Techs size charts. Real world America sizing. I have 3 sets of these. If you are riding any distance at all these are the ones.
2XL no chaffing! I had severe chaffing with 3XL. Love the bib shorts
Admittedly, I got these on sale. Bought two pair. Iƒ??m a long distance cycler, most days at least 4 hours. Being retired from the army, I donƒ??t have a lot to spare on products that donƒ??t work.
Iƒ??ve used each 3 times already. No ride less than 60 miles, two were centuries. As I rotate old worn out gear, theyƒ??re going to be replaced by these.
Absolutely comforfortable after even 8 hours in the saddle. You can spend more, but I donƒ??t know if you can buy better
Fits great, good padding. All day riding comfort with good looks
I might have just found chamois nirvana! These are the first shorts I've had (and there have been many, of different makes and models) that let me ride more than an hour or so without needing a butt break. For me, the shape and placement of the chamois is ideal, and I naturally settle into a comfortable, efficient position on the saddle as I change positions on the handlebars. The addition of the mesh pocket in the small of the back is a welcome feature as well, giving a bit of storage space for those times I elect to ride without a standard cycling jersey.
Cold water machine wash, hangs dry in reasonable time (comparable to others, despite the thicker chamois).
For fitment comparisons, I'm 5'10", 175 lbs., 33 waist, 32 inseam, and size medium is ideal.
Other reviewers have mentioned that the cut in front is a bit high for "natural breaks," and I agree, but have not found it unreasonable.
The 1st day I wore them I wrote 60 miles with no problem. The fit and comfort is very similar to my Aero tech men's riding endurance bike shorts. The straps on the bibs are comfortable and a good fit for me as I am 5'9" tall and weigh hundred and 79 pounds. I ordered the large size and I am happy with the bibs.
Great chamois, holds up well to washing. I own 3 pairs, and do laundry to make sure I do not get stuck wearing other shorts. A little pricey, but worth it.
I bought these on some recommendations from our cycle club members when I asked on face book about what the best bib shorts for an upcoming century ride that we were doing. Well I ordered and received them in no time. I wore them for the century and really glad that I had bought these. They are well worth the extra $$ and so much better than I have ever had in the past. They really are designed for the long haul and I am very pleased with my purchase.