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Gear Review

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A good way to finish out the Equipe kit

I bought the bib shorts because I had an Equipe jersey and wanted to have something other than the basic black shorts. These fit the bill nicely, and I liked the weird design. As other reviewers noted, the sizing runs a bit small. I have a 29" waist and the mediums fit fine on me. Most of my cycling clothing is pretty subdued, so I like breaking these guys out. I've ridden them lots and they're holding together just fine--they're well made.

I also wear Castelli and Capo shorts and must note that these Louis Garneau shorts are not in their league, perhaps a half-step or a step below those. The chamois is comfortable enough and I've no complaints, but it feels somewhat more basic. The length of the shorts is also longer, ending just above my knee (I'm 5'9"). This isn't a defect, but if you do not prefer longer shorts--or you value the sharpness of your cycler's tan--then you will want to be aware of this.