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Gear Review

5 5

High Mile Comfort, Thy Name is Classico

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The story behind me getting the Louis Garneau Classico Bib Short was partly for looks, which are awesome as it looks like a team issue without a ton of logos spread throughout. After putting it on, I felt the Powerband keep the inseam where it was supposed to be and the Lycra Power, Pro and Power Mesh combination made the positive blood flow evident before the first pedal stroke.
Things got even better after starting to ride as my legs felt more efficient in pushing straightaways and climbs. This material even dries quickly as I once wore the Classico bibs before proper drying after wash and I couldn't tell after the first ten miles. The Airzone Chamois is another large plus as 40 miles garnered no ill feelings from down there.
Going on to the fit, I am 5' 11", 180 lbs with bulky upper legs, a 32.5" inseam and a thinner hip/waist. The medium fit pretty well to a bit tight, but not too constricting. The height of the bib straps were perfect as well.
I know you are looking for the downside to this bib, guess what? There isn't one. It is the best bib short I've ever had the pleasure of using a bike seat with. If I can nitpick, a casual rider that only goes 1 hour per week won't be doing this bib justice as it begs to be ridden on long and difficult courses.