I have to admit that when it comes to bib shorts that you are going to sit in for hours on end, I'm not usually looking for the best bang for the buck. I'm typically interested in the best pad for my butt. That said, these De Marchi bib shorts definitely delivered, particularly given their price point. The Italian striping is classic, and the lazer cut leg grippers do their job well. Fit wise, they are not exceptionally compressive, and fit more in line with Louis Garneau than Capo or Giordana. I'm about 6'3", and 180 in race form but closer to 195 right now, and the large worked well. If and when these wear out, I might well pick up another pair for rides when I know my apparel is likely to get thrashed. Three stars only because these are admittedly not on the same level as the higher end De Marchi offerings.