Jeff Stewartwrote a review of Santini BCool Bib Shorts on October 24, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
First, let me say that I understand where some of these negative reviews are coming from. Honestly, these aren't bib shorts for heavier set riders. The fit is definitely race-intensive, but it's a bit larger than some of the pure Italian sizing that I've encountered before.
Personally, i really love the bib straps and uppers in general âÂ they're wide, airy, and hardly noticeable in the ride position. And as far as what the bib shorts are designed for, riding in the heat, I really couldn't ask for more. This philosophy really extends itself well to the shorts portion as well, given that the outer-leg panels are basically mesh.
As for the chamois, I can see how some might not go for it. If your preference is for something a bit more minimal, however, I guarantee that you'll love it.
Feel free to read my full review here: