That's all I've heard for years.......Assos is #1 in everything, blah, blah. Too expensive.......Not at all. Best bibs I've ever bought. Unreal. First time I rode them I put on 65 miles and everything was perfect. They truly are perfect. Here was the only hard decision. I'm a bigger biker. 6'2" - 225#. Big legs, not fat but not a 6 pack either. If I went by the size guide (And I did) I should be in the XLG's. Sooo, I tried the XLG's and they were very tight. Once I got them on they felt pretty good. Tight but good. Due to the size the legs were almost like compression shorts. Felt good. I just didn't think it was perfect. Soooo, went to the "Sears Husky" size and bought the TIR. Fit much better but I gotta tell ya, I did like the tighter compression feel of the smaller one. Wish there was an Assos Rep standing next to me to say Ya or Na. Highly Recommend.