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These bibs are very breathable because of the mesh material in the lower back region as well as the material of the shorts. It would be awesome for hot summer rides. The chamois is very well constructed and would be sweet on century rides. Sugoi makes quality products. I own a bunch of the Sugoi RS shorts with the green Formula FX chamois and these bibs have an even more amazing chamois- the FXR. Unfortunately, I've lost weight and the XS Sugoi are now too wide for me and the shorts shift around. I was really hoping that the bibs would run small but the bibs are true to size. I really wanted to fit into these bibs because of the awesome chamois. I am tempted to eat gelato every day just so I can fit into these. :) The one thing I was not so crazy about were the straps which did not lay as flat against the skin as I would have liked. But as I wore it for 5 minutes and got used to the sensation, I did not notice the straps much.
These bibs fit amazing. The narrow chamois eliminates excess bulk which most other shorts seem to have. I was worried about the minimal chamois since my regular rides are 60 miles or so. Turns out to offer ample support without getting in the way or shifting around. Finding a good fitting pair of shorts/bibs is not easy and what works for one may not work for another. But if you have narrow hips and have trouble finding shorts that fit, the XS might work for you, as it did for me. I couldn't be happier and ended up getting two of these bibs. I read reviews of the previous versions of the FR Red Carbon bibs and the common complaint was that they dip low in the belly. The 2011 model does NOT have this problem. In fact, the rise is slightly higher than on the Forma Custom bibs (with the pink leg cuffs). I usually have problems with my quads being choked by the awful narrow leg grippers on most shorts but didn't have that problem with these bibs. These shorts are bit shorter than most bibs so take note if you are very tall or prefer longer shorts that offer more compression. I'm short (5'3'') so the length didn't affect me much. Some ladies might even prefer the shorter length to avoid low tan lines on their thighs.
And last, just a general statement about bibs- if you are curious about bibs and wonder what all the fuss is, give them a try. I never wore bibs before and now, I am a convert!