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AssosCento EVO Bib Short - Men's

Sale 20% OffCurrent price:$263.20 Original price:$329.00

Item # AAS00C2

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Item # AAS00C2
Description

Why We Like The Cento EVO Bib Short

The Cento EVO Bib Short from Assos is the evolution of its iconic Cento, updated with new features and details that further its long-distance-comfort credentials. It's refined fit, materials, and updated insert solidifies this short as a staple from the stalwart short brand.

Type.439 textile returns for the main panels and is a favorite thanks to its incredible skin comfort. This durable material possesses two different rates of four-way stretch for maximum elasticity and a nice compressive hold and supportive wrap for hard-working muscles. It's also proven to have exceptional breathability, and it rapidly transfers moisture to its quick-drying outer surface. As with the original Cento, the fit is a touch more generous around the lower abdominals than the racingFit options, and Assos adds its new raw-cut, tape reinforced zeroWaist ensuring a smooth transition between body and fabric for less pressure and a comfortable hold.

Leg openings receive Assos' Ultralight Leg Grippers featuring light silicon treatment woven into the leg bands, helping reduce bulk and secures the hem in place without any excessive pressure. The bib back panel is constructed using the comfortable Y7 Frame Carrier design for a wide, flat, flexible, and stable structure that simply disappears between the shoulder blades for a smooth, supportive hold. Furthermore, a dorsal stabilizer in its Stabilizator mesh provides limited vertical stretch that increases support during those long hours in the saddle reaching for the hoods and drops.

The new black colorway Cento EVO elastic insert uses 10mm of plush memory foam and the kukuPenthouse for comfort and support on every ride. kukuPenthouse is a soft, brushed microfiber layer at the front part of the insert that supports the male anatomy and eliminates pressure while improving ventilation. Its patented 3D waffle design uses three-layer perforated foam that increases breathability while dropping excessive grams. Finally, the returning goldenGate technology is always welcome to see and features interrupted stitching along the insert’s side panels, allowing for three-dimensional freedom of movement in a sensitive, high rotational area.

  • Updated Cento long-distance/endurance bibs from Assos
  • regularFit offers a more accommodating fit than its raceFit offerings
  • Gently compressive Type.439 material breathes, wicks, and supports
  • goldenGate chamois technology moves with you rather than against you
  • kuKuPenthouse front layer adds male-specific chamois comfort
  • Y7 Frame Carrier Bib Tech supports yet is unobtrusive
  • Ultralight Leg Grippers comfortably hold the hem in place
  • Since the brand was launched, Assos has enjoyed clandestine popularity throughout the peloton

Tech Specs
Material73% nylon, 17% Elastane, 10% polyester
Seasonspring, summer, fall
FitregularFit
ChamoisCento S7 EVO
Chamois Thickness10mm
BibY7 Frame Carrier Bib Tech
Leg Gripperultralight silicon
Reflectivebands
Activitygravel, road cycling
Manufacturer Warrantylimited
Size

Assos

Men's Apparel
 XSSMLXLXLGTIR
Leg, Knee, Arm Warmers0III 
Skinfoil0IIIIII
Height

5ft 3in - 5ft 7in

(160 - 170cm)

5ft 7in - 5ft 9in

(168 - 175cm)

5ft 8in - 5ft 11in

(170 - 179cm)

5ft 11in - 6ft 2in

(180 - 187cm)

6ft 1in - 6ft 2in

(185 - 189cm)

6ft 3in+

(190cm+)

Weight

< 132lb

(< 60kg)

< 154lb

(< 70kg)

< 165lb

(< 75kg)

< 176lb

(< 80kg)

< 187lb

(< 85kg)

< 198lb

(< 90lb)

> 198lb

(> 90lb)

Waist

27.5 - 29.1in

(70 - 74cm)

29.2 - 31.5in

(75 - 80cm)

31.6 - 33.8in

(81 - 86cm)

33.8 - 36.2in

(87 - 92cm)

36.3 - 38.9in

(93 - 99cm)

39 - 41.7in

(100 - 106cm)

41.8in+

(107cm+)

Chest

34.6in

(88cm)

36.2in

(92cm)

37.8in

(96cm)

39.3in

(100cm)

41.7in

(106cm)

44in

(112cm)

46.4in

(118cm)

Note: Assos clothing has a very slimming, anatomic cut, if your build is less than slim or if you like your fit looser, go up in size.

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure around the widest part of your chest.
Waist:
Bend to the side and measure around the place where your waist bends, keeping the tape a bit loose.

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 3

Great pad and straps, but bad design

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Weight
185 lbs

I was excited to get these bibs after hearing so much about the pad, and they did not dissappoint with regards to the pad, -the pad is perfect, soft but slightly firm. The problem is the cut of fabric, it just doesn't sit right, nor compress evenly, and feels heavy against the skin. In comparison, my Giordana FR-C Pro's are cut to form around my leg and compress perfectly with silky smooth fabric. The FRC pad is a notch or 2 down from the Cento, but is still very good, and for half the cost. It is a shame, if only I could get the Cento pad in the FRC bib!

>Rating: 5

Best pair of chamois I’ve ever owned

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 9"
Weight
165 lbs

Definitely the most expensive out of any chamois I’ve owned, but also the most comfortable. It’s on a whole new level… you get what you pay for.

>Rating: 5

Likely the best I've owned!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
xl
Height
6` 1"
Weight
195 lbs

Yes there are lots of great bibs out there…some bad ones too (talking to you, Castelli…). I have some great Garneau's that I love…and some Seguio's that are a terrific value, but I've always wanted to try the Assos and see what the fuss was all about. These are the bomb. I'm 6'1, 195 with good sized thighs and the XL is perfect…I ride road, gravel and mountain. Here are specifics that I love about these: 1. The minimal strapping and low-riding fronts are much cooler than most others that come clear up to mid-belly…which gets super hot in summer riding. 2. The chamois is incredible…literally can hardly feel your saddle, but not bulky at all. 3. The leg length is just right…not too long or too short. 4. And the elastic leg banding is super comfy, does not ride up and so far (8-10 long rides and 3 washings) has not begun to stretch out like others. Treat yourself if you can…they are a lot, but worth every penny!

>Rating: 4

Nice Bib Short, but.....

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
xl
Height
5` 10"
Weight
190 lbs

This is a great Bib Short, but make sure you get them on sale!!! I love everything ASSOS and this was my first Cento bib! I have 2 other ASSOS bibs and love the fit/finish of them. Even at the sale price of $263, I was not overly impressed with the Cento Evo. I have 2 Giordana FR-C Bibs that are just as good and were cheaper!! I tend to gravitate more toward the FR-C's. I am around 190lbs and ride around 50-60 miles at a time. Maybe these bibs would be a game changer for you "smaller" guys!!! The bibs are very good and feel amazing on. For me, there are just as good bibs out there at a better price.

>Rating: 5

Comfortable

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 9"
Weight
150 lbs

Comfortable for longer rides (3+ hours), especially on the contact area. Sizing felt a little small at first--seemed a little tight and leg length a little short but while wearing them getting ready for the ride I realize they don't constrain nor bind anywhere and definitely not tight up front. Also, I have a long torso; straps are fine. They're not the tightest nor the stretchiest but I don't notice them, which is what matters. Fabric feels durable, isn't slick and doesn't stick to the saddle. Bib back panel is a bit high but the upper fabric breathes well even with a base layer. I really like the chamois, which has two separate foam pads and a small gap in the middle, so there's no perineal pressure. On my vintage saddle without a center channel, this separation makes a difference. The 10mm foam is thick and medium density. At first it seems a bit much but after a couple hours I am not even thinking about it, which is the way it should be. I read the reviews about the chamois bunching up or shifting but I didn't experience that. These Assos bibs are pricey but they're the best I've worn for long rides. Overall, I'm pleased.

>Rating: 5

Assos - Best Bib

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 10"
Weight
172 lbs

Great bib and works. Costly but they last beyond several seasons. Get a couple (or more) and rotate them.

>Rating: 5

Assos and bib short believer

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 10"
Weight
158 lbs

I waited 20 years before I tried my first bib short for cycling...don't make the same mistake I did. The fit and feel of these shorts was beyond any of my predictions. And the pad is amazing. I am not sure why a bib-short feels so good, but I guess that it greatly minimizes micro-movements of the short against your skin when you are cycling. The pad promotes evaporation so when you take a break in a cafe during a long ride, it evaporates your sweat and does not feel like a wet diaper. I will never wear a bike short again. And the Assos brand delivers superior performance.

>Rating: 5

Great Bibs

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Weight
185 lbs

I am a true Assos fan and have had used their bibs over the years. The Cento Evo bib shorts are one of the finest and most comfortable bibs I have had over the years. I am 6 foot and 185 pounds and got an XL size which fits me very well. I usually do over 50 mile rides at varying terrain and have been extremely happy with the comfort and the snug fit of the bib.

>Rating: 3

Reputation vs Performance

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 10"
Weight
155 lbs

I really wanted to love these bibs. I’ve read so manny glowing reviews here and elsewhere about them. I have an extreme endurance road ride coming up, so I bought these for that event. But after two training rides, I’ve concluded that they just didn’t perform for me. I’m 155 lbs and bought size M. The fit was perfect so that was a good start. Buy on the bike, the rear strap bridge scratches my back. That was pretty minor compared to the major problem which was that they were just not comfortable for a long ride. My first ride in them was 20 miles (after an initial washing). That went fine except for a little irritation on my sit bones. I didn’t use any Trislide, so I blamed that .My next ride was 110 miles in temps that ranged from 60-80F. I did use Trislide but the pad was still noticeably irritating on my sit bones by 30 miles and a seam irritated the inside of one of my (skinny) thighs. I also felt noticeable perineal pressure, which suggests the pad was bunching up somehow. That doesn’t happen with my normal bibs of choice from Pactimo. It made a long ride pretty miserable at times which was pretty disappointing. On the plus side, the bibs never felt hot and I liked the lack of construction around the midsection. So, unfortunately, these bibs were an expensive mistake for me. Your mileage may vary.

>Rating: 4

Great bibs and comfy even if not magic

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
6` 2"
Weight
170 lbs

I have ridden this on 100+ mile rides and they do well. I like the kuku's nest: it eliminates the need for some chamois cream on the north 40. The chamois is well made, easy to clean, and dries quickly. Overall a comfortable bib that works for the long haul. But derriere care involves good embrocations, the correct posture, and a well designed, well positioned saddle. These bibs alone won't solve all that ails you, but they will help. And make you feel superior to your riding buddies--and you can't put a price tag on that.

>Rating: 5

You won't go back

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 1"
Weight
175 lbs

Big fan of these bibs. Riding in some iteration of the Evo since 2014. No need to save them for epic rides but they do great on them. Terrific tech, construction, chamois, grip, compression, etc. Truly a pair that you don't notice over rides big and small but only get better 40 miles in. Totally worth the investment.

>Rating: 5

tested on a 125-mile ride

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
6` 2"
Weight
166 lbs

https://www.strava.com/activities/5308089833 I have worn these one time, but that one ride was a double-metric. I ride in central Florida, so conditions started cool (but humid) then got progressively hotter, and on a flat route there's no standing to climb and no letting off the pedals, so a good test for a long-distance bib. With my usual long-ride bib shorts (Castelli Mondiale) I find by about 50 mins or so I have to stand to get comfortable and that was the first thing I noticed about the Assos, that I was perfectly comfortable well into 2 hours+. At 5 hours the biggest difference I noticed was that my hands & feet were also still comfortable - because the bibs were comfortable I was not compensating by putting any added pressure on these other touch-points. The bibs have compression only in the areas needed, making 'nature breaks' very easy. The straps are comfortable and I never thought about them once while riding. Bottom line - these bibs are superb and no other brand I've tried is close.

>Rating: 4

Almost Perfect, Just a Couple Flaws

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 1"
Weight
190 lbs

These Cento Evo shorts are almost perfect, but are held back by a couple of strange omissions/choices. First, the good. The chamois is fantastic. The fit of it, as well as the surface material are great -- the material that touches your skin is much softer than the material used in the new S9 chamois, and it is better for it. The much-maligned "Kuku Penthouse" is perfectly adequate, but it was, frankly, a little smaller than I expected, and I think I prefer the extra room provided by the shaped "cup" in the newer S9 chamois. Otherwise, the chamois is great and even though the padding is thicker than in the S9, it doesn't feel too bulky or chafe. The straps and back panel are fantastic, and hold the shorts/chamois in place securely and comfortably. That brushed microfiber panel between the back of the chamois and the bottom of the straps/back panel seems to keep everything in place and adds an extra layer of comfort when pedaling. The fabric is nicely compressive and seems more durable than the fabric on the RS S9 shorts. Great, but what's not to like? Two strange flaws. First, the leg grippers are sub-par. The thin silicone "dashed line" on elastic is almost identical to the grippers on a cheap pair of Mavic Cosmic bibs I bought off STP for $40 at least five years ago. That would be fine if they worked well, but they are neither very comfortable, nor do they grip my legs securely. Being relatively narrow and tight, you get a bit of the old-school "sausage casing" effect from the grippers, but they still slowly ride up your leg over the course of a ride. I prefer the newer RS S9 leg openings, which don't squeeze so much yet still manage to stay in place. Second (and as commented on by others), the fit in the front belly/waist area is surprisingly loose. I get that these are not the "race fit" of the RS S9, but the only area where the Cento Evo actually seems looser than the RS S9 is in the front belly/waist area -- and I'm no lightweight, nor do I find the RS S9 to be in any way restrictive. It just makes for a sloppy fit, and if you're wearing a tight, lightweight "race fit" jersey like the Giordana FR-C, you can see the front edge of the Cento Evo bib shorts bunching up beneath them. The fabric seems supple enough that it should be tight enough to lie flat without concern that it will be overly restrictive when on the bike. So a star off for these two unusual oversights, but otherwise excellent.

Excellent and thorough review. Straps are a bit more looser than the Equippe RS9 which is good if you have crashed and have shoulder problems or broken clavicle. The design of the back straps gives better relief on the shoulders as well. Overall a bit more loose fitting than the Equippe RS9 with a touch more abdominal and side coverage but not necessarily any more support. The chamois feels more dense than the RS9 like a diaper but this sensation immediately disappears once you are in the saddle. Despite the presence of silicone leg grippers I agree that they tend to ride up due to my larger thighs so I would recommend a Large rather than the XL in the RS9's. ASSOS is the top of the line, but despite their hugh selection of different models one has to really try them on which I have found to be somewhat tedious. My take away, is that when it come to fit, perfection is the enemy of great. Assos is top flight once you get the fit in the ballpark

>Rating: 5

THE Best!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 11"
Weight
165 lbs

I’ve had mine about 2 weeks now. I can honestly say, they are so comfortable, it encourages you to ride longer. Yea, they’re expensive, but you really do get what you pay for here. I have a pair of S9’s also, which are a close second, but not this good. Another thing, when I received these, I threw away my 15 year old pair of Assos!

>Rating: 5

The best bibs I own!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 10"
Weight
155 lbs

These are the best bib shorts I own. Yes, they are pricey, but worth it in my humble opinion. I have never had any chafing issues with these, like I have encountered with other shorts. They are obviously very high quality and have held up very well for nine months so far.

>Rating: 5

Great Shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 1"
Weight
193 lbs

The extra padding is perfect for long days in the saddle.

>Rating: 5

Take care of your boys.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 11"
Weight
165 lbs

These are by far the best investment I’ve ever made in riding apparel. I’ve ridden Dakine, Patagonia, as well as specialized for years and they have nothing on these bad boys. I bought them specifically for a week long bike packing trip across Washington state. I didn’t even have time to break them in, yet after 5 days in the saddle of averaging more than 90 miles and 7k feet of climbing my nether regions showed no signs of wear. Chamois butter wasn’t even necessary. I cannot speak to their longevity yet as I’ve only been riding them for a couple weeks but I can tell you I won’t spend money on any other bibs at this point. I’m 5’11” with a 30” waist and the fit is spot on.

>Rating: 5

expensive, but wow

Size Bought
m
Height
5` 9"
Weight
165 lbs

very comfortable, nice fit, especially around the "kuku's" nest

>Rating: 2

Two many issues

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small

Returned. The stitching on the straps in the back is hardened and not well done, so that it is constantly scratching your skin. As mentioned in another review, the chamois constantly bunches up since the sides are not stitched in.

Had the same issue. I came back to read the reviews to make sure I wasn't crazy, and/or verify that I didn't just get a bad batch.

I'm reading reviews after buying these bib shorts and returning them earlier today. I wore them 3 or 4 times and the chamois bunches up in the left side of my crotch. I've never before had a pair of shorts do this but the friction and resulting small "saddle sore" wasn't hacking it. Maybe the 10 mil chamois thickness is to blame? I don't know. I have Assos bib knickers that fit just fine but my go-to bib shorts, for now, are Castelli.

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