MavicKsyrium Pro Bib Short - Men's
Item # MAV00CR
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September 13, 2016
Great short, great chamios
- I've put it through the wringer
- Runs small
- Size Bought
- 6` 1"
- 230 lbs
As a bigger guy, I really appreciate the thicker chamois in the larger sizes (l, XL, XXL). I would agree with the other review that the chamois position lends itself better to a less aggressive fit on the bike, but still felt fine tucked in for long descents. Full disclosure...I'm the product guy for Mavic USA, but these are my go to bib shorts!
June 12, 2016
Like the cut. The chamois is ok.
- I've used it several times
There's a lot to like about these bibs. The cut is comfortable when in the riding position and the straps are soft, breathable, and don't twist up as easily as Castelli straps do. It's also low enough in the front not to restrict your diaphragm and to make breaks a little easier. Sizing is mostly true to size for me. I wouldn't mind if there were a little more compression, but it's adequate. For reference I have a 34" waist and the medium fit me fine. I tried a large too, and would probably go for those if I wanted a more relaxed fit. The chamois is something that does OK, but not my favorite. I was interested to see how memory foam does for absorbing pressure on long rides and I'm finding I don't love it. The chamois has two higher spots for the sit bones but it's almost cut like it has straight edges (as if cut with a cookie cutter) rather than tapering them down for multiple thicknesses like so many other shorts do today. Consequently, they don't always sit perfectly as you move around on the saddle. Additionally, it has a deep center channel that has minimal padding. This becomes a problem for me because I move around along the entire length of my saddle and when I sit up front, it's like there's almost no padding there. The fact that I ride in a fairly aggressive position also means the chamois sits too far back for my preference. If you're one of those people that sits more upright and don't move around much on the saddle you may enjoy these. For me, they're just ok.