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Daniel P.

Daniel P.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Daniel P.

Daniel P.wrote a review of on February 2, 2017

4 5

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

I ordered MEDIUM and they are just a wee bit large. Not a problem, but if I order more, I might go down to a small just for grins and giggles.

These are outrageously lightweight feeling. Don't know the actual weight, but they "feel" fantastic. Chamois is quite nice and if these hold up as well as my other Assos stuff, these will likely make it through the bulk of the calendar year. These are primarily for riding on the trainer and rollers, as they're shorts instead of bibs, and are replacing my Louis Garneau CB Carbon 2 Shorts which I simply couldn't tolerate any longer. I ride about 7-10 hours/week on the rollers, and need something that can survive a huge amount of sweat and daily washings (with WIN detergent, of course). The Garneau fabric was weird, and over time, the chamois caused problems "in front". Let's just leave it there...

These Assos shorts will be tested pretty heavily in the next 10 days; I'll use them for the Tour of Sufferlandria which puts me on the bike for nine days and about 1110 TSS.

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Daniel P.

Daniel P.wrote a review of on October 27, 2016

3 5

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

Uggg. Luckily I bought these for use indoors on the rollers only during the wintertime, as I don't want to wear out my Assos stuff.

The good:
1) The material is odd, but not off-putting. It looks like mesh, but once you wear these shorts they're pretty comfortable.

2) The chamois is fine. Nothing ground breaking, but certainly more than sufficient for my trainer/rollers (1-2 hour sessions)

The bad:

1) WTF with a drawstring on these shorts? Does. Not. Compute. Maybe I bought swim trunks instead of cycling shorts? Odd design choice.... especially considering point #2

2) Whoa, these run small. I am 5'9" 145# and usually wear 'medium' shorts and bibs from PI, Assos, and Castelli. Based on recommendations here, I ordered 'small' for these Garneau shorts. Glad I did. It's the right size for my build.

3) The thigh gripper needs something. Not sure what.... but after an hour on the rollers, I looked like I was wearing Daisy Duke shorts. These are pretty short to begin with, but when I got off the rollers they had crept up *at least* 2 inches on my thighs. If I was wearing these out on a group ride, my mates would surely make some clever remarks. My thighs are fine, thank you.... but I don't need to advertise them to the world. If I submitted a picture on this review, most workplace nanny blockers would get tripped. yeah, that's how much the shorts crept up.

Bottom line, I'm still keeping them for use indoors only. They stay pretty cool, the chamois is fine, and I'm the only one who gets to see those thighs when I'm alone inside.

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Daniel P.

Daniel P.wrote a review of on September 4, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

After going through multiple Peal Izumis in a season, I decided to spend some bucks and get the good stuff. Well, these absolutely rock. I've done multiple 100-milers in them, plenty of big climbing days (10k feet+), and they really are great. I wouldn't say the chamois makes 6 hours in the saddle feel like a soft leather sofa -- but I would say it is dramatically more comfortable than anything else I've worn. The way it "moves" (or rather the unsewen sections are free-floating) is a brilliant idea. The fit is solid. I am 5'9", 145# and the Medium size is a good fit. The *only* thing I'll point out is the oddly embarrassing bulge in the crotch area. It's weirdly padded (hey, that's a good thing), in that area, and makes me a wee bit self-conscious. Nobody else has noticed or said anything however...

Finally, wash only in a garment bag with mild detergent.

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Daniel P.

Daniel P.wrote a review of on April 19, 2016

Pretty awesome.
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have only had these pedals installed for a few rides on a Pinarello GAN RS with 172.5 Ultegra cranks. Zero issues with install, zero issues with calibration, zero issues during my rides. They seem work work quite well, and provide numbers that are fairly consistent with my power data from a gazillion miles on a Tacx trainer.

The only drawback so far? I'm so fascinated with the right/left balance numbers displayed on the Garmin 1000, that I'm forgetting to simply enjoy the ride!

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