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Patrick B.

Patrick B.

Patrick B.

Patrick B.wrote a review of on October 11, 2011

5 5

Extremely happy with these bibs. Have now had out on two rides ... a 20 and 30 miler, so haven't been out for a long time. But very happy. The chamois is uncommonly comfortable, without a bunch of bulk. I like the leg bands. Similar to the LG Equips I've been riding, but I actually like the chamois in the Capo's better, not nearly as bulky. Also, the fabric inside the legs and on the butt seems a bit tougher and more abrasion resistant. I know these aren't particularly advertised as compression shorts, but I think they provide the support. Finally, nice style. Black bibs with a little style accents. Traditional with a bit of flair.

Now on to what seem to be a never ending topic: Sizing. I know many think the italian brands run small. And they probably do a bit, but I think the issue is really more of a race fit versus a looser recreational fit. Disclaimer, I'm on old crit race guy (read over 50 but still race), so I fall on the side of "race fit". Here are my two cents on the fit on these bibs. I'm 5'10", 175. 43 chest, 32 waist. I ordered the mediums. I'd say perfect fit. Appropriately snug and compressive. Yes, the shoulder straps are a bit on the shorter side. But again, when in riding position it's perfect. And isn't that the point. My comment to many of the sizing comments here is if you want bibs that are comfortable for walking around, and gives you lots of room in the middle, then buy a different kind of bib. There are lots of loose fitting recreational style bibs around. If you want a compressive, more race style fit, then buy according to size chart. Hope that helps. But again, I am surprisingly happy with these, particularly since I scored them on BonkTown.