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Savannah S.

Savannah S.

Savannah S.

Savannah S.wrote a review of on June 10, 2019

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

There are some things about the bibs that straight up are not the best thought out. The clip in the front actually restricts upper body movement so riding unclipped is necessary but that isn't a deal breaker. Know going into this that because there are the zippers for easy bathroom breaks, your waistline measurement is VERY important as there is no stretch. I've found that I need to unzip them a little to get them over my hips then zip them closed. The ease of bathroom breaks does have it's downfall, when I tried it at home I found that in my first attempt, the chamois ends up touching the toilet so it takes practice to not have your chamois get all up on a public toilet. Wiping is also very awkward with trying to keep it from touching anything. The inseam is a good few inches longer than most so an annoyance for short people, the cuff of the leg touches my calves on each pedal stroke. Thankfully the legs are not the bad leg gripper though. The material is nice and will be good for windy, cooler days as it does have the wind stopper fabric. The chamois seems nice but the stitching is a bit stiff and itchy. I recommend chamois cream with these to prevent any potential chafing. Unfortunately I can't recommend these to anyone my size (5'1") but if you are 5'4" and still wear a small, then the calf touching won't be an issue. If you are curvy for your size, you will probably need to size up due to the waist feature I mentioned above. I'm 5'1" and 118lb. Size 27" waist, 37" hips. The small fits long on the quads but good on the suspenders. Hope this helps.

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Savannah S.

Savannah S.wrote a review of on August 1, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

So far I've only worn these bibs a few times, but each time they were for 40-80 mile rides. The chamois is VERY thick and is properly seated so it isn't coming up to your bellybutton. It has a nifty cutout on the butt side of the chamois for venting and I did not find myself soggy even after 3 hours in 90+ degree heat. I love the integrated gripper in the wide band since I abhor the thin silicone gripper that used to be mainstream. Wide cuffs slide on easily when you aren't sweaty yet. Since I changed kits during my 24 hour bike ride without a rinse between, getting them on was a bit rough but not as bad as some of my other bibs. Sizing is right on and the suspenders are not overly long or short. As a short lady with a very short torso, the straps are the right height and even someone as tall as 5'6" would probably be fine with a size small without the straps being too tight. I'm 5'1", 119lb and small fits perfectly.

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Savannah S.

Savannah S.wrote a review of on June 4, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This jersey is Ok and it's left me with a decent impression. I've worn it a couple times already in very hot weather, in rain, in cooler temps, in humidity, and I feel like I have a good understanding of the pro/cons of it. Con 1- the material is surprisingly cheap feeling compared to my amazing De Marchi bibs that I've been wearing for over a year. I got this jersey for less than $30 and can say I would not have spent a penny more on it, let alone $120 more for the original price of it. Pro 1- The gripper on the sleeves are very nice since they are the integrated silicone band that's wide which I love on my bibs and are not too constricting for someone with very large biceps. Con 2- The material does not lend itself to be a super fast drying tech material which is a little bit of a problem as I had intended for this to be my summer, hot weather jersey in hopes it would wick sweat quickly, which it doesn't. It says that it's lightweight material for hot weather but I can say that while it's lightweight, that's more due to the lack of quality than the technology. It can be difficult to get off when you are very sweaty as the arms a race fit tight and the material seems to cling to sweaty skin which made disrobing a bit of a task- a thing to keep in mind for those of us ladies who love to wear bibs and might need an emergency rest stop. Pro 2- Full sized pockets plus a zipper is nice. I can fit cleat covers, iphone 8, some Gus, and a car key and not feel like I am going to lose anything. Con 3- cheap plastic zipper- I can already tell the quality of the zipper is probably going to be this jersey's downfall. It is difficult to unzip quickly when I needed to vent after getting soaked in a rain storm and the humidity picked up when the sun came out. It was then even more of a chore to zip it back up single handed (I had to use my teeth to hold the jersey in place to assist with zipping back up). Pro 3- It is a few inches shorter on the torso in the front than the back so it doesn't hang down below my chamois. I am a shorter woman (5'1") with a short torso and find most smalls are dresses on me and my shoulders are too large for an Xsmall. Pro 4- So far it has held up in the washer and dryer after a few rounds and nothing is threadbare yet.
If you want a cheap race fit jersey, get this so long as it's on sale. If you want a race fit jersey with quality, look elsewhere.
5'1" - 115lbs Size small fits perfect

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Savannah S.

Savannah S.wrote a review of on May 2, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

These knickers out of the box were ALMOST what I was looking for but really missed the mark in 3 key areas, which is why I returned them. 1- Leg grippers... They have the horrible silicone leg grippers on the wide band which made it practically impossible to even pull up my legs to try them on. I can only imagine the pain I would be in if I did wear them on a winter ride. 2- Quality- The knickers themselves were great quality(why they get a 3 instead of 2), but the bib straps were subpar. I am surprised by the poor quality of the straps coming from Sugoi. The clips that are supposed to help with pit stops, I don't really see how they supposed to function. Are you supposed to remove your jersey after getting the bibs down to be able to get the straps back in place? Defeats the point of the pitstop "help". I'd rather have great quality straps and have to remove my jersey than those clips that feel like they will break in 5 washes. 3- Sizing- I have fairly muscular legs, but my calves aren't large and these knickers constricted my calves like they were compression socks. Getting them on was a pain (also from the silicone cuff) as the fabric did not want to slide along my skin nor did it want to stretch. I ordered a small as I sat on the larger side of an xsmall and low end of a small and they still were too tights on me. The length was exactly what I'd been looking for but the quality of them was not what I need. The knickers might work for someone who is more interested in the knicker aspect of it with the added benefit of bib straps but these totally missed the mark for me. I am still on the hunt for knicker length bibs...

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