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Assos Prosline Bib Shorts Shorts

4.75/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $160.00


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Assos Prosline Bib Shorts


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Riaan van Niekerk a Racer from South Africa

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2005

Strengths:    Comfort & quality

Weaknesses:    Pricey

Bottom Line:   
The review is for the Fl-13. Only used it once - Baviaanskloof race (230km). I spent 12 hours in the saddle (20+ water crossings) with no discomfort at all. Took them straight out of the box, i.e. no special prep (washing, wearing in, etc.)

Two days after the event I did my first training (using another brand of pants) - I experienced no problems at all.

I did the Cape Epic on Cape Storm's bibs - developed one sore on the 7th day (730km). Guess I am not prone to problems in my neither region - still the CE would have been much more pleasureable on the Assos. But buying three pairs would be very expensive.

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Favorite Trail:   Tweespruit - Caledon 200

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Similar Products Used:   Mostly local SA brands (Cape Storm & Anatomic), also Velotex and Addidas

Bike Setup:   S-Works and SC Blur

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by dan barzel a Weekend Warrior from memphis, tn, usa

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2005

Strengths:    Comfortable and well fitting

Weaknesses:    Cost - some discomfort on long rides

Bottom Line:   
Great product BUT they start to chafe me on long (over 40) mile rides.
the PI ultrasensor is the most comfortable I have ridden at 1/2 the cost.
I love these shorts, but there are better values out there.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   colorado cyclist

Similar Products Used:   PI shorts - ultrasensor and microsensor

Bike Setup:   Litespeed ARenburg, shimano ultegra, selle italia trans am seat, speedplay zeroes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin a Cross Country Rider from New Jersey

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2003

Strengths:    Fit, comfort and quality

Weaknesses:    Cost. The little "Assos" emblem which was only glued on came off the front and back after a few washings. No big deal since I like them better without.

Bottom Line:   
The best bibs money can buy. As with everything in life, you get what you pay for. Fit and comfort is unbelievable and unmatched. You don't even know you have them on after hours in the saddle. I have 3 pair. Once you have worn a pair of these, you are spoiled and will never wear another short. It is a bit of a hassle putting on chamois cream after washing, but it only takes a minute and keeps them soft and actually helps kill any bacteria. They say you don't have to wash them after every ride if you use the cream. If you get a pair, you will understand!!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   PI Micro and a bunch of others

Bike Setup:   Do you really care?

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul a Racer from Heidelberg, Germany

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2003

Strengths:    Amazing fit--the insert is what my a$$ would now refer to as "to die for"!

Weaknesses:    Price

Bottom Line:   
This review is actually for the new FI.13 from Assos. Even though this short seems to be aimed at the roadie, they work just as good for off-road riding. I got em in black cause black is oh so sexy. I used to ride in baggies, but tights just are so much better, even if you look like a beauty gueen on the bike. Plus, I haven't found a baggie with a chamois describable as high quality. I don't get it...why would I need less crotch protection with a baggie versus a tight. What is up wit dat? The insert is now made of an elastic material. I don't know what they did with the chamois technically, but the comfort level of these shorts is just a world above all of the competition. You really just have to try these on for a ride to see what you get. How can I tell you how they'll react to your a$$! They are expensive as hell (even more so in the U.S. considering the weak dollar now). I paid Euro 169 for these here in Germany. Yeah, it's a lot, but my a$$ and it's comfort is worth it to me...what do I earn my money for, if not to blow it on MTB related goods??? And hey, these give me a good feelin that I won't be shooting blanks in 20 years time!

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Favorite Trail:   Silvretta Gebiet, Österreich

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Biker's Paradise, Heidelberg

Similar Products Used:   Performance shorts, multiple Pearl Izumi shorts, Axo shorts

Bike Setup:   Storck Adrenaline Pro

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Paul T a Racer from Toronto

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2001

Strengths:    Fit and quality. The best!

Weaknesses:    None other than the price.

Bottom Line:   
If you do any sort of "long rides" these things fit like glue. Super comfortable but you get what you pay for.

Wish they were a little cheaper.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Racer Sportif

Similar Products Used:   Cinelli, Sugoi, Lizards.....


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by timmo a Cross Country Rider from Oz

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2001

Strengths:    The shape of the shammy
Comfort
Colour (black)


Weaknesses:    A bit pricey at over $200 Au

Bottom Line:   
The shaped chamois in these shorts lift your scrote of the seat which alot of others don't. This is great for people who are a little delicate downstairs.
Chamois is also comfy on the rear end.
Best I've used.

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Favorite Trail:   any singletrack

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   De Grandi's

Similar Products Used:   Too many

Bike Setup:   Which one?

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tony from Kingsport, TN

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2001

Strengths:    Weight, pad, stiching, cut

Weaknesses:    They are how much?

Bottom Line:   
I would have never paid this much for a pair of shorts, but I was fortunate enough to get them for a gift. I now understand the difference between these shorts and a $75 pair. They are incredibly comfortable, extremely well made, and cut perfectly. The only bad thing is that now I don't want to wear any of my other shorts.....

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Gift

Similar Products Used:   Perl Izumi, Peformance, Nashbar


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jay Auxier a Racer from Muncie, Indiana US

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2000

Strengths:    Light weight, Pad, Style

Weaknesses:    availabilty

Bottom Line:   
Have used these shorts for a year, no problems. Be prepared to throw out all your other shorts after you try these. They are that good.

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Favorite Trail:   any head wind

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   B & B Bike Shop, Muncie

Similar Products Used:   Pearl micro, ultra Cannondale all others

Bike Setup:   Road & MTB

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by zelig a Weekend Warrior from London

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2000

Strengths:    Fit, materials and quality of workmanship

Weaknesses:    Price

Bottom Line:   
I have two pair. One over 12 years old with a synthetic chamois and one over 6 years old with a real chamois. The latter are better made although they require the use of chamois creme when used. The older pair had a problem with the padding when the bonding deteriorated but that was fixed with a couple of well placed stiches. Comfort and fit are superb. You get what you pay for although on an absolute basis, they're quite expensive. I bought both on sale.

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Favorite Trail:   tailwind

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Giordana and Pearlizumi bibs

Bike Setup:   Vortex

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Jason Gregg a Cross-Country Rider from Ponte Vedra

Date Reviewed: June 9, 1999

Strengths:    
Fantastic fit and comfort


Weaknesses:    
none


Bottom Line:   
Got to get them. Had rash with other brands but none with these.

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Favorite Trail:   
Hanna

Duration Product Used:   
3 months


Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Tim a Weekend Warrior from California

Date Reviewed: June 3, 1999

Strengths:    
COMFORTABLE!!!!!!!!!


Weaknesses:    
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


Bottom Line:   
Great bibs, super comfortable, but pricey. Definetely use the cream with these shorts.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Pearl Izumi
Castelli



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Charles Rockwell a Cross-Country Rider from San Jose California

Date Reviewed: May 13, 1999

Strengths:    
All Day Comfort
Build Quality


Weaknesses:    
Need Chamois Cream
Price !


Bottom Line:   
I can't believe I would pay $160 for a pair of
bike shorts ! Once I got over that I marveled at
their all day comfort after 7.5 hours in the saddle. These are the only shorts that I don't even notice during epic rides. These shorts do require some sort of chamois cream to be comfortable. To keep costs down I only use these shorts on rides over two hours. These are the best shorts I have ever used in 32 years of serious cycling.

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Favorite Trail:   
Alpine Loop

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
ALL Of Them !



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