Assos Equipe R S9 bib shorts review - Swiss comfort at a more affordable price point

Minor grievances aside, Assos' mid-market bib shorts provide almost all of the same quality as their premium range

Male cyclist wearing Assos Equipe R S9 bib shorts
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Extremely comfortable and top performers in hot conditions, but they ride up the leg a bit too much. Oh, and please, will Assos learn how to properly attach their logo?

Reasons to buy
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    Very comfortable and compressive

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    Excellent pad and great positioning

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    More affordable given its Assos

Reasons to avoid
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    Leg length

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    Signs of fraying

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    Evil logo placement

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Assos are among the premium cycling retailers, so when the opportunity arose to test one of their more affordable bib shorts, I was curious to know how they would stack up against their far more expensive line.

The short answer is I was impressed. The best of Assos has been recreated with the Equipe R S9, and they are more than appropriate for those looking to race or those simply wanting a comfortable fit for all-day riding.

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