Endura Women's FS260-Pro Bibshort DS review

Comfortable fabrics and chamois, plus bio-break convenience for a modest price.

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Endura's Women's FS260-Pro Bib Shorts DS have a lot going for them... a supportive chamois, leg grippers that don’t over-compress and an easy-pee system that is actually, yes, easy to use... all for less than £100. The soft, stretchy fabrics will suit riders who don’t want high levels of compression. While the pad is great for relieving the pressure of endurance rides, not everyone will warm to the the generous width at the front of it.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfy, effective leg grippers

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    Easy-pee design

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    Soft fabrics

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    Modest price

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    Pressure relieving pad

Reasons to avoid
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    No compression

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    Not as breathable as some

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    Chamois may be too wide for some

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Reviewing shorts isn’t always easy… what exactly justifies a pair costing close to £200? Performance fabrics? Quality construction? Bio-break presence and functionality? A quality chamois? What one person a prioritises will be different to the next and investment will invariably boil down to personal preferences. But is it possible to get all of these things for less than £100? I’d say Endura put up a good case with their FS260-Pro Bibshort DS, though nothing is ever perfect...

We tested these bib shorts as part of a women's bib short grouptest, alongside Velocio's Women's Ultralight Bib Short, the Cafe du Cycliste Adeline Fade Women's Bib Shorts, and Assos Women's UMA GTV Bib Shorts C2. 

Construction

Endura claim that the shorts have been designed by ‘in-house’ roadies. The cut certainly supports this, boasting panels specifically tailored to a position on a road bike. The recycled polyester (20%) / elastane (30%) / nylon (50%) composition slides over the skin and doesn’t feel in anyway restrictive. 

Hem-lined bib straps are made with a light mesh fabric with plenty of give to help the bio-break design function effectively.

The leg grippers are made out of a raw cut, deep elasticated band. Silicone micro-tabs  help anchor the shorts against bare skin or warmers . Overall length is good - these are certainly not a ‘short’ short.