Endura Xtract Bibshort II review - as comfortable as shorts twice the price

A comfortable option for the budget-conscious rider with a truly excellent pad that makes up for the lower-quality feel of the fabric

Endura shorts review
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Priced at £57.99 from Endura these shorts are half the price of other pairs I’ve ridden that are the same comfort level. The pad is truly excellent and it more than makes up for the lower quality material feel.

Reasons to buy
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    Very comfortable pad

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    Punches above its price point, excellent value

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    Well made - several weeks of use led to no laundry damage

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Lower quality material feel on the legs

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Endura makes no bones about the aim of the Xtract bib shorts - described on its site as "comfort performance that won’t break the bank" - and that’s probably about the size of it. 

You could get four pairs of Endura Xtracts for the price of one pair of Assos Equipe RSR Targa S9s.

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Tom Epton
Freelance writer

Tom Epton is a freelance writer and data scientist. Originally training as a scientist after completing his studies in physics he realised that cycling was what he wanted to spend his life thinking about. Now he works with manufacturers, athletes and teams using cutting edge data science methods to find performance gains. Tom writes primarily about sport-science and tech!