Lusso Perform Carbon Bib v3 bib shorts review - great value shorts which go the distance

Quality far exceeds the price tag for a pair of bib shorts that make you look good on a bike

Cyclist wearing Lusso bib shorts from the front
(Image credit: Future)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

For $108 / £100, you will struggle to find a better value-range pair of bib shorts than these. Best of all, buy the navy blue version and not only have you got an alternative to standard black, but you’ll look very smart, that elegance only enhanced by the silky, smooth feel.

Reasons to buy
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    Really good fit

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    Good chamois pad

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    Very affordable

Reasons to avoid
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    Brand lettering and logo is tatty

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    Bib straps are loose, might sag over time

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For sensibly-priced, high-quality and British-made cycling garments, you can’t really go too wrong with Lusso.

Constructed from their factory in Manchester, Lusso have been dressing British cyclists since 1982 and the rest of the world for the past 25 years. The bee on their logo is a nod to their Mancunian roots.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.