Assos Cento Evo Bib Shorts review

Pricey shorts, but we expect them to last the test of time and the comfort level was sublime

Assos Cento Evo Bib Shorts
Cycling Weekly Verdict

One of the best shorts on the market today. The combination of premium fabrics and really high end features that will keep you comfortable and cool, day in, day out whether you’re spending the day out on the gravel or chasing that century ride, there’s a reason these shorts carry the Cento name. 

Reasons to buy
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    goldenGate floating pad

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    Moisture control

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    Robust fabric and construction

Reasons to avoid
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    The waistband can feel loose for the slimmer rider.

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When it comes to on-bike comfort, there can be many elements that lead to that distracted feeling when you can’t just fully enjoy the ride, and there does tend to be a strong theme that some kind of discomfort in the nether region makes the top of most riders lists.

Assos has always been at the absolute pinnacle of the comfort curve, pulling on years of continued R&D in cycling anatomy, performance and technical fabrics that combine to produce the very best cycling garments worn by pro riders through to club cyclists. Being at the cutting edge and creating products that ooze performance and comfort does inevitably push a premium price tag, but having spent a good deal of kms in the chamois of the Cento Evo cycling shorts, they really are the best money can buy. For those riders putting in serious seat time on a regular basis, these are an easy sell, not only looking from a comfort perspective, they’re also built to last.

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