Endura FS260 Pro women's bibshorts review

Designed for riders who are looking for the benefits of bibshorts, with the simplicity of shorts for easy comfort breaks

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Signs of a great pair of shorts, but for some the zip issue will be hard to overcome. We look forward to the next iteration

Reasons to buy
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    Quick loo stops

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    Flattering leg grippers

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    Comfortable chamois

Reasons to avoid
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    Tight across neck

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    Unflattering zip line

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    Zip pulling across back due to lack of elasticity

Made from a heavyweight Lycra, the Endura FS260 Pro women's bibshorts are one of the warmer pairs of shorts we've tested.

The leg gripper is thigh flattering and firm enough to prevent any short legs riding up when pedalling, while the Women’s 600 Series chamois is both slimline yet sufficient in padding.

Endura FS260 Pro mid-length

The bib design is robust; a bridge across the nape of the neck prevents any slipping off shoulders, but in doing so applied a pressure throughout the ride, which eventually became uncomfortable.

The main story with these shorts is a zip which runs from mid-thigh to mid-thigh across the back of the shorts. While this makes for impressively swift pit stops, the peaks and troughs of a zip line makes for a self-conscious silhouette and its lack of elasticity running through a hyper-mobile area is noticeable when riding. It’s not particularly uncomfortable — just an irritating pulling that we couldn’t ignore all ride.