Fizik Link R1 Snake shorts review

Fizik's first attempt at producing shorts has been successful, although £250 is even pushing above the premium price point

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Overall the short is great, for the first attempt too, they’ve pretty much hit the nail on the head. It is insanely priced however, £250! Although, if this premium product is out of your price range, the R3 version following the same Fizik concepts is available for £165.

Reasons to buy
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    Good fit

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Reasons to avoid
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    Very expensive

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    Slightly too long in the leg

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Fizik launched a new two part series of shorts to match its massive saddle range late last year, which they say is to enable them to deliver optimum comfort and performance. They also stated at its launch that Fizik are not a clothing brand and is still totally focused on the contact points of the bike; shoes, saddles and handlebars.

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