Lusso DRS bib shorts review

Lusso's range-topping shorts are made from a drag-reducing fabric – even if we can't verify the number of watts saved, we can say with certainty that thanks to their high level of comfort they won't slow you down and the price is excellent too

Lusso DRS bib shorts
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Lusso DRS bib shorts are comfortable, lightweight, well designed and well made. The textured fabric may or may not save you a few watts, but the very competitive price compared to the big brands' shorts will definitely save you a few quid.

Reasons to buy
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    Very comfortable

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    Might save a few watts

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    High quality

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    Low price

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    Made in Manchester

Reasons to avoid
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    Unconventional-looking fabric won't be for everyone

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The Lusso DRS bib shorts are the Manchester brand’s range-topping pair. Despite the low price compared to the bigger brands’ flagship shorts, they really are exceptionally good. Even if you don’t feel you need to reduce your drag (DRS means ‘drag reduction system’) the textured fabric looks distinctive, the cut is spot on with a perfect leg length and the pad is exactly right too – neither too hard nor too soft. Plus they’re actually made in Manchester.

Lusso DRS bib shorts: construction

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.