Scicon X-Over women's bib shorts review

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A really comfortable pair of shorts with soft fabric, and good fit and a chamois that works. The price tag is off putting, and we know we can get comparable quality for less.

Reasons to buy
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    Wide grippers

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    Soft but compression fabric

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    Great fit

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    Comfortable chamois

Reasons to avoid
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The first attempt at bib shorts from Scicon comes with input from ASG Bike Science - plus a set of espresso mugs. Are you paying for science of fine china?

When your bib shorts arrive in a presentation box, accompanied by two espresso cups and a carry case, you know you've parted with a lot of money somewhere along the way. The big question is - did it go towards top end tech that will equal comfort on the bike, or into manufacturing china cups?

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.