I have two pair of Voler bibs, one maybe a year old, worn 20-30 times, one a couple of months old, worn 6-8 times. Both show pilling or abrasion at saddle contact areas. On the other hand I have several pair of Aussie bibs that I got from a pro who probably wore them hundreds of times that show no wear whatsoever in the saddle area. A couple of other pair of Aussies from the same guy but different team show some pilling in the same areas as the Voler. I have been wearing the Aussies for about 1.5 years. The unabraded ones are in such good shape I am sending them off to have the side panels replaced. Those panels with the team logo are apparently of a different fabric. Even though, theoretically, the sides get no wear, the panels are worn so thin, I guess from washing and such, that you can almost see through them.
Has anyone noticed this type of difference in wear between different brands of good quality shorts? Any comments on long term wear of Voler, particularly at the saddle contact points? I love the fit, and they are very comfortable, my choice for long rides. These are the standard "team" bibs that sell for $54.95 though I got these as monthly specials for about 10 bucks less.