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for assos bibs owners: have you experienced loose leg elastic bands?

Old 07-19-15, 04:34 AM
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for assos bibs owners: have you experienced loose leg elastic bands?

I bought a new pair of T Fi. Mille S5 long leg (size M.) from their outlet. I am 176cm tall and 67 kg. while the overall fit seems OK, the leg cuff (the elastic band) seems a little loose and shows wavy folds (like a curtain) when I stand up. Does not seem to hug my thigh tight at all. My leg circumference at the elastic band is about 44cm (I have a slim build) I measured the elastic band on the shorts and it is 42cm. So my leg should be wider than band the elastic band does not hug tight to my thigh. I don't know whether it has anything to do the band being new and has not "broken in" yet. I want to see if others who own assos bib experienced similar issues and if it will get better? (If it won't get better, I think I will return them)
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The only way it'll get better is if your thigh gets bigger. Thigh band size varies manufacturer to manufacturer. Assos cuts for alpine riders who tend to have larger thighs in proportion to overall size.

FWIW, I have the exactly opposite issue, and find he thigh bands on many shorts, even those loose at the waist to be way too tight, some to the point that I worry that it's cutting off circulation.
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It's probably because you got the long leg version. The legs cuff will be lower on your leg than the normal version, so it will be more prone to being loose, which is made worse my a slender build.
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I have had the same issue with mine. I do not have the long leg version but apparently my legs are too short or something.

Loose.
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I got the regular leg version but wish I had the long leg, no looseness. They're a little higher on my quad than my preferred tan line.
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thanks to all those who replied. looks like i will have to return them. another lesson learned.... no matter how much people rave about something, it's still best to try them on oneself. while quality may be quantified, fit is highly subjective. I should have done more research and would have learned that mille is designed for people with bigger builds.
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swap 'em for the regular leg version you'll probably be good to go. Assos intentionally makes the mille bibs less compressive, that may be part of your issue.
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Originally Posted by totalnewbie View Post
... no matter how much people rave about something, it's still best to try them on oneself. ....
Yes, quality can be sort of quantified, but fit is personal, and even the best stuff isn't best if it doesn't fit.
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I have not had this problem with the long leg version and my legs are kind of average.
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I got an official response from assos:

Thank you for your enquiry, Assos did increase the width of the legs on shorts for a period and this is why they may seem loose on your leg, it certainly won't become any tighter, I would suggest that if they haven't been worn that you exchange them for the 'Regular Leg' these are 4cm shorter and therefore will fit at a wider point on your thigh.
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