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High-in-front chamois, similar to Assos?

Old 08-12-17, 04:01 AM
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High-in-front chamois, similar to Assos?

I recently exceeded my budget and purchased some Assos T Equipe S7 bibs on sale. They are incredibly comfortable. One design feature that -- for me -- contributes to increased comfort over my other bib shorts is that the chamois padding extends noticeably higher in the front.

On my other bib shorts, I can get chafing from the front chamois-to-bib seam. With the Assos, the seam is so much higher that I don't have any chafing issues.

Are there any other brands (preferably less expensive than Assos) that offer high-in-the-front chamois?
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Old 08-12-17, 05:14 PM
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I know what you mean. I don't chafe but a low chamois lets the junk loose too easily. Probably the solution would be larger junk, the better to stay tucked in, but that's not happening. Performance Ultra have a really nice chamois with good coverage. Fit is what you would expect, no sizing weirdness. The straps are a little flimsy and narrow for my taste, but that's subjective. Not in the same league as Assos at half the cost, but pretty nice.
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7Mesh MK2 bibs. They are $200.

It uses a chamois by Elastic Interface. I believe it is the Road Performance Space 2 Men model.

The chamois is three layers/densities of foam and the lowest layer extends very high in the front. The photo below shows how large the chamois is in front. The chamois is also stitched to a piece of cloth which is then stitched to the shorts themselves so that the shorts and chamois move separately.

I've been using these shorts for the past week, rode 75 miles today and chamois with its extra coverage and how it is attached is by far the best feature of these shorts.

They are not ultralight shorts and will not be my first choice for extremely hot rides. It was 97° today and they are warmer than my decade old Assos or Performance Ultra SL bibs but much more comfortable. They will be my choice for long rides and I can't wait to wear these on all day gravel rides.

I'm 5'8", 195 lb, 36" waist and 33" inseam. XL fit me well.




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Oh boy, all day gravel rides. Yum.
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If you like Assos, you might find some deals here: https://www.assosfactoryoutlet.com/

I use Assos and this place makes it affordable for me.
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Used to be a fan untill I tried some gore Xeon race bibs 2.0, for me they are even more comfortable then assos.
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Old 08-12-17, 09:00 PM
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Oh boy, all day gravel rides. Yum.
I'm slow, therefor it takes all day.
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My Ornot bibs have a pretty high chamois.
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Old 08-14-17, 10:25 AM
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Thanks all for the suggestions -- I'll have to look into some of those brands.
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rapha has a similarly large pad.

at least in their flyweight, classic and lightweight/proteam variants.

can't speak for the core stuff.
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