These are good mid-weight longs. The main fabric offers much more warmth than standard Lycra and, although it isn’t as insulating as a deep Thermo-roubaix, windproof knee panels keep the cold air out a treat without noticeably affecting breathability. There’s more windproofing – provided by a polyurethane laminate – at the front of the torso although, under a jersey or jacket, it’s less useful there. You might want more warmth for the really bitter days, but for most off-season conditions these will do the job.
Nearly all the seams are flat stitched to boost comfort and there are no seams at all behind the knees to rub you raw as you pedal – which is a massive plus. The bib section provides good coverage of your lower back while broad shoulder straps hold it in place comfortably and a front zip makes pit-stops less of an ordeal. Down below, wide foot straps ensure you don’t get draughty ankles and a small amount of reflective trim helps get you seen in car headlights.
Sugoi’s FormulaFX seatpad is a winner too. It’s contoured to provide the cushioning exactly where you need it without adding too much bulk and it’s impressively breathable too.
Good mid-weight tights with extra knee protection to keep you spinning smoothly
road.cc test report
Make and model: Sugoi RS Zero bib tight
Size tested: L
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes, they do a fuss-free job
Would you consider buying the product? Yes, they'd be on my shortlist
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
About the tester
Age: 36 Height: 184cm Weight: 74kg
I usually ride: My best bike is:
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, mtb,
Mat has worked for more bike magazines than anyone else in the known universe, dating back to a time when this was all just fields. He's been road.cc technical editor for four years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. When he's not cycling around Wiltshire, he's running around it, or possibly swimming (sadly, he's one of those 'triathletes'). Mat is a youthful 42-year-old Cambridge graduate, GSOH etc.