Sugoi RSE bib shorts  £110.00

9/10

Top dollar pair of shorts with performance to match. Superb

Contact  www.sugoi.com

by Jon Burrage   July 20, 2010  

At £110 the Sugoi RSE bib shorts are not the cheapest around but with Sugoi you get a lot of kit for your money.

I wore these out of the packet for the 200km audax that Dave and I took part in a couple of months back and they were extremely comfortable. The FXE chamois that Sugoi use in these shorts is anti bacterial, seamless and 'naturally thermoregulated'...they kept me comfy. They arent inconspicuous when off the bike though, somthing that is obvious when wandering round the house before a ride or at a cake stop mid-way but then these arent for wandering around or to accommodate tasty treats, these are for cycling and they work extremely well.

The FXE chamois uses three different desnities of foam to reduce the impact of shocks and knocks when riding. In this premium price bracket there is a lot of competition and for £110 you want to know the shorts are going to treat you well and last. Good news, these are superb.

The braces, unlike other cheaper shorts, were barely noticable, no cutting at the shoulders, no pinching and no need to fidget for a good fit. These also have a small rear bocket for n mp3 player (should you use one when riding) or more likely some malt loaf, keys or an energy bar.

The test pair were in a black and white which I found quite nice but some may find too obvious so Sugoi kindly do an all black version too. A little bobbling on the seams after a fair few rides but no signs of anything coming away

Verdict

A top dollar pair of shorts with performance to match. I have got my next pair winging their way from Sugoi as we speak. I will save up and stock up because these are superb

road.cc test report

Make and model: Sugoi RSE bib shorts

Size tested: M

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
9/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
10/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
9/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
10/10
Rate the product for value:
 
9/10

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes, I am buying the product

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 9/10

About the tester

Age: 24  Height: 5ft 10  Weight: 70kg

I usually ride: felt ar4  My best bike is: i like my felt and my orbea ora tt bike equally

I've been riding for: 5-10 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, time trialling, commuting, club rides, general fitness riding, mtb, triathlon

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