The Etxeondo Trier is a high-quality summer jersey with some neat features.
It's made in Spain from Meryl Microfibre fabric – fine nylon and elastane. This is lightweight stuff and very stretchy so you get a body hugging fit without it feeling at all tight. I like that; I have a real aversion to clothing that flaps around unnecessarily. If you're a bit self-conscious about any extra pounds it might not be such a good idea because there's nowhere to hide here.
The first thing you notice about these Etxeondo Feather bib shorts is just how light they are. It's not often you say that about a pair of shorts, but our medium-sized pair weighed in at just 125g (just over the manufacturer's claimed 119g). Etxeondo (pronounced et-chay-on-doe) reckon they're the lightest bib shorts on the market and we reckon they're probably right.
These Etxeondo Attaque shorts are excellent but there's just one thing that puts us off and that's the small matter of the £230 price tag.
With the BHF Oxford to Cambridge charity ride looming on the not to distant horizon I thought I would treat myself to an upgrade in bibshorts.
I currently ride the Prendas sold Santini Top shorts. Originally giving myself a £50 budget I struggled to find much that was a good upgrade. Upping this budget to £75 has brought about more options.