Can do no wrong.
As the lighter, more minimal sibling of De Marchi's top-of-the-line Veloce bib short, the Leggero Limited Edition Women's Bib Short exemplifies hot weather kit done right, with this special edition version featuring an added dose of class in the form of white piping and a white mesh bib. We sure as hell wouldn't mind toeing up to a start line or group ride with that well-placed pop of contrast against the black shorts, and it's just another example in a long list of swoon-worthy kit from the Italian brand.
The Leggero's ultralight microfiber shines on the days when moisture transfer and breathability become crucial rather than convenient, and panels of the fabric are arranged to follow your body movements exactly in the saddle, leaving no room for bunching or shifting fabric. Along the waist, supportive mesh panels stabilize without restricting movement, aiding in ventilation while allowing the muscle of your lower back freedom to move while you pedal. De Marchi uses light, airy fabric to shape the supportive bib straps, which lie flat under a jersey while working to pull moisture away from your upper body as you ride.
To ensure in-saddle comfort, De Marchi trusts the expert designs from Elastic Interface Technology, using the women's-specific N-Dura Air insert to provide targeted cushioning and support in the saddle. The N-Dura Air's arrangement of multi-density foam covered by a soft, odor-resistant microfiber creates a chamois that integrates cleanly with the rest of the short, managing to remain plush and comfortable without veering anywhere near memory throw pillow territory.
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- Q & A
Manna from Heaven!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
For those of us who comfortably sit snug on our race style saddles, and don't need too much extra cush, these simple, silky bibs feel great on the tush.
Could not pass up on the price and felt confident with the previous review. My experience is the same. Took them out straight away on a big 63 mile ride with plenty of climbing and was so happy with their performance I bought a second pair straight away. Feels just like your favorite pair of high-end excercise tights from your premium brands, except they have a durable chamois.
Feel good quality at an affordable price!
Love these bib shorts
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: medium
I have been looking for black bib shorts for a while now. Saw these at a good price at Competitive Cyclist and ordered them. They are great. I have worn them on two rides. One short distance the other a 67 mile ride. Chamois is comfortable, no rubbing and no saddle sores at the end of the ride. Great fit and runs true to size for me.
The only negative, is that the webbing has come away from the side of the bib strap. I will probably mend that myself.