Every day companion.
If you're spending almost every day logging training miles on the bike, with hill repeats and tempo rides followed by long endurance days, you need kit that was designed to keep up with your schedule. Your friends might think you're crazy for spending so much time in the saddle, but Canadian-born Sugoi doesn't, and it created the RSE Bib Shorts to be the kit that you can trust on any and all of your training rides.
As Sugoi's top-of-the-line offering, the RSE is constructed with a stretchy, breathable nylon and spandex weave, tasked with supporting your muscles in the saddle while you pedal and pulling moisture away from your skin to prevent chafing when you need to be focusing on your cadence and power output. Sugoi cut the shorts close to their body, designing them to achieve their best fit once you're in a riding position, and it also used bonded seams to create the minimal, open bib straps. This decision allows for a lighter, more streamlined construction that's less likely to be noticeable under your jersey. Sugoi then chose to use seamless, soft leg grippers to hold the shorts in place without pinching or irritating your skin after hours of pedaling.
Arguably the most important factor contributing to all-day comfort in the saddle, the Formula FXE chamois that Sugoi lines the RSE Bib Shorts with has been carefully contoured to provide the right mix of comfort and support while you ride. Along with gel inserts for added padding, smooth foam cushioning arranged in a strategic topography works with a molded center channel to provide pressure relief and breathability with a perforated front section, while modern rounded edges help it more seamlessly integrate with the rest of the shorts.
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- Q & A
Best bibs so far
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: M
I've had lots of bibs but these have been the best so far. Few of them have a decent chamois. This one is great. It's comfortable, anatomically correct, and it really protects. Another big plus is the seamless leg gripper. The sizes are quite small. I had to buy the larger size than what I usually wear.