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Assos Dyora RS Spring Fall Bib Shorts S9 review

4 Nov 2021
Verdict:

Comfortable, lightweight women’s bib shorts with exceptional saddle comfort

Cyclist Rating: 
Price: 
£200
For 
Phenomenal saddle comfort • Lightweight • Durable
Against 
No comfort break feature • Unflattering

The standout feature of the Assos Dyora RS Spring Fall Bib Shorts S9 is the phenomenal saddle comfort. Assos' three-layer 3D waffle foam offers some serious squishiness, and its 'goldenGate' tech essentially means the chamois doesn’t move around.

Add in the brands A-Lock engineering, whereby the bib straps are attached lower down to the chamois which also prevent movement, and you have a very comfortable and secure pair of bib shorts.

I wore these on both long and short rides and experienced zero movement or saddle pain. In fact, they are so comfortable I almost forgot I was wearing them.

Assos Dyora RS Spring Fall Bib Shorts S9 fit

The material is lightweight and compressive enough to give a close fit but not too restrictive.

The feel of these bib shorts is durable and silky smooth and the straps feel sturdy too. Wear it with the Assos Dyora RS Spring Fall Jacket and you have a high quality race-ready outfit which should last a few seasons.

As a tall person, bib shorts can often come up short, quite literally.

In the case of the Assos Dyora RS Spring Fall bib shorts, this wasn’t an issue as the shorts are nice and long, a definite plus.

They also have a wide elastane band with silicone leg grippers woven into them which keep the shorts nicely in place.

As is standard with Assos garments, the branding is subtle, meaning you get high performance wear without making a big deal about it.

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However, despite all the silky smoothness and longer length, the Assos Dyora RS Spring Fall Bib Shorts S9 aren’t the most flattering.

The defined high waisted pant line look draws the eye into the area and highlights an already stand-out chamois. Something which is not to my taste but might not be an issue for others.

The bib shorts also do not have a comfort break feature which makes them less convenient than others on the market.

Assos Dyora RS Spring Fall Bib Shorts S9 bottom line

These shorts aren’t perfect and at £200 they aren’t cheap.

But if you are after a high-quality pair of shorts with phenomenal saddle comfort and don’t mind the defined chamois, then the Assos Dyora RS Spring Fall Bib Shorts S9 are worth a try.