Fred's been on me to post about these bad boys for at least a month. He says they're "amazing" and "the best bib shorts he's ever had." Allow us to introduce you to the Endura FS260 Pro SL Bibshorts.
They incorporate some fancy new chamois pad that you buy to match your saddle, which makes your ride more comfortable and you less look like you're wearing a diaper whilst riding your bike.
I tend to believe my shop owner when he tells me something is amazing. He's been riding a lot longer than I have and in much better shape than me.
When you come to the shop to try these guys out (and you will, because let's be honest, comfortable bib shorts are one of the best cycling investments you can make), head toward the back by the helmets and shoes. There's a black tower full of these bad boys. If you don't know what your seat is, find out, write it and its size down, and bring that info with you.
And because I believe in working smarter, not harder, here's the fancy marketing copy from Endura about the bibs:
The Pro SL II Bib Short incorporates our award-winning and patent protected multi-width pad fit system. Endura were first to market with this concept and this product immediately became a best-seller. This garment has been tried and tested in the cut and thrust* of World Tour’s hottest races, in both a men’s and women’s variants, by our Pro Teams Movistar and Cervélo Bigla.
PAD INNOVATION 700 SERIES PAD
This bib short boasts our exclusive 700 series pad, engineered using computer cut “Continuously Variable Profile” (CVP) process which delivers a stretch pad with antibacterial finish and available in 3 pad width options. There is an option of three pad widths - you're unsure over which size to choose, you can use our Pad Fitting Tool to match your saddle to the right pad.
We only use the highest quality Italian power Lycra® fabric for reassuring support. The fabric is finished with Coldblack® technology which dramatically reduces heat build-up and provides UPF50. Read about our fabrics.
A discrete rear laser-cut pocket sits on the centre back of the garment for stowing gels and small devices. To eliminate any chafing and bulk the hems are finished with a raw edge power band which has a grippy inner silicone print. Low bulk Y-form binding is also used on the mesh upper.
This Bib Short is in a pre-curved race fit, offering support and comfort to most rider heights.
* "cut and thrust?" what the?