Sugoi RSE bib shorts review£110.00

Ideal for summer comfort

BikeRadar score4/5

Sugoi have gone all out with the new RSE range of clothing to give riders highly breathable fabrics where they need them most, but still offer compression benefits and robust construction for longevity.

Ultra Profi fabric has a distinctive grid pattern and firmly supports thighs, while still allowing free movement. The defining feature of any shorts is the pad, and the FXE pad goes all out, with vibration-dampening panels under the seat bones providing a surprisingly effective boost to comfort on rough roads and firm support as well.

Softer padding up front, and four-way stretch covering mean these feel great, whatever position you’re riding in. To top it all, Sugoi add a mesh insert at the front of the pad which provides noticeable cooling and really keeps you dry. Ultra-airy mesh bibs and sticky silicone leg grippers ensure everything stays in place to top off great-value top-end bib shorts.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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