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Assos FI 13 Sizing information(8 posts)

Assos FI 13 Sizing informationMGS
May 26, 2003 3:59 PM
Just some information on the sizing of these bibs.
I am 5'11" and 170lbs with a 31 inch waist. I wear the Castelli Progetto bibs in a large.

When I asked about sizing on the Assos, no one was able to give me an anwer. The Assos web site suggests a large for people up to 6'1', but my experience with the Assos line is that they run small.

I ordered a large and ExtraLarge and found the Extralarge fit much better. The large pulled on my shoulders at the top of the bib when I stood up and made me feel as if I couldn't stand up straight without overstretching the bib.

The extralarge was far more comfortable. There was no appreciable gapping or loss of fit in the body or legs. Essentially, the only difference was the height or length of the bib.

Just an FYI for those thinking of buying these bibs. If you wear a Castelli, consider going up one size.

And yes, they are terrific.
re: Assos FI 13 Sizing informationBirddog
May 26, 2003 5:51 PM
Your complaint/observation about sizing is a common one. Assos sizes their stuff to fit while you are in the riding position ,not standing tall or walking. Look at the picture of the rider on their website. I love mine too.
yes they run a bit smallColnagoFE
May 27, 2003 7:00 AM
I'm 6'2" and about 185lbs and the XL fits, but isn't roomy. They are designed to be most comfortable in a tuck so don't judge the size from standing. The shoulder straps loosen up once you are seated on the bike. Great shorts, but big $.
re: Assos FI 13 Sizing informationkenyonCycleist
May 27, 2003 8:50 AM
try ridin them for a few months and tell me how good they are after the stitching comes undone and the fabric pits..they sucko
did you return'em?ColnagoFE
May 27, 2003 9:01 AM
mine have held up fine so far but i was wondering how they will hold up over time. for $200 you think they'd wear like iron.
did you return'em?kenyonCycleist
May 27, 2003 6:44 PM
in the process of doing that. :O) never had this happen before w. even me cheapes shorts..yea i looking for iron too but it more like lace in the end ..errrr
re: Assos FI 13 Sizing informationBirddog
May 27, 2003 10:21 AM
I've probably washed mine 40 times in the machine on regular cycle, cold water, with jeans or whatever I have. NO special care except to hang dry, and not one problem to date.
re: Assos FI 13 Sizing informationkenyonCycleist
May 27, 2003 6:46 PM
how much do u ride...they was me primary bike short. they started to show wear 3 wks ago and i had em since feb