Again I am thankful to Wiggle for giving me the opportunity to test out some of the current dhb clothing. Overall it’s proving to be lovely kit, especially the upmarket ASV Pro range. Here my friend Angela tests out the dhb Women’s Professional ASV Bib shorts. Here’s what she has to say:
Skin-tight and smooth!
I ordered the size 8 but should have ordered the 10 on reflection. (I normally have size 10). The shorts fit true to size and fortunately as there is 20% spandex in them, they were fairly forgiving and I managed to get them on. So, with that in mind, it was little wonder that the fit round my legs was bordering on the too tight. However, I have worn them twice now on short 15 mile runs and they are comfortable and offer some compression on the legs. The edge band also offers some grip which prevents riding up the leg.
The pad is sort of 2 parts: there is a central thicker pad and thinner side sections. This is different to the performance range shorts which are the same overall thickness throughout the pad. I found that I needed to make small adjustments to one side or the other to maintain optimum comfort. Ensuring that the fabric wasn’t able to crease too much in the groin worked well. I think I prefer the performance range pads and am cautious about riding this professional bib on a long ride.
The length of the bib is just right for me – I’m 5’3″, the straps don’t cut in at all and are well positioned around the outer side of the bust area. A skintight fit round the waist and torso which feels great on the move.
Angela’s conclusion: Overall a comfortable bib to wear!
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