ENDURA FS260-Pro SL Bibshorts*Clearance Product
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Definitive precision fit and performance: advanced fabrics and Italian pad available in three size specific widths.
- Italian power Lycra body for optimal muscle support
- Coldblack technology dramatically reduces heat buildup
- UPF 50+ sun protection
- 700 Series pad, computer cut "Continuously Variable Profile" (CVP) stretch pad with antibacterial finish available in 3 pad width options:
With semi-custom fit and available exclusively in the FS260 Pro SL bibshorts and biblongs, this Continuously Variable Profile (CVP) pad has been scientifically developed to provide different width options that match varying seat bone widths. It is offered in two sizes with each available in three widths to allow a near perfect body match based on the rider's body geometry and riding position. Featuring the same high stretch, antibacterial microfibre face fabric and fast breathing stretch open cell foam as the 800 series pad, the precision fitting of this pad through multiple sizes and widths allows for removal of any excess padding that does not serve a purpose so allowing improved breathability, flexibility and, ultimately, comfort. Particularly well suited for those riders who have already undertaken a bike fit and already know their correct saddle width.
- Long leg options also available
- 3D mesh upper for optimal breathability
- Precurved race fit
Endura FS260-Pro SL bibshorts review, Outdoor Fitness magazine, June 2016:
"It's the chamois pad that should be making the news with these bibshorts, but I'll start with the hems and leg grippers which have the welcome feel of compression shorts and stay in place superbly. These shorts are available in three different pad sizes, depending on the wide of you sit bones and saddle, and I found the chamois to be the most comfortable on test. Longer leg options are also available. The bibs are a highly breathable mesh, and the shorts have UPF50+ sun protections. My favourite pair on test, no question."
Rating: 10 (out of 10)
Endura FS260-Pro SL bibshorts review, Cycling Plus magazine, May 2016:
"Fit has never been better thanks to these being available in two different leg lengths with a choice of 3 chamois sizes. The latter allows you to get the best match for the width of your sit bones, and it's a quality pad too, the supportive fit giving them the feel of shorts that are far more expensive. Add wide seamless leg grippers, airy upper bibs and a phone pocket, and you have a durable pro-level pair of shorts that works well for all your racing needs. Endura has created a summer performer that punches far above its price."
Verdict: 5 (out of 5)
Best on Test
Endura FS260-Pro SL bibshorts review, Cycling Weekly magazine, December 2015 (see here for full article):
"Endure describe the shorts as 'love at first sit'. And I would agree with this! They just felt right as soon as I started pedalling in them.
Since then I have used them longer term, including several century rides in the Alps and UK. On long rides the comfort offered by the pad is easily amongst the best of any shorts I have tested, more than matching that of shorts twice the price. The only gripe I had (and it is minor) was the inside label on the back. It was a little irritating, so I removed it.
The Endura FS260 Pro SL bib shorts are supremely comfortable bib shorts that are great for all sorts of riding, all will last a long time too. Plus, the choices of pad size and leg length mean that they will fit perfectly whatever your body shape.
- Very comfortable
- Good durability
- Three different pad sizes
- Two different leg lengths
- Irritating internal label
Score: 10 (out of 10)
Endura FS260-Pro SL bibshorts review, Cycling Active magazine, August 2015:
"To ensure you get the best fit for you, the FS260 bibshorts are available in three different pad widths per size. I wore the medium-sized pad, which was comfortable with its subtle but well-positioned contours. The grippers and the large, stretchy but firm cuffs kept the legs of the bibshorts securely in place. The leg is a good length although longer leg options are available. Finally, the combination of breathable braces and multiple leg panels make there good quality bibshorts."
Verdict: Pro quality, different width pads, two leg lengths and superb comfort.
Score: 9 (out of 10)
Group Test Winner
Endura FS260-Pro SL bibshorts review, Cycling Weekly magazine, August 2015:
"Scottish brand Endura has been quietly producing top-quality cycling clothing since 1992. More recently it has received a lot of coverage with the success of its supported Movistar team at this year's Tour de France. Endura has worked hard to ensure that everyone can enjoy the best fit for the FS260, with a choice of three different pad widths per size. The insert was comfortable with ample padding where it is needed. Even after several hours of riding the legs remained in place due to the quality grippers and wide cuffs. The length of the leg is fine, but longer leg options are available if you prefer. The combination of breathable braces and multiple leg panels further enhanced the enjoyment of my rides using the FS260s. Endura is so confident you'll love this garment it is offering a refund or exchange within 90 days if they are not the best bibshorts you've ever worn. Bold words, but I'll admit that the FS260-Pro SL are definitely up there with the best bibs I've tested."
Score: 9 (out of 10)
Best on Test
Six of the best... cycling bib shorts for less than £100, Road Cycling UK, June 2015 (see here):
"The Endura FS260 Pro SL Bib Shorts are new for 2015 and aren't short on features. In fact, they're semi-customisable thanks to the choice of three pad widths, which is impressive for the price.
You can get measured up at an Endura dealer to determine what chamois width is right for you, while you can also choose between a regular and long leg length to further fine-tune the fit.
Otherwise, the shorts are made from a supportive lycra fabric with Coldblack technology to reduce heat build-up and UPF50 protection. The bib straps are made from a mesh fabric and the shorts have a pre-curved race fit."
Endura FS260-Pro SL bibshorts review, Cycling Plus magazine, May 2015:
"Suit you, sir! With the top-level Endura FS260-Pro SLs you have a choice of pad (narrow, medium or wide) and leg length (standard or long), so you can tailor your fit to a certain extent.... The FS260s are right at the pinnacle of the performance tables... It's a multi-thickness, supportive, elasticated pad, but these details are hidden; what's on show is a wide gripper band and great panel design that fits the crouched cycling position well. Coldblack dye technology in the shorts makes for great comfort once the sun comes out too."
Highs: Fit, custom options, leg grippers
Lows: None that we could find
Verdict: 5 (out of 5)
Best on Test
BikeRadar verdict: "Endura's FS260 Pro SLs combine a semi-custom fit and beautiful tailoring for bib short perfection."
Endura FS260-Pro SL bibshorts review, What Mountain Bike magazine, August 2014:
"These superb shorts take fit to another level with options for chamois pad and leg length in addition to overall size... The multi-panel shape is figure hugging and supportive and there are great details. The materials are top notch too... The 700 Series chamois pad is superbly comfortable.. The option of a narrow, medium or wide pad is a brilliant idea.. Superb fit, materials, custom sizing and great comfort more than justify the high price."
Verdict: 9 (out of 10)
Group test winner
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