Road CC | Le Col Sport Bib Shorts
The Le Col Sport shorts are a good, well-made option for the summer.
The Sport range contains Le Col's most affordable clothing, although £99.99 is hardly cheap, obviously. Le Col are aiming at high quality here rather than going for the mass market.
Any pair of cycling shorts is only as good as the seatpad, so let's start there. Le Col use a mid-range pad from Dolomiti and I got on well with it. It offers pretty good cushioning. The soft outer fabric is 3mm thick and the inner section, with gel under your sit bones, is 8mm. The top section is perforated, which helps with breathability. There's also quite a bit of channeling in the pad which improves both the airflow and the shape.
The bib uppers are mesh, as is usually the case. These breathe well and the straps are wide enough that there's no noticeable pressure around your shoulders.
Apart from that, these are really good shorts. They don't have any mind blowing features, but they're unfussy and well-made, and they put in a solid performance.
Well-made shorts that put in a solid performance