Cycology Obsession Bib Shorts
Cycology are real cyclists – end of… no point saying otherwise; we’ve known these guys for some time and their cycling clothing displays so many critical aspects that only a cyclist would think about.
Their ‘Obsession ’ shorts are a good example of the cycling antecedents of this Aussie brand. Multiple panels made of varying fabric styles and weights, to ensure that the golden trilogy is achieved: comfort, fit, and usage.
Dealing with each of these areas: the pad is made especially for Cycology, and as you’d expect, it has their own unique branding within the design. It’s layered in the right areas, with thickness based on need, meaning you don’t look like you’re wearing a nappy. It’s also comfortable from medium to long rides, with a few hills thrown in too, wicking away the obvious sweat. The multi panel body contour design is cut to be close fitting, with strong compression fabrics used, clinging to your legs to keep you stylish and sleek. Stitching is excellent and built nicely into the design too.
In terms of usage, the wide Italian ‘Miti’ elasticated material grippers at the legs hold things in place and add a bit to the compression benefits. The bibs are reasonably breathable, with light mesh style lycra in key areas, and a good quality minimal mesh upper. The material beads rain well, and also dries out quickly once the storm has passed. Albeit designed in Australia, they’re also quite warm, especially when matched with leg warmers.
The colour and styling is minimal, with just light touch of blue on the gripper, meaning that whilst these are a match for the ‘Miles are my Meditation‘ jersey, they’re also reasonably generic for other jerseys – always a bonus.; then of course, some Cycology branding on the back of the bibs too. You’ll always look stylish in Cycology, making a personal statement at the same time; but cycle clothing has to have more to it than great design. These bibs do, and Cycology are now showing that the new kid on the block has grown up and learnt along the way.