Etxeondo Women’s Olaia Bib Shorts stand out because of the flattering leg bands that kept the bibs from riding up during testing, without squeezing or pulling on the skin. The bands even kept knee and leg warmers securely in place without causing ‘sausage legs’.

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With a medium thickness chamois, the Etxeondo bibs were comfortable for all kinds of riding. The chamois has plenty of padding for a long or bumpy ride, but it didn’t feel bulky when sprinting in and out of the saddle.

While we usually love the comfortable feel of laser cut straps, the Olaia strap design didn’t work for us. The strap starts as a single piece that travels up the midline of the body, over the sternum, and then splits into two straps that go over the shoulders. This single

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