Assos Dyora Spring/Fall RS S9 bib shorts review

How well do these shoulder-season bib shorts perform?

Assos Dyora Fall/Spring Bib Shorts review
(Image: © Mildred Locke)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Super comfortable and sleek bib shorts with top notch chamois support


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    Excellent chamois support and saddle comfort

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    Fleece lining on the legs

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    Light compression support

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    Excellent leg gripper design

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    Fit and forget


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    Not nature-break friendly

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    Some wear and tear showing already

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    Seams aren't flatlock

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We may still be in the throes of winter, but spring is definitely on its way, which means we'll start raiding our closets for cycling kit that's best for the shoulder seasons. That means pulling out our best women's cycling bib shorts and best women's cycling jerseys, and layering them with our best women's cycling base layers. But what makes a pair of bib shorts more suitable to the spring and autumn - or the shoulder months as we call them - rather than summer or winter?

During this time of year, we're likely to see a lot of sunshine here in the UK, but that's often punctuated by stints of rain, cold spells and the occasional blustering wind. Heading out early in the morning or late in the evening, or escaping the sun's reach by riding through the shade, things can turn quite cold and that's where the Assos Dyora Spring/Fall RS S9 bib shorts come in.

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Mildred Locke

Mildred joined as Reviews Writer for Cyclingnews and BikePerfect in December 2020. She loves all forms of cycling from long-distance audax to daily errand-running by bike, and does almost everything on two wheels, including moving house, and started out her cycling career working in a bike shop. For the past five years she's volunteered at The Bristol Bike Project as a mechanic and session coordinator, and now sits on its board of directors.

Since then she's gone on to write for a multitude of cycling publications, including Bikeradar, Cycling Plus, Singletrack, Red Bull, Cycling UK and Total Women's Cycling. She's dedicated to providing more coverage of women's specific cycling tech, elevating under-represented voices in the sport, and making cycling more accessible overall. 

Height: 156cm (5'2")

Weight: 75kg

Rides: Stayer Groadinger UG, Triban RC520 Women's Disc, Genesis Flyer, Marin Larkspur, Cotic BFe 26, Clandestine custom bike