Endura FS260-PRO SL Jersey and Bibshorts review

Made for the WorldTour, but available to everyday cyclists, too

Apparel
MSRP is $180 for the bibshorts and $120 for the jersey.

MSRP is $180 for the bibshorts and $120 for the jersey.

Lowdown: Endura FS260-PRO SL Jersey and Bibshorts

As the name implies, this is marketed as pro level kit. And indeed, similar apparel is worn by the WorldTour-level Movistar team. But do Scotland-based Endura‘s FS260-PRO SL jersey and bibshorts actually live up to that lofty billing? Read our full review below to find out.

Stat Box: Endura FS260-PRO SL Jersey
Material: 90% polyester, 10% elastane Weight: 104 grams (size L)
Sun protection: UPF 25 on rear panels Sizes: S-XXL
Zipper: ¾ length Color options: Red or black
Storage: Three rear pockets MSRP: $120
Venting: Mesh underarm material Rating: 3.5 Stars 3.5 out of 5 stars

Pluses
Minuses
  • Secure storage pockets
  • Not full zip
  • No flap race-ready fit
  • Sleeve cuff grippers peeling
  • Cool lightweight material
  • Slightly loose neck fit
  • Easy to grasp zipper
  • Expensive
  • Good wicking performance
  • Excessive logos
  • Nice understated look

As the name implies, this is marketed as pro level kit. And indeed, similar apparel is worn by the WorldTour-level Movistar team.

As the name implies, this is marketed as pro level kit. And indeed, similar apparel is worn by the WorldTour-level Movistar team.

Stat Box: Endura FS260-PRO SL Bibshorts
Material (main): 78% nylon, 22% elastane Sun protection: UPF 50
Material (trim): 82% polyester, 18% elastane Storage: Laser cut rear pocket
Upper construction: Mesh Weight: 201 grams (size L)
Leg construction: Raw edge silicone hem Sizes: XS-XXL
Chamois widths: Narrow, medium, wide MSRP: $180
Leg lengths: Standard, long Rating: 4 Stars 4 out of 5 stars

Pluses
Minuses
  • Accurate chamois placement
  • Sizing too complicated for some
  • Comfortable straps
  • Expensive
  • Compressive fit
  • Multiple pad widths
  • Two leg lengths
  • Good wicking performance
  • Pre-curved fit

Though the interior gripper has delaminated some, the sleeves still comfortably hug the arms.

Though the interior gripper has delaminated some, the sleeves still comfortably hug the arms.

Review: Endura FS260-PRO SL Jersey and Bibshorts

The best jerseys and bibshorts are the ones you forget about. They don’t flap in the wind, chafe your backside, soak up with sweat, or otherwise become the kind of persistent nuisance that can derail a bike ride. And on that score, Endura’s FS260-PRO SL combo hits the mark. Both jersey and bibshorts provide the sort of high-end performance you’d expect from cycling clothing at these fairly lofty price points.

Three rear pockets provide secure, non-saggy storage.

Three rear pockets provide secure, non-saggy storage.

The jersey’s three rear pockets provide no frills storage without excess sag, and the slightly oversized zipper pull is easy to grab. It also has an understated design and a trim, no-flap race-ready fit. Sleeves snug the arms, the chest area doesn’t bow out, and shoulder material stays close to skin even when you’re bent over and hammering into the wind. No aero inefficiencies here.

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.


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