Assos F1.13 S5 Bibshorts
The meeting of bottom and bike is arguably the most important relationship on a bike. Even if you get the saddle right, bad shorts will turn long rides into a misery. If you demand the best then you could do worse than look at Assos's range of highly technical and expertly constructed bikewear. Tony says the Swiss outfit's F1 bibshorts "have long been the choice of racing roadies. As much famed for their price as their performance. They boast a great cut and comfortable chamois insert".
Where: Sigma Sport (020-8943 4443; www.sigmasport.co.uk)
How much: £198