Biemme Sports addresses the challenges of training through the heat with its B-Mesh Men's Bib Short, skipping weight-adding extras in favor of ultralight mesh and breathable fabrics that will help you maintain watts through taxing summer temperatures. If you're prepping for an upcoming tri and don't want to train in your race kit, the B-Mesh makes an effective alternative. It features a chamois better suited to long training rides than those found in tri kit, and Biemme designed it specifically for hot-weather and graced it with thoughtfully-placed perforations throughout. This allows it to maintain continuous airflow while wicking moisture away from your skin to keep you from feeling soggy in humid temps.
While you sweat through your long ride, the B-Mesh's 210g Lycra construction will hold its shape over the miles, supporting your muscles and maintaining a contoured silhouette. Lightweight B-Mesh side panels, from which the shorts take their name, help encourage improved moisture transfer and breathability. Biemme uses the same featherweight material to craft leg grippers that encourage the legs to stay in place without sitting with unnecessary pressure against your skin. The mesh uppers follow a more generous cut than race-ready kit, providing a smooth, breathable fit against your skin that will help you stay comfortable during long training rides.
- Item #BIE000A
- Q & A
- Fit: Runs large
This just after trying them on:
I wear between smalls and mediums and have both sizes in my wardrobe.
The B-mesh bibs in Small fit like a Medium. This is the rare case when you should either size DOWN or if you usually tend to feel squeezed into tight kit, these might be just right.
The sizing chart is like from Mars. e.g.: A "Medium" has a waist size of 27.2". What? And a small is 25.6". I think that would fit me when I was 11. If you have a 25.6" waist and order a small B-mesh, they are going to look like baggies on you. They should just remove that sizing chart.
The chamois immediately felt wide between the legs - pressing against the inside of my thighs. Not sure yet if this will be an irritant during a ride or if it will sort of conform to the rider. Again, the body shape of the rider may make this fine.
"Grippers" are nothing more than a roll of the material. Nothing to keep them from slipping. I think that's a big oversight and combined with the fact that they feel a bit "relaxed" on my frame, I think it will be easy for them to slide up during a ride.
I purchased these during cold weather so I will update later when I can take them out for a spin but for now, the sizing and other issues are probably good to know if you are considering.
I couldn't give it 2 stars since they might work for some and I have not yet taken them on a ride but definitely not above 3 due to these issues.