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Craft's new Performance Tour Bib Shorts were built for the dedicated cyclist whose biggest concerns in a bib package are comfort and support. The bib design incorporates several of Craft's innovative new fabrics to give you the ultimate in muscle support and a perfect cycling-position fit.
The paneling of the Tour Bibs was constructed using several of Craft's technical 'body-control' fabrics. For the inside of the leg panels, Craft chose to use its 4-way stretch C391 material. This Polyamide material's knit composition is highly elastic, which limits large muscle vibration and reduces fatigue caused by road vibrations. In addition to being highly supportive, the C391 is also incredibly light. This means that you stay cool and dry, as the fabric ventilates well and rapidly transfers moisture to its outer layer. The side panels of the bibs received Craft's stretchy C332 fabric to provide you with flexibility and freedom of movement. By pairing these supportive and elastic fabrics together to compose the bibs' lower, Craft was able to create exceptional muscle hold while still letting your body freely move through the pedaling motions. Moving up to the bib straps, Craft built the braces and open back panel with its Hexachannel C103 cooling fabric. This material is some of Craft's lightest, creating a supportive top section that allows air to channel through its composition.
For the fit of the Tour Bibs, Craft designed them using anatomic fabric panels that mimic the cycling position. While on the bike, this means that the multi-paneled pattern is curved, which allows for a full-range of movement without any fabric pinching or chafing. The bib portion also follows this design, utilizing a large, curved open back panel and straps that move with you as you ride. Additionally, Craft finished off the its Tour Bibs with a taped, elastic, and raw leg opening gripper system to keep them firmly in place.
The Tour bib shorts use Craft's Performance chamois. Using a seamless, three-layer construction, the Performance Pad has been anatomically molded and given an antimicrobial treatment. While all of this equates to abrasion-free comfort on the surface, what you'll really notice is Craft's attention to the pressure zones of the chamois. The inner two layers use high-density foams that have been laser-cut and feature a perforated construction to promote airflow, and the third layer uses the new EVA Anti-shock System at the rear of the chamois. EVA reduces vibrations, large and small, for a consistently comfortable ride quality. The densities of the foams vary throughout the pad in order to add support only where it's needed. This system promotes faster moisture evaporation, and reduces chafing.
The Craft Performance Tour Bib Shorts are available in sizes X-Small through XX-Large and in the colors Black/focus/white and Black/bright red/white.