Developed for long and demanding rides.
Part of Gore's XENON collection of race-oriented apparel, the Gore Bike Apparel Men's XENON 2.0 RACE+ Bib Shorts cater to serious cyclists seeking the utmost in fit and function for grueling distance efforts and high-cadence training rides. Highly functional materials ensure the best in long-distance comfort, with full mesh bibs actively venting your mid-section and upper body. Slightly compressive fabric promotes support and stability across key muscle groups.
The XENON Men seat insert alleviates saddle pressure so you can perform your best for miles of high-octane training. Transfer print graphics inside the hem prevent the bottom legs from migrating throughout your ride. Also, the hem's flat bottom lies flush to prevent it from uncomfortably digging into your skin. Shifted seams combat chafing when you're pushing your limits on strenuous climbs and all-out sprints. And to keep you visible after dark, the reflective front and rear logos enhance safety when you're riding at dawn and dusk hours. They come with a separate bag to prevent undue damage in the wash cycle.
- Item #GBW005J
- Q & A
Tags are still huge ...
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
I"m old. I'm also fat. I still love riding, but I overheat quickly, so wearing kit that breathes and wicks sweat away quickly is of key importance to me. Compression is also key in a good pair of shorts.
So far, I've only used these items on the trainer, as it's a bit too cold outside for shorts, but I'm digging it so far.
Only quibble is the rather large tags along one of the seams; this was my issue with the previous version of these bibs, and hasn't changed. The tags aren't tearaway, so if they bug you, you have to very carefully cut the tags or threads holding the tags without cutting the actual seam threads at the same time. Not the easiest thing to do on a Lycra garment.
Really wanted to love these
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XXL
So this would have been my first premium bib purchase, as of right now I'm riding with two different Castelli Velocissimo bibs that have been adequate for the job. When I got this bib in the mail, the materials used looked pretty premium, the chamois looked amazing and I was pretty excited to get ride with them on to see how comfortable they would have been. So my next step was to try them on to see how these bibs fit: slipped them on and as I put the shoulder straps on (Very soft material on the shoulder straps btw) the seams started to split on the edge around the part that comes around the belly (The u section on the front). Now although this ripping could have not really made a difference in how the bib performed on rides, I found it unacceptable and decided to return. I know I'm a big guy but the bibs fit great otherwise, and I don't have a big gut that would have caused the ripping.
Other than that issue the bibs seemed great, I just wish I could have put them through the ringer.