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Every clothing manufacturer battles for legitimacy by putting its kits on the backs of professional cyclists, but few can lay claim to having been worn on the podium of the sport's greatest stage. Without forcing its name with the pretenses of legitimacy, the Hincapie Equipe Bib Shorts are the same short worn by the BMC Racing Team. Yes, the same team that rode into Paris in July of 2011, with the kit of their leader resplendent in yellow.

The Equipe Bib Shorts utilize a broad fabric story to achieve the perfect balance of maximum performance and all-day comfort that the pros crave. Hincapie constructs the Equipe around two key fabrics: AT2 Tour Lycra Power, and AT2 Transition Lycra. The inner Power Lycra 'lining,' is the contact point for your skin, providing compressive support for your muscles at key points. The outer Transition Lycra 'shell' still moves with your body, but its lighter-weight ribbed polyester helps pull moisture off the garment and speed evaporation on the warmest summer rides. Both of these fabrics provide SPF 30+ superior protection from harmful ultraviolet rays. Hincapie also finishes the wind-facing fabric faces and leg bands with their textured DimpleTek fabric, to smoothen airflow over the short. Because of the compressive nature of the Lycra Power already holding the short in place, Hincapie is able to dramatically relax the stretch tension on the upper straps, using their super-soft, self-aerating Diamond Mesh to prevent chafing and enhance cooling under your jersey. These fantastically stretchy and moisture-wicking shoulder straps are especially comfortable for the longer torsos of taller riders.

Finally, to ensure the short is comfortable enough for the harsh cobbles on the Spring classics, and cool enough for the hottest climbs into Basque country during the Giro, Hincapie furnishes the Equipe with their seamless and multi-density Team Chamois. Designed to move with your body as you pedal, this insert is perforated in the sides, and features a generous channel down the center for superior air transport, and perineal relief.

While the Hincapie Equipe Bib Shorts should fit true to size, expect a slightly compressive fit. They are available in Black Gunmetal, Fire, and True Blue colorways, in sizes Small through XX-Large.

  • AT2 Tour Lycra Power fabric throughout the lower torso and thighs provides a compressive fit while maintaining flexibility
  • Lighter AT2 Transition Lycra in key regions of the legs promotes enhanced mobility
  • Textured outer Dimplex fabric over the base fabric provides reduced air resistance
  • Dimplex leg bands keep the hems in place no matter how hard you pedal
  • Stretchy Diamond Mesh on the upper straps offers exceptional breathability and moisture evaporation for top-notch comfort
  • Seamless Pro Chamois features perforated foam inserts to promote airflow and moisture transfer with a perineal channel to help relieve pressure

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comfortable and great for hot weather

    Unlike Castelli, Hincapie clothes are true to size. A medium fits like a medium should. I?m 5?9? and 143 lbs. and the medium fits perfect. The material is super soft and silky yet still provides compression. The material is also very lightweight and the straps utilize a very wide mesh. Both these things make the Equipe bibshorts great for hot weather. The straps are so airy and light that you barely feel them. It?s like wearing shorts instead of bib shorts but you still get the benefit of bib shorts. These bibshorts are cut low in front which is wonderful. I can actually see my belly button which also makes them good for warm weather and easier for going to the bathroom. One thing that?s hard to tell from some of the photos is that the yellow is a bright almost hi-viz yellow. These are top-shelf bibshorts and they were a steal at $52. I will be buying more Hincapie clothes.



      Fabric is very comfortable and shammy does a good job with protection. Recommended!