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Taking a test naked is a common nightmare. But riding naked on a blisteringly hot day is a fantasy for cyclists. Hincapie takes a serious stab at making that goal a reality with their Power Bib Shorts.
No this isn't an 'emperor's new clothes' joke. No, the shorts are not see through. They are, however, extremely cool and comfortable. The cool comes from the application of Schoeller's ColdBlack treatment to the black panels. This invisible finish reflects the sun's heat away from the body for greater comfort and insures that the shorts provide SPF 50 protection.
Adding to the cool comfort is the fact that these shorts, once on, stay in place. Hincapie has deployed AT2 Force Power Lycra for a firm but gentle squeeze of your legs. This means not only that the chamois won't move, but you'll experience fewer jarring vibrations when riding. And thinking that everyone wants shorts that last for years, Hincapie places ABR Resistor Lycra in areas where the shorts come in contact with the saddle. For the bibs, VelociTek Mesh is used thanks to its great stretch, super-fine mesh, and excellent wicking. Instead of grippers at the bottom, the legs have a double layer of spandex leg bands, which hold well without biting into the skin.
The chamois is Hincapie's Anatomical Power Chamois, a multi-density stretch pad with high-density foam added to the sit bone areas.
The Hincapie Power Bib Shorts have reflective accents on the backs of the legs. The color is Black. Sizes run from Small to XX-Large.
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Comfortable. Great Chamois. Legs Ride Up
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
These bibs are very comfortable. The chamois is great. However, they don't stay put on your legs. They really need some non slip on the leg openings. The straps hit me a farther out on the shoulders than I am used to but not uncomfortable.
Bottom line: I probably wouldn't buy them again but I like them enough to keep them.