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Long live long rides.
Louis Garneau's CB Carbon Bib Shorts are built for the cyclist that puts long hours into the saddle. Essentially, it embodies all of the features necessary for this task, only at about half of the typical asking price.
Unlike common dark textiles that absorb radiant energy, Louis Garneau treated the CB bib shorts with its UV-blocking, Coldblack finish in order to reflect the sun's heat. This allows you to avoid overheating during physical activity on hot, sunny days by keeping the actual surface temperature of the fabric lower. Impressed? Well, Garneau wasn't done yet.
Also keeping you cool is the CB's blend of Lycra and carbon fiber. This mix results in an engineered outer surface that's texturized for an efficient temperature management. Additionally, its breathable knit accelerates moisture transfer in order to maintain core comfort. But, you're probably wondering if this reference to 'carbon' is actually 'carbon fiber?' The answer is yes. This carbon element has anti-static properties that protect you from the absorption of static and rogue atmospheric electrical interference for an increased anaerobic output. In non-tinfoil hat speak, we' re talking about cell phone tower output, smog, and even acid rain. But, that's not even the extent of this fabric technical features
It's optimized, along with the CB's 11 panels, to enhance blood circulation for an improved oxygenation of cells. To do this, the soft-to-the-touch, stretchy knit molds to the curves of your body for maximum muscle compression. The result is an increased blood flow and a reduction of muscle vibration. Together, this equates to a reduction of fatigue.
Flatlock seams tie all of the panels together to eliminate irritation and reduce chafing. And where aerodynamics is paramount, laser cut transitions provide an ultra-smooth path for airflow. At the business end of the CB, Louis Garneau's Airgel chamois ensures this is a long distance bib.
It’s constructed from Crabyon fabric and perforated gel inserts. The fabric is incredibly soft and excellent for sensitive skin, and the gel inserts breathability ensures support without dampness or irritation. Finishing the CB are bibs with starch trim for a race fit that allows a complete freedom of movement.
The Louis Garneau CB Carbon Bib Shorts are available in six sizes from X-Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black/white/royal, Black/white/ginger, and Black.
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A while ago I ran into the LG rep at my LBS during a ride. I was wearing the carbon jersey and alveo 3k bibs he suggested I try the Carbon CB bibs. I finally caught them on sale and WOW! I have worn them a couple of rides and they do seem to disappear while on the bike. Good compression and great chamois. I love the fit. I am 6 foot 220 lbs and the large is perfect. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a comfortable, breathable, and great looking bib!
Howl at the moon
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
They show your ass. The material is thin which is probably why it has great cooling effects. I was really disappointed that $150 bibs would have material you could see straight through. Ridiculous! They fit a little small Im 5'9 175lbs and usually wear a M or L. I would've needed an XL. They fit well just tight on me and chamois was the great. They get 2 stars because unless you want to moon the world or wear clothes over these, they are useless.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Coldblack actually works!!
I've worn this bibshort on 2-hour rides with plenty of comfort for the duration of my ride. The chamois is very soft and compared to most brands at this price is a great value in my opinion. The fit is true North American fit, I wear a size small at 5'10" 150lbs, and this is a super comfortable fit.