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Even if non-bib cycling shorts are not exactly all that pro, that doesn't mean that they don't serve a very useful purpose. They can be worn under regular shorts for family rides that include lunch stops, and are often a mercy in super-hot weather when we are trying to keep the materials we wear down to a minimum. They also offer the same chamois comfort as bibs at a reduced price, since the expense of the bib straps has been cut out. The Pearl Izumi Attack Shorts deliver all these advantages of a pair of shorts while causing barely a ripple in your bank statement.
The core of any pair of shorts is the chamois pad; without a good one, you might as well wear your tennis shorts for a ride. The Pearl Izumi Race 3D Chamois is a comfort-oriented pad for riders who will get in anywhere from two to seven days of riding in a week. It has been pre-shaped to fit the contours of your body and even has a slightly denser padding than the P.R.O. Seamless Chamois, largely because if you do have a lot of responsibilities that get in the way of your daily ride, your backside might be grateful for just a touch more cushion. The advanced Pearl Izumi four-way stretch technology will keep the pad moving with you and wicking sweat so you won't have to worry about irritating, saddle sore-inducing friction.
In addition to a pad that melds perfectly with your shape, the shorts have been given an anatomic eight-panel cut, which will work to fit you like a second skin. Pearl Izumi used their Select Transfer fabric so these shorts wick sweat better than any pair of shorts or bibs currently in your closet. The Select Transfer fabric is the foundation for all the moisture management fabrics used in much more expensive Pearl Izumi products, so you can be sure of standard-setting performance. Not only that, but the flatlock seams won't attract your notice after a couple hours of riding in these shorts.
Silicone leg grippers hold the leg hems in place without pulling or pinching your skin. If you are concerned about where your tan line will fall, the Pearl Izumi Attack Shorts have a nine inch inseam in a size Medium. Reflective elements are included to keep you visible in low light.
The Pearl Izumi Attack Shorts are available in Black and Black/White, and come in sizes Small through XX-Large.
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Great commuting shorts
These are excellent shorts for commuting. However for longer rides I prefer http://www.backcountry.com/pearl-izumi-p.r.o.-in-r-cool-short-mens