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Bibs in technicolor.
Cycling has been plagued by black shorts since their inception, but with products like Pearl Izumi's P.R.O. LTD Bib Shorts, however, there's a break from the darkness. Sharing construction and materials with the P.R.O. Bib Shorts, the LTD turns hot and humid summer rides into a comfortable, ventilated joy with a splash of color.
The shorts include Pearl's top-tier P.R.O. Seamless 4D Chamois, so you know you will be ready for whatever the road and your riding companions throw at you. This chamois is Pearl's most advanced, suited for enthusiasts and pros alike — anyone on the bike four or five days a week. And you'll be impressed to know that this iteration of the chamois still has the variable density foam, but it's 35% lighter and thinner than before. The three layers of padding make it possible to place material where it is needed.
You won't have to worry about chafing since it is seamless, has a four-way stretch, and is breathable. Pearl Izumi also included its Pressure Relief Technology (PRT), which means that the insert has been specifically designed to relieve those most tender spots and allow the blood to circulate. Pearl also added thermo-regulating carbon yarns, which prevent the friction from developing.
As for the bib legs, Pearl Izumi made use of the same advanced materials that they have employed with the P.R.O. In-R-Cool Short-Sleeve Jersey. By integrating both its Minerale and In-R-Cool technologies into the Transfer fabric that is used for the bibs, Pearl Izumi ensured that the fabric will reflect the sun to keep you cooler, and simultaneously work to wick the sweat that develops. Integrating Minerale boasts 15 times the typical poly weave surface area, which facilitates wicking and evaporation of moisture. Silicone grippers hold the cuffs in place.
The anatomic, multi-panel design ensures the riding position fit will be perfect and free from bunching, and the bib suspenders use the P.R.O. Transfer fabric with Minerale straps. The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. LTD Bib Shorts have a 10in inseam. They are available in Small through XX-Large and come in the color Team PI True Red/white.
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
These bibs feel great! My favorite kit (when combined with the jersey) by far that I own. Definitely a form-fit, so keep that in mind when sizing. I love the way the bibs hug the legs without constricting.