Scott wrote a review of Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Octane Bib Shorts on May 17, 2009
Is it possible to fall in love with lycra and not be related to Richard Simmons? For I believe that I have. These P.R.O. Octane Bib Shorts are the absolute most comfortable piece of clothing in my sporting wardrobe, bar none. I wore these bibs for my first two longer rides of this year-- Saturday and Sunday at 2+40 each day-- and my backside feels completely unmolested. Not a sore spot, not a chafe mark, not even any saddle soreness! Absolutely remarkable. Did I mention that these were my FIRST long rides of the year?! Previously, I couldn't sit on a saddle for more than a 1+30 in my old, run-of-the-mill Pearl Izumi Attack shorts before the chamois stitching would start to chafe and rub me arse raw. Those shorts are now in the trash! These P.R.O. Octane Bibs are more expensive, no doubt. But they have improved my biking experience a hundred times over. You will NOT be disappointed that you spent the extra $$$. Size wise-- I am 5'9" and have a 31 inch waist. These bibs fit PERFECTLY and the straps are completely unnoticeable-- no digging at at all. Great performance incredible fit. Throw down!