For the full distance.
With a lightly compressive material cut in an endurance-specific silhouette, the CB Neo Power RTR Men's Bib Shorts are definitely in the running for the top spot of Louis Garneau's long distance shorts. The shorts are made with the titular CB Neo Power, which represents a step-up from the standard Neo Power shorts' Power + Lycra material. CB Neo Power's gently compressive properties help to stabilize your muscles, reducing the fatiguing impact of micro-oscillations and the corrective stabilizing your body undertakes to counter them. Less stabilizing means less energy expended, so you've got more left to put into the pedals when the fatigue's piling up after mile 80.
The included Motion Airgel chamois features several comfort-minded elements, including gel inserts and a stretch panel that lets either wing move independently of the other, helping to accommodate the pedal stroke and minimize the risk of chafing. It's smooth, gradual transitions between foam densities and thicknesses are also cover with Cupron microfiber, a material used in wound treatment. It incorporates elements of copper, which Cupron (the brand) claims can help heal saddle sores. While we don't necessarily have the medical know-how to test the veracity of these claims, we do know that—when confronted with saddle sores in the middle of the season—we'd do almost anything to get healthy again as soon as possible.
- Endurance bib shorts for long races and century rides
- Mid-weight compressive material helps reduce fatigue
- Garneau's endurance chamois helps alleviate irritation
- Lightweight mesh bibs breathe and wick moisture
- Reflective leg bands help attract attention while you spin
- Flatlock seams reduce abrasion from days spent pedaling
- Pocket on thigh for keeping used gel wrappers out of your jersey pockets
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- Q & A
Great bibs but a lot of compression
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 190lbs
Well made but if you have large thighs expect a "compression-fit" relative to shorts like Pearl Izumi or the italian brands. I'm not a fan of this and returned them.
Very Nice Bibs
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 200lbs
I have two of these bibs, I’ve really enjoyed them. The workmanship is excellent, I have tried quite a lot of different brands of bibs, and I really think Louis Garneau is the best value out there. Fit and length is correct to size, very nice looking. I weigh 200 lbs, and I have 7 LG bibs with the blue Motion-Air gel pads. They are not huge or too thick, but really comfortable.