Enduro Bib Knickers 3
It's certainly not their only application, but knickers are popular in cyclocross racing because knee warmers have the tendency to fall down and bunch when they get soaked or when a course requires a lot of run-ups or barrier-jumps. Full-length tights, on the other hand, are often overkill for these short, intense races, and can absorb extra water and mud. Whether you're riding off-road or on the road, the Louis Garneau Enduro Bib Knickers 3 provide added lower-body warmth and critical knee insulation for days when your regular bib shorts with knee warmers won't cut it.
Garneau constructed the Enduro Bib Knickers out of their HeatMaxx fabric, which is a Roubaix-type fabric with a smooth outer surface and a brushed micro-fleece liner. It will keep you warm without restricting your movement or feeling bulky. There are six panels, stitched together with friction-minimizing flatlock seams, so that the knickers conform to your movements. The 4-way stretching Airzone chamois found in the Enduro Bib Knickers has dual-density foam to provide the right amount of cushioning, and it's perforated to help it breath and transfer moisture away from the skin. Additionally, the edges of the chamois are tapered to eliminate pinching and chafing. The top of the Airzone is treated to minimize odors in case you have to skip a wash or two on your 'cross or bike touring getaway.
Some final finishing touches round out the Enduro Knickers: Garneau's Powerband system at the calf won't cut off circulation like silicone grippers have a tendency to do, and reflective logos provide added visibility for low-light conditions. The Louis Garneau Enduro Bib Knickers 3 come in sizes X-Small through XX-Large and in Black.
- Knickers for cool-weather cycling in comfort
- HeatMaxx fabric is smooth and soft
- Microfleece lining is comfortable and warm
- Four-way stretch ensures you can move freely
- AirZone chamois provides comfort and cushion
- Treatment reduces the buildup of odors
- Powerband hem secures the position without squeezing
- Item #LGN0759
What do you think about this product?
August 28, 2019
I'm about 184 lbs, 5'10" with "thickish" thighs these fit snug, not tight, in a MED but I prefer the fit that way. I think I could go up a size to LG but my worry is the suspenders would be a bit loose which I hate. The material feels soft and really nice against my skin, almost, dare i say it, luxurious. LOL First ride out on them was about 60 miles, on a cool day about 70's. Worked great, kept my knees warm, which is why i love bib knickers. Ideally I prefer bib knickers to fit below the knee, above my calves muscles on my legs. These are perfect in that point as well. With knee warmers that are too long, I get a bit hot, but don't want to take them off, so I double them over to hike them above my calves to keep cool. Great buy. I recommend these
April 28, 2018
Solid product at a good price
I initially purchased medium, but they were a bit loose around the hips so I got a pair of small. They fit perfectly - very snug, but perfectly comfortable other than the band around the calf, which I'd prefer a tiny bit looser. However, I do have rather muscular calves so it won't be a problem for most cyclists. They definitely run big in comparison with Giordana or Assos, but true to the chart. Chamois is not the best I've tried, but quite good for the price. Panel stitching around the quads looks really cool and gives a more fitted and athletic appearance to the knickers. Overall, highly recommended for the price.
November 21, 2017
Great full-leg length for shorter riders
I bought a pair of these in the summer last year for my husband. He is approximately 5'2" with a 26" inseam and nearly 38" chest and 28" waist. Basically, he has a muscle-y structure, but it's crammed into a shorter-than-average-male package. I bought him the XS and they fit comfortably snug (as he wanted). He rides a decent amount for a non-professional who has a full-time job (he's at about 7,000 miles this year), but finding bibs (which he prefers) that fit properly can be a challenge. Shorts tend to be too long, hitting him at the bend in his knee which obviously creates chaffing issues, and full-length is too long with excess material gathering at the ankle. These knickers are perfect, allowing him to use this as (pretty close to) full-leg length bibs, which he likes to wear nearly year-round. In the very cold depths of winter, he layers, but for 8-9 months out of the year, these work well on their own. It is rare that he asks for another pair of bibs or shorts, which he did with these, so I know they are working well. He wears them at least once/week and they get washed once a week and they've held up well over the last year and a half, so I'm back to get him another pair. I think he'd highly recommend these to others.
Poe of CO
May 2, 2017
Better options available
I have tried many of the major brands when it comes to knickers. In part because of the length of season in which I wear them. Ideal for me is a knicker that can be worn in mid-30's up to 60 and an exterior fabric with some water repelling feature. These knickers lacked the quality I would expect for the price and fit rather big. I am 5'9 and weigh 162 and a medium was loose by cycling gear standards.
January 10, 2017
Perfect for this years cold SoCal Winter
I have ridden about 6 rides in these knicker bibs. The weather has been as low as 38. They are perfect. I am short so with long socks they are close to tights and let in no air. The chamois is comfy on my precious parts and there are no spots that rub. So much better than leg warmers or knee warmers. I feel confident that I could wear these on a colder day and still be happy. Haven't found their limit yet. I plan to get a second pair. I may go down to a medium though. My longest ride in these bibs was 62.5 miles.
March 21, 2016
These are truly some of my favorite bibs! They are not the warmest, but keep me comfortable in temperatures down to the mid 40's, and are very comfortable even for rides into the 70 mile range. I do notice the wear at the point where the bibs met the saddle, but have put two winter seasons on these, with no rips, tears or any other noticeable wear, and at this point I'm confident they will last another 1-2 seasons. I would buy these again, but my first pair is still in good shape!
February 1, 2016
I'll start w/ my size - I'm 5'8", 135 lbs, 32-in waist, 36-in chest. The medium fit me perfectly, and so it would seem that these bib shorts run small since they're meant for someone with a 34-in waist but fit my 32-in waist just fine. Medium seems to be my go-to size w/ Louis Garneau bottoms, which suggests that there's some level of consistency between different models within the LG line - something I can't say about too many other brands. FIT - the straps fit just right - not too tight, and not too loose. An incredibly soft and comfortable fleece lines the entire inside of these knickers except for the chamois itself. I love the flatlock stitching, which makes the seams more or less disappear while wearing this bib (on and off the bike). The chamois is superb - its contours, varying thickness, and tapered edges make for little to no chafing and irritation. I cannot comment on long-ride comfort yet because I haven't had any opportunities to ride over 60 miles in these knickers yet. If this Airzone chamois is anything like LG's Motion Airgel chamois, then I suspect that these knickers will start to lose some of its comfort after 70 miles or so. My only reason for giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I am seeing the same signs of wear that other reviewers have mentioned (where the knickers come in contact with the saddle). Hopefully they have a good amount of life left in them because they're so darn comfortable.
December 9, 2013
These bibs look great. Are very comfortable and fit like your favorite pair of bibs. I titled this review disappointed because I returned the bibs. They were showing signs of wear where they touched the seat after only a 30 mile ride... I'm a 6' 1' rider and weigh about 172# and was riding in the rain. I really wish I still had these bibs (so comfortable) but couldn't live with the durability issue. I close by saying these bibs are close to perfect, just not durable enough.
Julna jerry C.
December 13, 2013
Had the same signs of wear on several contact points. Used it on a 40+ mile ride. Never had that kind of wear on my other LG bib. Still holding on to mine until I change my saddle to a less padded kind. I would hate to return my enduro, it just feels so good.
July 10, 2013
For early morning fall rides, this bib has perfectly bridged the gap between a short and a full length tight- just the right amount of warmth. The amount of padding is perfect for short intense rides and the antibacterial treatment really does keep the stink down.