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Louis Garneau Optimum Bib Short - Men's


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    5 Reviews


    All over again.

    If the above image inspires a bit of déjà vu, that's because the Optimum Men's Bib Shorts are the successors to Louis Garneau's popular entry level bibs, the Signature Optimum. The Optimum drops "Signature" and adds a new panel composition; an updated, bevel-edged chamois; and a few functional details that improve fit and in-saddle convenience.

    Of these, our favorites are the open-backed bibs—which increase ventilation and widen the overall footprint of the support—and the inclusion of a gel pocket just above the thigh band. Admittedly, we rarely use the latter for actually carrying gels outside of TT situations (hello, jersey pockets), but it makes a nice receptacle for spent gel packages, sparing your phone, spare tube, and CO2 cartridge a sticky situation.

    • Entry level bibs for the new cyclist or the weekend warrior
    • Updated paneling provides a more ergonomic fit in-saddle
    • Beveled-edge chamois eliminates irritating transitional ridges
    • Wide, compressive cuff holds securely without pinching
    • Thigh pocket holds ride fuel or spent gel packets
    • Open-backed design provides support while ventilating
    • Reflective details help keep you visible while sneaking in a pre-work spin
    • Item #LGN00F5

    Tech Specs

    [body] Signature Mat,[embossed panels] Quantum
    Leg Gripper
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Awesome quality bibs!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: med
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 167lbs

    I have been using these bibs for about 2 months now and i love them for their quality and all day comfort. I bought medium size and it fits me like a compression garment. Even though i have not used it much, but I like the little side pocket. i have used it to store a few dollars and pocket change for easy access to buy hydration and energy food on group ride stops. I would purchase this garment again and would recommend to my friends. Only down side i can think of is not pertaining to this particular product but the general design of bibs. you have to "strip" in order to pee. next time i buy these shorts it will be the verson that is not a bib.

    Good basics

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I'm a first time buyer of bike shorts and I was happy that these fit well and increased my comfort significantly (compared to plain old athletic shorts). I'm pretty tall and thin (6'4"; 32" waist) and got a Medium, these fit me well. I've read reviews saying that they ride up the leg and I'm not sure what they're talking about, as I haven't experienced that at all. I'd definitely recommend these shorts as a good starting point, but honestly can't say more than that given my limited experience.

    More than expected

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    So very glad I made this purchase. I always thought these bibs were kind of constrictive, they may look that way but the feel tells another story. I'm 5'8" and 150 lbs. and the size it's true (Small) I do frequent single track mountain trails with challenging turns and not once the bibs have gotten hung up on the seat while maneuvering the bike side to side on the downhill runs. very flexible and durable material, the chamois is not bulky yet comfortable enough.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 153lbs

    Great everyday training bibs. Comfy for short and long rides. Will be my go to bibs from now on.

    Solid Bib Shorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    I ordered these bib shorts to replace an older pair, and seeing that they're listed as 'an entry level' bib I didn't have my hopes high. I've now worn these bibs a few times and I'm very pleased with their performance. The design and overall fit are more than what I expected. If you're considering these bibs for a replacement or as a pair to add to the arsenal then go for it - I don't believe you'll be disappointed. BTW - The fit (in my case, a Large) is true to size.