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PEARL iZUMi Interval Bib Short - Men's



Interval Bib Short

Taking top honors as one of Pearl Izumi's most compressive bib shorts, the Interval Bib Shorts use more muscle-hugging Lycra than any pair in their line, giving you a fatigue-fighting performance the second you put them on. A big part of what makes these bib shorts so special is the sophisticated seven-panel design, which employs the stretch and support of the Elite transfer In-R-Cool fabric, to smoothly move along with you in the saddle while also wicking moisture and breathing exceptionally well. This fabric, as its name hints at, has cooling performance to regulate your temp when working up a sweat battling the climb. Then, the Elite Escape 1:1 chamois' floating top-sheet design cuts down on friction and chatter from the road for soft, chafe-free comfort where you need it.

  • One of the most compressive bib shorts in Pearl Izumi's line
  • Abundant Lycra makes these bibs ultra-supportive
  • Laser-cut bib straps provide superior next-to-skin comfort
  • In-R-Cool fabric wicks sweat and helps regulate your temp
  • Integrated chamois absorbs impact and road chatter
  • BioViz elements boost your visibility in darker conditions
  • Laser-cut openings with silicone leg grippers keep the fit secure
  • Item #PLZ00Q9

[main] 66% nylon, 34% Lycra, [low leg] 65% nylon, 35% Lycra
form-fitting, semi-compressive
Elite Escape 1:1
Leg Gripper
yes, silicone
yes, BioViz
Recommended Use
commuting, cross-country, road cycling
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>Rating: 1


I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Runs large
Size Bought
Both M and S
5` 6"
160 lbs

I've worn the ELITE Escape bib shorts for years now, and these Interval bibs are what replaced those in the Pearl Izumi catalog for 2019. I wanted a pair of Navy bibs, so I immediately looked at these since I know the ELITE chamois is great and is comfortable for me for mid-length rides. Unfortunately, Pearl decided to increase the inseam length for all of its redesigned bibs in this model year. The PRO Bibs got an extra 1" of length- and officially on the record these Interval bibs are 0.5" longer (tho to me they feel longer, compared to the last model year ELITE Escape bibs). The other change made to these new Interval bibs is the leg opening is much wider than it was in the ELITE Escape bibs-- and for the life of me I can't figure out why this is? So not only are these bibs long on me, but they now no longer fit snugly against my leg. They are loose and "flappy", which is just a terrible, terrible look for bib shorts. (I'm attaching a pic to show how much wider the Interval bib leg opening is compared to the old ELITE Escape bibs.) I'm not a particularly tall person, and I don't have a very long femur- so these new bibs land right on my knee now, instead of above it. In riding position, the material bunches up in my "knee pit" and makes for an uncomfortable ride. As I mentioned, I have *many* pair of the ELITE Escape bibs- they are my go-to bib for every-day riding- but I also have a pair or two of the PRO bibs for my longest rides. I love, love, love Pearl Izumi bibs. My gear closet contains nothing BUT Pearl Izumi. I'm a huge fan-boy, so it pains me that they've sized me out of their new bibs. I went from being able to wear, and absolutely loving their 2018 bibs...... to not being able to wear the 2019 bibs at all. That is SUPER disappointing to me. I even tried sizing down a size to see if that would help, but, no, it didn't. I know bibs can't fit *everyone*... but if "The Black Bib" can offer a long and a short inseam length in its bibs, why can't Pearl Izumi? If these fit you, you'll probably like them- and they'll be a nice bib. But they're not gonna fit everyone the old ELITE Escape bibs used to fit-- so buyer beware.

>Rating: 3

Nice and light with good padding

I've used it several times
True to size

I like these bibs with one exception. The grippers on the bottom have almost zero elasticity to them and are often a bit loose instead of snug against the leg.

>Rating: 5

Fantastic Bib Shorts packed with Value

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
6` 1"
172 lbs

I've worn these bibs on 40 mile rides and 3 hour virtual rides in my garage ...comfort is outstanding, I love the pad. They have great support around my legs and I barely know the shoulder straps are there! This item is just what I was looking for, a high quality bib for a reasonable price. I highly recommend them.


Interval Bib

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