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POC Avip Ceramic VPDS Bib Short - Men's

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Avip Ceramic VPDS Bib Short

In creating the Men's Avip Ceramic VPDS Bib Short, POC set out to reinforce areas prone to nasty abrasion and tearing when you slide out on the road or suffer a particularly bad crash. In doing so, they designed this bib short with a ceramic print along the outer thighs that reduces friction on hard surfaces like asphalt, yet without compromising the fabric's overall flexibility and comfort when you're normally cycling. This ceramic print also enhances the bib short's aerodynamics, as it works to disrupt airflow and lessen drag as you push down the road at a brisk cadence.

For the main body of the bib shorts, POC employs a compressive fabric with a good deal of stretch, so you're properly supported for hours in the saddle. This way, your muscles remain stabilized while pushing themselves, but you're never restricted from pedaling swiftly or getting out of the saddle on grueling climbs and sprints. This compressive, ultra-stretchy fabric meets breathable mesh bibs that stabilize the short in an upright position and prevent overheating by channeling in cooling airflow.

Delving into the heart and soul of this bib short, you'll find a premium Multi D chamois with silicone-based VPDs inserts that reduce incoming road vibration and optimize airflow to prevent excessive sweating in the saddle. This means you'll be able to finish longer rides without succumbing to irritation or soreness in the saddle, even if you're riding over particularly rough stretches of asphalt that would normally cause soreness.

  • Premium bib short reinforced from abrasive crashes
  • Ceramic print along thighs protects from road rash
  • Compressive fabric supports and stabilizes key muscles
  • Ample stretch characteristics for full range of motion
  • Multi D chamois with VPDs inserts to reduce vibration
  • Breathable mesh bibs stabilize shorts without sweating
  • 4.5cm elastic leg endings keep bottoms firmly in place
  • Small pocket in the rear for carrying essentials
  • Item #POC00CR

Material
protective ceramic panels, stretch and compression fabric
Chamois
silicone VPDs Multi D chamois
Bib
breathable mesh bibs
Leg Gripper
4.5 cm elastic ending at legs
Reflective
reflective patches at rear
Recommended Use
road cycling

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>Rating: 5

So this is why you pay more!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
6` 0"
Weight
148 lbs

I went by POC’s sizing chart and bought smalls and they fit like a glove in a good way. Almost like they’re not there after a few miles, so light and comfortable. I haven’t tried every brands bibs at all price points, just moved to road bikes six months ago, but these beat the few bargain bibs and shorts I bought. Makes sense of course but didn’t think it would be this big a difference. Ridden on about a dozen 15-45 mile trail/road rides and these are a great short.

>Rating: 5

They actually resisted tearing

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Wiped out hard on a fast descent on my first ride with these. The shorts are torn and ruined, but the area that I slid on was mostly intact, and I only ended up with a small bit of road rash on my hip, whereas a much larger area of the fabric was scuffed but resisted tearing. Gonna buy a new pair of these, they feel and look(ed) great.

>Rating: 5

Can't go Wrong

Rock these on the road and they have a great Chamois