PRO BIB SHORTS NERO
Le Col's fastest pro shorts. Developed and proven in the pro peloton this is a race ready garment focused on performance without foregoing comfort.
The Pro Bibs use a lycra sport fibre, engineered to provide exceptional fit and recovery power to deliver dependable form season after season. The updated fabric on the upper section of the bibs ensure that the shorts stay in place while keeping fabric to a minimum. The trademark oversized Le Col gripper with intermittent silicone tabs ensure the shorts hold firmly in place with less pull.
A Pro Dolomiti Chamois has been chosen specifically for cyclists focused on performance and looking for dependable comfort and quality on long rides or competitive races. The thinner pad has a highly effective silicone treatment and provides comfort without sacrificing performance by removing the excess bulk of larger chamois. A special thread and stitch shape down the outside edges of the pad reduces rubbing to an absolute minimum.
In addition, the seams have been flat locked to eliminate irritation and the logos are embroidered to last the lifetime of the product.
This Pro Bib Short is Pro Racewear available to all. Most suitable for races or competitive club rides.
- 80% Polymide
- 20% Elastan
- Lycra Sport Fibre
- Mesh bib straps
- Dolomiti Pro Gel Chamois
- Flat locked seams
- Silicone leg gripper
- Reflective tabs
- Embroidered Le Col logo
- Machine wash 30deg with no fabric conditioner and rinse well
- Do not bleach, tumble dry or iron
Bought to complement the Colnago top for the owners day. Have worn them twice and are very comfortable and a great fit. Usually buy Castelli or Assos and wasn't too sure to take the plunge off piste. I need not have worried - they are quite the best pair I have owned in over 40 years cycling. 5 stars all round.
The centrepiece of the any bib short is the pad – a rubbish pad adds up to a rubbish bib short in my view – and what a pad it is. It’s a Pro Dolomiti chamois that features silicone inserts alongside the usual dense foam. In fact, it does away with a lot of the foam, giving it a really dense spongy feel while remaining relatively thin compared to others.
Padding is graded in key areas for maximum pressure relief, especially in the perineal region, really allowing you to settle into your optimum position and stay there. The silicone also serves to give the chamois a really cool touch, and in tandem with the ventilation allow heat to dissipate effectively.And, that fit and quality is retained through the wash too, eradicating any worries about delicacy.
I experienced this on Alpe d’Huez on a recent holiday, and despite the sweat pouring off me in the midday sun, one area I didn’t feel hot was around my sit bones. It was trend that continued throughout my test rides, and left me in no doubt that, whether I sat right on the nose of my saddle at full gas or further back taking in the scenery, this was one of the most comfortable pads I’ve ever used.
The rest of the shorts back up the excellent performance of the chamois, with a compressive ‘Sport Lycra’ that helps wrap your muscles without feeling restrictive, with a leg length that I’d describe as ‘medium’. It’s not long in the way Rapha’s Pro Team winter bib shorts are, or as short like you tend to find the likes of Alé tend to be.
Handily, the ‘Sport Lycra’ is also very good at getting rid of excess heat. These were the equal of my own Rapha Lightweight bib shorts in this respect – praise I consider to be very high indeed. Up top, the bibs are also very good, featuring well made flat stitching to match the rest of the bibs, and laser cut holes to boost ventilation throughout.
The Le Col Pro bib shorts are genuinely ‘pro-level’, with a chamois that’s seriously impressive and an overall construction to match.
Have several Le Col bibshorts. Excellent quality and great insert..very comfortable.