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all about comfort, quality and function

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small

I love bib shorts. I wear Pearl Izumi bib shorts in sz m. I wanted to give the Gore shorts a try because of the unique bio break system. I had trouble with the Gore sizing, After 3 tries I found the sz l to work best. The zipper system works well but the straps aren't as comfortable as the Pearls. I did not like the white on the bottom of the leg openings. It put me in mind of a Penguin. The bibs gave me a funny shape....penguin like? When paying over $100 bucks for shorts I want them to fit well and if at all possible look good on me. I am short, busty, over 60 with a body going south but happy to still be riding.

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I've the Xenon 'shorts', and love them, and the 'racy accent stripes'! Am considering these bibs, too. I'm closing in on your 'specs', too (busty, etc.) you say the straps aren't so comfortable, did they dig-into your shoulders? How tall are you, so I can compare to figure which, if at all, size I would need. (I'm 5'6", heavier than I want to be (working on it!), and usually wear a XXL, to sometimes a XL in Gore...
Will check back. You might like Giordana better? Will check back later.