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Gore Bike Wear Xenon Race Bib Tight Shorts - Men's

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Description

Because every ride is a race.

You could probably guess that the Xenon Race Bib Tight Shorts — as part of Gore Bike Wear's top-end bib collection — are built from technical materials and feature a handful of subtle details to keep you comfortable when you’re on the rivet. You’ll have to keep guessing about the composition of the proprietary fabrics, but when you get the shorts out on the road, your thoughts will likely shift to the comfort of the Xenon Man chamois and the slightly compressive fit.

The Xenon Race bibs are constructed from a blend of lightweight fabrics that's quite technical. We can’t tell you the exact proportions or the secret additives, but what we do know about this closely-guarded synthetic blend is that it’s optimized for moisture management and durability. In other words, it works hard to pull moisture away from your skin, and transports it to the surface of the fabric where it can evaporate.

As you’d expect with competition-level shorts, the material is slightly compressive, although it’s not a true compression piece. In other words, they should feel very snug when you put them on, since that means they’re holding your muscles in place, reducing the damaging effects of road vibration and ensuring that you’ll be more comfortable for longer. And it doesn’t stop there, as Gore oriented the seams of the Xenon bibs so that they’ll move with you, instead of chafing.

The upper portion of the Xenon bibs is built from mesh, which enhances airflow to keep you from overheating. The inseam is slightly longer on these than some of Gore’s other bibs — for maximum coverage. And if your ride ends up being longer than expected, the reflective print on the legs will make you more visible to motorists.

Shorts this technical deserve an insert to match, and Gore wisely employed its Xenon Man chamois for this purpose. Through the use of multiple densities of foam, the Xenon chamois protects your sensitive tissues, and keeps blood flowing, thereby minimizing the occurrence of numbness. Synthetic materials were chosen both for their stretch and their moisture management. That means you’ll stay dry, which means more comfort and less irritation. The stretchy qualities of the insert allows it to move with you throughout the myriad cycling motions, both seated and standing, thereby reducing chaffing to an absolute minimum.

The Gore Bike Wear Xenon Race Bib Tight Shorts - Men's are available in five sizes, from Small to XX-Large, and in the color Black/red.

Tech Specs

Fit:
lightly compressive
Inseam:
10 in
Chamois:
yes, Xenon 2.0 Man
Removable Chamois:
no
Leg Gripper:
elastic
Bib:
yes, mesh
Season:
3-season
Recommended Use:
road racing, cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

GORE Bike Wear & Running Wear

Men's
Jerseys & Jackets
S M L XL XXL
Chest 32.75 - 34.75in
(83 - 88cm)
35 - 37in
(89 - 94cm)
37.5 - 39.5in
(95 - 100cm)
39.75 - 41.75in
(101 - 106cm)
42 - 44in
(107 - 112cm)
Arm Length 29.75 - 30.75in
(76.5 - 78cm)
31 - 31.75in
(79 - 80.5cm)
32 - 32.75in
(81.5 - 83cm)
33 - 33.75in
(84 - 85.5cm)
34 - 34.75in
(86.5 - 88cm)
Shorts & Bibs & Tights
S M L XL XXL
Waist 28.75 - 30.75in
(73 - 78cm)
31 - 33in
(79 - 84cm)
33.5 - 35.5in
(85 - 90cm)
35.75 - 37.75in
(91 - 96cm)
38 - 40in
(97 - 102cm)
Hip 33.5 - 35.5in
(85 - 90cm)
35.75 - 37.75in
(91 - 96cm)
38 - 40in
(97 - 102cm)
40.5 - 42.5in
(103 - 108cm)
43 - 45in
(109 - 114cm)
Inseam 30.75 - 31.25in
(78 - 79cm)
31.5 - 32in
(80 - 81cm)
32.5 - 32.75in
(82 - 83cm)
33 - 33.5in
(84 - 85cm)
34 - 34.25in
(86 - 87cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Arm Length:
Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.
Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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4 5

Love Gore, but not this time!

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Love Gore products, and in this bib short it is fantastic all but one possible draw back which caused me to have to return them. The materials are great, sizing and fit are great, chamois is as well but the leg hem opening is severely oversized! I can't where most shorts as I have a 36 waist, am 6'4" tall but have very large quads compared to most at my size, hence only a few short even fit me due to this, that being said this is the only bib short I have ever tried that was perfect though all major points and yet was way too large at the hem opening of the leg!!! So unless you have Olympic proportional size quads, I would reconsider!

2 5

not for me

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love Gore products. Finish and quality are top notch and so far I have had good luck with fit. This is one item that I have to return though.

Firstly, I found the chamois to be irritating. Literally; as in scratchy. Things got a little better if I was very careful when I put those on.
Second, the straps are too short. Before someone suggests I got the wrong size, I am 187cm and got the M. I went with waist size (mine is 31in). The result is that I have to keep pulling on the back of the shorts to keep them nicely in place.

Maybe that those sorts are not for my anatomical make-up. Best fitting shorts for me are the Louis Garneau (Evo Mondo or Lazer, size M).

5 5

Epic Bibs

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are great shorts. I upgraded from the regular xenon bib and the performance is noticeable. The fit and comfort are unparalleled. After hours in the saddle you don't get chaffed and uncomfortable like other bibs. The ventilation and materials are unparalleled. The fit is snug due to the slight compression element. I find this to be a comfortable as well as performance enhancing feature. The longer you ride the better they perform. They are worth every penny. Oh and I use them on the Mtb as well.

Epic Bibs

XENON RACE Bibtights short+ by GORE BIKE

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Absolutely lightweight road cycling bibtights with padding developed for long and demanding rides. The slight compressive fabric as well as the innovative bib construction and the flat bottom hem guarantee optimum fit and avoid any irritation.