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Louis Garneau Competitive Cyclist Masters Team Bib Shorts

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Good enough to wear the badge.

We wouldn’t put our name on just any ol’ kit — it has to be something special. The Louis Garneau Competitive Cyclist Masters Team bib short is definitely something special. Aside from its stunning good looks (you’re welcome) the Master Team bib short is packing all the top-shelf goodness that you’ve come to expect from Louis Garneau.

Louis Garneau's unparalleled fit and fabrics expertise is on full display in the Masters Team bib, its blend of materials combining superb feel and flexibility with excellent muscle support in the form of precisely controlled compression. Namely, a fabric called CB Lycra Power joins forces with another called CB Lycra Pro, strategically placed across the bib's seven primary panels. The Power material stretches less and so lends the bib its compressive qualities around the leg's primary firing muscles, while the Pro fabric is a bit more flexible and places at the boundaries of the Power sections, granting exceptional comfort and flexibility. The Power Mesh bib straps are designed to feel as minimal as possible by being breathable and chafe-free, its two rear straps joining at the sternum and channeling down the center of the front of the torso to prevent uncomfortable contact. And the party trick? The Coldblack treatment of the darker panels, deflecting heat that's otherwise absorbed by dark-colored cycling apparel.

Louis Garneau uses it Motion Airgel chamois in the Masters Team bib short. We won't hold it against you if you first read Airgel as Angel, because the Motion Airgel's ride is heavenly. It consists of the usual high-density padding in various thicknesses throughout. It also has the raised plateaus of padding where you want support and recessed valleys for areas you'd rather didn't bear any load.

The real star of this insert, though, is the cutout in the back is made from vented mesh instead of foam, so it allows for exponentially more stretch and movement than a non-mesh panel. This is what recommends the Motion Airgel for long hours in the saddle. It moves with you through all positions in the saddle while grinding out base miles in the cold months. The gel inserts and foam padding are perforated throughout with additional venting up front to promote breathability, and the outer skin is made with Cupron, which incorporates copper for antimicrobial, anti-allergen, and anti-saddle sore benefits.

Tech Specs

Material:
Power + Lycra fiber, Pro + Lycra fiber, Lazer Rev, Carbon X-Mesh, Power Mesh
Season:
3-season
Fit:
compressive
Inseam:
11.25 in
Chamois:
Motion Airgel
Bib:
yes
Leg Gripper:
Aero Lazer band
Recommended Use:
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

Louis Garneau

Mens Apparel

Louis Garneau Mens Apparel
3XS XXS XS SMLXLXXL3XL
chest 32in
(81.3cm)
34in
(86.4cm)
36in
(91.4cm)
38in
(96.5cm)
40in
(101.6cm)
42in
(106.7cm)
44in
(111.8cm)
46in
(116.8cm)
48.0in
(121.9cm)
waist 26in
(66.0cm)
28in
(71.1cm)
30in
(76.2cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
34in
(86.4cm)
36in
(91.4cm)
38in
(96.5cm)
40in
(101.6cm)
42in
(106.7cm)
buttocks 32in
(81.3cm)
34in
(86.4cm)
36in
(91.4cm)
38in
(96.5cm)
40in
(101.6cm)
42in
(106.7cm)
44in
(111.8cm)
46in
(116.8cm)
48in
(121.9cm)
leg length29in
(73.7cm)
29in
(73.7cm)
29in
(73.7cm)
30in
(76.2cm)
31in
(78.7cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural 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.

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Avg. ride time: 7h 50m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

What is the difference between this short and the power version?
some of the features listed are different than the picture on both shorts

Avg. ride time: 7h 22m per week
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Excellent Bib Shorts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: medium

I'll start w/ my size - I'm 5'8", 135 lbs, 32-in waist, 36-in chest. The medium fit me like a glove when I first got it (perhaps it was even a bit tight at first), but at that point time I was probably closer to 145-150 lbs, 34-in waist, 38-in chest. Surprisingly, the medium still fits me snugly, never feels loose, and isn't as constrictive as it was when I was "bigger" and still breaking it in. So it would seem that these bib shorts run small since they're meant for someone with a 34-in waist but fit my 32-in waist just fine.

FIT - the straps fit just right - not too tight, and not too loose. I also like how soft and comfortable they are on the shoulders compared to most other bibs out there. The legs are on the short side, but I prefer shorter legs to longer legs anyways. The wide elastic leg bands never ride up and always stay in place, even without silicon gripper strips on the inside faces. I love the flatlock stitching, which makes the seams more or less disappear while wearing this bib (on and off the bike).

The chamois is superb - its contours, varying thickness, and tapered edges make for little to no chafing and irritation. My only complaint would be that perhaps they could have made it a bit thicker so that the bib would remain comfortable for 100+ miles. Don't get me wrong - these bib shorts are perfectly bearable for a 100-mile ride, but they're only perfectly comfortable [to me] for the first 70 miles or so. If it weren't for that, these bib shorts would get a perfect 5 stars.