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Louis Garneau Course Race Bib Shorts

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Item # LGN0818 30% Off

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Description

No compromise race wear.

Simply creating a comfortable pair of bib shorts is old hat for Louis Garneau. Instead, for the Course Race Bib Shorts, Garneau was inspired to incorporate heightened levels of aerodynamics and breathability into the design. So, the result is a minimally seamed, multi-fabric construction that rewrites the rule book on race-day bib shorts.

Starting with the shorts portion of the Course Race, Garneau used its Lazer Rev fabric for the construction. This material features a knit that has a high percentage of Lycra fibers in its composition. This means that you'll experience more muscle support in comparison to heavy polyester blends. Why is this important? Well, more support translates to less muscle movement from road vibration, and thus, less muscle fatigue. Additionally, even though the Course Race isn't a designated compression piece, you can still expect a slight improvement to blood flow, correlating directly to a reduction of lactic acid buildup. Even better, Lazer Rev has been designed to retain its shape after expanding for body conformity. So, the fabric's shape, fit, and compressive qualities don't run the risk of degradation.

And outside of the Lazer Rev's compressive properties, the material is highly breathable, as well. This has been further complemented by Garneau's placement of both Power Mesh and Carbon X-Mesh at the bib straps -- frequent contributors to overheating. At the lower portion and rear window, the Course Race features the Power Mesh fabric. This mesh provides an easy ventilation route for excess core heat. It's also featured at these points because of its 20% spandex composition. This allotment of stretchable material provides the necessary flexibility and soft-to-the-touch contact for heavy points of articulation. As for the uppers, Garneau used the Carbon X-Mesh primarily for its gentle grip and anti-static properties.

So, you might be asking where aerodynamics come into the fold? Well, this a two part story, with Chapter One being the materials, and Chapter Two involving the construction. Moving along these lines, Garneau designed the Course Race bib shorts with a minimal number of seams. Not only does this minimize the possibility of abrasion, but it also creates a smooth, laminar air flow over the legs. You'll notice that the inner leg features a seamless design, and that the hems of the legs have been laser-cut. Together, drag is reduced, and over-compression and chafing have been eliminated.

For further comfort, the bib shorts feature Louis Garneau's own, patent-pending 5 Motion chamois. This chamois, developed with Beveled Edge Molding, uses a 3D, pre-shaped wing design that moves in unison with your body. After all, a non-conforming insert is a leading cause of abrasion. So, to guarantee an obedient flexibility, the 5 Motion chamois uses a variable-density, perforated memory foam that's been shaped objectively towards every direction of movement and pressure. And unlike other forms of variable-density padding, the 5 Motion shape ensures that height transitions flow smoothly from region to region. This means that pinching and chafing are nearly eliminated. Garneau also included a center channel, much like your favorite saddles, that relieves pressure on the urethra and pudendal nerve. However, Garneau didn't stop there. The insert also effectively evacuates any moisture -- another source of chafing and bacteria.

The Louis Garneau Course Race Bib Shorts are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black/white and Black/white/red.

Tech Specs

Material:
[shorts] Lazer Rev (78% polyester 22% spandex), [lower bib straps] Power Mesh (81% nylon, 19% spandex), [upper bib straps] Carbon X-Mesh
Fit:
race
Chamois:
yes, 5 Motion
Chamois Thickness:
variable
Removable Chamois:
no
Bib:
yes
Recommended Use:
road 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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Love these bib shorts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

First pair of bibshorts I have worn that are made with ONE seam in them. The seam runs along the middle of the bibs. I dont know how Louis Garneau does it, but this does make them feel super comfortable to wear. The short stays in place extremely well despite what you may think about it having only one seam. That may be partly due to the compression which is light and helps support the lower body very well.
When I wear this bib short (paired with the Course Race Jersey) I notice salt deposits on the jersey more than any other kit I own. I don't seem to sweat more than normal when wearing this, no, its truly the fabric that works so well at ventilation and moisture transfer.
I don't know if Aerodynamics really matter all that much when considering the grand scheme of things, but the shorts (in conjunction with the jersey) appear to be faster because it is an absolutely smooth surface. Overall, just a really cool piece. Also super pro looking.

I am 5'10" 150lbs and wear the size Medium.

Love these bib shorts
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Thanks for the review and photo.