At the pinnacle of Gore Wear’s cycling offerings, you’ll find the C7 series. Developed in close collaboration with the inimitable Fabian Cancellara, C7 series products are true pro level pieces built with carefully considered details and a tastefully minimalist aesthetic. The bib shorts in the C7 family are offered in three versions, race, long distance, and vent. All three share certain characteristics, like the tailored torso band, which helps to keep the shorts in place throughout your ride, a Windstopper front panel to ensure consistent comfort, and nearly seamless construction to all but eliminate chafing. And each version is optimized for the particular demands that cyclists face throughout a long and varied season.
Light, aggressive, and built for race day and your hardest training rides, the C7 Race shorts are an exceptional piece of engineering. Gore’s Expert Race chamois features multiple density foam aimed at maximizing comfort for medium duration rides. The aggressive fit is enhanced by a lightly compressive hold, which keeps muscles feeling fresh for longer. And the easily overlooked details, like the tasteful reflective hits and dedicated ratio pocket, which works equally well for your smaller ride essentials, reinforce that this is a true pro level bib short for the most discerning racers.
C7 LONG DISTANCE
C7 LONG DISTANCE BIB SHORT+
As the name implies, the C7 Long Distance bib shorts have been developed for comfort over the duration of your longest rides. The fit is decidedly aggressive, but the fabric is less compressive than the Race bibs, for a fit that is at its best on rides that far exceed the 3 hour mark. The Expert Long Distance chamois is built on a similar profile to the Expert Race insert, and uses additional material to provide extra padding when it’s needed most. For your longest training rides, light touring, and stage racing, the C7 Long Distance bibs are an outstanding option.
C7 VENT BIB SHORT+
Built for sweltering midsummer days, the C7 Vent bib shorts are Gore’s hot weather specialist. The slim fit is formed from a cooling fabric that draws heat away from the body. Laser cut perforations at the side panels work in concert with the ventilated Expert Vent chamois to drive active cooling as you pedal. And unlike many other summerweight bibs, the C7 Vent employs a Gore Windstopper panel at the front, which keeps the wind at bay and helps to keep the C7 Vent bibs feeling a bit more substantial than their airier counterparts. When it’s hot and humid, the C7 Vent bib shorts are among the very best bibs one can choose.