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Price was $93.79 - $179.99. Excellent bib shorts. Fit and finish are fantastic and the chamois feels soft to the skin and is supportive, even on longer rides. The pi pro bib shorts don't quite match the minimalist feel of a castelli free aero race bib, but i wouldn't rank the pi lower than the italian brand. To me, sizing on the pi is a little closer to what i'd expect: i wear a medium pi pro, but a large castelli fa. Unless you like to go ultra high-end with cycling apparel, these should be on your to-try list. . Is the pro bib shorts worth the extra money over the pi elite? only you would be able to decide that, but think of how many times and miles you'll ride this year and maybe that'll help with your decision. Pro bib shorts have been worth every cent to me. Product gets 4 stars-really should be 4. 5.

-P. Emma

– ride men’s pro in-r-cool bib this essential piece for performance-minded riders in search of adventure combines a cool, comfortable bib upper our premier chamois. the pro in-r-cool bib short features classic -pearl izumi – ride men’s pro in-r-cool bib shorts

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These are in my top two or three most comfortable bib shorts ever. The fit is appropriately tight and the shoulder straps aren't too long. (reference: 5'10" tall, long legs/arms, 145 lb, bought a size medium. ) the leg grippers seem at first like they won't hold well but they perform incredibly well. The auxiliary fabric (straps, etc. ) is light weight and breathes well. The chamois cut is what you'd expect for a high-end bib: not super cushy thick but just the right thickness to do its job over a long day. The list price for the pro line is always very high but if you catch these on end-of-season sale they're worth buying. The Best - ride men's pro in-r-cool bib as-of ( Apr 2018 ) | Pearl Izumi Ride-Outdoor Recreation Product Review Advantage Pearl Izumi - Ride Men's Pro In-R-Cool Bib Shorts P. r. o. transfer in-r-cool fabric powered by coldblack provides optimal cooling and reflective sun protection. P. r. o. transfer dry fabric powered by mineral provides optimal moisture transfer, dry time and odor absorption. P. r. o. transfer with mineral direct-vent mesh bib upper .

Pearl Izumi - Ride Men's Pro In-r-cool Bib Shorts Review (11 0850)

I have a 36 waist and fit was great with an extra large . I have a pair of large and just a little to tight . -I. Zelda

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  • Brand: Pearl IZUMi
  • Product Dimensions:
    Height:3.00 inches
    Length:11.00 inches
    Weight:0.55 pounds
    Width:8.00 inches
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  • MPN: 11-0850
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  • Category: OUTDOOR RECREATION PRODUCT
  • Size: One Size

- ride men's pro in-r-cool bib Sports, This essential piece for performance-minded riders in search of adventure combines a cool, comfortable bib upper with our premier chamois. the pro in-r-cool bib short features classic cut and style, with standard inseam length and our proven pro anatomic 1:1 chamois. direct-vent pro transfer fabric in the upper keeps you cool, dry and comfortable, while the anatomic multi-panel design assures you can stay focused. Pearl Izumi - Ride Men's Pro In-r-cool Bib Shorts (11111403-Pearl Izumi).

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Great quality shorts that i have grown to love. The pro line from pearl izumi is my go to for long or short rides. Once i started using the pro line with the pro level pad i can't use anything else.

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Pearl iZUMi Men's Pro Pursuit Bib Shorts

Originally designed to meet the demands of the bmc pro team, this premium bib short blends optimal muscle support with exceptional ergonomic comfort.

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  • P. r. o. transfer direct-vent mesh bib upper provides excellent moisture transfer, odor resistance and dry time. with 10 inch inseam
  • Fabric: 65% nylon/35% lycra elastane silicone leg grippers hold hems in place smoothly and without constriction. upf 50+. bioviz reflective elements
  • P. r. o. pursuit 1:1 chamois with smooth dynamic stretch top sheet and inset, high density suspension foam to support key areas
  • High-end p. r. o. transfer fabric powered by cold black provides incredibly balanced stretch and recovery for muscle support and comfort
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Pearl Izumi - Ride Men's Pro Leader Jersey

The pro leader jersey incorporates advanced material technology, construction methods and an aerodynamic, form fit to provide our highest level of performance in a jersey.

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  • Fabric: 87% polyester/13%
  • P. r. o. transfer fabric moves moisture off your skin to keep you dry
  • Three back pockets plus sweat-proof security pocket. structural mesh panel on back for pocket support
  • Spring/summer 2017
  • Direct-vent panels provide superior ventilation. patented anatomic speed sleeve construction. full-length semi-auto lock zipper
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Pearl Izumi - Ride Men's Elite LTD Jersey

Original pearl izumi sublimated graphics, team-inspired construction and performance fabrics are combined in these jerseys for fantastic looks that can coordinate with other styles throughout the product line.

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  • Read the care content label on the inside of your garment for specific instructions; use simple detergents with no additives
  • A clothing system that works to help you maintain the perfect temperature for the weather conditions and activity range day in and day out
  • The p. r. o. ltd jersey utilizes the race-proven design, anatomic fit and materials worn by the pro tour riders with original, sublimated pearl izumi de
  • The perfect balance of anatomic fit, performance engineered materials and the personal interface between athlete and gear
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Chamois Butt'r Original 8oz tube

Chamois butt'r is a non-greasy skin lubricant developed by cyclists for use with all chamois. It immediately improves riding comfort & soothes already chafed or irritated skin. Chamois butt'r isn't just for cyclists! it lubricates, soothes and softens the skin of all athletes who experience chafing. Apply liberally to skin and/or chamois before each ride. May be applied to any skin areas that rub together or against clothing. Apply to skin to soothe and soften.

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  • Chamois butt'r is the original non-greasy chamois cream and the favorite of professional and recreational cyclists.
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Pearl Izumi - Ride Men's Pro Gel Vent Gloves

Stay cool and comfortable on hot days with the padded pro gel vent glove. The patented direct vent palm design with ventilated gel padding, plus mesh fabric on the back of the hand, work together to keep your hands dry. Seams are minimized under your hands by bonding the padding onto the palm for maximum comfort and a chafe-free fit.

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  • Patented direct vent palm design with ventilated padding; gel padding for superior riding comfort
  • Clarino synthetic leather palm is soft and durable; soft low-profile wiping surface on thumb; hook and loop closure
  • Spring/summer 2016
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Pearl iZUMi Men's Pro Escape Jersey

A favorite of discerning riders, this premium jersey offers advanced cooling fabrics and expertly tailored fit, for comfort during all-day epics in the heat of summer. Bioviz screaming yellow color option.

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  • P. r. o. transfer in-r-cool fabric for optimal moisture transfer, dry time and odor absorption. bioviz reflective elements for low-light visibility
  • Sleeve and shoulder panels use p. r. o. transfer fabric powered by cold black for optimal cooling and reflective sun protection. upf 50+
  • Full-length semi-auto lock zipper can be flipped up and tugged open with one hand for easy venting
  • Spring/summer 2017
  • Fabric: 87% polyester/13% elastane three back pockets plus additional external storage for quick, easy access

Pearl Izumi - Ride Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Shorts

Our updated elite bib short features in-r-cool technology for enhanced comfort in warm weather, providing the great combination of technology, performance and value.

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  • Direct-vent panels provide superior ventilation mesh bib upper provides stability with comfort
  • Model/year 2015
  • Elite 3d chamois reflective elements for low-light visibility reflective elements for low-light visibility
  • Elite transfer in-r-cool fabric powered by cold black provides superior cooling and reflective sun protection anatomic multi-panel design
  • Folded elite transfer fabric at leg opening for soft stretch comfort with silicone for added grip; reflective elements for low-light visibility
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Pearl Izumi - Ride Men's Pro In-R-Cool Shorts

Great hot weather shorts. I wore them for the first time on the second day of a 200 mile weekend ride - a bit of a gamble, but they fit well and are well manufactured - and they came through with flying colors. No issues with them at all. The one thing to be aware of is that the leg length is a bit shorter than most - i had to endure the odd tan line "white stripe", as they are about an inch shorter than all my other pairs of summer shorts.

Classic, high-performance style meets advanced fabric and cooling technologies. Made with a standard length inseam and our top-of-the-line pro anatomic 1:1 chamois, the pro in-r-cool short combines a traditional fit with modern fabric technology. Anatomic multi-panel design and visibility-enhancing reflective elements assure you'll stay comfortable and safe.

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Pearl Izumi - Ride Men's Pro In-r-cool Shorts (11 0851) FAQ.

Pearl izumi (izumi? ) shorts have always been my go-to brand. They're a good value for the money you spend; not too cheap and not too expensive. I usually go with their elite level shorts, so grabbing a pair of pro shorts is a real treat for me. The cushion sits well and got me through the "100 miles of nowhere" ride in comfort on their first wearing. The chamois has held up very well to being used and washed several times since then. . The only complaint that i have is that there was some black residue or ink or something that dripped off of them on the first wearing. When sweat dripped on the floor it was in black splotches. Luckily, it all wiped away clean and never happened again after the first wash. -Notice from Z. Monique, Ohio

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I love these shorts good quality and color schem (red and white) on the bottom of the leg and i ordered the xxl and it fits me perfect for my height and weight 300 and 6'1 these shorts are even good for after the ride and you dont want to change your clothes ive been known to wear these shorts even when i dont ride to the grocery store or movies wherever my only beef with these shorts is that i wish they had a drawstring thats it.

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- Q. NancyLess butt pain on long rides than the elite model. I find the sizes run small. I use xl and i'm 6'4 190lbs with a 34" waist and skinnier legs than most serious bikers. The elite are a bit longer. I highly recommend splurging on a pair of pros. I use them for rides over 30 miles and elite for shorter ones. I ride a hybrid 100 miles/week.

The sizing is about right. I notice a few people mentioning that the pearl izumi tights tend to run small, but remember that these are compression shorts. I'm 6'3", 160 lb, with a waist of about 32-33 inches. That puts me in medium, but a large will fit. However, with time the large tends to be a tad loose while the medium expands to a comfortable fit. This isn't any different with the pro in-r-cool shorts, as they are very tight out of the package to the point i am wondering how my thighs are going to fit. They fit very tightly, giving the compression material a chance to expand to fit my legs. I firmly believe that if i went with large, they would be too loose after they are more broken in. . I had been wearing the quest shorts, which use the select padding (least expensive option). The pro padding differs from the select padding in a number of ways. The pro padding extends forward a lot more, to the point it actually curves up almost like a cup. The bulk of the padding is at the sitting bones area, and the pro padding is noticeably firmer than the select material. It actually absorbs quite a bit of the shock/vibration from riding on poorly paved roads, but they are not overly thick to make them bulky. . The in-r-cool material is noticeably thinner than the select shorts, and the pro shorts have an elastic waist band that is fully exposed while the select shorts had the elastic sewn inside the spandex material. The silicone grip material is thinner and more subtle with the pro shorts, while they were basically dots on the select shorts. . In terms of performance, the pro shorts are much better than the select shorts. However, given the price delta of 2-3 times, i'd say that for most average riders the select shorts will suffice. However, there is a difference with the pro shorts namely due to the better chamois padding. . Overall: 5/5 stars, fit is as expected, i normally wear medium pearl izumi pants/shorts and these aren't any different. They will be a tight fit because they are a compression material. The chamois is actually green and i verified this is the spring/summer 2014 version, so the orange 4d chamois shown in the photos isn't quite accurate.

O. Shawna, Waltham Forest

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  • P. r. o. transfer dry fabric powered by mineral provides optimal moisture transfer, dry time and odor absorption
  • P. r. o. transfer in-r-cool fabric powered by coldblack provides optimal cooling and reflective sun protection
  • Anatomic p. r. o. seamless 1:1 chamois

Pearl Izumi - Ride In-R-Cool Skull Cap

Our new in-r-cool skull cap uses our super light and fast drying p. R. O. Transfer dry and transfer lite fabrics to keep the sweat out of your eyes and provide protection for your head with the newest generation of super ventilated helmets.

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  • Pro transfer dry and transfer lite fabrics powered by 375 mineral provide optimal moisture transfer, dry time and odor absorption
  • Spring/summer 2016
  • Lightweight elastic band for secure fit. anatomic paneling for a performance fit
  • P. r. o. transfer dry and transfer lite fabrics powered by 37. 5 minerale provide optimal moisture transfer, dry time and odor absorption
  • Model/year 2015
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Pearl Izumi - Ride Men's Elite Thermal Cycling Bib Tights

This mid weight bib tight uses elite thermal fabric for insulation and warmth, with just enough breathability to keep you comfortable and dry in cool temperatures. Constructed leg articulation means you'll have full protection without sacrificing range of motion, and the mesh bib upper provides security and support. A built-in elite 3d chamois means you don't have to layer it over cycling shorts.

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  • With 8" lower leg zipper with internal draft flap and zipper garage
  • Mesh bib upper provides stability and support; elite 3d chamois is pre shaped for cycling comfort
  • Elite thermal fleece fabric panels provide superior moisture transfer and warmth; with 360 degree reflectivity
  • Autumn/winter 2015
  • Constructed leg articulation for a full range of motion; reflective ankle zippers with garage at ankle for comfort; contoured leg for coverage
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Great tights for the price. Comfortable and good for long rides

A number of questions have been asked here.

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(0) Question: Do these have the rubber grippers in the legs like the regular pro shorts?


(1) Question: I'm about 5'10 180 with a 34 waist. kinda right on the edge between medium and large on the size chart. can someone recommend which size i should get?


(2) Question: What size at 6'4" and about 230-235lbs? i'm not exactly sure how tight they should be, and how tight/lose the shoulders should feel.


(3) Question: Can anyone recommend a size for a waist of 30" height 5'10" weight 155? i wear a large elite that fits snug. a medium seemed restrictive to me.


(4) Question: Does this have a pocket on the back?



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These are well worth the extra you pay. Just finished a 3 day 300 mile ride and did not start having issues until day 3.

D. Guest, New Mexico

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W. Sherry, Blackburn with Darwen says

It matches the jersey and feels great! did a gravel century and a few 50 mile rides and had no issues. Can still take a leak with it on too, which is probably my 1 concern with all bibs. . The chamois is smooth which struck me as odd at first, but the difference in thickness is on the non-skin side. This probably reduces chafing, but i never really had that issue.

B. Michele, Hartlepool

I've been away, riding with other brands (assos, giordana, enduro) for 10 years. Decided to give pi a try again & i can not be more pleased. Great material & chamois.

A. Carolyn, Wisconsin says

Shoulder straps could be slightly wider.

W. Lara, North Yorkshire

Super comfy on the hiney

S. Jackson, Dudley says

I bought these bibs at the beginning of the summer in preparation for several long rides. I have now worn them for 3 century rides and 1 double century, and they performed admirably on all them. The chamois is fantastic. It is thin, but provides excellent comfort. The shorts themselves have good compression. . These are not cheap bibs, but they are worth the price for those long, epic days on the bike.

Y. Terry, Picardie

I've been riding for thirty years and for some reason resisted the purchase of bib shorts. That was a mistake! they are as good as everyone says. I wear a medium in running shorts, but a large in these bibs fits me perfectly. So far i've only done a couple of fifty mile rides, but i am very pleased with their performance. In a couple of weeks i'll be doing a metric century, which is as far as i care to go these days, and these will be my choice for the ride. I also purchased a pair of castelli endurance x2 bibs, which are excellent as well, but i give the pi pro's the edge, primarily for a slightly more comfortable pad. (the castelli s run very small, and a xl in them gives me the same fit as a l in the pi s). I would be happy with either the pi s or the castelli s, but since i have both, for my most challenging rides i will wear the pi s.

F. Paula, Saarland says

Great bib, but this iteration of the product def runs smaller than historically.

A. Nees, Southend-on-Sea

This review is for the 2015 pearl izumi men's pro in-r-cool bib shorts. I've purchased lots of pearl izumi cycling clothing over the years-it's my favorite brand. And i've got clothing from all three lines (select, elite and pro). . There were several reasons why i chose these pro bib shorts. -. 1 - chamois (pad) - i think pearl izumi shorts have the best chamois. Since 2014 (i think), their pro pad has been one of the best you can get on any pair of shorts regardless of price. Unlike the elite and select lines, the pro pad places all of the sculpting away from the skin so it is completely smooth against your body. It is amazingly comfortable. . 2 - compression fit - i was ready for the full-on compression fit of a pro short. It is much better for my muscles on my intense long rides. Some customers have mistaken the compression fit for bad sizing. This is not true. It is intended for a tight athletic fit for athletes whose legs are working at a very high level. . 3 - wicking fabric - the capillary action of the pro fabric is the best. It has an amazing ability to wick sweat away from your skin and cool you in the process. But it only works while you're moving and have wind passing over it. While zooming on a bike, it actually feels cooler than having nothing on at all. But the opposite is true if you stop-without the wind there will be no cooling and you'll just get hotter. . 4 - seams - it's tough to make a compression short whose seams are comfortable and these are it. Sure, you'll see seam lines on your legs when to take them off after a long, hard ride. But i've never felt the slightest discomfort while wearing them. This is one area were pearl izumi seems to almost always excel-seam comfort. . 5 - leg length - the leg length of the shorts seems about an inch shorter than past versions and definitely a little shorter than the elite bib shorts. I like that. These bibs are designed for warm or hot weather-not cool weather-they are not thermal bibs. So a slightly shorter leg length seems appropriate. . There were a few features that i didn't like. -. X - leg bottoms - i didn't care for the soft fabric at the bottom of each leg. I wish the heavier compression fit extended closer to the bottom of the shorts. . X - lame colors - if it weren't for the lame colors that pearl izumi is using now, i wouldn't have ordered the all-black pair like i did. But the colors are truly awful. Pearl izumi needs to fire their inept clothing artist. Why would anyone choose an ugly mikonos blue over a true blue? . . Finally, i'd like to clear up a few misconceptions to help shoppers pick the best pearl izumi clothing for them. -. Pearl izumi offers three general lines of cycling clothing: select, elite and pro. You'll see some variations within these lines like select attack or elite ltd or pro pursuit. But they will still fall into one of these three groups. . O - select - the select line is designed for casual riders with an average body shape. The fit is relaxed. This is the fit that many cyclists are familiar with after they've bought their first pair of pearl izumi shorts. . O - elite - the elite line is designed for advanced amateurs and budget-minded pros. It has a medium athletic fit. Elite jerseys will fit more snugly than select jerseys but they won't be skin-tight. Elite shorts have mild compression. Because of this, elite shorts will appear to be smaller than select shorts but this is by design to support more vigorous exercise. . O - pro - the pro line is for athletes and has a full-on athletic fit. Pro jerseys will fit snugly so they are aerodynamic and do not flap in the wind. Pro shorts, bibs and tights are designed for a full compression fit to help athletes endure the highest level of long, hard exercise. They need the tight fit. All of the pro clothing will appear to fit tighter than both the select and elite lines. Again, this is by design. If you do not have an athletic build (think pro cyclist with low body fat) then you probably won't like the fit. . If your past experience with pearl izumi shorts is from the select line, a pair from the pro line will seem much smaller. Many of the inane comments by customers about fit are due to their ignorance of the purpose for these three clothing lines. The fit of the select, elite and pro lines will be different. This is intentional and it is correct. I hope this will help you choose the best line for your application. My advice is to first choose the line that is best for you. Then pick the style within that line that you like the most. If you don't have the athletic build of a pro cyclist and you want to buy a pair of pro bib shorts anyway, then you'll need to size up. How many sizes you should increase will depend on your body shape and goals. . Lastly, if you want to buy cycling clothing that will last the longest, you should probably choose the elite line. It is made to endure more wear and tear than the select line. And the pro line must sometimes sacrifice durability for some of the other qualities that athletes prefer for intense competition (like superior breathability, less weight, etc). . Bottom line. -. I highly recommend these pro bib shorts to anyone looking for an athletic compression fit and one of the best pads on the market.

Z. Anderson, Solihull says

Great product, feel fit in the ride

R. Sherry, Tameside

Good product

G. Marguerite, British Columbia says

Great bibs. Holding up extremely well after 3 months use.

J. Imelda, Worcestershire

Pi's recent shorts products have a much tighter fit than 5 years ago. This model year (2016) fits as the past few years have. The materials are also much tighter in terms of their "grab" to the body, especially in the legs. This is good. It allows leg warmers to more easily be worn under them without falling down, and helps keep the blood flowing to where it belongs (back up into the body). The materials work very well in the heat, especially with the increased usage of netting material in the back of the bib.



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