Performance Bib Shorts Shorts

4.86/5 (14 Reviews)
MSRP : $59.95


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Performance Bib Shorts


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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Erik Fiske a Weekend Warrior from Underhill Center, Vermont USA

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2008

Strengths:    This is a review for the Elite bibs.
Feels oh so good, comfort, $$$value, fabric and quality of workmanship. After my first spin with these I realized that they should be standard equipment on every bike. I'm a clydesdale (6'3" 240lbs) so the extra cushion on the bum is a godsend. After several lengthy spins in the saddle, no chaffing or soreness.


Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
I had never worn lycra before, but after reading the reviews here I decided to try them. Save your bottom and family heritage, cycling does not have to equal a sore a** for days after you ride. That carbon seat post? That does not affect your comfort and happiness, these do! Go buy them and don't think twice. Ride happy.

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Favorite Trail:   all of them

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   performance

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   wheels, seat, pedals...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark B. a Weekend Warrior from Fort Wayne, IN, USA

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2007

Strengths:    comfort, no drooping, "second skin" fit, value for dollar

Weaknesses:    straps slip when not riding

Bottom Line:   
I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT TEN PAIR WHEN I BOUGHT THESE! there's no chamois-shift when riding hard, no belly-band at all, and my "jewelry" stays put better than standard shorts. They feel light on me, as opposed to shorts. the only thing i wish for is a higher back yoke so the shoulder straps wouldn't slip when i'm off the bike mid- or post-ride before getting home to change out.

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Favorite Trail:   the next one

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   performancebike.com

Similar Products Used:   1st set

Bike Setup:   FSXC for all uses

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jason from modesto, CA

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2005

Strengths:    durable

Weaknesses:    going to the bathroom

Bottom Line:   
this review is for the performance century bib shorts with gel chamois. i'm a clydesdale mountain biker and i'm not ashamed to say i love bib shorts! i switched from my baggies to spandex shorts about 2 years ago...what a difference! then i got tired of the waistband on tight shorts. the bibs get rid of that goofy feeling and give you a comfortable ride. i'm a firm believer in the gel chamois. it may be too thick for some, but i need all the padding i can get. the chamois is perforated for better air flow. i buy all my clothes from performance now. cheap compared to other brands with probably all the performance. i know the top brands are probably a little bit better, but not for the extra $125+...especially if you're on a budget like me. they are also very durable. i ride in them 4-6 days a week and they have survived more than a few mild crashes on dirt.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by trek7k a Racer from USA

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2004

Strengths:    Elastic chamois, supportive fabric, high cut bib top, price, performancebike.com policies

Weaknesses:    absolutely none

Bottom Line:   
Review is for the 2004 Performance Ultra Bib Shorts. I felt compelled by the product to write a review so here it is - This is one of the best values on the market. The Cytec elastic chamois is the same (or nearly so) as in the Assos and De Marchi products at a fraction of the price. The fabric is supportive and holds its shape over the course of a ride. The bibs are cut high enough so there is no sagging around the waist. A top notch product that I would recommend to anyone.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   performancebike.com

Similar Products Used:   Performance Elite shorts, PI Microsensor, Cannondale Velocity Bibs

Bike Setup:   Has a saddle to sit on while wearing shorts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Bignon a Cross Country Rider from Beaverton, OR

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2002

Strengths:    Great fit, material and workmanship. Coolmax fabric ROCKS. Pad design is excellent. Super bang for the buck!

Weaknesses:    None found

Bottom Line:   
This is for the Elite bibs which I found on a year end sale for $35 so I bought 2 pair.

I have been a huge fan of the Performance Century shorts for over 10 years. Once tried they were the only shorts I would buy.There may be better shorts available but for the money spent, the durability and the performance can't be matched. The same goes for the Elite products. They are a bargain at full price, matching the performance and durability of products costing much more, on sale they are simply an unbeatable value. Coolmax is a killer material and the pad design is very comfortable.

A word about bibs: With the popularity of baggy shorts and bashing the lycra wearers, it may be difficult to give bibs any honest consideration. What a shame if that happens to you. Until you try them you will have no idea how comfortable cycling shorts can be. Especially if you don't happen to posses a particularly "classic" physique.

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Favorite Trail:   I could never commit

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Performance Century shorts, and other Performance bibs.

Bike Setup:   96 GT LTS-1. Full XT, Rock Shox Judy DH. Too good to give it up yet.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim a Cross Country Rider from Ruidoso, N.M. Lincoln

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2001

Strengths:    Well made quality product, great chamois

Weaknesses:    Smells funny out of the bag!

Bottom Line:   
These bibs fit like a fine glove. The chamois is the best ever. Have spent hours in these and they take care of almost all of ones comfort and saddle problems. I got these on sale and smile when ever I put them on!! Thanks Performance!!

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Favorite Trail:   Kraut-Littleton Canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $38.00

Purchased At:   catalog

Similar Products Used:   Performance Century Shorts

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Sugar 2 stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott Wenzel a Racer from Aurora, CO U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2001

Strengths:    Excellent Chamios, lasts very long. Extremely comfortable. Wick well. Feel great!

Weaknesses:    After a year of hard riding part of the Lycra frayed, but still rideable.

Bottom Line:   
A damn good pair of bibs.

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Favorite Trail:   Deer Creek

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bicycle Shop

Similar Products Used:   Pearl Izumi Ultrasensor.

Bike Setup:   Titanium Sandvic Frame. Ultegra Groupo with Dura Ace Rear Der. Open Pro Wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jonathan Rodgers a Cross Country Rider from Ann Arbor

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2001

Strengths:    Fit is absolutely perfect; they remain tight and supportive on long rides even into the next day

Weaknesses:    A few loose threads

Bottom Line:   
Perfect fit, durable, fast-drying, comfortable, no sag, great for an old sagging fart like me

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Regular Performance Century shorts

Bike Setup:   Colnago Ovalmaster, campy

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from Monroe, Louisiana USA

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2001

Strengths:    Fit, comfort, quality. What more could you ask for?

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
This is for the Performance Elite Bibs. I've worn them 3 times and they are fantastic. Super comfortable, fit perfectly. I've only used shorts up to this point, but now I'll use these. These are the Elite model with the Y-chamois. I don't know why all bike clothing companies don't use this type of chamois. It's the most comfortable I've ever used out of 4 different brands of shorts I own. Got them on sale for $38.98. Five hot dogs for value and five for overall. These bibs rock!

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Favorite Trail:   Lincoln Parish Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   No bibs, only shorts used.

Bike Setup:   HardRock w/BG MTB saddle.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by George a Weekend Warrior from Arlington,TX USA

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2000

Strengths:    Good padding, nice slick feel on the saddle, and they stay up!

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
Bibs are great-so more sagging shorts. For the price I don't think you can find a better deal. Only problem with bib design is getting them off to go to the bathroom-otherwise no complaints.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Old Patagonia Pursuit Shorts-I lost so much weight they would not stay up, and the pad was getting thin.

Bike Setup:   Old Nishike road bike,Trek tandem, Spec Rockhopper

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ted Christian a Weekend Warrior from Cincinnati, OH

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2000

Strengths:    durability

Weaknesses:    none apparent to date

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the new elite bib shorts. I am very pleased to date with the fit and durability. Repeated wash/dry cycles have revealed no stitching problems. The new chamois design is extremely comfortable, and features an anti-microbial cover. The cool max lycra is a wonderful fabric, particularly on the bibs.

These shorts are billed as the shorts worn by the US national team. At 2 for $100, these shorts are a very good value. After years of wearing the cheapest shorts I could find, I could not be more pleased with this purchase.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   cheap, regular cycling shorts

Bike Setup:   Trek, very old Trek

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Tony a Weekend Warrior from Kingsport, TN

Date Reviewed: September 14, 1999

Strengths:    
Comfortable, durable, decent looking.


Weaknesses:    
Hard to size at first, but once you get fitted properly they work well.


Bottom Line:   
These are very comfortable to ride in. I like them a whole lot better than the traditional shorts. For around $50 they are hard to beat.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Normal bike shorts, baggie bike shorts.



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Cross-Country Rider from Minneapolis, MN

Date Reviewed: July 30, 1999

Strengths:    
comfortable, durable, reasonable price


Weaknesses:    
only come in black, occasional loose threads


Bottom Line:   
Far more comfortable than regular shorts...whether you're in shape or not! I have 3 pairs, the oldest going on 6 years. Other than a couple of patched rips (not the shorts' fault), they're still going strong. On sale, they go for about about $40.

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Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
Giordana


Bike Setup:   
Mtn: Marin Team Ti, Zoke Z2, XTRRoad: Guerciotti TSX, Dura Ace

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Willy a Racer from SLC

Date Reviewed: June 8, 1999

Strengths:    
Comfort


Bottom Line:   
For those of us that don't have that flat stomach any longer these things are the bomb. No more droopy crotch to catch on the seat, no more tight waistbands. Only had for a short time(1 race) but love them. Can't compare to other bib shorts, but these are much better than any regular shorts I've ever had.

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Favorite Trail:   
Wasatch Crest, UT Cottonwood Caynyon LV, NV

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Regular riding shorts



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Bib Shorts Repair?

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Anyone checked out the SWAT bib shorts?

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Sexy bib shorts

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Question about bib shorts

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