2011 Model No Longer Available
Gore Bike Wear Alp-X Women's Bib Shorts - 2011 BCS
Not all cycling shorts are created equal. While some are made to take a spin class or a 20 mile ride around the city, others are created to take the rigors of a metric century or long rides in the mountains. The Women's Alp-X Bib Shorts by Gore Bike Wear are the latter, designed for women who are putting in major time in the saddle.
The X-shaped, women-specific hook closure runs comfortably over the breast bone. The hinged two-zip bib system eases the complication of removing bibs in a hurry, making it easier to take nature breaks without taking anything off. A nylon-elastane mesh back insert allows for ventilation over a long ride so your temperature stays regulated, and abrasion-resistant material on the inside leg, saddle, and exposed areas withstands long hours of riding in the mountains or on the road.
The Alp-X chamois, with an off-road specific design, offers the comfort needed for days of backcountry touring and long hours in the saddle. The seamless finish offers a range of mobility and support needed to help prevent chafing while the perforated foam helps with ventilation and dries quickly.
The Gore Bike Wear Women's Alp-X Bib Shorts come in Black with reflective piping on the back of the legs and a reflective logo on the side. The small side pocket on the shorts is great for storing a cell phone or cash for a coffee break. Sizes run X-Small to XX-Large with an inseam of 23cm (9in).
- Two-zip opening system at the waist makes trailside bathroom breaks a breeze
- Shaped bib straps with hook closure are made to fit womens' bodies
- Rear mesh insert provides additional ventilation
- Reflective piping and logos increase your visibility on the ride back to town
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July 7, 2013
Any female rider looking for a good bib with convenient access features for rest stops will agree that we will pay any price for something that works. I bought this bib hoping it had the accessibility features and comfort you look for in this type of product. Unfortunately, Gore trading in comfort for zipper access. One main point of wearing a bib is NOT to have the constriction or binding of something at your waistline. The zippers rub against your skin all the time. Where does that make sense? Save some money and stick with your bike shorts.