2011 Model No Longer Available
Louis Garneau Corsa Short - Men's - 2011 BCS
The Corsa Bib Shorts are the creme de la creme of bib shorts from Garneau. And even though they donít cost as much as many of our other pro-level bibs, we believe these bib shorts to be competitive with almost any pair of bibs we sell, theyíre that good.
At the heart of the Corsa Bibs is Louis Garneauís 4 Motion chamois. Its woven polyester construction offers a high degree of stretch -- in four directions as they note -- which ultimately helps the pad mold to your contours and move with you, increasing your comfort. Mesh vents and channel vents help to move moisture away from your body to keep your skin dry and chafe-free. Multi-thickness, high density foam places more padding where you need it most and reduces it in the areas where it isnít as necessary. All this work makes the chamois fit naturally, as if it's not even there. However, the comfort level after a few hours in the saddle tells you otherwise.
The Corsa Bib Shorts offer the greatest degree of compression of all of Louis Garneauís shorts. Lycra Power is used in many locations through the eight-panel design. Panels made from Speedtech improve wicking due to the lightweight weave and yet offer incredible sun protection, with an SPF of 50. Carbon-X Mesh and Lazer Rev aid in compression and fabric resilience to make the bibs provide excellent compression and a long life; truly, these bibs are so light in feel that the support they offer is surprising.
The bibs feature a rear pocket for riders who wish to ride with anMP3 player so you donít have to devote a jersey pocket to your electronics. Rather than gripper elastic at the leg cuffs, the shorts are finished with compression bands that give them a longish 11.25" inseam. All seams are flatlocked to give the inside of the shorts the smoothest possible feel against the skin.
The Louis Garneau Corsa Bib Shorts are available in Black, Black/Blue, and White/red and come in five sizes from Small through XX-Large.
- Lycra Power material throughout most of short supports muscles to help retain energy and strength
- 4Motion Chamois 3D wings and deep cut in back eliminate a bulky feel and allows unrestricted motion
- Bacteriostatic carbon top sheet and perforated, multi-thickness foam of the 4Motion chamois provides superior comfort
- Speed Tech dimpled fabric cuts wind resistance and provides superior moisture control on the thighs
- Carbon-X Mesh panels on the side provide compression and support with unmatched breathability
- Targeted seam placement for better aerodynamics with less seam-stretch resistance and chaffing
- Laser-cut Aero Lazer Band cuffs further reduce wind resistance
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August 19, 2012
6' 2", ~200 lbs, ~33" waist --> XL shorts, fit great for many many miles
I did the 160 mile Ride Across Indiana (RAIN) in these shorts and they worked great! Never concerned with them falling down or moving around the whole time. Great price for what you get.
(only caveat is I had a high-end saddle with lots of cushion but both pieces of equipment are important for your equipment)
(I am the one with the "W" Wisconsin jersey with the ginger version of the shorts)
April 24, 2012
Very comfortable and great breath-ability. They actually look pretty cool to, which is a bonus. I got the ginger because that is all that was left on Bonktown. My only advice there is to get some white shorts for under because the pants are a bit see through in white. Very good value, very comfortable, and seem pretty durable. I would recommend these to anyone that is starting to bike or a serious biker. I'm not super experienced with bike shorts but I feel no discomfort after riding 30, 40 or more miles. I've done about 500 miles in them and still seem great. Saved my back side!