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).