Hincapie Sportswear Emergence Bib Short - Men''''s Shorts

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $219.00

Product Description

Emerge from the pack with a smile on your face and the Emergence Bib Short helping pump your legs.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by 9W9W a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2013

Strengths:    High tech fabrics. Newest coldblack temp-lowering treatment on fabric, 11 panels. Different lycra types used for different panels providing compression where it is needed, and a more loose "barely there" where it is not. Pad is high end, and I believe the same manufacturer used by CAPO.

Weaknesses:    Leg bands are tapered, laser cut and fused... but there is no traiditional gripper. The lower inside portion of the leg is coated with a silicone layer, but the leg is cut to slip on and stay, instead of pull on and grip. What will likely happen is that when you put these on the leg will be loose and the fabric will "wave" around your lower leg. What I found though is that like with other cyclic specific items... this is actually comfortable on the bike. Knee bent, quads engorged with blood, and the legs stay put, and are comfortable. The leg openings are really a love it or hate it issue with these shorts. I have beefy thighs and quads (six feet, 220) and when standing the openings are loose on me in XL. On the bike, the angle and muscles pick up the slack and the lack of gripper feels good because the thighs are never pinched, or compressed (like wearing tights, knickers).

Bottom Line:   
Hi-tech blingy bibs. All black, heat reflective coating, multi thickness and multi tension lyrcra used throughout. Long in the leg, leg opening is hate it love it, due to the unorthodox design. I like these bibs. The pad is on the plush side, but is comfortable and high end. Reflective piping, wide straps (which do have a tendency to ride down, but that is likely a sizing issue). I am 220, six feet, have XL and they are normal to loose fitting. Nothing is tight, but compressive lyrca zones pick up slack where they need to.

I purchased both pairs online at closout. $219 is up there, but compared to Castelli and P.I. the quality is there. I would def purchase

this link has a very good review, with picture illustrations of what I discussed herein:

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Similar Products Used:   PI Elite, PI PRO, Capo, Castelli

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