Lycra Power compression fabric has been demonstrated to improve performance. In helping to flush lactic acid from the legs and support fatigued muscles, a great pair of bibs can turn good form into amazing form. On this note, the Hincapie Power Bib Shorts use Lycra Power panels for the majority of their construction. And just in case they become your go-to shorts, abrasion-resistant panels are added in the areas where saddle wear tends to be a problem, giving them additional life.The Hincapie Power Chamois uses Elastic Interface Technology including multi-thickness, high-density foam, a central perineal relief channel, seamless construction, and a microfiber cover. The result is a chamois that provides excellent comfort, even on rides that last longer than three or four hours.Hincapie gel-grippers keep the flatlocked hem in place, and reflective trim will keep you visible whether you ride at dawn or dusk.The Hincapie Power Bib Shorts come in five sizes from Small through XX-Large. They're available in two colors -- Coldblack and Graphite.
Strengths: They look to be well made- high quality materials.
Weaknesses: Fit is odd
This review is for the Power GT bib. These bibs seem well made, but for me the fit is strange. I am 5'11 and weigh 195- I wear a large. These are loose at the knee and are about 1 inch too short as well. In addition, the suspenders are a bit long and loose. If I had a longer torso and thicker thighs they would fit better, but as it is I am normally built so they drive me nuts. For the record, I've worn Nalini, Santini, Castelli and Assos bibs which all fit fine. These will go into a drawer with other costly mistakes (like Pearl Izumi bibs- also loose at the knee).
Big fan of the Neo Power Bib and have been buying and wearing them for years, (not the same pair). I tried the Louis Garneau Equipe Bib Shorts and was shocked that the same size I wear I couldn't even get on. I called Garneau and they said the Equipe bib in medium should fit exactly the same as t ... Read More »