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Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short

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Pearl Izumi's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short offers a great balance of performance and value. The anatomic multi-panel design features flatlock and double needle seams for chafe-free comfort, plus silicone leg grippers to keep everything in place.

The Elite In-R-Cool is made of ELITE Transfer fabric with high-end In-R-Cool® technology for efficient moisture transfer, optimal cooling, and reflective sun protection. And, the ELITE 3D Chamois® for supportive comfort. Reflective elements provide low-light visibility. 9" inseam (size Medium). Available in various colors.

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Chest35"-37½"37½"-40½"40½"-43½"43½"-46½"46½"-49" 
Waist29"-31½"31½"-34½"34½"-37½"37½"-41½"41½"-45" 
Hips35"-37½"37½"-40½"40½"-43½"43½"-46½"46½"-49" 
Inseam31½"32"32½"33"33½" 
 
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Review for Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 6/8/2014
by Anonymous
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Maine
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Compare well against Louis Garneau Neo Power Bibs

I recently picked up the Pearl Izumi Elite bibs (PI) on Gold Express Deal, and would like to compare them against a direct competitor that I've been riding for about 3.5 years, Louis Garneau Neo Power (LG). I am 6'4', 210 pounds and I have XL sizes of each.

Material: The PI are made of a shiny, slippery, and slightly thinner spandex compared to the high compression, matte finish LG. At first I viewed this as a potential downside, as the shiny, slippery stuff makes its way into low end cycling apparel. But after a long hot ride, I feel that it breaths better and may be less prone to rubbing.

Design and Fit: The PI are slightly larger than the LG in XL. LG uses the same material for the bib portion straps as the rest of the of the piece, and these straps have to be stretched into place over my shoulders: Very nice snug, compression fit. The PI by comparison use a very light mesh for the bib straps that could fit a man with a much longer torso than me. They aren't loose over my shoulders, but they aren't nearly as tight as the LG. I was concerned with the potential for the PI not staying in place, but this turned about to be unfounded. Plus, the PI straps breath better. Overall though, initial quality impression was better for LG.

Chamois Pad/Comfort: LG changed their chamois from my first (and favorite) pair of Neo Power Bibs to my second and third pair. I feel I like each pair slightly less. My newest LG Neo Power rub in a particular area and can be very uncomfortable. I just finished a 84 mile ride in the PI and both initial comfort and comfort on the 84th mile were significantly better than LG for me. Both LG and PI pads seem to be about same thickness (if not LG sl thicker/more diaper like), but I feel the PI may have larger surface area and be wider at the thinnest point between the legs. Win for PI here for my sit bone and saddle combination.

Conclusion: Both are excellent. Get whichever is on sale! I am tempted to try the top-line Pro PI now.

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Reviewed 6/15/2015
by 8753
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Boulder, CO
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Fit well, comfortable for long rides

Needed a new pair of bib shorts this spring, and went for these because of generally good experiences with Pearl Izumi shorts (and a little color to match my bike and a couple of jerseys, I admit). Fit is good. Comfort was good over a few rides, one century. Price was good on sale.

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Reviewed 8/22/2014
by braytd1
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Ann Arbor, MI
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
My Favorite Bibs

These are great bibs. Pearl Izumi hits the sweet spot between technology, fit, price and quality. You can spend a fortune on bibs, and I have, but the incremental performance and quality improvements just don't justify the added cost. Even the high-end Pearl Izumi bibs aren't worth it. These are the perfect compromise on all criteria.

These bibs seem to fit just right. I'm a guy that is not an elite racer. Rather my BMI is in the healthy range. These bibs give just the right amount of compression to be 'all-day' comfortable.

The best way to measure life of bibs is the number of washings they endure. These seem to be just fine in that regard. However, I learned long ago that cool water temperatures and air drying extend the life considerably.

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Reviewed 5/29/2015
by JDM
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Brooklyn NY
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Great Bib Shorts

Good fit after using the size chart provided, I am 6'2 but the medium size is perfect.

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Reviewed 5/28/2015
by B rider
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Houston, Tx
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Great Bib at a reasonable price

The Elite In-R-cool bib fits well and the pad is great. I have a year old bib (same model) and they hold up well. With pricing hitting $200 on some bibs, this one is priced right, so I give it high marks for value. I would recommend this bib to purchase.

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Reviewed 6/1/2015
by jdinca
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Bay Area, CA
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Excellent Value Bib Shorts

I upgraded some older Pearl Izumi shorts for these and am really pleased I did. They do feel cool on the legs and the chamois is really, really good. My one minor thing is that they do run small. I'm 5ft8, 145lb and the large feels pretty snug. The length is also short, so if you like shorts to go close to your knees, these are not for you. For sure, order a size up.

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Reviewed 4/16/2015
by mpls biker
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Minneapolis
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light, comfortable and stays put

This is my 5th pair of Pearl Izumi shorts but my first pair of bibs. I find they are comfortable and wear well, but the obvious unspoken secret is they are a total pain to use the facilities in. Especially when you're sweaty with a pull over jersey.

On any morning ride over about 40 miles I usually need to go and I find I'm reaching for my shorts not my bibs.

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 2/18/2015
by JAH
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Gresham, OR
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great bibs.

I'm a recreational rider that requires a bib for long days in the saddle. The PI Elite is perfect.

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Reviewed 2/15/2015
by Chainstay
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Toronto
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Legs are too short

I used to really like these bibs before they shortened the legs

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 11/20/2014
by Anonymous
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great Bibs

I purchase a new pair of Elite bibs every year and the material on the 2014 ones fit so tight I asked to return them but was told to ride them a couple of times and they will fit true to size. That is exactly what happened and now they fit just as they should.

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 10/17/2014
by Trek5500carbon
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Jersey Shore, NJ
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Needed to see if I was allergic to Assos shorts

I bought these because of a terrible itching condition I have. I own most Assos products and love them but it seems they aggravate my itching. I bought these for that reason and I ride 350 miles week. I bought these over a month ago and I've put over 1500 miles on them to date. I must say the quality of the chamois is excellent and very comfortable, close to my Assos T Fi.13s5 Bib Shorts. The Assos chamois is excellent and moves well with my body where the Pearl Izumis are smaller but don't chaff either and have good thickness in the all the right areas. The Asssos Chamois is dippled and functions better on long rides (today rode 85 miles in the PIs and they were good but not as comfortable as the Assos). The PI bib straps are very comfortable ride on the shoulders nicely and on long rides are easily forgotten. The materials in the PIs right now seem to reduced the severity of the itching I have and have held up well. I got the bibs that have the yellow inserts and after a month of use and washing only with Penguin sport wash soap after each ride they have faded very notably and I'm disappointed by that. The Chamois seems to developed a couple very small micro tears in the covering but are not noticeable in use so I will keep an eye on them. Their length and fit (XXL) is excellent as I'm 6'3 and 218 lbs and they grip well to my legs and don't ride up even when accelerating or on long climbs and long rides. The material of the bibs are of excellent quality just becareful with the mesh on the straps as it is mesh. My one regret is that I bought them on sale at 13 the regular price and wish I would have bought two.

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 8/20/2014
by Justin Velarde
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Southern Califonia
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After 6 months of moderate use.....

Well my previously good review and thought of this product has gone down a bit after 6 months of regular use. The padding, fit and feel of these bibs are still great. BUT the inner thigh area where the nose of the saddle happens to rub from time to time is showing a good amount of wear. I checked my other bibs in that area and there is NO wear. Even my cheapest pair of bibs (Pro Corsas, 18 months old) have no wear in that area. Now thinking about it, the material of the Pearl Izumi's can be of a material a little more slippery. I think if it was, the wear would be a little less. Since I love Pearl Izumi products, when these finally wear out completely, Ill give them another chance and get the pricier PRO bibs. If those do the same thing, no more Pearl Izumi bibs for me!

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Reviewed 7/4/2014
by KAG
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Glendale, CA
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My first pair of Bibs. I have ridden in shorts for more than 30 years. Wish I had tried these sooner.

Love these Bibs. Should have tried them a long time ago. They fit well and never need adjusting. I reach for these now instead of my collection of shorts.

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 4/24/2014
by Justin Velarde
Southern California
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
High quality from Pearl Izumi as usual

The material used is top notch. Well constructed. The padding is dense (in a good way) and seems like it will stand the test of time. Only thing is it seemed a little tighter than usual in the crotch area. Other than that, fit is perfect. Hoping they'll stretch out a little in the crotch region though. I'm 5'6 135 lbs and ordered a small.

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 5/5/2014
by Anonymous
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Omaha, NE
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Best Bibs

I am a recreational rider who bikes 5 times a week....on weekends my rides are 35-50. The Pearl Izumi Elite Bibs are my shorts of choice. With this purchase I now own 4 pairs. The older pairs continue to wear well. My next bibs purchase will again be the Izumi Elite In-R-Cool shorts.

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Reviewed 6/27/2014
by kycyclist
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Louisvillle KY
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Great fit, great chamois

Excellent fit everywhere for a 6 foot man. Chamois has ample padding. Great for 50-100 mile rides!

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 3/21/2014
by paulinks
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Lawrence, KS
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
To bib or not to bib

This is my first pair of bibs. Many guys told me once you try bibs you will never go back. I don't think I agree. I experienced more numbness in the nether regions than I have in years. My take on it is that the straps keep the shorts pulled up, which adds pressure to those nether regions. Add to that the inconvenience of removing base layers or taking a natural break and I'm just not sold.

The bibs themselves are the expected excellent materials and workmanship of Pearl Izumi. I thought the legs were a bit shorter than normal (I'm a long-legged dude) but that may be related the the shorts being kept pulled up by the straps.

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 2/3/2014
by Swifty
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Southern California
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Goldilocks bib shorts, not too much padding, not to little, just right for long ride without butt fatigue.

This is my favorite bib short. It wears well, transfers heat and perspiration very efficiently, and is comfortable on three hour rides on the flats and in the hills. I ride 4 days per week and have gone though many brands and other Pearl Izumi models. The involved body parts definitlely prefer the PI elite In-R-Cool, and complain in other shorts whether bibbed or not. There seems to be no slippage in these babies.

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Reviewed 10/13/2014
by joelh
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portland, oregon
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best bibs ever!

love these bibs! I wear a size medium and these bibs fit perfectly. They feel durable and should last a long time.

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 8/28/2014
by DaveL
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Denver, CO
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My favorite bibs on sale!

These bibs are my favorites, and when they are on one day sale from BTD they are an unbeatable value. The PI In-R-Cool fabric and the Elite chamois and cut work best for me on very long rides. I have a century coming up in about a week and this is what I will wear.

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 4/10/2014
by Coral Snake of the Mountains
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San Diego, CA
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Snug & Comfortable

No complaints about these bibs. I like the fit and they're more durable than many other bibs I've gone through.

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 1/31/2014
by Iowa Biker
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Iowa
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Go to Bibs

This is my third pair of Elite In-R-Cool Bib Shorts. They are more comfortable than three other brands I have purchased. The oldest pair seem as new as the most recent purchase. When I saw them on sale I made my latest purchase.

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 8/19/2013
by Anonymous
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8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
My favorite

Best bib I've ever worn. I have 2 of these and will probably buy another. Great padding, not too thick but thick enough to make a difference. The fit is more true to size than euro cut bibs. I'm 5' 10, between 183-187 lbs, large fit perfect.

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 8/2/2013
by metric mark
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Beaumont CA
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Very Nice

Great shorts. However buy ONE SIZE BIGGER than you think.

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 8/2/2013
by Tad
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Stillwater, MN
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Best bib short I've found

I've been buying my bibs from a well known bike etaiiler (their house label) but these bibs are far superior. About 30% more expensive but well worth it. I am now exclusively wearing these for my longer rides. They are very well made and comfortable but the 3-D shammy makes it worth the price!

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2012 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 6/13/2013
by Pedal Freak
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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GREAT! Bib Shorts

Ever since I switched to Bib Shorts I haven't look back. By far the most comfortable cycling pants. I've tried other brands and with any cycling clothing you have to find what fits you best. This brand is what is most comfortable to me. I can do long 100 mile rides and feel great. I will continue to buy these bib shorts until I find something that fits better ( doubt it )

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 5/30/2013
by Anonymous
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Winchester, ma
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Very good, high quality. These shorts are now my favorites.

Shorts fit well. Materials are good high quality, mixed density to accommodate the higher friction areas.

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2012 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 10/24/2012
by John
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Madison, WI
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Tight in the upper thigh

I am an avid buyer of Pearl Izumi products, and have always found them to fit very well. However, these bibs were very tight in the upper thigh. In the cycling position, they were tight where the thigh meets the torso (the only way I can describe it), so much so that they seemed to cut off some circulation. I was disappointed, as I wanted to wear them on a century ride shortly after I recieved them. All that said, I do like the pad in the P.I.'s Elite series. The pad retains it's thickness after miles and miles of riding. Also, a great price from Bike Tires Direct!

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2012 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 8/31/2012
by Anonymous
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St. Louis, MO
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Comfortable bibs, but they wear out too fast.

I bought three pairs of these in April, 2012. They are very comfortable and move great with my body. However, after rotating through three pairs of bibs over the past 5 months, two of them are showing substantial wear abrasion in the seat area close to where the chamois is sewn in. It looks like the materials is wearing out and getting thin. And one pair actually has a small hole forming right at the chamois seam. Maybe I'm being too picky, but I wouldn't have expected them to be showing this much wear after less than 1 season. I've had other Pearl shorts in the past last much longer. I'm not sure if going to a more expensive Pearl short will give you better material or not.

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Review for Pearl Izumi 2012 Men's Elite In-R-Cool Bib Short
Reviewed 8/9/2012
by Larry
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Oakdale, Ca.
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Love these bibs

A very comfortable bib. I have ridden for up to 4 hours in 90 degree weather and no chafing or other problems. I would buy another if this one ever wears out. Good workmanship on all the seams and leg bands.A great product.

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