Noticed these at a good price just after buying another brand which I had exchanged for a better size fit. The Pearl bibs stay in place better, have a better quad comfort, and the padding is comfortable for fairly long, intense indoor training sessions in front of a fan to manage heavy sweating. Typical sessions are equal parts seated and standing, primarily as crosstraining for distance running or a warmup for running, seven days a week.
I bought this product because of my satisfaction with other Pearl
Izumi apparel items in the past. These bibs live up to PIï¿½s reputation for quality at an affordable price. The material is superior, the fit comfy, and the chamois thick and absorbent. At its under $100 price point, it is an excellent Value for the money.
Iï¿½m a 64 year old female not very serious bike rider. The menï¿½s small fit fine and the bibs keep the waist from rolling. I may get the long ones when it get cooler. The padding is very nice since I either broke or bruised by tailbone in May and still experience some pain. In fact, I wonï¿½t ride without these bibs for that extra cushion.
Comfortable and seem durable. The chamois isnï¿½t the highest quality but itï¿½s thickness makes up for adequate run relief. With saddle cream the shorts serve well on daily 30-50 mile rides The leg length cut is long, European style
I have always had great luck with my pearl Izumi bibs. I am a bigger guy at 260 and most other brands just don't fit like these do. Don't spend $200 or more for others that are not as good. Only one slight complaint is the pad is a bit stiff and bulky. However after a handful of uses it will mold and take shape and is perfect. Just put that in so when you get them and notice that you understand it will work in.
I know Pearl Izumi well. Have worn their jerseys for years. This Quest Bib Short is problematic in two ways. The medium size is way off - too small. I wear medium in multiple brands of bibs. Bib straps cut into my shoulders. The chamois is weird, coming up too high in the front. I definitely advise against purchasing this product.
I'm a demi Clydesdale size rider and have a tendency to be hard on bibs. This was my first try with PI bibs and I really like the fit and comfort of the chamois. Haven't had them long enough to say anything about durability. At their price I would put them up against competition such as aerotech costing significantly more.
I've been wearing the Pearl Quest bibs for the last three seasons. I can honestly say that I think they are a great value for the low price - as compared to others. I can't bring myself to spend $100 to $200 for a pair of bibs, and these have been just fine up to 60 mile rides. I'm a Clydesdale rider and I tend to wear a pair of these out in a season. I just write the monthyear on the inner tag that I started wearing them and that way I can tell which ones have a worn our pad! Overall great product and good sizing - I wear XL in almost everything and the XL in these fits fine.
I'm fairly new to bib's but have found them nice when the weather turns cool. The extra layer works and Pearl Izumi stuff, well, you can't go wrong with PI. About Bike Tires Direct, his is my second order, the first coming during the Christmas rush and BTD just rocks! Good prices, easy processing, accurate order completion and ON TIME DELIVERY! I'm that cheap that I calculate what it would cost me to drive to where I can get my goods instead of having them delivered not only in part because buying sight unseen and then playing delivery-stolen package-wrong item shipped roulette frosts my burgers. But Bike Tires Direct is the real deal and gives superior 'performance', if you know what I mean, to other online bike sellers. I AM a fan!
I use the product anytime I'm going to be riding any length of distance. The bibs are extremely comfortable and I can have them on for hours at a time and not even think about the fact that I'm wearing them. The flat stitching for the chamois is the main reason why I first purchased this brand and model and I have to say that I have not had any unwarranted chaffing problems since I started wearing them. I can't express how much I love these things.