These are the best bibs for the money and BTD has them at a great price. I haven't used PI clothing for quite a while (like about 15 years) but bought a pair due to the reviews and price. I bought two more pairs because they are comfortable for all types of riding. As always, BTD made the process easy and quick!
I have been doing a lot of longer rides the past two years and needed a more comfortable bib short than the Castelli shorts that I was using. I first bought one pair of the Pro bibs and fell in love with them. Now I have 3 pair to rotate during the week. I like the very comfortable shoulder straps and the seat chamois. I have heard some say they do not like the laser cut edges but I love them and they stay in place.
I bought these bibs as I had worn through every other pair of bibs I own (giving my riding partner a clear view of my backside). I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable these were at this price point. On average, I ride a couple hundred miles a week during the summer, and I am confident wearing these bibs on century rides. I am 5-10 with a very long (swimmer's) torso and a size large fits well and snug. I liked the first pair enough to buy another.
I have purchased Pearl clothing for years. In the past the longer inseam was welcome being a tall cyclist. Then, Pearl shortened their inseam making their bib shorts all but unbearable. I needed more bib shorts so I took the chance and ordered these shorts. Much to my pleasant surprise in addition to having the P.R.O. chamois they lengthened the inseam. So, I jumped on an opportunity not knowing how long it would be before these would be available and purchased several pair. Great fit and the new material is very comfortable.
Have worn several different bib brands over the years. Keep returning to Pearl Izumi for the quality and comfort of their product. These pro bibs are amazing - chamois is thick and durable for both short and long rides. They are light weight and provide great leg compression. The seamless top layer of chamois area a dream. Very reasonably priced for the quality. Also personally like the high waist panel.
my only criticism, and it 's a nit, is that it is hard to put them on. The grippy stuff on the inside of the legs grips your feet.
they don't slide on easily like most shorts.
But the pad is perfect, for me.
When shopping for Bib's it's always a little depressing to see how much it costs to buy a premium set. I've tried saving $ now and again by buying a cheaper bib, but every time I do, it's a complete waste of money because I end up never wearing them. There are few things worse on a bike ride than a sore crotch area, and even worse, a saddle sore. The chamois used in the P.R.O. bibs are exceptional. I can sit on my saddle all day and have zero issues, every time. At this point I will absolutely not buy any bibs, shorts, or tights, that don't have a P.R.O. chamois (or equivalent).
Used for serious road riding. At six foot one the bibs are plenty high through the waist and fit extremely well. Leg grippers do not curl or ride up. Material is very comfortable although the durability will remain to be seen over the long run. So far, I'm very happy with the bibs. Ordered a second pair.
I have used various generations of PRO bibs over the years. To me they have proven to be a good balance of quality, fit, and price. These bibs have a new, more densely padded chamois pad that I think will work great for longer rides. My 59 year old butt felt great on the ride. The fabric seems a bit heavier than previous versions, and has a sort of wet seal or grippy feel to it when you put these on. It was a little harder to get them on and adjusted properly, and the shoulder straps twisted into ropes that had to be straightened out. The ragged edge approach made these feel a little less structured than previous generation bibs. Overall a slightly different feel compared to older versions, but still very comfortable. Graphics are very low profile, I miss the bold white Pearl Izumi logos.
Decided to try a pair of these as an upgrade to the Pearl Izumi Elite bib shorts I have been wearing. The fabric is lighter, the seems are smoother and the chamois quality are all upgrades to the Elite model. I will be buying these moving forward, as it has allowed me more comfortable rides and easier back to back training days.