the new standard
For several seasons, my Gore Power bibs have been the de facto standard for fit and comfort against which I measure everything else I wear for riding. The Xenon 2.0 surpasses that standard in every way. The straps are slightly wider and softer to eliminate chafing, while remaining exceptionally lightweight as they disappear against your shoulders. The leg ending features a thick band of tight lycra along with subtle silicone grippers on the inside - both of which combine for a perfectly secure leg fit. And the insert - again, better in every way. Multiple densities for perfect support, carbon fiber threading helps keep the insert dry and adds antimicrobial protection, and the insert's deep channel allows for even better ventilation. Truly a top-shelf short worthy of sitting on the top shelf. * I fit a Gore Medium across the chart, and the Xenon doesn't surprise
So nice I bought another pair
These are so nice I bought another pair. I did not find the bib straps scratchy at all like another reviewer did. The chamois is excellent - much more padding than the Garneau's that my team uses, which is better than the Squadra's we used to use. The wide leg band is very comfortable and it is one piece of material which is a better design than the Garneau's (which uses two pieces folded over which loses its integrity over time and washes). The mesh in the bib straps makes this very cool to ride in (very hot and humid where I live) and I could notice the difference from the Garneau's immediately. I'd buy more if I didn't have to wear team clothing some of the time.
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