All of the comfort and performance-enhancing fit advantages that a top-tier bib short offers can sometimes be easily overlooked by the potential inconvenience of having to remove the entire short when making a pit stop. Gore Bike Wear has engineered a clever solution to that quandary, by designing the Xenon 2.0 Bib Short around a patented double-zip system that quickly disconnects the short from the mesh upper straps. You get the best of both worlds, without compromising on fit or convenience. Gore also included an intuitive hook closure that holds the two front straps together across your chest, keeping the X-shaped upper harness securely and confidently in place while you ride.
Gore didn't skimp on ingenuity when it came to constructing the lower portion of the short, either. They started with a high-gauge Lycra to maximize muscle support, before dividing the bib short into panels to create an ergonomic fit. They even shifted all of the short's flatlock seams away from potential irritation or chafe points so you'll never have to disrupt your rhythm in the paceline to adjust. The short's front panels are constructed with a nylon that is less elastic, so the portion of the short that holds the front of the Xenon Sonic Lady insert retains its support profile better. Gore opted not to use a silicone bead in its leg endings, but rather a wide, compressive band of nylon and Lycra to keep the hems confidently in place. And lastly, Gore constructed the inside saddle contact panels of the short from a more abrasion-resistant weave of nylon, ensuring the Xenon 2.0 is the bib you reach for season after season.
Gore has fitted the Xenon 2.0 Bib Short with their top-shelf Xenon Sonic Lady insert. Nicknamed the "less is more" insert, the Sonic Lady is a highly elasticized and dynamic three-dimensional insert that moves with your body as you pedal, giving you complete freedom of movement and comfort at every point on the saddle. While optimized for long rides, it's still Gore's lightest weight, and lowest profile insert that still delivers multi-density cushioning where you need it most, while minimizing any potentially problematic friction points. A close look at the honeycomb-esque pattern on the surface, and you'll notice how Gore has finished the insert with antimicrobial carbon fiber threads for complete moisture management and heat distribution throughout the life of the short.
The Gore Bike Wear Women's Xenon 2.0 Bib Shorts are available in either Black, or White with Black accent. Both colors feature reflective logo hits and inserts on the back legs to help keep you visible if you're riding home after dusk. They are available in X-Small to XX-Large and feature an inseam measuring 21cm (8in).