Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Cycling Bib Tight
Temperatures in the 40's and 50's can be quite pleasant to ride in when it is fairly dry and you are dressed properly. For proper coverage, thermal protection, and the right integrated chamois, the ELITE Thermal Cycling Bib Tight from Pearl Izumi is the right choice. Priced perfectly for quality, performance, and long-term use,when properly maintained this bib tight delivers season after season of comfort in cool weather.
Panel construction keeps a proper, supportive fit and thermal protection, but the key to the tight's performance is Pearl's mid-weight ELITE Thermal fleece both holds heat and releases moisture equally well, maintaining a perfect climate zone for optimal high output muscle use in cool weather. The suppleness and flexibility afforded by the fabric allow for ideal and free range of motion throughout the pedal stroke. The lower section extends up onto the lower abdominals and lower external obliques, then mates to a soft, breathable mesh upper that has great stretch to hold fit and provide the proper support and comfort. Use a layering process to best control warmth and moisture management for your upper body based on the temperature and conditions, as well as your expected effort level during the ride. The wide, flat bib straps won't bunch up under your gear, nor dig into your skin. The total effect is that of a well-fitting, comfortable full length bib tight with perfect anatomic fit. All you need now is a chamois pad.
Pearl Izumi tights and bib tights that have an integrated chamois pad have the "cycling" designation in the name. For the ELITE Thermal, the preshaped, variable thickness ELITE 3D chamois pad was selected. It offers ample padding under the sit bones, and fights moisture retention, while matching the stretch of the lower tight, so it feels natural and sits properly between the cyclist and the saddle, which has always been a challenge with integrated cycling bib tights. Pearl has found the proper dynamic of fit, stretch, and support that is crucial to comfort. The ideal bib tight feels like a second skin, and you forget about as you ride, just as with a high quality bib short.
Yet Pearl Izumi never stops at the basics. Each leg features an 8" leg zipper for easy on and off action, and the zippers are reflective, with full draft flap, and have a zipper garage to protect your skin. The cuffs of the legs also have a contoured opening to provide extra coverage over your shoe tops. For added safety, the designers applied reflective highlights for 360° visibility. When taken as an entire piece this assemblage of fabric technology, features and fit provide a thermal cycling bib tight you can rely on season after season for enjoying cool weather riding, and extend your pleasurable riding experience when others have left their bike inside.
- Mid-weight cool weather cycling bib tight with thermal fabric, chamois pad
- ELITE Thermal Fleece fabric panels provide superior moisture transfer, warmth
- Mesh bib upper provides stability and support
- Constructed leg articulation for a full range of motion and complementary stretch
- ELITE 3D Chamois pre-shaped for cycling comfort, breathable, variable thickness pad
- 8" lower leg zipper with internal draft flap and zipper garage
- Contoured leg opening provides additional coverage at top of shoe
- Reflective ankle zippers with garage at ankle for comfort
- 360° reflectivity
- Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL. XXL
- Color: Black