NEW BIB SHORTS WITH CENTRAL TORSO ARCHITECTURE
The connection between rider and bike is one of the key aspects of professional cycling. Saddle comfort can make the difference between victory and defeat.
After several years of development work, where athletes like Fabian Cancellara have shared their experiences, GORE® WEAR presents a completely new design principle for bib shorts called Central Torso Architecture. To guarantee maximum freedom of movement, the focus is on a perfect fit around the centre of the body. Dynamic movements in sharp bends, during powerful attacks or when grabbing your snack bag at a speed of 40 km/h require that you can move freely while your bib shorts and seat pad stay put. This is exactly why the "Central Torso Architecture" is designed to make sure the bib shorts fit perfectly around your thighs, lower back and shoulders without slipping.
The concept is one of the highlights of the new GORE® WEAR C7 collection, comprising GORE®’s most advanced cycling clothes ever. In this collection, the seat pad is attached to the bib shorts with as few seams as possible, using state-of-the-art sewing technology. While maintaining a constant level of durability, the elimination of seams reduces the risk of chafing while ensuring the seat pad follows the cyclist’s movements.
The collection comprises two new pairs of bib shorts that are specifically designed for their intended use, featuring carefully selected materials and a special seat pad.
The C7 RACE BIB SHORT+ is made from a new fabric with a gentle compression effect to perfectly support pro athletes. The abrasion-resistant four-way stretch fabric provides best muscle support and follows the rider’s movements in any situation.
The C7 LONG DISTANCE BIB SHORT+is made of a strong material with very low aerodynamic drag. This makes for a comfortable fit and helps you save energy on long rides. The high-quality super-stretch fine knit fabric is non-transparent and guarantees great looks from the first kilometre to the last.
Discover the new GORE® WEAR collection!
EXPERT RACE Seat Pad
The GORE® WEAR C7 RACE BIB SHORT+ features the EXPERT RACE chamois pad. The pad is specifically designed for racing and offers best stability and an excellent fit thanks to an anatomic 3D shape. Strategically positioned foam sections of varying densities provide best shock absorption. In the area of the sit bones, there’s a foam with a density of up to 200 kg/m³ for good shock absorption. The pad’s open-pore structure guarantees high breathability and fast moisture wicking. An antibacterial finish consisting of recycled polyamide allows for lasting freshness and effective odour inhibition. A windproof GORE WINDSTOPPER front extension offers effective protection from cold wind. Elastic materials ensure a perfect fit and high freedom of movement.
EXPERT LONG DISTANCE Pad
The GORE® WEAR C7 LONG DISTANCE BIB SHORT+ features the EXPERT LONG DISTANCE chamois pad. The pad is specifically designed for long distances and offers best stability and an excellent fit thanks to an anatomic 3D shape. The lightweight construction with a narrow profile and high-quality foam offers best shock absorption. Thanks to varying foam thickness and density in different zones, this seat pad even guarantees high comfort after many hours in the saddle. In the area of the sit bones, there’s a foam with a density of up to 200 kg/m³ for great shock absorption. The pad’s open-pore structure guarantees high breathability and fast moisture wicking. An antibacterial finish consisting of recycled polyamide allows for lasting freshness. A GORE WINDSTOPPER front extension offers effective protection from cold wind.