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C7 RACE BIB SHORTS+
C7 LONG DISTANCE BIB SHORTS+
C7 VENT BIB SHORTS+
The perfect choice for competitions and hard training rides.
Engineered with our unique central torso architecture which ensures the chamois stays in the perfect position, no matter the rider’s movements.
The pre-formed Expert Race seat pad provides top-notch comfort through the use of open-cell foams paired with a very dense, pressure resistant foam at the precise point where the bones meet the saddle in the extended racing position. Reduced seams and increased stretch comfort, so you can put in the ultimate performance. Lightweight, aerodynamic and compact, for optimal muscle support without limiting your range of motion.
Engineered with our unique central torso architecture.
The Expert Long Distance seat insert features the same design as the Expert Race seat insert but thanks to a somewhat more generous use of pressure-resistant foam, provides more comfort in various positions for long days.
The wide bib straps are made of ultra-soft fabric, and the short’ thick knit fabric provides comfort even after many kilometers.
Highly non-abrasive knitted 4-way stretch material delivers maximum comfort.
The C7 Vent Bib Shorts+ is a high summer product for when the sun is scorching and temperature is your biggest obstacle or for the pre-season when preparing yourself in hard and sweaty indoor cycling sessions.
The fast-drying, elastic fine knit fabric of these minimalistic shorts feels pleasantly cool in warm and humid conditions thanks to their moisture-wicking properties. Cleverly placed perforations add extra cooling.
The Expert Vent seat insert provides the best blend of comfort and ventilation thanks to its open-cell and simultaneously pressure resistant foams across the entire seat.
In this concept, the shorts are held in place across the middle of the body to maximize freedom of movement. In the cycling position, the center of the body is mainly in a fixed state, but dynamic racing can also lead to dynamic movement.
Sharp corners, punchy attacks or grabbing a feedbag while traveling at 40 kph — in these situations the body should be able to move freely while the shorts and seat pad remain firmly in place to avoid chafing. Our Central Torso Architecture anchors the short securely at the thigh, lower back and shoulders to do just that.
This concept is one of the highlights of the new GORE® Wear C7 Pro Race Concept apparel line, which is our most efficient and high performing cycling apparel to date.
To help us refine this new bib short collection, we received input from multi-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Fabian Cancellara and his 17 years of professional racing experience.
The overall fit of the outfit was strongly inspired by Cancellara who prefers wide, flat-laying bib straps, a low profile junction, and shorts that drape around the thigh with minimal amount of panels. On the jersey, the longer sleeves match the modern road cycling aesthetic, while the draped tail provides ample coverage even in the most aggressive road cycling position.