Men 's Cycling

C5 Opti Bib Shorts+

Stylish, fast drying padded bib shorts featuring GORE® printed logo and extra wind protection.
FORM FIT : Our closest fit, designed to be worn tight to the body, to enhance moisture management, thermal efficiency or aerodynamics.
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Designed for cyclists wanting great looking padded bib shorts for regular riding.

Fast cycling creates a wind chill effect, even on warm days, but by using fabrics with effective moisture management and our GORE® WINDSTOPPER® cup for extra protection at the groin, you are able to maintain your body temperature throughout your ride.

Design Story

"Rapid cooling down on descents is a problem for cyclists so we have employed a GORE® WINDSTOPPER® cup in the groin area to protect from wind chill and ensure excellent moisture management. This has been built into highly breathable short with mesh bib construction for ventilation to help skin stay dry and cool whether sweating on the uphills or riding fast on the descents."

  • Seat insert with GORE® WINDSTOPPER®
  • Engineered for Cycling
  • Also ideal for Cycling, Running and XC Ski
  • Weight: 120 grams
Product Details
  • ADVANCED Road seat insert with GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Cup
  • GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Cup Technology: highly breathable, preformed windproof front for optimum comfort
  • Quick drying material
  • Full mesh bib construction for optimum fit and breathability
  • Flat hem provides optimum fit and comfort
  • Optimised seam placement for comfort
  • Inseam length 25 cm / 9.8 inches
  • Reflective logo
  • MEN ADVANCED Road Seat Insert with GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Cup

    • GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Cup Technology
    • Double layer construction
    • Slim profile for maximum freedom of movement
    • The flat and long design of the foam inserts follow the movement of the pelvic bones as they rotate in the saddle, protecting the body in this high pressure area
    • Anatomically shaped wings protect the sciatic nerve from pressure and create the best fit. With all stitching and seams removed from the contact area, chaffing is eliminated
    • Central channel, specifically designed for men’s anatomy to improve blood flow reducing pressure and numbness

    • 1st layer made of highly breathable 80kg/m³ density open cell foams under the cover sheet with new increased air permeability and breathability
    • 2nd layer made of 80kg/m³ density perforated open cell protective foam insert located in major pressure points to cover all the rotation of the bones
    • Bacteriostatic Eco surface, 100% recycled polyamide for sustainable softness and performance

    Material Information
    • Main Fabric: 80% Polyamide, 20% Elastane
    • Mesh: 87% Polyamide, 13% Elastane
    • Mesh: 87% Polyester, 13% Elastane
    Care Instructions
    • Wash Warm/40° Delicate
    • No Bleach
    • No Tumble Dry
    • Iron Low Temp.
    • Dry Clean Except Trichloroethylene, Delicate
    Product Reviews
    C5 Opti Bib Shorts+ is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice but bad quality padding Bought mine a year ago. Good looking, good fit( might be a little on the large side). Good quality materials in all but the padding. The silicon on the end of the legs give me a little more rash than several other bibs but not severe. The padding was very good the first 10 monts but then something happened. The padding inner and outer parts separated and now I have to try to line them up efter every wash , which sometimes is a 15 minute job. No I do not hand wash my bibs, never, ever has( dont think many does and should not have to) and never experienced something like this. Always air drying them though, never tumbling. That is real poor quality in my eyes.If better padding I would give a five star but since they do not hold up well they will be expensive in the long run.
    Date published: 2020-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great Gore choice I've been buying Gore cycling gear for 20 years now, and the consistency of quality and fit continues to impress me. These bibs are a really close fit and the insert is comfy enough for medium-long rides . As ever they're well made, easy to wash and I'm sure will still be getting worn regularly for the next few years
    Date published: 2020-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made and comfortable Unfortunately I have ordered the same size as Castelli. For Gore I need a size smaller. Still.this product is great. Can't complain. Will buy again
    Date published: 2020-06-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good quality, but not perfect The shorts feel great, good quality soft fabric, and the leg grippers are a nice touch. The legs on these fit really well, the grippers stay in place and they look good. My main issue is with the straps, there is virtually no resistance and neither so I have to keep pulling the waist fabric up as it sags down during riding. Also not sure about the pad, it chafes on one side after 20 miles or so, almost as if it isn't quite central, which severely limits the amount of comfortable riding I do. Overall pretty disappointed, these shorts, and Gore, seem to get a lot of positive reviews, but they are not a patch on the Rapha shorts I have been wearing.
    Date published: 2020-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable Worn 10 times so don’t know about long term quality yet but first impressions are good. Fit is quite loose (not much compression compared to Rapha - but definitely not baggy) this make them super comfy. Pretty good looking (tho would prefer less intrusive branding). Feel like a good alternative to more expensive Rapha equivalents at the moment...but time will tell!
    Date published: 2020-05-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent excellent garment well finished and fits really well
    Date published: 2020-05-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from New blue shorts Excellent comfortable shorts, the blue colour way is definitely blue and not blue/black.
    Date published: 2020-04-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sizing is off I have a large number of Gore shorts, they are all medium and they are all super tight. These are much baggier and the length of the leg and the width of the elastic means that the shorts are continually pulled down while you are riding. That means that the seat pad does not sit in place and I continually ride around pulling the thigh up to ensure that the seat pad is in place. If the shorts were tighter it would not be a problem. The straps on the bibs are also really long. I can easily pull the strap up to nigher than the top of my head. This means that they do not hold the shorts up. The seat pad is good. Construction is good. Sizing is weird. I am 31-32 inch waist. 179cm tall and 72kgs.
    Date published: 2020-03-29
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