Men 's Cycling

C5 Opti Bib Shorts+

Stylish, fast drying padded bib shorts featuring GORE® printed logo and extra wind protection.
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  • NEW SIZE NAMES: We have updated our sizing names to better align with the industry standard. For example, if you were a Large in the past you will now be a Medium size. Please be sure to check the size guide.

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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.

  • Seat insert with GORE® WINDSTOPPER®
  • Engineered for Cycling
  • Weight: 4.2 ounces
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 15.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dependable Bibs I’ve been riding in these with matching C5 jersey for a year now. Next to zero complaints. Only issue I’ve had was the seam on the thigh cuff chafed my skin by the end of a century ride. Resolved the issue by fitting elastic tension properly prior to setting out on a ride.
    Date published: 2021-03-15
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from back of knee rash from stitching The chamois in these is great, but I also got the same rash as Charles described. I thought I had chiggers at first because it itched and burned so bad. I don't know if this is due to the elastic at the bottom being a little tighter than I typically wear or if there was chemical reaction between either my sweat/skin oils and the threading used for the 2" long stitch behind the knee. It was so bad that I don't think I'll wear them again. I might put a strip of medical tape in this area and try them out again.
    Date published: 2020-07-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Fit, comfortable...only one problem. This is my first pair of quality cycling bibs. I like them, they are very comfortable, but there is a stitch at the bottom of each leg, behind each thigh, that just rubs against the skin and creates a rash...a bad one. After one month of use, I thought my skin would get used to it and it would go away...but it doesn't. After an hour of riding, you just wand to pull over and put on a Bandaid or something cause it's just very uncomfortable. Bad design for that specific area.
    Date published: 2020-07-20
    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 I don’t even leave reviews But these is legit. Slightly over 6’/~175 and fit perfect. Padding is thinner than some other bike brand bibs I have but much more comfortable. Hold snug to legs.
    Date published: 2020-07-01
    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
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