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Gore Wear - C7 Bib Shorts+ - Men's

Gore Wear C7 Bib Shorts+ - Men's

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Tech Specs

[body] 64% polyamide, 19% elastane, 17% polyester, [mesh panels] 27% polyamide, 13% elastane
11 in
Expert seat insert w/Gore WindStopper Cup Technology
full mesh bibs
reflective logo
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Anything but ordinary.

Not content with merely carrying over last year's products without innovating, Gore Wear developed the Men's C7 Bib Shorts+ with Gore WindStopper Cup Technology. This technology elongates a traditional seat insert by fusing an anatomically shaped cup that slopes upwards to relieve pressure and block breezes with its Gore WindStopper material. It remains highly breathable and spreads moisture over a wider surface area, meaning you won't feel like you're slogging down the road as a sweaty mess.

Besides boasting this new Gore WindStopper Cup Technology, the C7 Bib Shorts+ are refined with an advanced multi-panel construction that supports key muscle groups, actively wicks moisture to prevent overheating, and readily breathes with its full-mesh bib upper. This advanced construction is complemented with a flat hem that won't irritate or scratch sensitive skin when you're pedaling at a rapid cadence for hours.

  • Advanced bib shorts with innovative technology to relieve pressure
  • Gore WindStopper Cup Tech for pressure relief and windproof comfort
  • Anatomically shaped cup fused to Expert chamois at underside
  • Multi-panel construction hugs key muscles and wicks moisture
  • Full-mesh bib uppers for breathable support and comfort
  • Flat hem won't scratch or irritate sensitive skin
  • Reflective logo for a subtle hit of visibility

Not true to previous Gore sizes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

If you think a medium works for you in the Gore line up but you have larger than average thighs, think again on these. Can I wear them? yes. Are they comfortable for rides longer than 2hrs? no.

These things are SUPER TIGHT in the legs. Thunder-thighs-peeps stay away.

Good fit and feel

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Men's Large

Tried the C5 Optiline first and the chamois didn't feel right (too much padding). I returned and got the C7 Bib and really like the fit and feel better. Thicker and more compressive material in the legs and mid-section. I have long legs and like the extra length on these too (11 inches). For me the chamois is just right (not too thick, not to thin). Need to get in some long hours in the saddle for the ultimate test, but so far so good.

Quickly my favorites

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L

These bibs are comfortable and the padding is great. They quickly made it to the top of the rotation for bibs. An added bonus is the way the shoulder straps are made. You don't even feel them. Definitely cool enough to wear in the summer. Not sure why anyone would comment on the front panel. I'd say summers in NJ are as hot and humid as anywhere else. No problems with them.

My favorite

    Só comfortable

    Bad material - hot and inflexible

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    Gore chose a weird material for the legs, feels sort of like the windstopper fabric. It doesn't stretch and it doesn't breathe well. It's uncomfortably tight around legs and it's too warm for the hot and humid summer of the southeastern US.

    This was disappointing because I've bought plenty of Gore's shorts in the past. I took the tags off and slapped them on assuming they'd fit and feel as well as all my other Gore shorts. I regret that.

    What were they thinking?

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Gore used to make my favorite bib shorts, hands down. I have several pairs of Power, Oxygen and Xenon bibs from before they changed to the current numbering system. All are great, but the Oxygen model was always the sweet spot for me.

    Then they ruined everything, by adding a panel of Windstopper to the crotch of all of their higher-end shorts. Now, I'm not sure I'll ever buy a pair of their bibs again.

    Gore: Y'all do realize that people actually ride their bikes in warm weather, right? Despite what all your ad copy says, Windstopper is NOT breathable and NOT elastic. Sure, compared to competing windproof membrane tech, it is both of those things. But relative to the material of the average pair of bib shorts.... It's like riding with your junk wrapped in a plastic trash bag. Worse, the panel also forces my sensitive bits downward, where I'm constantly at risk of crushing myself on my saddle.

    Catastrophically poor design decision. Maybe some people enjoy this feature, but for me it's an absolute dealbreaker. Unless/until you start making a version of each model that does not have the Windstopper panel, I'll be looking elsewhere.

    Can't decide how many stars to give out here. If they had normal chamois material on the front panel, they'd be a 5, hands down. But with that dumb, restrictive hotbox up front, I'm tempted to give only 1. I'll compromise with 2. (Wouldn't 3 be splitting the difference, you might ask? Sure, but since this flaw renders them all but useless to me... 2 it is.)

    Awesome Bibs, but Quality in Question...

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small

    4.5 Stars is how I really want to rate these bibs. I love everything about them, except for their durability.
    First, I want to say that I purchased these bibs at a great sale price during one of CC's awesome sales. The compression in the legs is great, the chamois is thick and provides great comfort without bulk, and the windstopper cup material is very effective. I would describe the fit as

    Awesome Bibs, but Quality in Question...