Pearl Izumi ELITE Pursuit Bib Short - Men's
Pearl IzumiELITE Pursuit Bib Short - Men's

Classic comfort.

Some days, you want bright colors and aggressive patterns. Other days, you just want a pair of classic black bibs like the Pearl Izumi Men's ELITE Pursuit Bib Shorts, which feature supportive and breathable fabrics with a chamois designed for long-mile comfort.

Fashioned from ELITE Transfer In-R-Cool fabric with coldblack technology, these bib shorts provide support while effortlessly wicking moisture away to keep you cool and dry through hot summer rides. The bib straps are constructed from light and breathable mesh, while the leg bands feature folded fabric with silicone grip to keep the hem comfortably in place without pinching. The shorts are finished with Pearl Izumi's ELITE Pursuit 1:1 Chamois with high density cushioning, a moisture-wicking backing, and a smooth, stretchy top layer to keep you comfortable and dry without unnecessary bulk.

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Leg opening defective

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

For some reason the leg openings on this bib are too loose. It is like the elastic is not strong enough. They do not grip right around the leg. I never had issues with pearl izumi bibs before. I like the bibs, but after 1 ride the leg openings are loose (not sure if it is the design or if this pair is defective)

Good Bibs

    First use of them was a 51 miler with the Saturday hammerfest group and super comfortable with no chaffing what so ever. IMO they are as good as my more expensive bibs.


    • Size Bought: Medium

    This was my sixth PI bib and it was disappointing. The material is thin, the leg openings are way too loose, and overall it's a rather flimsy bib. First time I've ever returned a PI product.

    Leg openings too large

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large

    I have no doubt the shorts function and wear quite well. I have multiple pairs of PI bibs that I love. The cut of the newer bibs, however, is larger at the leg opening, so much that there is a large gap between the shorts and my thigh. I was hoping it was a QC issue, but a second pair was the same. Thankfully, CC's customer service was excellent and return was quick, easy, and free.

    Leg openings too large

    Great bibs

    • Fit: True to size

    Great bibs. First PI for me and could not be happier. The chamois is great and the compression in the legs makes the long rides easy.
    Wore for a century with no issues.
    Would recommend for sure.