Pearl Izumi PRO Pursuit Bib Shorts - Men's

Free from distractions.

When you head out the door for a grueling afternoon of hill repeats in the summer heat, you have no patience for kit that distracts you from your workout. Add Pearl Izumi's P.R.O. Pursuit Bib Short to your rotation for the days you can't afford to have fit issues interrupt your ride. Whether that means race day, key workouts, or even your weekly shop ride, the P.R.O. Pursuit will be up for the job.

Leaving the house during midday summer heat won't be a problem with the P.R.O. Transfer In-R-Cool fabric that Pearl Izumi uses to construct the short. The moisture-wicking synthetic comes with a coldblack treatment to help it resist absorbing heat from the sun to keep you cooler as you ride, and the entire short follows a contoured silhouette that won't stretch or chafe after hours in the saddle. An airy mesh bib sits subtly underneath a jersey, its fabric also helping to draw moisture away from your skin, while grippy leg endings prevent wandering hems from distracting you on your ride. Finally, the P.R.O. Pursuit 1:1 Chamois keeps with the breathable theme of the rest of the short, managing to cushion and support your sit muscles in the saddle without veering into pillowy territory.

  • Everyday short with race-day fit and functionality
  • Contoured fit follows your body movements in the saddle
  • Treated fabric wicks moisture continuously to keep you cool
  • Airy bib provides support while helping you stay dry
  • Soft, breathable chamois cushions while moving with you
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great bibs

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: MEDIUM

I have bibs from several companies. This pair is the best bibs I have. They are great on rides over 3 hours. The design of the chamois is great. I even bought a second pair.

Unexpected

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Initial impression (worn 2 times) - best Pearl Izumi quit I have purchased to date. However, I have only purchased "Elite"-level line, & a pair of In-R-Cool bibs previously. Will definitely purchase more "Pro" level line in the future when on sale - IMO full price too much for made in China. Overall, my initial impression is inline with reviewer below (chamois far superior to Elite line).

Unexpected

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

The chamois is shaped differently on these tights. Don't be deceived, the difference is great. I have had several four hour rides and these are great. Good enough I just purchased another pair at this lower price.

rubbed the wrong way

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: large

great fit, comfortable, but around the thirty mile mark the chamois starts to rub in the front. needs flat stitching. great on short rides. l live in Florida and it's hot and l sweat a lot, that's when they start chafing

Great bibs

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I only wear PI and have for years so I can't really say these are better than X brand but I love these bibs. I have always worn a size L in PI apparel and these fit perfect. Good compression and though I have a slightly longer midsection, the straps fit fine for me.

Don't stay down.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I thought I'd like these because of the simple styling and my past experience with PI stuff. I think the chamois is good. The straps, however, are tight, I thought they'd loosen a bit but they didn't. The strap design is also more overall like than most of the other brands where they run something up the middle of your back and then spread at the shoulders. I think the strap design on these bib shorts is inferior.

The stitching on the underside of the straps is also course, or the overlay of the red material is too blunt because they snagged on my base layer, not huge just irritating and poor execution.

The killer is that either through ineffective leg grippers or poor design, or the straps being too tight and unforgiving the legs on these ride up very quickly and then you get bunching where you need it least making them unusable for me.

This really shouldn't be that hard people. Straps should be smooth to the body and their job isn't to hold things up with force but to just keep the waist contacting your body.

Legs need to be long enough, tight enough and with sufficiently good gripper material so the legs stay in place.

My search goes on.

My go to cycling shorts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

I have worn PI Elite Pursuit shorts for some time and I would have never purchased these Pro shorts unless they were on sale, as I felt they were just too expensive to justify the purchase over the Elites, however, after riding in these Pros on several Century rides, they have become my go to shorts, and worth every penny, even at regular price. You will not regret purchasing the PI Pro Pursuit Bib Shorts.

My go to cycling shorts

Good fit. Too ugly to wear outdoors

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Fit is pretty good. The pad is ok. The design is so horrific I will only wear them under tights.

Great bibs

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Got these and wore them on a 45 mile ride, had zero problems, in fact it was great. I would recommend these to everyone.

Excellent Chamois

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

Although this is very subjective I base the quality of the shorts first in foremost on the quality of the chamois and then the over fit. This is by far the most comfortable chamois I have ever ridden...bar none! Although I do like the overall fit I am surprised their is not better grip around the legs. Don't get me wrong its not bad but just not as good as I would have expected given the overall construction. Would definitely buy again.

6' 200lbs Recreational Rider

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: xl

First off Pearl Izumi stuff lasts. If you pay the $$ you need longevity.
The best fit for "American" sized people. At 200lbs the XL fits me perfect not too loose or tight. Straps are just right for 6' tall riders. Padding is great-again not too little or too much, no uncomfortable seams or gathering. On a final note, if you have really big sprinter type thighs, these might be too slim in the cut.
**Don't use fabric softeners-ruins breathability of all cycle gear. The new Pearsol detergent works great

Sharply Styled Bibs that Perform

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

Used these with the matching jersey several times & for a 105 mile charity ride. Chamois was comfortable for the ride & several people commented on the kit. Nice product

Great shorts, straps a bit tight if +6ft

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

Great pad and material. I'm 6'2 and 165lb and the mediums are a great fit except the bib straps dig into my shoulders a bit while standing. Not so bad when riding, and at least the pad stays firmly in place.

Excellent bib

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I have bibs from several makers (Endura, Garneau, Assos & even Campy) and find that they all function very good. The Pearl Izumi was the only one that was a little tight but it broke in after a couple of rides. Comfortable with decent compression.

Great fit

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Size Bought: small

5'10 and about 150, 30 is waist. ordered small and they fit great - snug, but that's how they are supposed to be. Length of straps is ok - wouldn't want any shorter but not uncomfortable. Chamois felt great. Liked the separation between the chamois and the outer shell.

PRO In-R-Cool vs Pursuit. Is the Pursuit just a step up in PI lineup, or are these two very different bibs for different applications?

I have a pair of Elite In-R-Cool right now and love them. Trying to decide on next bib purchase. Considering Elite In-R-Cool, PRO In-R-Cool and PRO Pursuit.

I have the same question. My take is Pursuit is the old PRO with 10 " inseam, and PRO has had cost cutting by replacing Lycra with nylon in non critical areas with 9" inseam. Pursuit probably has more compression/chafing resistance. My old, worn out PRO shorts (not bibs) have far more compression than my new Elite shorts did day 1, and are far less likely to twist on long rides. I pasted the descriptions from the PI site into a doc and deleted the stuff that seemed to be the same. Here is what's left:

PRO

• Sculpted bib upper with electronics storage pocket

• 9" inseam [size medium]

Body: 69% nylon 16% Minerale™ polyester 15% elastane/UPF 50+, Technology: coldblack® & Minerale™ Weight: 238 g/m2,

Mesh: 52% Minerale™ polyester 48% polyester,

Black Lower Panels: 69% nylon 16% Minerale™ polyester 15% elastane/UPF 50+, Sublimated Lower Panels: 82% nylon 18% elastane/UPF 50+, Imported



PRO Pursuit

• 10" inseam (size medium)

BODY: 65% Nylon 35% Lycra Elastane (UPF: 50+); Sublimated Panels: 82% Polyester, 18% Lycra Elastane'

Mesh: 56% Minerale™ Polyester 33% Polyester 11% Elastane; Imported