Pearl Izumi SELECT LTD Short - Men's

Training staple.

Cycling has never been your primary sport, but with tri season approaching, you need to start putting some miles in on the bike. Bib shorts have never been your thing, and fortunately, you don't have to suit up in aero race kit to be comfortable while you put in your training miles with Pearl Izumi's Select LTD Short.

Lightweight and featuring a simple, efficient design, the Select LTD shares a name with the fabric its comprised of. Pearl Izumi's proprietary Select Transfer fabric consists of a nylon and Lycra elastane blend that helps the short achieve a close, contoured fit while quickly ferrying moisture away from your skin as you sweat to keep you cool and dry. Pearl departed from the traditional eight-panel construction for the Select LTD and chose to rely on only six, which establishes more of a wrap-like fit around your muscles for increased support, with less weight from fewer seams.

Within the short, Pearl's SELECT Pursuit 1:1 chamois acts as the dutiful barrier between you and the saddle, with a strategic arrangement of multi-density foam supporting you on endurance days while yielding to your body movements as you pedal. It's not the fanciest chamois in existence, but it's more than capable for training days. Pearl includes silicone-printed leg endings so that you don't spend the entirety of your ride tugging the short back in place, and reflective accents to help increase your visibility no matter when you head out the door for a ride.

  • A mid-range road cycling short great for training
  • Supportive, moisture-wicking fabric
  • Six-panel design eliminates seams and reduces fatigue
  • Long-ride comfort from supportive chamois
  • Silicone-printed leg grippers hold short in place
  • Reflective accents increase visibility
  • Reviews
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Excellent shorts

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

Well-made, quality shorts. Stitching is excellent. I'm probably on the small end of size Medium, and took a chance on the Medium size and was not disappointed. These shorts are almost perfect. I like the 10" inseam also. I liked the first pair that I bought so much that I bought a second pair.

Nice shorts and a great price, however..

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

These are quality shorts from PI and the price is great, however they fit MUCH smaller than several PI Elite Series shorts I have in the same size. I didn't send them back for a different size, but probably should have.