Louis Garneau Course Race Bib ($249.99) and Jersey ($199.99)
Creating a chamois that is sufficiently cushioned and doesn’t create friction spots by scrunching up is a delicate balance, and the Course Race bib shorts do exactly that. The pad provides plenty of support, and the sturdy fabric used in the shorts keeps the pad perfectly in place by pulling it taught. It stays comfortably in place for hours. This sturdy fabric may be less breathable than some, but the tester couldn’t perceive the difference. These shorts did not feel excessively hot, even on 90-plus degree rides. Instead of having a bulky cuff at the end if the short, the material in the Course Race bib is simply cut. While many such cuffs degrade, this one has lasted more than six months without showing any signs of wear.
Intended to form-fit a trim upper body, the Course Race jersey also stays firmly in place through long rides. Breath ability is excellent–it simply doesn’t trap unwanted heat. The fabric isn’t sheer and offers ample protection against the sun.
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