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Great design, the Pro chamois is the best I have tried, super comfortable on 3 hour plus rides. But as with most of my recent PI purchases, assembly quality has nose dived. Not sure if they moved their manufacturing facilities or what. One season on both PI Expedition shorts and Pro Bibs, the chamois pad stitching has begun to unravel, and the Bibs have developed a 1/2 dollar size hole right in the seat area, making them unrideable. Another order of PI socks had a hole in the toe out of the box (they did replaced those). Really unfortunate, so I have been switching to Rapha on sale items when I can find them.
After doing a 4-day trip in shoes without a carbon sole, I was tired of the pressure causing me to lose feeling in my toes. These provide a great, firm platform for long days on the pedals. The upper is extremely comfortable and the Boas work well. With the stiff carbon sole they are not great for hike-a-bike, and are much happier staying clipped in. I do like to firm outsole rubber though which is sturdy and will hold up to walking/hiking.
Being of a certain age that I no longer feel the need for sleek lycra, I was looking for something with a more comfortable casual look. I gave these a try, not really knowing what to expect. These are really 2 shorts linked together. The liner is a light-weight traditional snug bike short, with a padded insert. Over this is another light-weight loose fit "baggie".
The end result is a comfortable snug traditional bike short with a baggie street-worthy appearance.
It works for me, about half-dozen outings so far. (The only downside so far seems that it take a little attention to get your legs lined up with the legs of the liner AND the legs of the outer baggie, as the linkage between them is a little . . . ?tentative? I am not sure how that will hold up. TBD)
Being an avid cyclist who rides 100 miles per week and braves the winter months, I aim to have gear that can keep me comfortable in a variety of weather conditions. The Pearl Izumi Men's Attack Tight served me well this year in the in-between spring temperatures, when I need more warmth than shorts provide, but when my winter tights are too hot. I've found that these tights provide enough warmth to keep me comfortable when temperatures fluctuate throughout the day. This is a testament to the tights' ability to regulate my body temperature and prevent overheating. My only complaint is the tights occasionally snag on the saddle when mounting. This is a common issue with many cycling garments, and unfortunately, I have not found an easy solution. However, this issue is not a deal-breaker. I am very satisfied with the performance of the tights and would buy them again.