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ProCorsa Mens McKenzie Summit Bibshort

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Review by FL biker

Disappointing bibshort
by FL biker
Cycling Enthusiast
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I'm 5'10' and 170# and a 5,000 mil-a-year rider with over 100,000 lifetime miles on the road. Bib shorts are crucial to my comfort and riding experience, and these ProCorsa bids fell far short of my expectations, given the overwhelmingly good reviews. Here's my experience: Size wise I fall between a M and L, so I ordered two pair of the McKenzie bibs in M. The leg length was roughly 2' too short for me yet the band was still a bit too loose, although my thighs are rather muscular. I found the seat pad to be far too thin too. On the positive, the quality of the bib material was silky yet lighter than I expected and the build quality seemed good. I returned one pair for a refund, but since I used the other on a 40-mile ride I guess I wasted nearly $100 for a pair of bibs that I consider basically unusable.

Reviewed 11/2/2021
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Review by Mikey P.

Great fit & comfortable - will buy again!
by Mikey P.
Cycling Enthusiast
Lehigh Valley, PA
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

I recently purchased the McKenzie Bibshort at a great price when they were the Daily Deal - and I'm glad that I did! Fortunately, I read the other reviews which caution that the bibs do run on the small side. I'm 6'-0", 200 lbs, 34" waist, 21" dia thighs, and a longer torso (I wear pants with a 32" inseam). I ordered the size XL, which fits great and, so far, have been quite comfortable. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another pair. Thank you Western BikeWorks!

Reviewed 5/10/2021
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Review by Cgrotz

Excellent bibs for the money
by Cgrotz
Southern Cal
6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

I bought several pairs of the first generation of bib shorts, because they were the best value and had the best features in this price range. The third generation has improvements that make it even better. The laser cut straps are snug and very comfortable (no sagging). The back of the bib is better ventilated and significantly cooler for hot weather rides. The new chamois has an excellent fit and a slight improvement over the first generation. The third generation has fewer panels, but the compression and fit is still outstanding for bibs in this price range. I've been able to squeeze years out of the first generation shorts and hope to do the same with the third generation shorts. I believe these bibs are the best value by far in this price range.

Reviewed 12/7/2020
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Review by Massachusetts Biker

Comfortable Bibs
by Massachusetts Biker
Cycling Enthusiast
Central Massachusetts.
5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

I just got these and used them for the first time for a two and a half hour pain cave session on Zwift. I must admit they held up well. There was no bunching of the chamois, the size was advertised and the straps did not bind or dig in. There is only one thing I don't like, but this is more personal preference and not a negative on the product, and that is the length of the shorts. I like my shorts just a little longer than what these are. The shorts I wear cover 3/4 of the thigh to knee. These shorts cover about 2/3 of the thigh. Not a deal breaker.

Reviewed 10/28/2020
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Review by Rick

Doesn't get better than this for under $200
by Rick
Competitive Racer
Tucson, AZ
3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Big improvement over McKenzie 2. Latest version is better than the original which I preferred to 2. The bibstraps are now fairly soft laser-cut straps that are placed far enough apart on the front that they don't rub against my nipples while riding. That makes me a happy camper.

Excellent chamois (looks like one of the better Elastic Interface chamois). Nice quality fabric and a rolled leg cuff.

Reviewed 10/12/2020
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Review by Beastmtb

Great bib short
by Beastmtb

These shorts fit great and the padding is perfect for long rides. I'm a big guy, so comfort is crucial for cycling enjoyment.

Reviewed 1/5/2023
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Review by ScottStoef

Impressed so far; longevity is the key
by ScottStoef
Indianapolis, Indiana

This is my second pair of Pro Corsa bib shorts. I don't think you can get anything better for the price. The multi panel design really supports the muscles, yet the are still light enough to breathe well. I have not had them long enough to assess the longevity. I like to get 5-7 years out of a pair so we will see.

Reviewed 9/9/2021
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Review by Chris

by Chris
Bentonville AR
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

This is my first pair of ProCorsa bibs. Historically I've been Pearl Izumi pro. They are comfortable for all the rides I do, generally 20 to 50 mile road and gravel. I have no doubt they would carry me beyond. I will say at 6ft 2in and 195 pounds, I did need the XL to get the torso length needed. Will buy again.

Reviewed 4/5/2021
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Review by Rhino Lard

Well made, comfortable riding bib
by Rhino Lard
Cycling Enthusiast
North Georgia Moutains

Sizing is right, seat padding just right. Good product

Reviewed 3/22/2021
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Review by Anonymous

Comfortable and supportive
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Los Angeles

Both a comfortable and supportive bib without the tightness and chafing.

Reviewed 5/26/2022
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Review by Scott

Great Bibs
by Scott
Central WI.

Good fitting, right amount of compression, comfortable straps and nice pad. Great buy for the money.

Reviewed 5/3/2021
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Review by DCR

A slightly tighter fit than my previous Pro Corsa bib tights. However certainly very well made and durable
by DCR
Cycling Enthusiast
Dorval, Quebec
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Strictly for use on my road bike. If anything they could be a little longer down towards the knee, however this is not a critique of the product

Reviewed 4/30/2021
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Review by Hugh Jaynis

Nice Bibs!
by Hugh Jaynis
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Very happy.

Reviewed 2/2/2021
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Review by RobertCrane

Very comfortable?
by RobertCrane
Gig Harbor WA
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Recently had prostate surgery and want a super comfortable Bib short. Read the reviews and took a chance. Glad I did. Super comfortable and lookong forward to nice long rides.

Reviewed 1/15/2021
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Review by joethebaker

Super Great
by joethebaker
Cycling Enthusiast
Dallas, TX
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

These fit perfectly, have nice wide straps that stay flat in and out of the saddle, and are easy to maneuver when breaks are needed. I can't recommend highly enough.

Reviewed 1/8/2021
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Review by jeff

as good as the pro summits and a great deal when on sale
by jeff
Cycling Enthusiast

I have both the McKenzie summit pro bibs and for the money these might be a nicer bib. I have done centuries in both and I like the slightly shorter legs of the lower priced one. They do however share one common trait with the pros and that is the shoulder straps are too short. I am 5'9" and 200lbs and fit and the XL are still tight at the shoulder straps but if I go any bigger the legs would be like knickers and the bottoms would be baggy. If the straps were a couple inches longer it would rate 4 maybe 5 stars.

Reviewed 8/21/2023
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Review by Brian

Best chamois ever
by Brian

5�10� 150 pounds and size medium fits just right

-The chamois in this bibs is amazing, very comfortable and smooth (no weird bumped up areas to create hot spots like is common on other brands these days)

-the big straps are extremely comfortable and just the right amount of tension

-overall the materials seem really nice with good stitching

-the leg length is quite short, about 1.5�

Shorter than my next shortest bibs

The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is the leg gripper, they use a tight band rather than gripper material. The legs stay in place fine but the tight band isn�t that comfortable and I can feel where the clamped on my legs even after removing the bibs, I would much prefer silicone or rubber grips over the current design

Reviewed 8/19/2023
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Review by OR_biker

Fairly comfortable and decent value
by OR_biker
Daily Commuter
Portland, OR
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Picked these up on the Daily Special a few months ago and have liked them. Wouldn't want them at full price, but definitely competitive with other bibs I've bought for a similar amount. Chamois is good, nice and flat, doesn't have all the weird contours that can cause irritation if things aren't in the exact right place. Good amount of padding without feeling too thick. I have had this pad shift on me enough to get a little uncomfortable, but that seems to be only if I've gotten off the bike and moved around a bit. On the bike it's never been an issue. So as long as you make sure everything is good after a coffee stop or fixing a puncture it should be fine.

I'm around 6'2, 205 lbs, got an XL. The fit is pretty good, I actually like bibs to be quite snug so feel like I could have gotten away with a L, but the XL isn't bad and I still get good compression in the legs. I would prefer the legs be another inch or so longer but they're not the shortest I've tried. I really like the bands at the base of the leg. The silicone grippers that many brands use can irritate my skin after a couple hours so I like that there's none of that on these. I also have XL bibs from Sportful and DeMarchi. The ProCorsa's seem similar to the DeMarchi in fit, with the Sportful being noticeably more snug. When I've had Pearl Izumi in the past I could easily get away with a L, I felt between L and XL with Gore, so I'd say these fit smaller than PI and Gore while being looser than Sportful or especially Castelli. Of course, this depends on the style of bib you're getting, more race-style or "aero" cuts will likely be tighter for each brand.

Reviewed 10/7/2022
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Review by Craigjok

The comfort and fit are great.
by Craigjok
Cycling Enthusiast
Broken Arrow, OK
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I generally go through a lot of bibs. For 2020, 2021, and 2022, my annual mileage has been 9,000, 9,400, and 7,000 miles respectively. I was on a Race Across America team in 2021 and a Race Across the West team in 2022 so I understand a lot about the necessity to have good bibs on whether I'm riding outdoors or on my trainer. These bibs are a great value and offer a great fit. Check my team out at www.teamsuicideprevention.com. We ride our bikes to help save lives.

Reviewed 3/28/2023
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Review by jeffD

better than the McKenzie Summit Pro Bibshort version but runs small.
by jeffD
Cycling Enthusiast
Missoula MT

I just received them and did a 100 mile ride today and the liner is more comfortable than the liner in the pro version. They do run small. I am 5'9" and 200lbs and athletic build and the shoulder straps on the XL are way too tight. fits like a large or even smaller. The inseam is also an inch or so shorter than the pro version in the same size. It was a good deal on the deal of the day, but not at full price.

Reviewed 7/9/2023
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