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Specialized SL Bib Short

Specialized's race-level bib shorts have long been appreciated for their lightweight, supportive and articulated fit, excellent chamois pads, and superior construction. The chamois has to be perfect- soft on the skin with appropriate levels of foam in all the right places, and a perfect shape. Overall, the materials and fabrics must be compressive, yet still comfortable while being sized correctly. The design team at Specialized continuously works to refine, improve, and innovate with every product, with some changes being incremental, so monumental. The SL Bib Short represents a tiny step down from the SL-R version with a slightly different bib upper and a different leg gripper system

Body Geometry technology is often the center of Specialized's equipment, and on a bib short that starts with the chamois. The pre-molded, triple-density foam Race-level Body Geometry Contour 3D Chamois is contoured to perfectly match the curvature of your body, all while being soft and supportive in all the right places. Essentially the pad is a 4-layer construction, that seeks to conform to the body while meeting the shapes of Body Geometry saddles. You get aligned support and comfort featuring “Reduced Points of Contact”, a race posture informed anatomic shape with excellent breathability.

A welded bib upper construction reduces friction and dials-in the fit by reducing the need for seams. The bib upper fabric, meanwhile, incorporates a carbon yarn for anti-microbial and thermal regulation properties. The external obliques and lower abdominal get lightweight, mildly compressive support. The short section is pure performance, with anatomically aligned support, proper fit and ergonomics while pedaling, and impressive breathability. The four-way stretch fabric ensure features plenty of compression, for long days in the saddle, but has excellent resilience ride after ride. Specialized finished off the leg openings with silicone-infused fabric cuffs that provide a gentle, secure hold on the legs in order to ensure the perfect, shift-free fit.

For many everyday road cyclists, the Specialized SL Bib Short represents all the performance and features that are desired, at a great price point. The fit, feel, and function are all here, along with a superior chamois pad and high quality construction.

Features

  • Second tier lightweight, high performance bib short in road line-up, sharing most features with SL R
  • Slim Fit is not quite as restrictive as a premium race cut, but compressive and supportive, ideal in a semi to aggressive dominant riding position with second skin like feel
  • Steps down from the SL R Bib Short with different upper, leg cuff/gripper systems
  • Four-way stretch fabric provides ample comfort and a soft hand
  • Welded bib upper construction reduces friction and dials-in the fit by reducing the need for seams
  • The bib upper fabric incorporates a carbon yarn for anti-microbial and thermal regulation properties
  • Silicone-infused fabric leg cuff provides a gentle, secure to ensure the perfect, shift-free fit
  • Articulated design ensures the perfect fit while in the riding position
  • Performance Body Geometry Contour 3D Chamois featuring triple-density-foam, pre-molded to match body shape
  • REPOC pad construction: “Reduced Points of Contact” / Soft Polyamide-Polyester, combination for quick-dry and cooling functions / Bacteriostatic
  • Inseam: 11" (Medium)
  • Fabric: Body- 78% Nylon, 22% Spandex; Upper 73% Polyester, 24% Lycra, 3% Carbon; Leg Bands 62% Polyester, 15% Elastane, 23% Silicone
  • UPF 50+ rating protects your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays
  • Reflective elements increase your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions
  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 181 grams (Large)
Helmets- Evade II, Prevail II, Echelon II, Propero III
Helmet SizeSML
Head Circumference 51-56cm (20-22")55-59cm (21¾-23¼")59-63cm (23¼-21¾")
Road Shoes
Euro3637383940414243444546474849
Mens4.2555.756.57.5899.610.611.512.251313.7514.5
Euro3536373838.53939.54040.54141.54242.54343.544
Womens55.756.57.257.588.599.259.51010.510.751111.512
Socks
Sock SizeS M LXL
US Shoe Size4-67-910-1213+
Specialized Euro Shoe Size36-3940-4243-4546+
Mens Shorts, Bibs, Knickers & Tights
SizeSMLXLXXL
Waist28-31"31-34"34-36"36-39"39-42"
Mens Jerseys, Jackets & Vests
SizeSMLXLXXL
Chest35-37.5"38-40.5"41-44.5"45-47.5"48-51"