There's kit for conversational group rides and there's kit for high-tempo training and race days; the Gore Bike Wear XENON 2. 0 Race+ Men's Bib Shorts are definitely the latter. They fit snugly to minimize wind resistance and offer compressive support to hard-working muscles, so you don't get any more tired than necessary when you're pulling on the front. Full mesh bibs help keep you cool, too, so those punishing climbs aren't any rougher than they have to be. Underneath it all is the XENON Men insert, carefully designed to ease saddle pressure so you can stay focused on form. A lightweight textured print at the hems prevents any upward creep or uncomfortable chafing, and shifted seams are strategically located in key areas to improve support and avoid irritation, even when your tempo century somehow turns into a race-pace century.