Gore Wear has launched its new C7 bib-shorts range to kick off its 2019 spring/summer collection.
The design is called ‘central torso architecture’ and aims to keep the seat insert in the correct position.
The collection comprises three purpose-built bib shorts designs, one for competitive racers, one for cyclists who spend a long time in the saddle and one for hot weather conditions.
All of the seat inserts also have the ergonomically shaped and patented Gore Windstopper Cup, designed to be breathable in summer to prevent overheating while also being preventative from wind and over-cooling.
Fabian Cancellara, current Olympic champion and Gore Wear ambassador, was involved in the development at an early stage.
He said: “The best shorts throughout my professional career were always the ones I could barely feel.
“And these new Race Bib Shorts are so wonderfully unobtrusive that you could simply stay in the saddle forever.”
The C7 Race Bib Shorts+ use a new, lightweight, non-abrasive and woven four-way stretch material with a compact seat for optimum muscle support.
The pre-formed Expert Race seat insert aims to provide comfort through the use of open-cell foams paired with a pressure-resistant foam.
The C7 Long Distance Bib Shorts+, made from highly non-abrasive knitted four-way stretch material, are designed for longer rides.
The Expert Long Distance seat insert is the same design as the Expert Race but provides more comfort in various positions on the bike, due to the use of pressure-resistant foam.
The C7 Vent Bib Shorts+ are made for the hot and humid conditions of midsummer and has fast-drying, elastic fine knit fabric.
The exclusive Expert Vent seat insert is designed to provide comfort and ventilation on hot days, due to its open-cell and simultaneously pressure-resistant foams across the entire seat.