PI Bibs=Difference in chamois / Untrasensor=Elite, Attack=Race and Quest-Tour
Anyone know the difference between the different chamois in the different PI shorts?
I've decided to try some bib shorts. I'm leaning towards Pearl Izumis. I see some PI 3D race bibs on Ebay for $58.87 plus shipping. I'm willing to pay the extra for the Ultrasensors if they're that much better.
In PI's website they show the tour chamois in the Quest bibs, race chamois in the Attack bibs, the elite chamois in the Ultrasensor Bibs. No one in town has all of them to try on. I don't know the difference. Anyone out there help?
Giant OCR2, Motobecane Fantom Trail, Specialized Hard Rock, Giant Nutra
I can't speak for the bibs but for the shorts, I really haven't noticed a lot of difference in chamois between the models. The fit and quality of the shorts is another thing. The Quest shorts are too long for me, the Attack length is ok, but the Slice(Ultrasensor) fit is excellent. I've found the Ultrasensor shorts on Ebay for less including shipping, than the LBS has the Attack ones for.
I tried on some Ultrasensors, Descentes and two different Nikes at a lbs. Had pretty much decided to go with the Ultrasensors. Best price I could come up with was $108. at the shop with a local bike club discount. I could get them slightly cheaper online but the shipping would have made it a wash.
Then I came across some PI Quest bibs on 6mp.com for $40.82. I ordered them and will give them a try. Then I'll decide to go with the Ultrasensors. I need more than one anyway.
The employee at he lbs recommended the Descentes and said many of his customers like the Ultrasensors. He also had some special purchase Nike race bibs that he highly recommended at $69. but they had a funky looking band at the bottom of the leg. He was upfront in not recommending the $39. Nikes.