Across Pearl Izumi’s expansive line of cycling kit, the Select LTD Men’s Bib Short sits toward the top end with a list of features suggesting it occupies a price point higher than it does. It’s blend of fit and material recommend it for everything from spending the summer earning a category upgrade or regular rides with a dedicated crew.
Pearl is adopting different construction strategies for its mid-range kit, crafting the Select LTD in a six, rather than eight-panel design. This establishes a more contoured, supportive fit, with each of the panels wrapping around your muscles using fewer seams. The panels themselves comprise an effective blend of nylon and Lycra fibers that hold their shape in the saddle without stretching over time while dutifully wicking moisture away from your skin as you sweat. Pearl Izumi also gives the Select a 10in inseam to help it support your muscles even better in the saddle.