Product Profile: Louis Garneau Mondo Bib Short & Jersey

For this week’s Product Profile, Ali, from our Clothing division, is here to talk about the brand new 2011 Louis Garneau Mondo bib short & jersey.  The new 2011 clothing lineup from Louis Garneau is packed with advanced technology to enhance fit and performance, plus look great while you ride (as you can see in the cover shot above, from the April 2011 issue of Road Bike Action magazine).

The Louis Garneau Mondo bib short is a really neat piece of equipment. The power band at the leg openings is the most comfortable leg opening you’ll find on any short! There’s no hair pulling or bad “sausage-leg” from a tight silicone gripper, only an aerodynamic fit with a second-skin feel.

Besides the fact that the Ceratek fabric on the hips looks really cool, it has a great purpose; the abrasion resistance it offers is huge. No picks or snags.

Detail of Ceratek material

The bib uppers are Louis Garneau‘s Carbon-X Mesh fabric; it has a high spandex content so if you’re tall, medium or average height for your size, it will fit like it was made for you. And as a bonus, all of the fabrics in the Mondo bib short are UPF/SPF 50 so you don’t have to worry about getting a funny tan on your thigh from a panel here and there that aren’t the same UPF/SPF as the others!

Detail of Carbon X Mesh

Of course all of this high-tech design and fit would be no good without an excellent chamois.  But Louis Garneau has done their homework with the Mondo bib short, as their 4 Motion chamois is great. It has 4-way stretch so it moves with you; preshaped wings so there is no bunching, pinching or weird folding of the pad; high density foam in all of the right places and strategically placed mesh vents to keep you comfortable.

With all of the comforts of a high performance bib, plus a great chamois and technical fabrics, the Louis Garneau Mondo bib short is a piece I believe you’ll find to be worth its weight in gold when you get out on the saddle in a pair.  And to complete this high performance kit, Louis Garneau offers the matching Mondo jersey, featuring the same performance fabrics and fit found in the Mondo bib short.

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