Anyone who spends time obsessively navigating the world of cycling shorts eventually concludes that there are a lot of gimmicky innovations behind some of the more expensive names in the industry. If you're not keen to do the obsessive navigation yourself, Gore Bike Wear has simplified the process by adapting only the necessary, proven technology in its men's Power 3. 0 Bib Tight Shorts all while keeping the price at a level that empowers the non sponsored among us with sponsorship level kit. The main body material is a synthetic blend that puts the emphasis on hours long comfort and years long durability. Its gentle compression helps eliminate the gradual accumulation of fatigue by controlling the vibrations of road noise and helping your muscles self stabilize, while the addition of elastane gives the shorts a stretchiness that makes them fit like a second skin. Gore scored a ringer for the insert, bringing Elastic Interface into the game with the Power Men's chamois. The Power insert features two densities of foam across its varied topography, and the Anti Vibration System supports weight horizontally, netting less smoosh and more cushion. The chamois doesn't flatten out immediately, so there is more protection between you and the saddle to absorb road noise and the occasional bump. The Power 3. 0 shorts' race worthy fit is built with shifted seams to artfully dodge sensitive areas and reduce chafing during hours in the saddle. The bibs are a folded mesh, so there's only a seam on the inner side of the straps, and their lightweight and high stretch mean they virtually disappear once you pull them on. The shorts are finished with a wide compression band at the cuffs, which incorporates gripping elastic thread in the material itself no print on silicone here. Fluo highlights and reflective details arcing across the outer legs and back help get you noticed during daylight and when weather conditions or the clock conspire against you for low light situat...