We're well into fall for most of the country. With the change of seasons come great opportunities to continue pursuing most of your favorite outdoor activities if you're willing to change and control what you wear. Too many people hang the bike up once the mercury in the thermometer dips a little. Unfortunately they're missing out on one of the best times to ride your bike. Road cycling in fall provides cool temperatures and the absence of summer traffic while mountain biking in fall provides great preparation for ski and board season plus all of the beauty that comes with the changing seasons.
In order to make fall riding enjoyable, proper outerwear is a must. Mornings can be cool and brisk and afternoons still on the warm side. This temperature swing makes the Pearl Izumi Attack 3 Quarter Bib Tight the perfect option for lower body attire.
Three quarter tights, or knickers as some might call them, provide enough leg coverage to keep your joints warm but still allow for a breeze to keep the calves cool. Sure, knee warmers work nearly as well, but if you know you're going keep your knee warmers on for your entire ride, why mess with leg attire that doesn't stay in place.
The Attack 3 Quarter Bib Tight features Pearl Izumi's Race 3D Chamois. The Race 3D Chamois has excellent coverage and moisture wicking. It feels great for rides through the woods or on a late season century.
The bib portion of the Attack 3 Quarter Bib Tight comes up a little higher on the stomach than a typical short bib. This makes the Attack a little warmer in your core. They also feature nice wide shoulder straps that don't dig in or chafe your shoulders.
Of course because the Attack Bib Tights are in Pearl Izumi's Select series of clothing, you'll also get an 8-panel anatomic design, flatlock seams, silicone leg grippers, reflective elements for low-light visibility and an amazing form fit. For those keeping score, the size medium has a 17" inseam which put the cuff about three- four inches below the knee of my 32 inch inseam legs.
Bang for your buck you really can't go wrong with the Pearl Izumi 3 Quarter Bib Tight. And just think, once you get a pair you'll have a perfect option come spring.
Retail - $115.00
For more information, check out the Attach 3 Quarter Bib Tight on Pearl Izumi's website.