Cuore Pioneer cargo bib shorts review

Gripperless cargo bibs with more storage than a pickup truck

Cuore Pioneer cargo bib shorts
(Image credit: Colin Levitch)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

With a gripper-free design and the hauling capacity of a 3/4 ton pickup truck, the Cuore Pioneer shorts offer on-bike comfort that rivals your fanciest road bibs. Should you find your self hike-a-biking up a steep climb, the chamois does provide a light pinch which is an area for improvement.

Reasons to buy
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    Storage capacity

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    Gripperless design

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    On-bike comfort

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    Available off the rack or as part of custom program

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Reasons to avoid
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    Hard-edge of padding on MB2 chamois pinches during hike-a-bike

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Cargo bib shorts are becoming more popular as gravel riders snuff traditional jerseys with pockets for technical jerseys that don't have the capacity to carry anything.

It means that the rider needs space somewhere on their body to store a few essentials, and cargo bib shorts - a mainstay in mountain biking for quite some times - are being spotted more and more by gravel riders.

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