Gore C7 Long Distance bib shorts review

Part of Gore’s new C7 range, the Long Distance+ bib shorts are designed for optimal pad placement

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Gore C7 Long Distance+ bib shorts give a really comfortable ride, particularly in warmer weather, with the pad staying where it should be through many stand-sit cycles. There are plenty of reflectives too.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfortably airy fabric

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    Good pad placement from Gore’s C7 architecture

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    Hemless leg grippers

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    Comfortable straps

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    Plenty of reflectives

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Reasons to avoid
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    On the pricey side

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    Short bibs when standing

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A winner in the eyes of our tester thanks to a design that keeps the pad exactly where it should be at all times, the Gore’s C7 Long Distance wins our Editor’s Choice for being one of the most comfortable bib shorts produced in 2019.

Gore’s latest C7 bib short range was launched last November, with three designs: the £220 C7 Race, the £160 C7 Vent and the £180 C7 Long Distance, tested here, sitting in the middle.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.