MAAP Team Bib Evo
The new Team Bib Evos are the pinnacle of how a pair of shorts should feel and perform. The fabric delivers excellent levels of stretch and movement with equal amounts of compression which give a cosseting experience, while the 3D pad is sublime.
Reviewer Stu couldn’t fault the performance. The Team Bib Evo shorts deliver the close fit you want to stop any unwanted bunching of the fabric, along with support for your muscles. The fabric used for the main shorts section is 80% polyamide and 20% elastane and has Bluesign certification.
The multi-panel design keeps seams away from where they could cause irritation and also creates shorts that move perfectly with you while you're riding, whether in or out of the saddle.
Wide, elasticated grippers with a silicone imprint at the hem keep the legs in place, and like the wide straps, do away with any pressure points.
The pad is made exclusively for MAAP by Elastic Interface. Its shape is created by thermoforming – adding heat to the material before moulding it to create its final shape – and you are left with a pad of varying depths of foam. The thicker sections lie beneath the sit bones, while the rest is much thinner, including at the front where it provides just a small amount of protection while avoiding bunching.
If you want an excellent fitting pair of shorts with a top-notch pad and good breathable performance then you won't go far wrong with these.