Louis Garneau CB Carbon 2 bib shorts review

Uber-technical fabrics and unusual details

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4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £100.00 RRP | USD $170.00
Louis Garneau CB Carbon 2 bib shorts

Our review

Tight, technical and super supportive with pro level fit and function
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Designed in collaboration with ‘little Tommy’ Voeckler’s Europcar pro team, the Carbon 2 is a top performance bib short designed to cosset the legs during the long, tough rides endured by professional cyclists.

  • Highs: Supportive fit and fabric; gripper gap
  • Lows: Straps prone to folding

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As well as packing a high elastane content in the Lycra, additional support comes from the Carbon X Mesh fabric. A visible ‘exoskeleton’ on the surface of the material is not just for show, it prevents undue stretch, and on rough roads prevents a great deal of excess vibration.

This fabric, combined with detailed tailoring, means these fit the form extremely well. It’s a good thing too, because the only minor downside lies with the bib. The less structured straps are prone to folding, meaning they can potentially dig in when laying in a more narrow folded position.


Wide grippers are split with room for the hamstring muscle groups, which is a nice touch, and the pad is technical enough without suffering from excess bulk. If the Louis Garneau bibs are good enough for Tommy Voeckler, it’s probably good enough for you.

Product Specifications


Name CB Carbon 2 (15)
Brand Louis Garneau

Description Includes Carbon X Mesh fabric