Performance Ultra Bib Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (2XL)

Performance Ultra Bib Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (2XL)
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If you're a cyclist that demands the best technology at the best price, then look no further than the Performance Ultra Bib Shorts. Designed in Chapel Hill, NC and made in the United States, the Ultra Bibs ensure you'll be riding at your best.

These bib shorts feature the new Ultra TMF Italian chamois with Skyving technology for seamless, pressure-free comfort, and its multi-density foam with Air Mesh layer provides shock absorption, breathability, and moisture-wicking. The shorts' high compression fabric has an embossed texture and uses push/pull technology to manage moisture while the six panel construction with abrasion-resistant side panels maintain a streamlined fit. The open mesh bib straps allow the body to breathe.

Coldblack technology reduces skin temperature under direct sunlight for the ultimate in cooling comfort on hot days and the an UPF 30+ rating means there's protection against the sun's harmful rays. Wide, sublimated leg bands are non-restrictive and the silicone interior helps to keep the shorts perfectly placed. Built with the same features found in high-end cycling shorts, the Performance Ultra Bib Shorts give you all the benefits the pros are accustomed to.


  • Nylon/spandex fabric blend with embossed texture improves aerodynamics, manages moisture, and provides high compression at a lighter weight
  • Abrasion-resistant side panels are made with a special knit that pulls perspiration from the surface of the skin and pushes it off the face of the material
  • Open mesh bib upper for breathable comfort and enhanced stability
  • Ultra TMF Italian chamois is anatomically shaped for long distance comfort, features multi-density foams to absorb vibrations, utilizes seamless Skyving technology to eliminate steps between foam layers, plus has a carbon brushed anti-bacterial top sheet
  • Italian-made leg opening includes a wide sublimated leg band with silicone print to prevent them from riding up the leg
  • 6-panel design with high compression reduces muscle fatigue and speeds up muscle recovery
  • UPF 30+ sun protection
  • Flatlock seams eliminate chafing
  • Reflective accents enhance visibility in low-light conditions

This product was added to our catalog on May 7, 2019

Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jul 16 2019 (about a year ago)
Performance Ultra Bib Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (M)
Frustrating. After wearing their Ultra bibs for over 10 years because they fit perfectly and were a fantastic value, I'm frustrated. For a couple of model years, I've tried the new Ultras. First ones had great fabric and chamois, but were about 2 sizes too small. After a few returns, I ended up with the right size and I still ride them. Based on this, and reviews of the newest model, I decided to pay the non-sale price of $110.

First impressions were great. Top quality fabric feels like its not there, the length is just right, a well designed and comfy chamois, and the Medium size fit again. Yay! Almost. The straps are about an inch short. They fit, but way too tight. And, I'm a pretty skinny guy without massive shoulders. Then, you take them for a spin...

Within minutes, the legs are riding up. What starts as a 10.5" inseam quickly turns into a 7.5" inseam. And where does that fabric go? It bunches up at the top of your legs. REALLY uncomfortable. So, you coast a bit and pull them down. 15min later, they've hiked up again.

So, I sprung even more $ for bibs from another well known brand from CO. Guess what, their legs stay in place. What is missing from the Ultras? Silicone. There's just not enough gripper material on the inside of the bottom panel to keep them in place. Come on, folks.

I used to recommend these shorts to all my friends. Now, I don't recommend buying these until Performance verifies that they've fixed the strap length and leg grippers!
Sunday, Jun 23 2019 (about a year ago)
Performance Ultra Bib Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (S)
I have an older pair of these bib shorts and they are really comfortable. However, there are two flaws with this newer version. First, as the other reviewer noted, the inseam is pretty short; if you like wearing short shorts, you'll be happy -- otherwise, you'll miss the comfort. Second (and this is the worst), the chamois isn't flat-stitched around the edges. This results in chafing -- the worst I've ever had in a pair of shorts. I can't believe they didn't flat-stitch them. I'll never buy them again.
Monday, Jun 3 2019 (about a year ago)
Performance Ultra Bib Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (S)
I have several pair of these shorts from a few years back, purchased under the former Performance Bike. They have been some of my favorite shorts ever so I was glad to see them offered now. My hope was they would be similar to the shorts I have but unfortunately they are different in two key areas for me. First, the inseam is much shorter. Don't know what inseam these are but I like a long inseam (10" preferred). Second, the waist is cut much higher than before, and because these are bibs it makes it very difficult when it's time for a natural break unless you remove your jersey and drop the straps. On the plus side the padding is comfortable and the shorts appear to be well made.

It would be helpful if Performance would include specs and sizing on their website. Right now it's difficult to know what size to order if you're not familiar with the product, or if the product will suite your needs. Had more info been available I would not have ordered these shorts to begin with.
Verified Owner
Saturday, Nov 2 2019 (11 months ago)
Performance Ultra Bib Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (M)
Felt smaller in size to previous Performance Ultra bibs. Chamois pad still the same type and quality.
Verified Owner
Saturday, Jul 27 2019 (about a year ago)
Performance Ultra Bib Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (M)
I have been using the ultra bib shorts for several years now. Great shorts good fit overall I wish there were better grippers at the bottom of the legs though. Chamois is good doesn't bind for me, anyway. Will continue to use unless they come up with something better. These are also well priced.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Jul 22 2020 (2 months ago)
Performance Ultra Bib Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (M)
I love these shorts. They stay centered on my rear and they are very comfortable.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Jun 17 2020 (3 months ago)
Performance Ultra Bib Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (M)
Nice, but to small. Wish I could exchange for larger pair.
Verified Owner
Saturday, Dec 7 2019 (10 months ago)
Performance Ultra Bib Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (XL)
Great bib short for the money! I've already gotten 2 seasons out of my old pair, I'm sure I will get at least one more season out of them. In sure the new pair will last me the same.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Oct 15 2019 (11 months ago)
Performance Ultra Bib Shorts (Black/Charcoal) (L)
Very comfortable; a good tight fit; has kept me comfortable on long rides. I ordered one pair for trial. After my first ride, I ordered two more.