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Gear Review

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Sweet, normal strap length on Capo Bibs!

After ordering the Capo Verona bib shorts and finding out the bib straps were uncomfortably short, I had just figured Capo wasn't for me. However, I needed a pair of warm knickers for fall riding and really liked the look of the Riserva knickers as well as the fact they featured Capo's Super Roubaix material. So I ordered them in XXL on Bonktown (I am 6'3" 195 lbs with a 34" waist) hoping they were sized differently than the Verona bib shorts. For reference, I wear XL in Peal Izumi, XL in Hincapie, and XXL in Castelli. I even own a Capo Jersey and Vest in XXL that fit perfectly.

I tried on the bibs and the fit was spot on, without any of the issues of the short bib straps like the Verona bibs shorts I tried. Furthermore, the Super Roubaix material is exactly what I was looking for as these knickers will be perfect for rides anywhere between 45 - 60 degrees. The chamois is very comfortable and overall the knickers are solidly constructed and look sweet as well. One could kick things up a notch by completing the Riserva kit with the jacket/vest/jersey, that's for sure! The only knock on the knickers and the only reason I'm not giving them 5 stars is the position of the seam on the lower part of the knickers is right on my knee caps. Regardless, they are comfortable and I highly recommend ordering them - heck, they even say they are made in Italy, which adds even more style points!