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Giordana FormaRed Carbon Bib Knickers - Men's


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Item # GIO0427

Winter knickers that will go the distance

Since FormaRed Carbon's inception, Giordana has continued to set the bar of quality cycling apparel higher and higher. Leading the way in the pro peloton, FormaRed Carbon's signature second-skin-fit make it an adored must-have -- even for the Competitive Cyclist Pro Team. Retaining the same features that have made FormaRed Carbon a favorite, Giordana added winter-weight fabrics to keep you riding warm with the Forma Red Carbon Bib Knickers.

Giordana's FormaRed bib knickers are constructed from a sophisticated blend of fabrics that share in the single purpose of keeping you warm. Starting at the seat panels, the SuperRoubaix AZ material has been incorporated to keep you protected from wheel-spray. FormaRed uses this thick, stretchy, and breathable material for its water-repellent qualities. Covering the quads is Giordana's bread-and-butter winter-weight fabric, SuperRoubaix. This material uses an interlocking, microfiber knit construction that creates a highly breathable and warming loft. But, Giordana didn't only place it on the quads for warmth, SuperRoubaix is highly stretchable and also provides a slight compression that dissipates lactic acid buildup. Rounding out the knickers' construction, the knees and calves are made from the brand new SuperRoubaix Carbon. Sharing the same interlocking knit as SuperRoubaix, SR Carbon controls the stretch of the knit in order to isolate muscles for a resistance to early fatigue. Additionally, the carbon fiber blocks out static and rogue atmospheric electrical interference for an increased anaerobic output. Altogether, the materials work in harmony to keep you insulated, protected from the elements, and riding at your best.

The FormaRed Carbon bib knickers use a curved, multi-panel design, that when combined with the malleable fabrics, anatomically conforms to your body's contours while providing a complete freedom of movement. However, to preserve the fit while in movement, Giordana has included a silicone gripper at the cuffs. Ultimately, though, the bib straps are most prone to causing abrasion and moisture buildup. Knowing this, FormaRed's bib straps use the warming, soft, and breathable AeroFix fabric. For ventilation, the 'rear window' over the small of the back is constructed from the Naxos Mesh material. With the FormaRed uppers, security doesn't come at the cost of abrasion and sweat.

The bib knickers' chamois is one that Giordana touts as being the most advanced in the industry -- the Cirro O.F.. We don't deal in absolutes, but we can say that it's the first chamois we've heard of with Aloe Vera particles directly infused into the threads of the microfiber. Aloe is not only a natural bacteria fighter, but its implementation in the fiber provides a cooling effect that protects and heals during activity. Below the skin layer, the Cirro has a 4mm-thick pad of waffled-texture expanding memory foam. The texture aids in ventilation by moving moisture to the perimeter of the chamois where accelerated evaporation can occur. The final layer of the chamois is a thick section of hand-sewn open cell padding with recessed channels for pressure relief. These technologies amount to a chamois that won't get wet and nasty 100 miles into a ride, let alone 20.

To enhance visibility in low-light conditions, Giordana also incorporated reflective elements throughout the bib knickers.

The Giordana FormaRed Carbon Bib Knickers are available in the color Black and in five sizes from Small to XX-Large.

Tech Specs

[seat panel] SuperRoubaix AZ, [knees, calves] Super Roubaix Carbon, [quadsd] Super Roubaix, [bib straps] AeroFix, [rear window] Naxos Mesh
yes, Cirro O.F.
Chamois Thickness:
variable 4 - 14 mm
Removable Chamois:
Recommended Use:
winter road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart



Size Chart


Men's Apparel
Chest 34-35in
(86.4 - 88.9cm)
(91.4 - 94.0cm)
(96.5 - 101.6cm)
(104.1 - 109.2cm)
(111.8 - 114.3cm)
Natural Waist 25-28in
(63.5 - 71.1cm)
(71.1 - 81.3cm)
(81.3 - 91.4cm)
(91.4 - 101.6cm)
(101.6 - 111.8cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.


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Avg. ride time: 4h 29m per week
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5 5

Great knickers!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6' 2"
    Weight: 190 lbs
    Size Purchased: LARGE

You can read the description to see what makes these knickers so good. Everything in the description is spot-on. The material is superb, the fit is true-to-size and the technical features are everything you expect from the FRC line from Giordana. Not familiar with Giordana? Get these and become a fan. The flex material across the knee is truly a great feature. Chamois is tops and overall I would buy them again.