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Giordana Silverline Men's Bib Shorts

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Item # GIO0461

Look for the Silverlin-ing.

Contrary to popular belief, quality bib shorts don't have to cost more than your average training wheelset. Case in point are the Giordana Silverline Bib Shorts. Finally, the Silverline has begun to receive trickle-down technology from FormaRed. For a fraction of the price, the Silverline utilizes compressive fabric technologies and Giordana's Core Contour System.

Giordana used its patented Moxie fabric for the much of the Silverline shorts construction. With a nylon/spandex composition weight of 200g/m2, the Silverlines take on an effective compressive nature. However, we wouldn't go as far as to call these bib shorts a compression piece. Instead, while assisted blood circulation will help your anaerobic output, we find that Moxie's most vital characteristics involve the inhibiting of muscle of oscillation from road vibration -- a common component to early onset fatigue. Additionally, the material has been treated in order to accelerate the transfer of moisture away from the skin. So, you'll be riding dry and controlled, regardless of your exertion level.

Moving to the inner legs and seat panel, Giordana placed an even stronger fabric called Zaffiro. This material is a certified Power Lycra with a composition weight of 200g/m2. But, unlike Moxie, Zaffiro features a purposefully denser weave with Giordana's SUPER 40 construction technology. This guarantees a continuation of Moxie's aforementioned characteristics, only with a higher level of durability and friction-reduction at the highest points of saddle abrasion. Around the area of the core, the Laser utilizes Kite mesh panels in order to effectively regulate your core temperature. Additionally, Giordana placed mesh fabric around the waist as part of its Core Contour System. And while this system used to be exclusive to FR-C, it's trickled down to the Silverline series, only it forgoes the carbon fibers. Basically, the mesh material wraps the waist with anatomically designed inserts that eliminate bunching in the riding position. The mesh also provides ample ventilation, assisting in your thermo-regulation as your heart rate climbs.

As for the fit, the Silverline benefits from Giordana's innovative contoured cut. Essentially, the bib shorts are created on a curve in order to clone your body in the cycling position. By doing this, abrasion is minimized, and fabric bunching and pinching is eliminated. To secure this position, Giordana incorporated its micromesh bib straps and LoPro 45 leg cuffs. The uppers features a controlled stretch that anatomically regulates flexibility and movement. Additionally, this micromesh is highly-breathable and an efficient transporter of moisture. At the cuffs, the new LoPro 45's design uses a wide, low-profile cuff that holds strong while maintaining an aerodynamic presence. And for further comfort, the entirety of the bib shorts have been constructed with four-needle flatlock stitched seams.

The bib shorts' chamois is one that Giordana touts as being one of the most advanced in the industry -- the Nimbo O.F.. At the skin layer, the Nimbo utilizes a polyester microfiber to minimize skin irritation and abrasion. Below the skin layer, the Nimbo has a variable-density pad which has been perforated. This aids in ventilation by moving moisture to the perimeter of the chamois where accelerated evaporation can occur. Additionally, the pad has been thermo-formed in one piece and features a prostrate relief channel. So, comfort to your sensitive areas is ensured, while the pad's singular formation means that the pad will conform to your movements in the saddle and return to its original shape afterwards.

The Giordana Laser Compression Bib Shorts are available in six sizes from Small to XXX-Large and in the colors Black/black leg band, Black/silver leg band, Black/blue leg band, Black/orange leg band, Black/red leg band, Black/light blue leg band, Black/fluo yellow leg band.

  • Supportive, nearly-compressive fit
  • Nimbo O.F. chamois
  • Abrasion-resistant fabric at the seat panels

Tech Specs

Material:
[thigh panels] Moxie, [inner leg] Zaffiro, [uppers] micromesh, [core] mesh, [cuffs] LoPro 45
Fit:
anatomic paneled
Chamois:
Nimbo OmniForm
Chamois Thickness:
variable
Bib:
yes
UPF Rating:
50+
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
30 days
Actual Weight:
Black/Red Leg Band, XL: 195g

Size chart

Giordana

 

Size Chart

 

Men's Apparel
 SMLXLXXLXXXL
Chest 34-35in
(86.4 - 88.9cm)
36-37in
(91.4 - 94.0cm)
38-40in
(96.5 - 101.6cm)
41-43in
(104.1 - 109.2cm)
44-45in
(111.8 - 114.3cm)
46+in
(116.8cm)
Natural Waist 25-28in
(63.5 - 71.1cm)
28-32in
(71.1 - 81.3cm)
32-36in
(81.3 - 91.4cm)
36-40in
(91.4 - 101.6cm)
40-44in
(101.6 - 111.8cm)
 
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
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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25

Bad seam under your leg

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:True to size

I first liked the shorts when I put them on. Lots to like here. Good fit, comfortable, yet secure compression feeling. But then you start moving your legs! The seam is directly underneath your leg! The length runs a little long so it even was rubbing against the back of my knee.
i m a bit on the stocky side, so I require a size Large, despite not being tall. As a result, the leg was too long for me- and with the seam along the underside running under my leg-forget about it!

55

My new favorite Bibs..

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:Runs small

I have been a Castelli loyal customer for many years ,but recently I had some not so great experiences with some of their clothing...Quality issues ,sizing is all over the place...so I was in the search of a new brand and when I came across Giordana clothing I immediately knew I found it...Bought this Bibs and love them ...Very comfortable, excellent compression and pad...wear them in long ride 4 hrs or more no problem..They are made in Italy and if you try them you will understand why...The only downside is the fabric just a little too tick and probably not a good choice for warm weather.. I am 5'10" about 185 and wear size L ...

45

Good bib for the price.

  • Gender:Male
  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:Runs small

These bibs seem to run a little small. I'm 5'10, 158# and they are a little tight almost like a compression fit yet the leg grippers are a little loose. The shoulder straps are slightly uncomfortable as well but not so much as to prevent me from using them. I find the pad quite comfortable and wouldn't hesitate to choose these when I go out for a 4+ hour ride. Quality is what you would expect from a Giordana low end / bargain bib, not great but not bad either. These are by no means bad bibs but given a choice I wouldn't but them again.

35

You get what you pay for

  • Fit:True to size

I've used these bibs a lot. They fit well, have good grippers, but the padding is sub par. In under an hour, I'm starting to feel the perineal pressure, which is not the case in other bibs (Giordana FRC, Lois G Corsa, etc.). Good bib for short training rides, but don't spend the the whole day in them.

35

I Wanted to Like Them, Really

  • Gender:Male
  • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it
  • Fit:True to size

I ordered the black/silver leg band which matches the Silverline jerseys. It's a very sharp pairing, but the shorts were just too tight. I'm 6'-3" 270lbs and like with Castelli I really need a 3XL. If I treated these as compression shorts then the XXL would work ok, but the lycra gets super rough when stretched that much, and the leg grippers don't have much give, being kind of stiff. I was debating for a couple days whether or not to keep them, but I had to say no.

Avg. ride time: 6m per week
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45

Run small vs Pearl or LG

    Originally got the large and had to return due to running too small. I am a 36 waist and they were tight. Got the XL and still have great compression. But not crazy tight like the Large. Chammy is good and the straps while a bit tight, were not bad once on.

    Longest ride on these was 68 miles and they were very comfortable. These are not my go to bibs for longer rides and they rival the Pearl Izumi PRO's that I abolsutely love.

    I would reccomend if you are looking for a good quality bib but do not want to pay Assos or Rapha prices.

    45

    Giordano Silverline

    • Gender:Male
    • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it

    Returning because just too small. I'm a "Clydesdale" at 5'10", 200#, 35" waist and the XL's I bought were tiny. I'd like to keep them because their quality appears awesome.

    25

    Straps are Uncomfortable

    • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it
    • Fit:True to size

    I was not impressed with the straps and returned the bib. I replaced it with the laser and love them!

    45

    Great bibs!

    • Gender:Male
    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Just had these for a few rides but already I'm thinking they are my new favorites. My only complaint about the design is that the straps are quite narrow. Great materials, sewn well, and good chamois. A caution about sizing-I wear Large in Pearl Izumi, Sugoi, Assos, Hincapie, and Bellwether. I'm just a little too big for Mediums and Large is comfortable. As you read through the item description above take note of several mentions of 'compressive'. and 'compression'. These Giordana fit very snugly! They are between a Medium and Large-be forewarned!



    Follow up: My wife is a Personal Trainer and a runner and has been wearing compression clothing for some time now. She reminded me that by definition and design the materials must fit tight. The key is to take time to put the shorts on without tugging and ripping fabric or seams. Once on, it's like a second skin and you forget about them.



    And what makes a good ride great is if you never think about your butt or your feet!

    your a size large in izumi....what size of these did u get? large also and they were tight?

    These run smaller than Izumi but once you get them on they are super comfortable and the pad stays in place. They don't feel too tight-just fit like a second skin.

    Avg. ride time: 29m per week
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    55

    Fantastic

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    These have quickly become my new favorite shorts, especially for longer rides.

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    Avg. ride time: 9h 57m per week
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    recommendations for cleaning bib portion...

    recommendations for cleaning bib portion of the shorts?

    35

    solid bib, but chamois not up to par

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    u get what you pay for? i like this bib, good fit, good feel and compression... versatile black with silver trim, and a good price, but i think the trade off in price is in the quality of the bib. It's adequate for 1 hour rides but any longer and I start to get a little chafe at the bottom of the buttock crease. It's not a seam or anything, i just think the padding quality is not as good as you'd get in a more expensive bib.

    55

    Fantastic bibs!

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I've owned several sets of Castelli, Capo, Cannondale, hincapie and other random brands of bib shorts over the years, and this set has set itself apart! Two things become obvious right from the start; first the compression/muscular support is beyond any other set I've owned without being constricting at all, and second the bands literally grip the skin with zero gaps, contouring perfectly around the lower thigh above the knee (the term 2nd skin comes to mind). (My Capo shorts do come in a close second.)



    Fit is true--I am thick-legged, and at 5'11" 200, XL is a perfect fit. I only wish they had more in my size in stock.