GIORDANA MEN'S TIGHTS/KNICKERS
Though we are a bit biased about the looks of our kits, the Giordana FormaRed Carbon Bib Shorts our team wears stand alone in their reputation for quality fabric and precise fit.
FormaRed Carbon Bibs are made primarily of HC-44, a high compression fabric that adds support for your muscles to allay the subtle fatiguing effect of vibration as you ride down the road. There are 44 threads per centimeter in the fabric, making it a very fine weave for a soft feel and supple ability to follow the body's contours. The high thread count also results in an especially light material, weighing in at only 180grams (6.3 oz.), while maintaining superior strength and durability. And because of its reduced weight, it has a superior moisture wicking capacity and feels cooler when compared to heavier fabrics.
The purpose of adding carbon fiber to the FormaRed Bibs is to add strength to the stretchy Ametista fabric used on the sides of the shorts and into the back. The carbon fiber reduces the degree to which the shorts can stretch vertically while allowing the panels nearly unrestricted stretch horizontally. The carbon fiber gives the panels a subtle pinstriped look. Ametista is also added to the uppers of the bib, giving them added strength and reducing vertical stretch.
The bib straps are completely seamless and lie flat against the skin. The design has been revised to include two large cutouts, which increase the open area at the back. The new cut reduces weight and adds an additional measure of breathability to keep you cool on the hottest days.
The Giordana FormaRed Carbon Bib Shorts come equipped with the Cirro OmniForm pad, which is their top line insert. It's made from three layers of varying thickness and purposes. The microfiber cover is made of nylon threads, infused with Aloe Vera. The treatment will not wash out of the fabric. The aloe cools, protects, and even heals the skin while you're in the saddle. In addition, Aloe Vera is a natural defender against bacteria. The waffled memory foam middle layer is highly permeable so you stay cool and the pad can easily air out. The foam is bonded on the bottom with an ultra-fine protective liner. To ensure that the seams never come in contact with the rider's body, all stitches are completely concealed in recessed channels. The Cirro O.F. insert stretches like elastic and conforms to all movements on the bike, then returns to its original shape after exercise.
Antigua fabric is what gives the FormaRed garments their distinctive red backing. The fabric is perforated to create small air pockets near the skin to aid ventilation. Dual-layer Moxie is used at the leg cuffs to create a snug fit for the legs without having to result to gripper elastic. Imagine improved support without binding. That's what you get here.
In the quest to make the most advanced shorts on the market, Giordana employed 4-needle flat seems for a chafe-free fit. The improved seams are stronger and allow each panel to isolate muscle groups for a massage-like compression feel. Giordana also includes a pocket at the back of the bibs for your music, phone, etc. Reflective logos and piping keep you visible to motorists.
The Competitive Cyclist Pro Team Bib Shorts are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large, and come printed with the same design our team rides in. Chamois Butt'r and Strava KOM results not included.