CAPO MEN'S SHORTS/BIBS - ROAD
Capo has divided their entire line of kits into three categories: Corsa, Super Corsa, and the top-shelf ATS line. The best-selling SC-12 (short for "Super Corsa 2012") kit rests squarely in the Super Corsa category, as this series offers an intelligent blend of Capo's best fabrics, and most proven fit and construction. The Super Corsa line is also delineated by its significantly streamlined race fit, optimized for longer arms, shorter torsos, and an overall more aggressive riding position. The SC-12 Bib Shorts are more than just a middle-of-the-road short; they represent some of the best technology that Capo has to offer, and in a styling that is every bit as classic as it is race-ready. And who can deny the allure of proudly flying the Italian flag as you triumphantly crest your local climbs?
The SC-12 Bib Shorts follow the contoured construction seen in Capo's top-shelf ATS shorts while simplifying things a bit. There are eight panels rather than ten (or more), three around and one wrapping the bottom of each leg. The bib suspenders are a more traditional lightweight and breathable mesh. The legs are constructed from a high-gauge (HG) Lycra. The material feels dense and three-dimensional in the hand. This feature gives it muscle compression for greater comfort, abrasion resistance for durability, and moisture-transfer so you won't feel like you're bathing in perspiration on hot days. Rather than use a traditional gripper on the leg cuff, the SC-12 utilizes a wide, doubled-over layer of laser-cut HG Lycra with a light silicone treatment to the underside. It's the same careful hem detail that Capo uses on their top-tier Volta and Drago kits. The generous width of the band makes the grip gentle, while the two layers limit stretch and thus hold onto your legs no matter how much they move.
The chamois is Capo's Anatomic-DP Carbon Elastic Interface Technology (EIT) Insert. They use high-density open-cell foam bonded to an anti-microbial micro-fiber layer that has carbon fiber threads woven through it to aid in moisture evaporation. In addition to the slim, movement-freeing shape, there are 6mm and 8mm-thick pads built into the pre-curved profile to better optimize support on longer rides. The Capo SC-12 Bib Shorts come in Black or a Euro-fabulous White. Sizes run from Small to XX-Large.