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GiordanaFR-C Pro Bib Short - Men's

$249.95

Item # GIOX25J

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Description

FR-C Pro Bib Short

Whether you're toeing the line on race day, or heading out for a rigorous training ride, the FR-C Pro Bib Shorts set the benchmark for performance and comfort. Designed in conjunction with Giordana's Pro Teams, these award-winning shorts offer a highly-coveted balance of compressive support coupled with a barely-there feel that makes every movement on the bike feel natural and comfortable.

The shorts are constructed from Giordana's HC50 High Compression Power Lycra, which is a supercharged fabric that takes the previous generation's HC-44 Lycra to another level by providing added compression with a higher thread count. HC-50's ultra-compact knit is lighter and offers improved performance thanks to a higher compression rate that's typically only found only in heavier fabrics. Zaffiro 2.0, a textured anti-abrasion Lyrca, is utilized on the inner leg and seat panel as it increases the shorts' resistance to pedaling friction.

Our favorite feature might just be the 190 E leg cuffs. Giordana uses a soft, mesh-like elastic that expands for improved comfort with less restriction. This doesn't sacrifice the security of the fit though, as the taller 7.5cm cuff height and internal silicone grippers are more than enough to keep the shorts in place while pedaling.

We've always been proponents of Giordana's FormaRed fit, but the revised construction ups the ante even more by virtually eliminating creased and bunched fabrics throughout the pedal stroke. The top-tier Cirro OmniForm chamois utilizes varying thickness with plush cushioning in critical zones, and relief where you need it most. The face fabric utilizes a Nylon microfiber that incorporates Aloe Vera permanently infused into the threads for improved cooling and reduced odor accumulation. Underneath this fabric is an expanded memory foam layer with a waffled texture that aids in breathability and moisture management by moving perspiration to the outside of the shorts for quick evaporation.

  • Pro level bib shorts bring performance and comfort to any ride
  • Fabrics combine compressive support with a lightweight, soft feel
  • Cirro OmniForm chamois is comfortable for many miles
  • Construction reduces folding and bunching while pedaling
  • Non-restrictive leg bands offer a comfortable, secure fit
  • Strategic Core Contour System paneling helps fight fatigue
  • Lightweight, lie-flat bib straps add support without bulk
  • Abrastion-resistant Lycra on inner thighs and seat for durability
  • Ametista fabric at waist for added comfort and support
  • Crafted with care in Giordana's own Italian factory

Tech Specs
Material[face fabric] HC50 compressive power Lycra, [inner leg, seat panels] Zaffiro 2.0 abrasion-resistant Lycra, [waist] Ametista Carbon
Fitform-fitting
ChamoisCirro OmniForm
Chamois Thickness[max] 14mm
Bib[upper] 190 Mesh, Antigua piping, [straps] LoPro 0 elastic microfiber
Leg Gripper190 E non-restrictive leg band with silicone gripper
Reflectiveaccents
Recommended Useroad cycling
Manufacturer Warranty1 year
Size

Giordana

Men's Cycling Apparel
 SMLXLXXL
Waist

25 - 28in

(63.5 - 71cm)

28 - 32in

(71 - 81cm)

32 - 36in

(81 - 91cm)

36 - 40in

(91 - 101.5cm)

40 - 44in

(101.5 - 112cm)

Chest

37 - 38in

(94 - 96.5cm)

38 - 39in

(96.5 - 99cm)

40 - 42in

(101.5 - 106.5cm)

43 - 44in

(109 - 112cm)

45 - 46in

(114 - 117cm)

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

Second Pair Of FRC-Pro Bibs

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Weight
205 lbs

This is my second pair of the FRC-Pro bibs. I loved the first ones. By far the best piece of kit I have owned. I just bought the first pair this spring, and these are actually a little different here and there with subtle improvements to stitching, etc. I have switched all my buying to Giordana FRC-Pro products right now. Everything about them is great....the comfort, the chamois, the quality, etc. My last pair was an XL. These are a L. I am 6'3" and a strong 205lbs. These are maybe just a touch small, but the XLs are just a touch big. The shoulder straps are nice and wide though, so they are still comfortable and don't bite at all.

>Rating: 5

Super comfortable

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

I ordered these and the Assos Cento Evo, intending to keep both. The Assos were returned after I was constantly choosing these instead.

>Rating:

How long are the legs? Inseam? Thanks

>Rating: 5

Best fit, Sold on bibs! No more shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 8"
Weight
160 lbs

I’ve always used shorts. The gear head highly recommended that I try bib shorts. I tried over 12 bib shorts. FR-C bibs are the best. Hugs around my legs perfectly. Very comfortable. Superb material. No base layer needed.

>Rating: 3

Be careful on sizing

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
2XL
Height
6` 1"
Weight
220 lbs

I ordered 2XL on these with a 38-40" waist and cannot possibly fit me. Can't understand why sizing is so far off on this. Having to return. Good looking product but apparently only for skinny italian racers!

>Rating: 5

Great bibs

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

These are really comfortable bib shorts. In particular, I like the shoulder straps, chamois, and the leg grippers. I find that they fit true to size. The material is supportive without being tight. Of note, I purchased the midnight blue and it matches the midnight blue of the jersey even though it doesn't look it from the website.

>Rating: 4

Solid pair of bibs

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Weight
155 lbs

First off the chamois on these things is amazing. Super comfortable on long rides. I've put a decent amount of miles on my pair and they seem to be holding up just fine. Only thing I dislike is how high the chamois comes up in the front. I wish it came up slightly higher but that's just personal preference. Overall worth the money.

>Rating: 5

Great bib

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 9"
Weight
158 lbs

I’m the type that likes to try out a few pieces of gear and then pick a favorite and stick with it. I really liked Assos Mille S5’s. Have the newer Assos Equipe’s along with a couple other cheaper brands. Then got these FRC’s by Giordana. They are really really nice. The straps are unnoticeable (ideal). The material is very high quality. The compression is noticeable and just right for me. Not too tight. I’m 5’9” 158lb and got size large. Fits just right. You will read reviews saying the chamois looks and feels huge (wide). It does seem wider than in other bibs I wear, but it does not effect me nor change how it feels while riding. I’m impressed with the chamois and I’m kind of picky.

>Rating: 5

My arse thanks you

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 9"
Weight
200 lbs

I am in Vegas helping my parents, and brought my S-Works with me. I thought I had a couple choices for bibs, but found the options had a bit less comfort than I remembered. Competitive took great care of me on my orders, and I decided on this option. The young lady on the phone took my order, and gave me a price match with shipping. These are the most comfortable bibs I have ridden. I have only one day in them, but compared to my two other available options, my bumm is happy. The chamois is sized for comfort, without bunching. The material provides a solid platform in the saddle, and the compression on the thighs was appreciated. The bib part of these shorts is, "light & airy." The shoulder straps stay in place, and never felt like they were present. Great kit, now I am going to look at a jersey.

>Rating: 5

unbelievable!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
large
Height
6` 0"
Weight
185 lbs

the absolute best Bib and Jersey I've ever worn. design, material and craftsmanship are exceptional. pricey but worth every dime. rides like your being loved.

>Rating: 4

Very good but not excellent

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

Caught these during the TDF sale in mid July for a good deal. The chamois is wider than any other chamois i've ever used and its a bit thick. Why is that worth mention? if you have very narrow sit bones, it slightly bunches up between your legs and can cause a hot spot in mid crotch, even after it gets broken in, after 6 to 8, 30-50 mile rides. The bib straps are wide and have no stitching, they're very comfortable however, they are about 1 inch too short. When standing off of the bike you really notice this, when on bike and crouched over, not a big deal but I do get minor warm/red spots on top of traps where the bib straps are after 2-3 hr. rides. Fit is dead on, seemed slightly snug at first but these broke in an relaxed after 6-8 rides, give them a chance, the first 2-3 rides I was questioning my purchase. Got size L and they are right on w/ length, waist, etc. FYI - If you "pull" your bibs from the back, at the chamois pad stitching to move them a bit for fit, be warned, I tore both sides of the chamois pad (right & left) about 1 inch inside the stitching, between the layers of fabric. Surprisingly, the chamois didn't wad up or bunch, it stayed in place, even with a 1-2 inch tear in the chamois foam, that is in between the outer bib fabric and the inner chamois cover that's against your skin. Speaks to Giordana's quality in a good way.

>Rating: 5

Among Best In Class Based On Feature Set

Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
medium exchanged for large
Height
5` 10"
Weight
172 lbs

Assos, Mille: best for relaxed fit, very comfortable, move with body best of bunch, floating chamois works well. Capo: love the material, best overall chamois, a good deal of compression, longer leg, crappy rubber gripper rings, feel warm-insulated some, Specialized SL Race: very good overall, but nothing is a specific strength, belly cut is weird. Giordana: good compression but slightly less than CAPO, Vgood fit, move nearly as good but not Assos, longer leg (preference), very lightweight feel but strong materials: Overall rating: Assos, Giordana, Capo/Spesh tie.

>Rating: 5

Better than my Assos L.Equipe bibs

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Height
6` 0"
Weight
165 lbs

I loved my Assos and told people that it they were the best bibs that I have owned. My riding partner/bike shop owner told me that he loved his Giordana FR-Cs. I I've put only 200 miles in them. I can't speak to the durability of these bibs, but I love the fit and the chamois. I'll wear these bibs for my longer rides now.

>Rating: 5

Long Range Comfort

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
175 lbs

For starters I use the same chamois product for all my bibs. I’ve paid more for some Swiss bibs and some other Italian brands from notable competitors and been disappointed after one sub 50 mile ride. In other instances the craftsmanship wasn’t commensurate with the brand hype. What I like about the Giordana FR-C bib is that they’re comfortable regardless of intensity, duration or distance. Further, I like they’re durability when it comes to washing and frequent (daily) use. To the extent that I value comfort in the saddle I picked up another pair of the exact same bib shorts and have used them exclusively this year. From the soft wide shoulder straps and overall quality stitch work I’m 5 star pleased.

>Rating: 5

Bravo

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 7"
Weight
162 lbs

It's my first Giordana bib (normally I go for Assos) and I'm sure to come back for another when the time is right. Taken it on two rides so far, a short 15miles and 50 miles. Very comfortable, light, with great range of motion. The best thing about it is - you will forget about it, its that good.

>Rating: 5

MOST COMFORTABLE BIBS

Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
XXL
Height
6` 2"
Weight
250 lbs

Most comfortable bibs I've had ever! Maybe runs a hair small but they are incredible comfort.

>Rating: 5

First Pick in the Closet

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 1"
Weight
175 lbs

I'm not overly picky about bibs but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate a top quality short. The FR-C Pro bib checks all the boxes to really stand out, first being I put it on and forget about it. Like all Giordana it is a European fit, so size accordingly. But unlike several Euro brands the straps are stretchy and accomodating for us taller riders. Inseam length is fairly average, not too long or short and the leg grippers are wide and stay in place quite nicely. Going back to the straps, they are wide and lack stitching that can be irritating. The top of the shorts come up a little bit at the stomach in a stretchy waistband that's nicely supportive. The chamois works well for me and is sufficiently thick without being bulky. All around the tailoring is perfect so everything moves with your body and these are the bibs I reach for out of the 5-10 in my closet when I'm expecting a long day in the saddle.

>Rating: 4

Another trustworthy FR-C

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

Sizing: it's Italian, so go one size up. I'm US- M, so got L. Initially, the chamois was bunching toward the middle. It took about four rides & washes to break-in this bad boy. Now it feels very good. Overall an excellent bib. Comfy straps and snug compression. Midnight blue is sweet! It clashes a little with black jerseys, but pretty much any other color looks really good. My only peeve- an inch more at the legs would have made it perfect. I also have the EXO bib (which has longer legs). I love them both!

>Rating: 5

Great bibs, enjoy them every ride

Fit:
True to size

Purchased these bibs on sale and it was a good decision. The bibs are my go to favorites for comfort, fit and looks. Pad is very generous and comfortable for 80-120 mile rides. Material is first class, no issues after several washing and a month of wear, Also a good alternative to basic black bibs, adds some POP. .. ;-)

>Rating: 5

The winner is

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large in both shorts
Height
5` 11"
Weight
180 lbs

Several months ago I purchased both these Giordana FR-C Pro Bib Short and the Assos T Equipe Evo Shorts. When first trying them on I liked the fit of the Assos shorts however after a number of rides I much prefer the Giordana shorts. The fabric is more compressive than the Assos which feels thin and flimsy. I am comfortable during a 30+ mile ride in the Girodana shorts while the Assos shorts are a real pain in the but before I am half way through the same ride.