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Giordana FR-C Pro Bib Short - Men's


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Better bibs.

We all have our favorite pair of bibs that we'll reserve for the hardest rides or the longest days. The FR-C Pro Bib Shorts from Giordana will quickly become your new go-to bibs with their selection of premium fabrics and outstanding fit. This creates bibs that are so supremely comfortable, they'll go unnoticed until you return to a substandard pair of shorts.

Giordana's HC50 High Compression Power Lycra is a supercharged version of Lycra that takes the previous HC-44 to another level by providing added compression with a higher thread count. HC-50’s ultra-compact knit is lighter and offers better performance benefits of higher compression rates usually found only in heavier fabrics. New leg band material expands for comfort and stability while staying perfectly in place.

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 O.F. chamois has a varying thickness that is 14mm at its maximum. The face fabric utilizes a Nylon microfiber that incorporates aloe vera permanently infused into the threads during the manufacturing process that cools and reduces odor accumulation. Underneath this layer is 4mm thick memory foam with a waffled texture that aids in breathability and moisture management by moving perspiration to the outside of the bibs for quick evaporation.

  • Pro tier bib shorts for the hardest rides
  • Cut to map your body in the saddle
  • Cirro OmniForm chamois is comfortable for many miles
  • Construction reduces folding and bunching
  • HC-50 Lycra supports muscles on long rides
  • Lightweight, lie-flat bib straps add support without bulk
  • Giordana's cycling clothing crafted in the brand's own Italian factory

Tech Specs

HC-50 Lycra
spring, summer, fall
Cirro OmniForm
Chamois Thickness:
LoPro 0
Leg Gripper:
190 E
Recommended Use:
road cycling

Size Chart


Men's Cycling Apparel

25 - 28in

(63.5 - 71cm)

28 - 32in

(71 - 81cm)

32 - 36in

(81 - 91cm)

36 - 40in

(91 - 101.5cm)

40 - 44in

(101.5 - 112cm)


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.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.

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Worth Every Penny

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

I enjoy a long day in the saddle and these bibs are up for the task. But don't get me wrong, they still provide a very aero/race cut feel. The chamois is perfect, providing enough padding and support without feeling like you have a diaper on. So whether your out for a fast group ride, or a long journey in the mountains, these will certainly do the trick.

So far so good

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

At 5'7" 130 lb the small fits nicely. The pad feels good but I have not done more than about a 40-50 mile ride on them at this point. No unraveling seams or quality issues. If they hold up I would definitely buy another pair in the future and they would rate 5 stars. I rate the pad better than Assos S7 Equipe pad but time will tell if it holds up.

Avg. ride time: 11h 46m per week
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Fell apart after one ride.

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

Decided to try a higher end short. I usually ride Louis Garneau but the FRCs were on sale. Got my first pair and wore them with our weekly group fast training ride. 83 miles. Got home and the stitching was coming out from both sides of the chamois both inside and out. Had to be a flier as this could not be the quality of a $250 bib short. Contacted Competitive and they did a prompt exchange. Got the new pair Tues rode them on the group ride last night. Same thing. Stitching coming out from the left and right side of the chamois in and out. I'm going to try the pro light although I'm probably a fool

Poor craftsmanship

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

Opened the package, and noticed the stitching on the chamois was already coming apart at the seams. Not good for a $250 product. Will be returning the product. Other than this issue, an overall quality bib. Fits snug.

Poor craftsmanship

So damn happy!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

My first ride with these was a 100mi ride on road, trail, and gravel up steep hills and down. Amazing fit, no soreness, paired with leg warmers they kept me warm (temps below 55 F). Just fantastic bibs. Also, thrilled to find some that fit a 28in waist. :D Well worth the money!

Avg. ride time: 9h 59m per week
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Longer Inseam

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

I am usually wear a Medium bibs, but need to go small in these. I like shorter inseams on my bibs and the mediums are a bit long for my taste. The quality and material are extremely nice and these will be great durable and comfortable bibs. Great leg compression as well keeps the inseam in place. High-end race quality shorts!

Excellent fit and comfort

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L

Bought these in an attempt to be more comfortable on rides over 3 hours. Went on a 5 hour epic and felt great. I have tried many things but this is so good I am getting a 2nd pair

One of my Favorites

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

Last bib shorts purchase, I read reviews on Bikeradar and was introduced to Ale 2.0. Great shorts, but side graphics broke up and looked trashy after just a few washings. These Giordana shorts are so much better in overall fit and quality. Good compression, fit, price, fabric and look. Yes, and no trashy looking graphics. A quality bib.
I'm 150 lb, 5'9" (bought M) and ride approx 200 mi/wk (road). Recommend.

The description states the chamois is the Cirro O.F. However it appears this is the latest 2018 FR-C bib which Giordana describes as having the Cirro S. Can anyone clarify this? Thanks

I bought a pair of the 2018's elsewhere and it has the Cirro S (which I prefer). This appears to be the only significant change over the earlier versions, so you might want to call and have CC verify what they have in stock in your size/color as their inventory could be a mix of the versions. Giordana seemingly touts both the O.F and S chamois' as their "top-of-the-line", but to me the S is near perfect.