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Giordana FR-C Pro Orica Team Bib Short - Men's

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Coup d'Tour.

Though Giordana may enjoy rightful dominance in the realm of cycling kit, Orica—in true Aussie fashion—has always been something of a scrappy underdog that produces big results while flying under the radar of the bigger European squads. We're thinking specifically of scrappy stage race performances by Yates and Chaves, with the latter proving to be a constant threat to the big name media darlings despite the fact that he is so often under-covered by the Anglophone cycling rags. This year, Orica and Giordana have hooked up, so Chaves and the Yates brothers will be staging their 2017 coups d'Tour in the Men's Giordana FR-C Pro Orica Team Bib Shorts.

Many of us have ridden FormaRed Carbon (FR-C) kit for years now, so we were curious (indeed a little nervous) as to what, exactly, the "Pro" appellation means. The FR-C formula is a winning one, and when things are working, we loathe to see them get hit with the innovation hammer; however, Pro essentially means that the shorts are made with fabrics that are more print-friendly, a move meant to accommodate the branding of Orica's team livery. Other than improved printability, these are virtually the same as the standard FR-C bibs we've come to know and love—that is, if such high quality, made-in-Italy kit can be referred to as "standard."

  • Stage a cycling coup in the Giordana bibs worn by professionals
  • Paneling curves to map your body in the saddle
  • The same CirroOmni Form chamois that supports Orica's riders
  • Construction reduces folding, puckering, and wind-catching ridges
  • Gently compressive Lycra supports muscles over hours-long rides
  • Support and abrasion resistance in waistband and seat panel
  • Lightweight bib straps nevertheless add support to upper body
  • All of Giordana's cycling clothing rolls out of the brand's own Italian factory

Tech Specs

Lycra (220g, 50 thread count)
Cirro OmniForm
Leg Gripper:
190 E bands
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

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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  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

Love these shorts. I've been riding maybe 20 years, first 15 I'd guess all non-bib style shorts. Tried bibs about 5 years ago and it has been bibs ever since. I wanted New pair, read some reviews, and in one review, these were rated #1. I have never spent $200 on a pair, and was reluctant, but I am glad I treated myself. First opening and taking them out I thought, wow, not a lot here. I am 5'8" and weigh 148# and these shorts in medium fit perfectly. They are very minimal, light and thin, but boy are they comfortable. Have ridden in them twice so far. Don't want to wear any of my others now!! Others seem so bulky compared to these. One not so really small thing. In reading reviews, one criteria was ease of use for a nature break. Before these shorts, I just assumed when wearing bibs you had to suffer with the difficulty of bibs and a nature break. Not so with these, as I said they are minimal, so the front is low, much lower than any of my others. Padding is also minimal, which is fine by me, but you should know that, and I'd say padding is very well designed and placed. And... they look awesome too. Buy a pair and you will not be disappointed. As always, Competitive Cyclist was great on service and delivery.


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

Just as described in the company product review, the FR-C Pro is a tremendous improvement from the standard FR-C bibs. The most noticeable improvements are the softness of the lycra and the omission of tightness and puckering in the cuffs.

I always dreamed of a bib that combined the upper-body FR-C (straps and stomach support) and the lower-body of my Assos-Equipe.

At last, my wish has been satisfied. These bibs are my go-to bibs for my rides, typically, 3-hours in length.

They are definitely worth the cost, which by the way, is lower at this point in time than the regular FR-C!