Progress and tradition.
As Giordana's defining bib short, the FR-C Pro Bib Short has a delicate balance to maintain. Like all beloved kit, it can't change too much or too quickly, yet it also can't get stagnant. If you're loathe to part with a pair who've been by your side for many, many miles, we think this latest update will make the tearful transition a little easier. Featuring updated leg bands and an upgrade to HG50 Lycra, this year's FR-C blends the very best of new and old.
In replacing HG44 Lycra with its successor, HG50, Giordana maintains the compressive fit that the FR-C made its name with. However, unlike earlier Lycras, HG50 comes with a softer, gentler feel once its in position on your body in the saddle, meaning that feeling supported doesn't have to also mean feeling slightly squished as you ride. Giordana complemented the more comfortable main body of the short by in turn updating the leg grippers as well. They too now boast a more stabilizing fit in a supple material that won't pinch over the miles. Aside from those changes, you can rest easy knowing the top-tier chamois, impeccable fit, and minimal bib design remain unaltered.
- Embrace progress and tradition with this updated classic
- Compressive, highly supportive fit ideal for racing
- Softer HG50 Lycra stabilizes muscles without restriction
- New leg grippers add support without pinching
- Plush, top-end Cirro OmniForm chamois supports without bulk
- Minimal bib straps provide breathable support
View more Men's Bib Shorts
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.
Reviews & Community
Comfortable, great fit
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
This is my first pair of Giordana bib shorts. I have worn these twice now. Very comfortable fit, essentially you don't even know they are there, which should be the goal for any cycling clothing. Straps are a bit snug when standing up, but disappear on the bike. I like the length and compression on these.
I got large, and for me, the fit is similar to Castelli (I wear large for their bib shorts as well).
Update: Had to downgrade my rating - 5 stars for fit and comfort. 0 stars for durability. After just 4 rides, part of the seam along the chamois is unraveling. Very disappointing given the price tag on these. I may have got a lemon pair, but I expect better quality control as well for these prices.
Size suggestion for someone 5'11" and 160. always seem to be between medium and large in Castelli and Assos....
Where to begin?
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: XXL
Ok. I have 11 pairs of FRC bibs. I love the Cirro Omni Form Chamois, and I have believed it to be the best chamois ever made. I am such a Giordana fan that I have my own account manager here at CC .....Hi Corey!". When Giordana announced that they were going to be producing the FR-C Pro back in Sept/October to have another level of bib that was to be used by Orica/Scott and Astana Pro Team, I was pretty nervous. They were completely re-designing the chamois and were going to call it Cirro-S. It looked absolutely nothing like the COF that I absolutely love. I just finished climbing Mt. Hamilton in Northern California. It is a 22 mile climb with 5500 feet of gain. It has been used in the Tour of California several times, and I use this ride as my barometer of how a bib works. The Cirro-S chamois is a complete game changer for me. Keep in mind that CC's description of this bib lists it as having the Cirro Omni Form. These have the Cirro-S and CC should change the description.........anyhoo....."I tend to ramble". I had some communication with Giordana through GITA, and Instagram voicing my concerns about the top level chamois change. They insisted that it is better in every way, and they were right. It is shaped completely differently from COF and on the surface appears almost completely smooth. No contours or relief channels at all. Frankly it looks very, very, cheap. Like a counterfeit bib from ebay. After riding it today, I cannot even imagine going back to the regular FRC and this is a problem because I have a lot of them and love them. The chamois totally disappears under you. I mean totally. For real. Real talk. Truth. It is split in half somehow right in the middle, and the two halves of the pad move independently of one another. Similar to Assos' "Golden Gate" and the new top end Shimano Sphyre pads. It works remarkably well, and actually made my entire lower body feel fresher, with much less fatigue . It is really top drawer. The best IMO and I have ridden them all.......my reviews are here to find. Assos, Top end Cytech pads found in Rapha, and Capo. Sportful's Total Comfort Pro. Castelli Kiss, etc, and of course the Cirro Omni Form. While I will continue to love the FR-C, The FR-C Pro is by far my favorite piece of Italian made kit. The rest of the bib is of course perfect. The anti-abrasion seat and inner leg area, the same leg bands as the regular FR-C, great compression, luxurious fabrics, great loud, Italian style, and I would imagine, incredible durability as is the case with all FR-C stuff. Thank you so much for reading this ridiculously long review, but I really try to help other roadies out by giving detailed reviews on good product. For reference, I am 6'1" 180, and the XXL is always perfect. Runs very small so I would say size up 2 levels, not one.