The comfort generation.
The NX-G Women's Bib Shorts are the pinnacle of Giordana's 2018 collection, and it represents the overhaul the brand gave to its line of apparel. These bibs are part of Giordana's new collection, dubbed Next Generation, that aims to situate its products around specific types of cyclists and the type of riding they do. With that in mind, the NX-G features the most aggressive compression and fit in its lineup to accommodate cyclists who train and race extensively providing lightweight and breathable support that moves with you over long hours in the saddle.
The NX-G's stretchy, soft compression fabric is designed to withstand the demands of long rides and repeated washings that follow. Giordana uses its 1on1 Paneling System to craft each leg of the shorts, using only one piece of fabric secured by a single low-profile seam on the outside of each leg for a minimal appearance and it significantly reduces the likelihood of chafing. The compression added to the fabric helps support hardworking legs and glutes as you pedal, and continues into the V-shaped waist and U-shaped back areas of the shorts. These are designed with the goal of providing as much support as possible when you're stretched out reaching for the bars.
As the fabric's progressive, gradual compression continues along the entire length of the shorts, Giordana was able to forgo the added weight of leg grippers in the NX-G, resulting in clean, uninterrupted leg hems that hug your quads without the need for sticky grippers or too-tight elastic. The laser cut and turned bands are slightly longer helping to provide additional support. The bib straps also received their own careful attention on the NX-G with the hope of being more comfortable while out of the saddle climbing as well as seated. Stretchy and airy, the bib straps give more in the front than they do in the back for a more natural fit, sitting to the outside of the chest with a minimal, breathable design.
We'd be remiss if we didn't acknowledge the luxurious Cirro S-W chamois gracing the NX-G. The crowning jewel of Giordana's redesigned line of inserts, the NX-G features plush, ample cushioning arranged along a perforated chamois that's cut expertly close to the body so it can continuously breathe as you ride. As a final touch, it's infused with Aloe Vera to provide a cooling sensation while you ride and is known for its antimicrobial properties.
- Next generation bib short worthy of pro-level racing
- Compressive fabrics provide muscle support over long miles
- Materials quickly transfer moisture to the surface to dry
- Seamless, mesh uppers sit outside the chest for a better fit
- Longer, laser cut and turned leg bands grip without constriction
- Cirro S-W chamois provides comfort over the longest rides