Not for the faint-hearted.
When you're bound and determined to ride in cold, wet conditions, you'll find an enthusiastic companion in the Nalini Men's Integra Winter Bib Tight. Saving you from an afternoon in the basement on the trainer, the Integra comes equipped to manage some of the most challenging conditions you'll ride through in any given season. Nalini uses a combination of thermal fabric, water- and wind-resistant paneling, and breathable mesh to balance warmth, dryness, and breathability throughout your ride, keeping in mind that in these conditions, most cyclists are logging low-intesity base miles to build endurance, not building heat on tough speed workouts.
Making the distinction between endurance training and regular-season training is an important one, as riding at low-intensity creates far less heat over the course of a ride. Nalini realized this distinction when constructing the Integra, and used its Cold Moa Xwarm fabric, it's warmest, throughout the body of the tight, giving you enough breathable insulation to stay warm over the course of a long ride. From the lower legs to the ankles, it adds a Moa Nanodry treatment to the fabric, equipping it to repel wheel spray continuously on wet days, and balanced this less breathable fabric with airy mesh on the bib to prevent overheating.
Setting the Integra apart from some of its mid-tier kit, Nalini chose to add a fully integrated chamois to the tight, using a seamless, one-piece design that has been whittled away to contain only the most essential material, providing support free of chafing and discomfort. If you do find yourself in a race, the Integra's radio pocket will come in handy, but for the rest of us, the slim pocket serves admirably as an ID holder or safe place for cash. Reflective accents help you stay visible to motorists on late afternoon rides, and flatlock seaming allows the entire pant to follow your movements cleanly, and without irritation, in the saddle.
- Prepare for your coldest rides with this insulated tight
- Form-fitting cut mirrors your movement in the saddle
- Nalini's warmest thermal fabric insulates muscles
- Water-repellent treatment shields lower legs from wheel spray
- Airy mesh bib helps maintain breathability
- Minimal, one-piece chamois lends smooth, chafe-free support