FormaRed Carbon Bib Shorts with Cirro Insert - Women's by Giordana
You'll find no excuses in the Giordana FormaRed Carbon Bib Short. It just doesn't get much better than this. The FormaRed Carbons are at the very top of Giordana's impressive line of cycling clothing -- that should give you a pretty good idea of what kind of quality you're dealing with. If that isn't enough, however ... The star of the shorts' construction is the HC-50 compressive Lycra on front and side panels, which replaces the previous model's HC-44 with an increased thread count -- from 44 to 50 threads per centimeter squared -- and a corresponding uptick in compression. With the added compression, these shorts are approaching medical grade, so they're more than capable of keeping your blood flowing and reducing the fatigue caused by road vibrations and muscle oscillation over long days in the saddle.The inner thighs and seat panel feature Zaffiro 2. 0. It still features the same abrasion-resistant durability as the original Zaffiro, but with an increased resistance to pedaling friction. As brand namesake Giordana herself cheerfully explains of HC-50 and Zaffiro 2. 0, "Both are like their predecessors but better!"The previous model's girdle of Ametista fabric returns unchanged, bringing 200g/m2 of gently supportive compression to your waist and core. It also incorporates carbon filaments, which reinforces the honeycomb-knit Lycra, allowing for a lighter build that retains the strength of a heavier material. The carbon implants impart antimicrobial properties. The shorts' body is kept in place by the usual bibs up top and the decidedly unusual 190 E leg bands down low. The 190 E bands spread a soft, non-restrictive, and gently compressive grip across the 7. 5 centimeter-wide cuffs. A silicone application is used throughout these bands to help keep everything in place. The LoPro 0 used in the front and shoulders of the bibs is the distant, less-restrictive cousin to the LoPro 30 and 45 materials that Giordana uses in the cuffs and armbands of other items. The s..
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