Embodying upscale Italian quality and go-fast functionality, the Capo Women's 2016 Rosa Speed Bib Shorts lovingly wrap your lower body in streamlined support for pushing yourself at a blistering cadence. As the first version of the Rosa Speeds offered in a women-specific version, these masterfully designed bib shorts maximize attention to detail, complete with a striking crosshatching pattern and Competitive Cyclist's signature insignia. We may be biased towards our Competitive Cyclist collaborative efforts, but we'd gladly pit these bib shorts against other premium offerings, in terms of fit, function, and aesthetic appeal.
The 2016 Rosa Bib Shorts feature Capo's Ceramica Lycra throughout the body. Derived from natural clay-based yarns, this material increases circulation and thermo-regulation when you're riding through oppressive summer heat. You'll immediately notice the fabric's distinctive honeycomb structure, which increases surface area to rapidly disperse built-up perspiration for cool-wearing comfort. This tight-knit, 36-gauge material stabilizes key muscle groups to reduce fatigue on the road, also lending extra durability. In fact, Capo targeted the inner thigh and saddle panels with this material to combat premature wear from abrasion.
Moving on to the rest of the bib shorts, Capo's high-gauge (HG) Lycra is highly compressive and resistant to abrasion from high-octane training efforts and spirited rides alike. It's finished with a Coldblack treatment that repels UV rays, much like a lightly colored textile. This treatment won't wash out, retaining a cool, comfortable sensation through the sunniest rides of the year. Along the upper bibs, V-Mesh 360 strikes an optimal balance between stay-put support and airy-cool comfort.
Laser-cut leg endings retain a secure, slip-free fit, thanks to the use of a grippy, texturized lining material. This single-layer cuff maximizes aerodynamic efficiency by reducing drag along the shorts' leading edges. Absorbing jarring road vibration and firm saddle pressure, Capo's Anatomic-DP Elastic Interface Technology (EIT) Insert features high-density, open-cell foam bonded to a microfiber layer with carbon threads. Ultimately, this shock-absorbing insert keeps fatiguing road vibration to a minimum while actively pulling moisture where it can readily evaporate. Also, the carbon threads lend antimicrobial properties for lasting freshness during long, grueling efforts.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- Item #CAP005K