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When prepared, the early stages of winter hold no hope of keeping you penned up indoors. You already have your jacket, your base layer, and your gloves, but don't think that your old knee warmers are going to do you any good when the mercury gets into the forties. You need to complete the ensemble with the Capo Cipressa Roubaix Women's Knickers. With a female-specific, contoured design and chamois and a fit that's both supporting and race-worthy, the Cipressa knickers are the ideal choice for your cold weather riding.

To place the Cipressa Roubaix knickers near the top end of its warming bottoms, Capo had to use two specific fabrics, Thermo Roubaix Dream and Super Roubaix Carbon. In the design, Thermo Roubaix Dream consists of the bulk of the construction, and the reason behind this is obvious. With a warp-knit construction, the material has a natural stretch. Within the knit, the threads follow a zig-zag pattern along the length of the knickers. This allows more surface area coverage while using less material, equating directly to an airy, lightweight construction. Thermo Roubaix's open weave also accelerates moisture transfer from the skin to the quick-drying surface of the knickers, however, the precise brushing process is what contributes most to its warmth. After the dying process, dedicated machines perform a brush to the inner-lining that provides a high, fleecy, and warming loft.

And while top-end fabrics are terrific, their use is nullified if the fit is out of order. That's why the Cipressa knickers' fit is nothing short of impeccable. Using a multi-panel, contoured design, the knickers follow the shape of your body, while following its movements in and out of the saddle. And, following the paneled design, the knickers feature Super Roubaix Carbon inserts to assist in stretch and insulation. Super Roubaix has a natural four-way elasticity that not only liberates your legs from constriction, but it also supports the muscle groups. In fact, its light compressive qualities dissipate the effects of road vibration, and with the resulting increase in circulation, lactic acid buildup is also minimized. Not bad from a non-compression piece. Moving up the knickers, the waistband has been cut purposefully wide for ample surface coverage and non-pressing, abrasion-free comfort.

For the chamois, Capo went with the illustrious Elastic Interface Technology (EIT) Women's Giro HD Carbon insert. This chamois uses a variable density throughout to support the regions that need the most support, without impacting the ones that don't. The support focus is primarily placed at those points that're most prone to distress from saddle pressure and compression. With its anatomic design, the 4G creates an abrasion-free support that promotes an increased circulation by protecting nerves like the pudendal. Further along these lines, the chamois works to dissipate any heat. Even more impressive, the insert is road-specific. EIT engineers realize that saddles and saddle positions vary throughout different disciplines of cycling, and the insert's chamois density patterns are mindful of the specific pressures of road cycling.

The Capo Cipressa Roubaix Women's Knickers are available in the color Black and in five sizes from Small to XX-Large. For maximum effectiveness, Capo suggests wearing the Cipressa knickers between the temperatures of 45 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Every pair of Cipressa knickers are made in Italy.

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