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Especially in the available White colorway, there's an undeniably bold Euro-fabulous aesthetic to the Capo Dorato Bib Shorts. Even the name 'Dorato' itself is Italian for 'gold,' and is acknowledged in the golden stripe accents on the sides and back of the short. However, a deeper inspection reveals a highly technical short capable of tackling long rides through Tuscan wine country and tall climbs over the French alps, before stopping for gratuitous post-ride pastries and espresso drinks.

The Dorato Bib Shorts follow the contoured construction seen in Capo's top-shelf shorts while simplifying things a bit. There are eight panels rather than ten (or more), three around and one wrapping the bottom of each leg. The bib suspenders are a more traditional lightweight and breathable mesh. The legs are constructed from a high-gauge (HG) Lycra. The material feels dense and three-dimensional in the hand. This feature gives it muscle compression for greater comfort, abrasion resistance for durability, and moisture-transfer so you won't feel like you're bathing in perspiration on hot days. Rather than use a traditional gripper on the leg cuff, the Dorato utilizes a wide, doubled-over layer of laser-cut HG Lycra with a light silicone treatment to the underside. It's the same careful hem detail that Capo uses on their top-tier Volta and Drago kits. The generous width of the band makes the grip gentle, while the two layers limit stretch and thus grip your legs no matter how much they move.

The chamois is Capo's Anatomic-DP Carbon Elastic Interface Technology (EIT) Insert. They use high-density open-cell foam bonded to an anti-microbial microfiber layer that has antimicrobial carbon fiber threads woven through it to aid in moisture evaporation. In addition to the slim, movement-freeing shape, there are 6mm and 8mm-thick pads built into the pre-curved profile to optimize support on longer rides. The Capo Dorato Bib Shorts come in Black or White. Sizes run from Small to XX-Large.

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    Im 6'4, 210, usually wear xl in capo, but this fit I had to go xxl. Non elastic bands on leg are so comfortable. Lycra feel dense and high quality. Length is perfect for my long legs. Capo and Girodana seem to be my "big guy" go to's for good fit.