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As part of Capo's Super Corsa Series, the SC-12 Roubaix Carbon Bib Tights have some big shoes to fill. Designed to represent Capo's technical side, every piece in the Super Corsa Series features multiple materials, detailed paneling, and the most precise fit that money can buy. And, applying this ethos to a winter piece like the SC-12 Roubaix Carbon Bib Tights, Capo struck the perfect balance between comfort, precision, and warmth.
To achieve this lofty goal, Capo constructed the SC-12 bib tights from its top-tier Thermo Roubaix Tech and Super Roubaix Carbon fabrics, with Thermo Roubaix leading the bulk of the construction. 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 tights. This allows more surface area coverage while using less material, equating directly to an airy, lightweight construction. Super Roubaix Tech's open, hollow core weave also accelerates moisture transfer from the skin to the quick-drying surface of the tights. 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 a top-end fabric is terrific, its use is nullified if the fit is out of order. That's why the SC-12 bib tights' fit is nothing short of impeccable. Using a multi-panel, contoured design, the tights follow the shape of your body, was well as its movements in and out of the saddle. You'll notice that the nearly every muscle group of the leg is supported by its own independent panel. This system offers a slight compression that reduces the buildup of muscle-cramping lactic acids. Additionally, especially behind the knees, the multi-panel approach minimizes the occurrence of abrasion. The use of Super Roubaix Carbon at these points of articulation and muscle support are of a particular advantage. This fabric has a natural four-way stretch that allows a total range of movement, and it also offers natural anti-microbial properties. The uppers have been cut purposefully wide for ample surface coverage, and the cut of the stomach has been heightened for the same reasoning. And knowing that this design could make entry and exit a tad problematic, Capo installed a zipper over the stomach. This feature also makes 'natural breaks' at the roadside far less of a pernicious affair.
For the chamois, Capo went with the illustrious Elastic Interface Technology (EIT) Anatomic-DP Carbon insert. This chamois uses a variable density foam throughout to support the regions that need the most support, without impacting the ones that don't. The support focus is primarily placed at the perineal, ischial, and gluteal areas -- the points most prone to distress from saddle pressure and compression. With its anatomic design, the Anatomic 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 SC-12 Roubaix Carbon Bib Tights are available in the color Black and in five sizes from Small to XX-Large. For maximum usage, Capo suggests wearing the SC-12 bib tights between the temperatures of 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit.