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Perfect for those of us without an exoskeleton.

Giordana’s EXO System Bike Shorts turn fabric sourcing into an art form using four proprietary fabrics that enhance muscle performance and give you every advantage to slip through the air. First, it places Moovix at leg panels. This compression fabric works to support your muscles without squeezing them into submission using a hollow microfiber with a breathable honeycomb structure.

Several of the leg panels are sewn with the new Grandfondo material, a lighter weight knit with an even higher threadcount than Moovix. Finishing off the legs is Zaffiro, which, while featuring a soft inner layer, resists abrasion to extend the life of your shorts. Drawing from the FormaRed series, the EXO System Bib Shorts also use the Ametista Core Contour. In addition to a heavy gauge Lycra, carbon threads reinforce and support the knit. Carbon allows omni-directional stretch for a comfortable fit around your waist. Illusion mesh panels allow for ventilation as do the AeroFix bibs. Flatlock seams and shaping that conforms to the body while in cycling position turn the EXO bibs into a second skin, helping to slice your way through the air.

Finally, the chamois uses the Cirro O.F., a waffle-textured memory foam that is infused with antimicrobial aloe vera particles. Its 4mm padding and channel design keep you comfortable and dry.

  • Four fabrics including the exclusive Grandfondo
  • Cirro O.F. aloe-infused chamois with anti-bacterial properties
  • Form fit with anatomically placed panels and non-chafing bib straps
  • Flatlock seamed for comfort

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  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

So I just purchased the EXO bibs and the Assos s7 equipe and while I love the Assos bibs I used the EXO one time and sent them back to Competitive Cyclist, who were gracious enough to give me store credit. With the Assos bibs you forget they are there after you put them on and I found the EXO bibs to be very uncomfortable to me. In addition, the EXO bibs are very long and reached all the way to my knee cap. I will be ordering another pair of Assos but will pass on Giordana next time.


My Favorite Bibs Right Now.

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

From my closet of Assos FI.Mille S5s, Castelli Body Paint 2.0's, Capo Padrones, and Giordana FR-Cs, these are my favorite bibs right now.

The straps, and the compression at the thigh are just perfect for me, and I actually find the chamois more comfortable than that of the Assos, especially on long rides -- although it is close. As the description states, the legs are cut a little longer, but while I would prefer them to be a bit shorter, I don't mind them. The leg bands absolutely disappear -- even after many hours in the saddle. I've had no durability issues so far. What would I change? Not much...


Exo vs. Assos FI.Mille

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

My info:

Height 6'-3"; weight 195lbs; body type athletic.

I ride 3-4 times a week; regular rides in the 30-40 miles with one ride a week in the 70--100 miles.

I bought this bib for my long rides. Other shorts that I use for long rides are Assos fI.mille-s5. I bought the Exo in XL size and the Assos I use are XLG. I bought Assos XLG because that is the size that was recommended based on my height, although my next pair will be an XL, the XLG feels too loose on my waist.

I like the Exo better from the hip up. They are perfect on the waist and the suspenders are in my opinion superior to Assos, I really like the no-seem approach. Also I prefer the cut for both suspenders and on the front at waist level--a bit lower, more opened. I never felt the suspenders for the whole lengths of my rides. The chamois is good but Assos is better. For my liking Assos chamois is just perfect, everything, the fit, the padding. I have not found any other shorts that match that. Also, I like better Assos fit/fabric on the legs. The Exo after a couple of hours start feeling too tight for what I like and it bugged me.

I will use the Exo for my shorter rides and stick with Assos for my long rides, I will just try a size down on the fi.mille next time, to see if the waist gets a bit tighter but still maintains length on the suspenders. For the Exo, not sure if available, if I had a chance to purchase again, I would probably look into XXL to get more room in the legs.



    I just picked up a pair of these and I'm very impressed! I didn't think Giordana could do better than the FRC but they somehow managed. I have 5 rides on them now and its my go to short for anything from 50 to 90 degrees. The Compressions is noticeable and keeps the muscles happy on the longest of rides.

    I hate to say it, but my Assos shorts may now be set aside for trainer rides.

    Scary about the Assos comment. Love my Assos but thinking about giving them a go.

    Really glad to hear that yours are holding up. Bought a pair, did one long ride and the seams in the seat came apart. Sent them back and replaced them with the same bibs. The second ones did almost exactly the same thing. Sent them back for credit and have not replaced them . I have never had this happen with any of my other shorts. The shorts were comfortable but just did not hold up. I have not worn out another pair of shorts and to have these come apart after one ride was very disappointing, especially at the price. No problems with De Marchi, Gore or Pearl Izumi.

    Competitive Cyclist was great and credited both pairs as they promised. Can not blame them they totally stood behind the product.