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Carbon isn't only for bikes.
While our lives at 7000 feet of elevation are filled with elation during the summer, our hearts are overwhelmed with seasonal cruelty in the winter. However, we understand that while half of our year is literally freezing, most places are just cold. This realization is the foundation of why full-blown bib tights are great for some, while fleecy, warming bib shorts are better for others. So, if you find yourself in a more temperate environment, the Giordana Trade FormaRed Carbon Custom Roubaix Bib Shorts are for you. Made to fit like a second skin, the FormaRed Carbon Roubaix Bib Shorts retain just the right amount of heat during rides of any duration. These bib shorts are the pinnacle of Giordana's 30 plus years of making apparel.
Giordana's FormaRed Carbon Roubaix bib shorts are constructed from a sophisticated blend of fabrics that share in the singlular purpose of keeping you warm. Starting at the seat panels, the SuperRoubaix AZ material has been incorporated to keep you protected from wheel-spray. FormaRed uses this thick, stretchy, and breathable material for its water-repellent qualities. Covering the quads is Giordana's new winter-weight fabric, SuperRoubaix Carbon. This material uses an interlocking, microfiber knit construction that creates a highly breathable and warming loft. But, Giordana didn't only place it on the quads for warmth; SuperRoubaix Carbon is highly stretchable and also provides a slight compression that dissipates lactic acid buildup. SR Carbon also controls the stretch of the knit in order to isolate muscles for a resistance to early fatigue. Additionally, the carbon fiber blocks out static and rogue atmospheric electrical interference for an increased anaerobic output. Altogether, the materials work in harmony to keep you insulated, protected from the elements, and riding at your best.
The FormaRed Carbon bib shorts use a curved, multi-panel design, that when combined with the malleable fabrics, anatomically conforms to your body's contours while providing a complete freedom of movement. However, to preserve the fit while in movement, Giordana has included a silicone gripper at the hems. Ultimately, though, the bib straps are the most prone to abrasion and moisture accumulation. Knowing this, FormaRed uses the warming, soft, and breathable AeroFix fabric. For ventilation, the 'rear window' over the small of the back is constructed from the Naxos Mesh material. With the FormaRed uppers, security doesn't come at the cost of abrasion and sweat.
The bib shorts' chamois is one that Giordana touts as being the most advanced in the industry -- the Cirro O.F.. We don't deal in absolutes, but we can say that it's the first chamois we've heard of with Aloe Vera particles directly infused into the threads of the microfiber. Aloe is not only a natural bacteria fighter, but its implementation in the fiber provides a cooling effect that protects and heals during activity. Below the skin layer, the Cirro has a 4mm-thick pad of waffled-texture expanding memory foam. The texture aids in ventilation by moving moisture to the perimeter of the chamois where accelerated evaporation can occur. The final layer of the chamois is a thick section of hand-sewn open cell padding with recessed channels for pressure relief. These technologies amount to a chamois that won't get wet and nasty 100 miles into a ride, let alone 20.
The Giordana Trade FormaRed Carbon Custom Roubaix Bib Shorts are available in the color Giordana Black/white and in five sizes from Small to XX-Large.