Ready for the heat wave.
Santini carefully created its Gold Bib Short to match the jersey of the same name. With its leopard-print mesh bib and supportive fit, we'd say the Italian brand succeeded. The shorts are ideal for hot summer rides and days when we want to step away from the standard stripes-and-logo aesthetic and add some welcome pops of color to our ride.
Though it boasts a more lighthearted aesthetic than most of Santini's kit, the Gold Bib Short displays the same functional, well-executed design that Santini is known for. Constructed with Thunderbike Power fabric, the Gold follows a close, contoured silhouette, aiming to support your muscles over long rides with its lightly compressive fabric.
Santini crafts the bibs themselves out of an airy mesh, offering ample ventilation and a functional T-shaped cut that lies flat under your jersey, cooling you off while staying dependably in-place. We always appreciate the addition of clean, raw-cut leg grippers on kit, and the Gold's have elastic added to them to help the legs stay securely in place as you ride.
Finally, Santini's gel-cushioned GIL2 chamois promises to loyally stand between your sit bones and the saddle over the miles. Its foam edges are shaped carefully to move with you and prevent chafing as you turn the pedals.
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