Ride long enough, and touching down to the pavement below is just part of cycling. After that first painful shower and figuring out how to keep our road rash from sticking to the sheets, we prepare ourselves to get back on the horse and ride again. And although it's been a hot minute since we've toed the line of a crit, the Men's Rali Bib Short from Etxeondo would certainly be our first pick for wearing on race day. Constructed with Dyneema anti-abrasion fabric on the side panels, these bibs help avoid tears and rips and give your skin a fighting chance against cuts and abrasions if you do go down. Because of Dyneema's long molecular chains, it's able to achieve a high strength with minimum weight. Gram for gram, Etxeondo claims it's up to 15 times stronger than steel and is highly resistant to wear-and-tear, moisture, and UV light.
What isn't lost on the bibs is that refined Etxeondo fit and comfort with the brand utilizing elastic seams which offer great compression qualities and materials that breathe easily. The bib uppers are constructed from a single piece of fabric to eliminate seams and easily disappear under a jersey. Chamois duties on the Rali shorts are handled by the Urraki insert, the same chamois used by Team Sunweb. It's made of multi-thickness and multi-density foam that provides comfortable, breathable support without adding unnecessary bulk. As a small, yet arguably important touch, Etxeondo adds embroidered branding across the rear panel for a classic look that won't peel or fade over multiple washes and miles. Finally, reflective details help provide a little more visibility to motorists in lower lighting.
- Protective bib shorts made of durable materials
- Powersystem construction optimizes breathability and fit
- Urraki chamois is elastic, breathable, and anti-bacterial
- One-piece bib straps remain discrete under jerseys
- Dyneema side panels add anti-abrasion where you need it most
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