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Giordana FR-C Pro Bib Short - Men's

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FR-C Pro Bib Short

Whether you're toeing the line on race day, or heading out for a rigorous training ride, the FR-C Pro Bib Shorts set the benchmark for performance and comfort. Designed in conjunction with Giordana's Pro Teams, these award-winning shorts offer a highly-coveted balance of compressive support coupled with a barely-there feel that makes every movement on the bike feel natural and comfortable.

  • Pro level bib shorts bring performance and comfort to any ride
  • Fabrics combine compressive support with a lightweight, soft feel
  • Cirro OmniForm chamois is comfortable for many miles
  • Construction reduces folding and bunching while pedaling
  • Non-restrictive leg bands offer a comfortable, secure fit
  • Strategic Core Contour System paneling helps fight fatigue
  • Lightweight, lie-flat bib straps add support without bulk
  • Abrastion-resistant Lycra on inner thighs and seat for durability
  • Ametista fabric at waist for added comfort and support
  • Crafted with care in Giordana's own Italian factory
  • Item #GIOX25J

Material
[face fabric] HC50 compressive power Lycra, [inner leg, seat panels] Zaffiro 2.0 abrasion-resistant Lycra, [waist] Ametista Carbon
Fit
form-fitting
Chamois
Cirro OmniForm
Chamois Thickness
[max] 14mm
Bib
[upper] 190 Mesh, Antigua piping, [straps] LoPro 0 elastic microfiber
Leg Gripper
190 E non-restrictive leg band with silicone gripper
Reflective
accents
Claimed Weight
[large] 205g
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 2

Fell in love then fell apart

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Mediium
Height
5` 8"
Weight
155 lbs

I bought these bibs to add to my rotation and decided to spring for the best. Very comfortable top to bottom. Perfect chamois and comfy straps. Perfect compression where it is very supportive but not impossible to put on (I'm looking at you Castelli). They fit true to size for me. I'm 5'8" tall, 155 pounds. I have size Medium. The Bad: They wore through the inner thigh after 8 rides. As with all of my kits, I wash with gentle cycle and hang dry. I own 10 pairs of bibs, mostly LG and Sportful. I have bibs that are over 5 years old and none have shown any wear on my inner thigh let alone worn through. Sadly Competitive Cyclist won't let me return these. Perhaps they were defective because I want to love them. Hope this helps.

>Rating: 5

When you know, you know.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought
Md
Height
5` 10"
Weight
175 lbs

I’ve tried many bibs including Castelli, Rapha, and Assos. While those all seemed fine I would always experience some level of discomfort after a few hours in the saddle. The second I put these on I knew they were different. Everything just felt perfect. On top of a few centuries, the latest testament was 5 hours of a knarly, bumpy gravel race with zero chafing or discomfort. Now they’re my go to bib. I use the others for shorter rides until I can replace them with a full rotation of these beauties. Do yourself a favor and get them now!

>Rating: 5

Excellent Bib

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 11"
Weight
173 lbs

I have now had 3 pair of these. When I started cycling 2 years ago I needed an xl, my latest were a size medium and they fit perfectly. I have several of the supposed best brands, but I keep coming back to these because they are by far my most durable bibs. Chamois is as good as they come from my experience. Leg cuffs don’t go floppy like some other brands. I can still wear my XL(chamois is just a bit large). Straps are very comfortable as well. Highly recommend.

>Rating: 5

Feels like another layer of skin

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 10"
Weight
150 lbs

On my first ride with these, I actually noticed how nice they feel. They moved with me and just felt really nice. I found myself actually thinking about how nice they feel, and I washed them right away so that I could wear them again on my next ride. I highly recommend them.

>Rating: 5

Good compression, fit and finish

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 10"
Weight
130 lbs

Just got these bibs and my initial impression is great. Fit and finish is very good, and the chamois was comfortable in a 2hr ride. The material seems to be on the thinner side but very compressive.

>Rating: 5

Great Bibs

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 10"
Weight
200 lbs

Great pair of bibs with good compression. The chamois is the perfect thickness for a nice amount of padding without being too thick. I will be adding a second pair.

>Rating: 5

Best bibs ever

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 9"
Weight
152 lbs

This marks my 6th or 7th pair over the past several years. For longer rides of 50-100 miles, this a simply the best. Ever. Compression makes those last several miles doable. Padding is awesome. I have very slender legs, so bottom gripper is important. Snug and they don't creep. They dry fast after a wash. They pack up pretty small for trips when space matters.

>Rating: 5

Great bibs for riding indoors

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 8"
Weight
185 lbs

I bought these because I ride alot of zwift and do structured training inside on trainer and my lightweight race bibs would start hurting my butt after an hour in the saddle and I had to keep standing up often or adjust myself and my numbers were off when my coach reviewed my ride. I started looking into "zwift" or indoor bibs with a thick pad on chamois. The main ones were assos cento and fr-c pro who was recommended to Me by one of the managers at competitive cyclist since it had a 14mm pad. So far these have been great and I can ride longer without having to adjust myself always and my numbers are more accurate since I'm not moving around alot being uncomfortable. I haven't tried the wahoo le col zwift bibs but I've tried these and the assos cento and recommended them both. If your short on money or don't want to spend alot I think sportful has a pair that's got a 18mm pad and only $110?? I'm 5'8 185lbs and I did notice these run a little long and the thigh band ends up over my kneecap damn near so I have to fold it so be aware that they run long. I just fold them slightly but I also like my shorts a little higher on on thigh Anyways these are amazing for indoors and long rides. Highly recommend

>Rating: 5

Best Bibs!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 2"

The most comfort I’ve ever ridden in. Bought a couple of pairs. The chamois is dense and offers a lot of cushion without being bulky. The slight compression in the legs is noticeable. These hold up over long miles. The performance is more appreciated the longer the ride. I’m usually a medium or large, depending on the brand. I’m definitely a large in these, so they may run a bit small.

Given our similar height, I need to have shorts that can accommodate my long femur. Is that true of these?

>Rating: 5

Best Shorts

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 2"

Simply the most comfortable, best fitting, bibs I’ve ever ridden in. Bought a couple of pairs and coming back for another pair. The chamois is awesome and the slight compression is noticeable. The performance is especially great on rides over two hours. The benefit is more noticeable the longer I ride. I’m usually a medium or large, depending on the brand. I’m definitely a large in these, so they may run a bit small.

>Rating: 5

FR-C bibs

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 0"
Weight
185 lbs

I have been a absolute Assos fan. But the FR-C's fit my body even better. Nothing wrong with the past bibs, just enjoying the fit better with the Giordano's bibs.

I’m assos guy as well. I am impressed with these, fit is a tad small, quality top notch, pad a tad thicker than I like,

>Rating: 4

Good bibs for 5-8 hours

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
6` 0"
Weight
160 lbs

Good pad that doesn't bunch up, materials are nice, the legs just slightly short for me with the nice wide grippers riding a little high up on the quads. Closely comparable to the Castelli endurance bibs with progetto air pad they replace. Not quite Assos territory in terms of materials, paneling, fit and finish, but the Assos endurance pads don't work for me. The Castelli pad went hard and flat after about 300-400 hours in them and they're now relegated to short rides under a few hours where it doesn't matter a whole lot; let's see how long the FR-C's last. Very comfy so far, with about 250 mi/20k ft on them. If they last reasonably well I can see getting more of these in the future. The pad is slightly far back for me, meaning there is a lot of padding where my butt never meets the saddle, but it doesn't cause problems since it stays stretched out while covering and preventing pressure spots where needed.

Hi I have a long question. I am looking for some comparison. I'm a long time Castelli user and have my eye on trying something different, Giordana FCR. I am using the Free Aero Race 4.0 bibs, which compared to the 3.0, fit really well (below the waste), have great leg grippers, quality fabric (bar the fragile striped mesh panel) and good compression, however the straps cut into my shoulders and although the Proteggo X2 Air chamois is an definite upgrade I don't know if this is a 5-7hr short. You said they were a close in comparison is Giordana FRC worth the investment? thanks :0)

>Rating: 5

Second Pair Of FRC-Pro Bibs

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Weight
205 lbs

This is my second pair of the FRC-Pro bibs. I loved the first ones. By far the best piece of kit I have owned. I just bought the first pair this spring, and these are actually a little different here and there with subtle improvements to stitching, etc. I have switched all my buying to Giordana FRC-Pro products right now. Everything about them is great....the comfort, the chamois, the quality, etc. My last pair was an XL. These are a L. I am 6'3" and a strong 205lbs. These are maybe just a touch small, but the XLs are just a touch big. The shoulder straps are nice and wide though, so they are still comfortable and don't bite at all.

>Rating: 5

Super comfortable

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small

I ordered these and the Assos Cento Evo, intending to keep both. The Assos were returned after I was constantly choosing these instead.

>Rating: 5

Best fit, Sold on bibs! No more shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 8"
Weight
160 lbs

I’ve always used shorts. The gear head highly recommended that I try bib shorts. I tried over 12 bib shorts. FR-C bibs are the best. Hugs around my legs perfectly. Very comfortable. Superb material. No base layer needed.

>Rating: 3

Be careful on sizing

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
2XL
Height
6` 1"
Weight
220 lbs

I ordered 2XL on these with a 38-40" waist and cannot possibly fit me. Can't understand why sizing is so far off on this. Having to return. Good looking product but apparently only for skinny italian racers!

I am also 6'1" and 220 lbs with a 38" waist, and the XL on these fit me well. Everyone is built differently of course, but just wanted to provide another point of reference. Cheers.

>Rating: 5

Great bibs

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

These are really comfortable bib shorts. In particular, I like the shoulder straps, chamois, and the leg grippers. I find that they fit true to size. The material is supportive without being tight. Of note, I purchased the midnight blue and it matches the midnight blue of the jersey even though it doesn't look it from the website.

>Rating: 4

Solid pair of bibs

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Weight
155 lbs

First off the chamois on these things is amazing. Super comfortable on long rides. I've put a decent amount of miles on my pair and they seem to be holding up just fine. Only thing I dislike is how high the chamois comes up in the front. I wish it came up slightly higher but that's just personal preference. Overall worth the money.

>Rating: 5

Great bib

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 9"
Weight
158 lbs

I’m the type that likes to try out a few pieces of gear and then pick a favorite and stick with it. I really liked Assos Mille S5’s. Have the newer Assos Equipe’s along with a couple other cheaper brands. Then got these FRC’s by Giordana. They are really really nice. The straps are unnoticeable (ideal). The material is very high quality. The compression is noticeable and just right for me. Not too tight. I’m 5’9” 158lb and got size large. Fits just right. You will read reviews saying the chamois looks and feels huge (wide). It does seem wider than in other bibs I wear, but it does not effect me nor change how it feels while riding. I’m impressed with the chamois and I’m kind of picky.

>Rating: 5

My arse thanks you

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 9"
Weight
200 lbs

I am in Vegas helping my parents, and brought my S-Works with me. I thought I had a couple choices for bibs, but found the options had a bit less comfort than I remembered. Competitive took great care of me on my orders, and I decided on this option. The young lady on the phone took my order, and gave me a price match with shipping. These are the most comfortable bibs I have ridden. I have only one day in them, but compared to my two other available options, my bumm is happy. The chamois is sized for comfort, without bunching. The material provides a solid platform in the saddle, and the compression on the thighs was appreciated. The bib part of these shorts is, "light & airy." The shoulder straps stay in place, and never felt like they were present. Great kit, now I am going to look at a jersey.

>Rating:

How long are the legs? Inseam? Thanks