Say hello to cool fall rides.
You've decided to buckle down and commit to a year of winter cycling, so give yourself a reward with the Giordana Fusion Bib Knickers for Women. The Fusion knickers are the perfect piece for transitioning into the cooler weather as the sun travels south, providing brushed warmth, insulation, and a comfortable, supportive fit. Whether banging out miles every evening, or hitting the road on frosty weekends, you'll enjoy the warmth provided from these essential bibs.
Beginning with panels of Mitititech Thermoroubaix fabric, you'll find that these knickers feature unique paneling that supports your muscles while conforming to your body in the riding position. The form-fitting cut presses brushed, lofty material against your skin, eliminating air gaps for a chill or flapping in the wind, so you can achieve maximum warmth. The soft elastic straps and micromesh back hold everything together for comfort in the saddle.
Underneath it all, Girodana decks these knickers out with the top of the line OmniForm, Aloe Vera infused Cirro S-W chamois. The Cirro S-W is designed to provide maximum comfort through multi-density foam with varied thickness. Providing 14mm of padding at its thickest point, the chamois tapers off to minimize excessive cushioning where it isn't needed, without neglecting the sensitive spots that need the support. Next to the skin you'll find 4-way stretch microfiber that incorpoerates Aloe Vera into its threads, aiming to reduce chafing and provide a cool and soft contact point for your body to meet the saddle.
- Warm bib knickers to keep you out when its chilly
- Body-hugging fabrics insulate and cut through wind
- Paneling pattern supports muscles with warmth
- Aerodynamic, body hugging fit for long miles
- Soft elastic bibs with micromesh back breathes and supports
- Cirro S-W chamois is Aloe infused for extra comfort
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- Q & A
Drying a problem
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
First off, the fit and style are great and the weight is perfect as we transition into cool morning temperatures in Colorado.
The only catch to this bib is it took two days for the chamois to hang dry after a wash – again I live in Colorado where we have very little humidity.
One might think, maybe it didn’t go through the entire spin cycle...but it did because the rest of the clothes were clearly spun.
I do own quite a few of Giordana’s silver line shorts and have not run into this problem once, in fact the shorts dry in a couple hours.
Is it the aloe infused threads?
I would return this, but I love the fit and hope it gets better over time...
Giordana Fusion Bib Knicker
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 145lbs
Friends, my quest has finally ended: Giordana has made *the* bib knicker for all of my too-cold-for-shorts, too-warm-and-sunny-for-tight needs.
The Giordana Fusion Knicker fits well. At 5'6" 145lbs, size 28 jean, the large fit me well with a bit of room in the calf/knee area (my one gripe with the cut). As with most Giordana apparel, I would recommend sizing up from your usual (I am pretty reliably a medium in most things--a medium or large in Castelli, medium Pearl Izumi, Twin Six, for comparison).
The bib straps lay flat and layer well above a base layer and below jersey. I've tested these out so far in 40-55 degree temps and been quite comfortable.