The bibs have it.
During those long, cold miles we put in between race seasons, nothing can spoil a ride faster than an unfortunate, stinging gap between jacket and tights. The Fusion Women's Bib Tights are Giordana's answer to this, as the bibs help ensure that your lower back doesn't suffer the abuse your exposed face and wrists inevitably do as gaiters slip down and jacket sleeves fail to adequately protect the long of limb.
Anyone familiar with Giordana's centaur logo probably knows the Fusion title well, and the latest generation of tights to bear the model name push further into the winter chill by replacing the ubiquitous SuperRoubaix material with Mititech's new ThermoRoubaix. The fabric's lightly brushed inner face presses a fleecy loft against your skin, creating a layer of soft warmth as your muscles warm up. The tights aren't sheathed in windproof panels, so we believe they're equal to temperatures into the mid-30s, depending on your cold tolerance.
Inside, the Fusion Bib Tights feature the same Cirro S-W chamois you'll find in Giordana's summer racing kit, so you won't have to experience the awkward break-in time while your body acclimates to a new chamois. This represents a considerable upgrade to the old Fusion tights, which use Giordana's mid-tier option, instead. The Cirro S-W has three layers of variable foam density that place a premium on managing moisture and strategically allocating pressure, and it's capped with an Aloe Vera-infused microfiber sheet that reduces transitional ridges, promotes saddle sore healing, and maintains an odor-resistant front against the negative outcomes of long days in the saddle.
The multiple panels of ThermoRoubaix are combined in a curved design that's held in place by the all-important elastic straps and mesh back. When combined with the malleable fabric, this shape anatomically conforms to your body's contours while providing complete freedom of movement. To preserve the fit while in motion, Giordana pairs the bib straps with silicone gripper at the cuffs. A further hit of rubbery detailing adorns the outer cuffs, adding grip to hold shoecover cuffs in place and prevent gaps on the bottom end of things, too. Giordana finishes the Fusion Tight with reflective details and a little aesthetic flair at the calf.
- Cold-weather bib tights that provide comfortable coverage
- Thermal material insulates and breathes for dry warmth
- Includes the same chamois as Giordana's summer racing kit
- Internal and external grip on ankles
- Reflective detailing for visibility on chilly, dim rides
- Item #GIO006V
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 165lbs
At 5'11" it is hard to find bottoms that are long enough, these fit just right, they go past my ankles, they are warm and feel very soft, no scratchy spots (which I encountered with other brands), also the bibs are not too tight over my chest ( I am 36D and that is often a problem with bike wear). The only negative is that chamois cuts in too much visually, it creates a gap on the top of the legs where my thighs usually meet, there is no discomfort it just looks a bit odd.
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: small
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 120lbs
Love these bib tights!