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Rivaling the best of the best.
Given all the bib shorts on the market, it's a little surprising to us that we don't get excited about more of them. The Giordana Trade Torre FRC Bib Shorts are a notable exception. The fit is precise and the chamois is seemingly perfect, making them rival the best of the best.
Trade FRC Torre Bibs are made primarily of HC-44, a high compression fabric that adds support for your muscles to offset the subtle fatiguing effect of vibration as you ride down the road. There are 44 threads per centimeter in the fabric, making it a very fine weave for a soft feel and supple ability to follow the body's contours. The high thread count also results in an especially light material, weighing in at only 180gms (6.3 oz.), while maintaining superior strength and durability. And because of its reduced weight, it has a superior moisture-wicking capacity and feels cooler when compared to heavier fabrics.
The purpose of adding carbon fiber to the Trade FRC Torre Bibs is to add strength to the stretchy Ametista, which is used on the sides of the shorts and into the back. The carbon fiber reduces the degree to which the shorts can stretch vertically, while allowing the panels nearly unrestricted stretch horizontally. The carbon fiber gives the panels a subtle pinstriped look. Ametista is also added to the uppers of the bib, giving them added strength and reducing vertical stretch.
The Giordana Trade FRC Torre Bib Shorts feature the Cirro OmniForm chamois, which is its top-end insert. It's made from three layers of varying thickness and purposes. The microfiber cover is made of nylon threads, infused with aloe vera. The treatment will not wash out of the fabric. The aloe cools, protects, and even heals the skin while you're in the saddle. In addition, aloe vera is a natural defender against bacteria. The waffled memory foam middle layer is highly permeable so that you stay cool. The foam is bonded on the bottom with an ultra-fine protective liner. To ensure that the seams never come in contact with the rider's body, all stitches are completely concealed in recessed channels. The Cirro insert stretches like elastic and conforms to all movements on the bike, then returns to its original shape after exercise.
Antigua fabric is what gives the FormaRed garments their distinctive red backing. The fabric is perforated to create small air pockets near the skin to aid ventilation. Dual-layer Moxie is used at the leg cuffs to create a snug fit for the legs, without having to result to gripper elastic. Imagine improved support without binding. That's what you get here.
In the quest to make the most advanced shorts on the market, Giordana employed 4-needle flat seams for a chafe-free fit. The improved seams are stronger and allow each panel to isolate muscle groups for a massage-like compression feel. Giordana also includes a pocket at the back of the bibs for your media player, radio, phone, etc. Reflective logos and piping keep you visible to motorists.
The Giordana Trade FRC Torre Bib Shorts - Men's are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large, and they come in three colors: White/black/red, Bob, and Bob/fluo yellow.
- [side and back panel] Ametista, [main body] HC-44 (nylon, Lycra)
- form fit
- yes, Cirro OmniForm
- Removable Chamois
- Leg Gripper
- yes, Ametista
- spring, summer, fall, winter
- Recommended Use
- road cycling, racing
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year