Besides creating apparel that will make you faster, most cycling companies' main goal is to create kit that the most discerning, experienced road cyclist won't notice when they're out training. While it's impossible for us to say whether they'll ever get there, we will say the constant striving has only left us with continuously lighter, more comfortable updates to fit and fabric. In the case of the Chrono Expert Men's Bib Shorts, Giro spent hours testing, fine-tuning, and listening to feedback during production, aiming to make the least detectable short possible while employing the same classy, understated aesthetic it owns so well.
Fabric goes a long way in how much we notice kit in the saddle, and for the Chrono Expert, Giro trusts a Miti Lycra blend to create a short that will move with you while you train, wrapping supportively around your muscles for a precise, next-to-skin fit. The Lycra content in the fabric helps it maintain its shape over hours in the saddle, so you won't have to deal with chafing or stretching fabric, and it uses subtle compression leg bands to hold the leg hems in place without irritating your skin. The stretchy, breathable mesh bib follows a minimal design but remains supportive, shaped specifically to accommodate your body in a riding position.
A chamois is arguably the most difficult aspect of bib shorts to make undetectable while you ride, but Giro chooses wisely with its Custom Chrono Expert, which it created to integrate specifically with this bib short. In addition to supporting you in the saddle with plush cushioning and strategic areas of relief, the chamois breathes and moves with you as you ride, subtly keeping you comfortable so you can focus on the miles ahead.
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