Capo Modena Bib Short - Men's - $70.00

The Capo lineup changes subtly from season to season, but the venerable Modena Bib Short and matching kit is simply too classic to be replaced. The timeless, monochromatic, double-striped graphic on the right leg band is simple and looks fast -- culling inspiration, in fact, from Italy's Modena Autodrome and the daredevil racers of yesteryear. Throwback or not, racing stripes are never out of vogue, which is probably why the Modena kit has cemented itself in the Capo catalog. Quite frankly, we couldn't be happier. Of course, what is style without substance and function. The Modena Bib Shorts use Power Lycra with panels that wrap around the quads. This gives a subtle degree of compression that will help keep your muscles fresher for longer -- often, quite possibly the difference between suffering or sprinting at the end of a long, hard race. These are seven-panel shorts, three per leg, with a panel across the lower back. The bib upper uses Capo V-Mesh for comfort and light weight. The chamois in the Modena is the Anatomic L HD Carbon EIT Insert. This is a simple pad relative to what you find in other Capo shorts, but it's pretty sophisticated when you compare it what we used to think of as a regular chamois. First of all, it stretches -- which is not a big deal, unless you know that many pads don't stretch. It is open-cell foam bonded to a soft, anti-microbial, microfiber layer that has carbon fiber threads woven in to expedite moisture evaporation. A perineal channel for pressure relief runs front to rear between raised pads in the chamois. And, as with all EIT pads, this one is shaped as it's molded; it's designed to curve around your body, not sit flat in a box.The Capo Modena Bib Shorts are available in Black with white stripes, and new for this year, Navy Blue with white and red stripes. Sizes run from Small to XX-Large. - $70.00

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