Giordana EXO Bib Knickers - $324.95

To be completely honest, we weren't expecting Giordana's next evolutionary step to occur so shortly after the creation of FormaRed Carbon. However, we welcome it all the same. With its new EXO Bib Knickers, Giordana has completely rewritten the book on cycling apparel by incorporating the most progressive paneling on the market, a compressive focus, and by somehow making knickers more comfortable than bib shorts in the summer months. So, you're surely asking, what is it that makes these bib knickers so phenomenal' Well, the name says it all. EXO is short for 'external optimization,' meaning that Giordana is targeting specific muscle groups and regions in order to enhance support and to reduce aerodynamic drag. Right, you've heard this before, but Giordana pursued this initiative with such vigor that it created four exclusive fabrics, and revolutionized the placement and construction of paneling. Starting at the bulk of the construction, Giordana incorporated its certified Power Lycra fabric, Moovix, at specific leg panels that benefit from its compressive composition. In fact, with a composition weight of 210g/m2, Moovix's compression level is gravitating towards those found in recovery pieces. However, where it differs from these is that it does not feature the gradient design that propagates the enhanced blood flow to the heart. Instead, this material places a focus on muscle support and isolation. By doing this, the Moovix panels limit any needless muscle movement in the pedal stroke, while also protecting against the fatigue-inducing effects of road vibration and muscle oscillation. And while you might be thinking that this sounds overly tight and stuffy, Moovix actually features a hollow microfiber composition that's been knit into a honeycomb structure. Accordingly, the material retains an omnidirectional stretch, as well as breathing and managing moisture with ease. These attributes are furthered, in a lighter degree, throughout the remaining leg panels. - $324.95