Giordana Silverline Men's Bib Shorts - $149.95

Contrary to popular belief, quality bib shorts don't have to cost more than your average training wheelset. Case in point are the Giordana Silverline Bib Shorts. Finally, the Silverline has begun to receive trickle-down technology from FormaRed. For a fraction of the price, the Silverline utilizes compressive fabric technologies and Giordana's Core Contour System. Giordana used its patented Moxie fabric for the much of the Silverline shorts construction. With a nylon/spandex composition weight of 200g/m2, the Silverlines take on an effective compressive nature. However, we wouldn't go as far as to call these bib shorts a compression piece. Instead, while assisted blood circulation will help your anaerobic output, we find that Moxie's most vital characteristics involve the inhibiting of muscle of oscillation from road vibration -- a common component to early onset fatigue. Additionally, the material has been treated in order to accelerate the transfer of moisture away from the skin. So, you'll be riding dry and controlled, regardless of your exertion level. Moving to the inner legs and seat panel, Giordana placed an even stronger fabric called Zaffiro. This material is a certified Power Lycra with a composition weight of 200g/m2. But, unlike Moxie, Zaffiro features a purposefully denser weave with Giordana's SUPER 40 construction technology. This guarantees a continuation of Moxie's aforementioned characteristics, only with a higher level of durability and friction-reduction at the highest points of saddle abrasion. Around the area of the core, the Laser utilizes Kite mesh panels in order to effectively regulate your core temperature. Additionally, Giordana placed mesh fabric around the waist as part of its Core Contour System. And while this system used to be exclusive to FR-C, it's trickled down to the Silverline series, only it forgoes the carbon fibers. - $149.95