It's easy to know what you're getting into with Capo. After all, Capo's series categories signify the purpose of every piece in its line. For instance, the Pursuit Roubaix Bib Knickers are part of the illustrious Corsa Series. And while this might sound like an overly flamboyant way to say 'race-cut,' the title is indicative of Capo's Italian obsession and race-quality orientation. So, when the temperature drops, but the crit goes on, you'll be happy to know that the Pursuit Roubaix bib knickers will have you covered until you hit the line.
To strike the perfect balance between comfort and warmth, Capo constructed the Pursuit Roubaix bib knickers from the top-tier Thermo Roubaix Tech fabric. With a warp-knit construction, the material has a natural stretch. Within the knit, the threads follow a zig-zag pattern along the length of the knickers. This allows more surface area coverage while using less material, equating directly to an airy, lightweight construction. Thermo Roubaix Tech's open, hollow core weave also accelerates moisture transfer from the skin to the quick-drying surface of the knickers. However, the precise brushing process is what contributes most to its warmth. After the dying process, dedicated machines perform a brush to the inner-lining that provides a high, fleecy, and warming loft.
And while a top-end fabric is terrific, its use is nullified if the fit is out of order. That's why the Pursuit bib knickers' fit is nothing short of impeccable. Using a multi-panel, contoured design, the knickers follow the shape of your body, while following its movements in and out of the saddle. The uppers have been cut purposefully wide for ample surface coverage, and the cut of the stomach has been heightened for the same reasoning. And knowing that this design could make entry and exit a tad problematic, Capo installed a zipper over the stomach. This feature also makes 'natural breaks' at the roadside far less of a pernicious affair.
For the chamois, Capo went with the illustrious Elastic Interface Technology (EIT) Anatomic-L High Density Carbon insert. This chamois uses a relatively thick, variable density foam throughout to support the regions that need the most support, without impacting the ones that don't. The support focus is primarily placed at the perineal, ischial, and gluteal areas -- the points most prone to distress from saddle pressure and compression. With its anatomic design, the Anatomic creates an abrasion-free support that promotes an increased circulation by protecting nerves like the pudendal. Further along these lines, the chamois works to dissipate any heat. Even more impressive, the insert is road-specific. EIT engineers realize that saddles and saddle positions vary throughout different disciplines of cycling, and the insert's chamois density patterns are mindful of the specific pressures of road cycling.
The Capo Pursuit Roubaix Bib Knickers are available in the color Black and in five sizes from Small to XX-Large. For maximum usage, Capo suggests wearing the Pursuit bib knickers between the temperatures of 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit.