Sure, you'll find Vini Farnese racing around Europe in skin-tight Giordana kits, but that doesn't mean that Giordana forgot about us non-superhuman riders. We demand quality and comfort, too, only we don't want to empty our savings accounts for a pair of shorts. Luckily, though, Giordana's Fusion Shorts answer our call. In fact, the Fusion includes many of Giordana's top-tier features and fabrics, only at a price that we're all able to afford.
Giordana used its patented Moxie fabric for the much of the Fusion Shorts' construction. With a nylon/spandex composition weight of 200g/m2, the Fusion takes on an effective compressive nature. However, we wouldn't go as far as to call these 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.
As for the fit, the Fusion benefits from Giordana's innovative contoured cut. Essentially, the shorts are created on a curve in order to clone your body in the cycling position. By doing this, abrasion is minimized, and fabric bunching and pinching is eliminated. To secure this position, Giordana incorporated its LoPro 45 leg cuffs. This design uses a wide, low-profile cuff that holds strong while maintaining an aerodynamic presence. And for further comfort, the entirety of the shorts have been constructed with four-needle flatlock stitched seams.
The Fusion's chamois is one that Giordana touts as being one of the most advanced in the industry -- the Nimbo O.F.. At the skin layer, the Nimbo utilizes a polyester microfiber to minimize skin irritation and abrasion. Below the skin layer, the Nimbo has a variable-density pad which has been perforated. This aids in ventilation by moving moisture to the perimeter of the chamois where accelerated evaporation can occur. Additionally, the pad has been thermo-formed in one piece and features a prostrate relief channel. So, comfort to your sensitive areas is ensured, while the pad's singular formation means that the pad will conform to your movements in the saddle and return to its original shape afterwards.
The Giordana Fusion Shorts are available in the color Black and in five sizes from Small to XX-Large.