Knowing that your kit takes its fair share of abuse throughout the season, Giordana developed the new Trade collection. This line of apparel grew from prototype fabrics and designs put to the test by professional cycling teams around the world. Giordana says that by using real-world testing, this new line "benefits from the input of the toughest critics in the sport." The resulting Trade Vero Pinarello Bib Shorts with Nimbo Insert illustrate this development process, as they stand as the workhorse of the Giordana line. Now you receive much of the same technologies found in the top-tier FormaRed collection, but at a price that is more manageable.
Giordana used its patented Moxie fabric for the much of the Trade Vero bib shorts' construction. With a nylon/spandex composition weight of 210g/m2, the Veros 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. Supplementing the Moxie, the printed panels received Giordana's Shield Endurance fabric. This material is slightly more compressive than Moxie and is used due to its durability and resistance to releasing color. Additionally, both materials have 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 bib shorts benefit from Giordana's innovative contoured cut. Essentially, the bib 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 micromesh bib straps and non-slip cuff gripper. The uppers have a controlled stretch that anatomically regulates flexibility and movement. Additionally, this micromesh is highly-breathable and an efficient transporter of moisture. At the cuffs, the new non-slip gripper design uses a silicone injected gripper to hold the leg cuffs securely in place. And for further comfort, the entirety of the bib shorts have been constructed with four-needle flatlock stitched seams.
The bib shorts' 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 insert that has been perforated. This aids in ventilation by moving moisture to the perimeter of the chamois where accelerated evaporation can occur. Additionally, the insert 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 afterward.
Giordana finished of the bib shorts with an "iPocket" in the back of the uppers for electronic devices, as well as a reflectivity strip on the drive side rear leg for visibility.
The Giordana Trade Vero Pinarello Bib Shorts are available in sizes Small to XX-Large and in the colors Pinarello Black/white and Pinarello Blue/green/white.