Mint Condition (9.5/10)
Height: 165-170cm, waist: 20-30in
Capo's top of the line Anatomic 4G Carbon EIT (Elastic Interface Technology) insert has justifiably been dubbed a “six-hour chamois.” Whether your ride lasts 30 minutes or all day, the variable thickness pad with ultra-high-density perineal inserts will ensure that it's a comfortable outing. And the Carbon Microfiber used in the chamois provides anti-microbial protection and quick moisture transfer to keep you dry and prevent chafing and saddle sores.
The bib shorts themselves utilize a fifteen-panel design with strategically placed High-Gauge Compression Lycra and Carbon Lycra to provide excellent, form-fitting compression and to allow for improved circulation. The result, again, is comfort that goes the distance. Don't let the mile-eating comfort fool you, however: these are definitely a racer's cut, but with high-end materials that will stretch to fit your body's contours.
Up top it's the Eyelet Mesh Bonded Harness that keeps the GS Bib Short securely in place and without any bunching – the primary performance advantage of bib shorts over regular cycling shorts. Capo's harness uses fine-gauge mesh microfiber and High-Gauge Lycra to provide great support in a lightweight material that breathes well.
Much like the Capo GS SS Jersey, the GS Bib Short incorporates 360-degree Luminescence into the trim – here it's the generous seven-centimeter compression leg bands that both keep the short's legs in place and provide extra safety in low-light conditions. Additional reflective inserts in the shorts further enhance a rider's visibility without sacrificing style along the way.