July 22nd, 2014
Our Classic black bib… This is the short we launched when Mellow Johnny’s opened its doors in 2008. A core piece of kit that matches practically all of the jerseys we make. Timeless in design, yet in the past 6 years our black bib has become technically, a bit antiquated.
We’ve been working with Giordana to upgrade the quality of all our kit, and these re-worked Classic Bibs have just arrived. The early staff reviews are great and practically every aspect of the bibs have been improved. A quality pair of shorts protects some crucial contact points on the bikes and really can enhance your comfort while riding.
Below is a breakdown of the new features:
Better leg grippers
No more thin straps of silicon. As with some of our other new shorts, our leg bands have grown wider to distribute the pressure around a larger portion of the leg. Giordana has used less silicon in the new shorts and sewn the grippers on with flatlock seams. This makes for a very comfortable fit. Not too tight and certainly not loose.
Better bib straps
Away with the old school wide mesh bib straps. These new straps offer a bit more comfort by stretching more while retaining their original shape. The finer mesh wicks moisture away, has a better feel, and simply looks better.
We’ve started incorporating the Cirro Chamois into all of our new shorts. It’s just too good. Originally the idea was to offer bibs at a few different price points, incorporating different qualities of chamois’. We just couldn’t do it. The Cirro is the best chamois Giordana makes, the chamois our staff loves, and an integral part of creating a bib we are proud to put our logo on.
The new Classic Bib features a better blend of fabrics to provide a bit more compression, better abrasion resistance and breath-ability. The result is a comfortable, cool bib that will stand up to a bit more abuse.
Have we sold you yet? If so click here to buy a pair for your self. Otherwise, be sure to check out the differences in person next time your in the shop.