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Competitive Cyclist Team Panther Bib Shorts - 2012 BCS
In the jungle, they say you only know that you've been stalked by a panther once its claws are on your throat. The same mythology surrounds the select few of Team Panther. Crushing the national competition's spirit on race day is all in a day's work for these lads. We like to think that their success is due in part to the Team Panther Bib Shorts, but it probably just comes down to being tougher than us.
The Team Panther Bib Shorts were carefully selected to provide consistent quality for our boys racing on the road. Printed on the Giordana Alta Gamma, the Team Panther bib shorts use a 240g high-compression Endurance Lycra. The compression system uses a wrap pattern that compresses the inner leg to assist in the reduction of fatigue. Above all, the Team Panther Bib Shorts are comfortable. They use micro mesh uppers, flatlock stitching, and Giordana's top-tier Cirro O.F. Chamois—which Giordana touts as the most advanced in the industry. We don't deal in absolutes, but we can say that it's the first chamois we've heard of with Aloe Vera particles directly infused into the threads of the microfiber. Aloe is not only a natural bacteria fighter, but its implementation in the fiber provides a cooling effect that protects and heals during activity. Below the skin layer, the Cirro has a 4mm-thick pad of waffled-texture expanding memory foam. The texture aids in ventilation by moving moisture to the perimeter of the chamois where accelerated evaporation can occur. The final layer of the chamois is a thick section of hand-sewn open cell padding with recessed channels for pressure relief. These technologies amount to a chamois that won't get wet and nasty 100 miles into a ride, let alone 20.
The Team Panther Bib Shorts are available in sizes Small through XX-Large.
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June 20, 2013
These are my fist pair of bibs. I've been wearing shorts for a long time, but was finally convinced to try bibs. I'm 5'10" 205 lbs, 34" waist and these fit like a GLOVE - no room for the bits to move around. Very comfortable. I'm sold on bibs and won't be buying any more shorts.