For cold days, when a little exposed skin will not ruin your ride
Getting dressed for spring riding can be difficult. Go with the complete tights and risk overheating when the day warms up? Are summer bibs and leg warmers enough? Maybe you go with something in the middle like a cradle? The Sportful Giro 2 Bibknicker is the intermediate option that works great for racing at the start of the season, when a bit of skin exposure will not let you freeze.
The Sportful Giro 2 fits perfectly in my wardrobe offering the ideal intermediate option when the weather is nice but not freezing. I find that on cold days in spring I am tempted to submit in anticipation of the milder climate and in spite of the long Canadian winter. While I often regret this choice, I could no longer justify the realization with the Giro 2 panties. They allowed me to show a little skin and work on a little suntan calf, keeping all the important muscles warm.
The Giro 2 uses an insulated compression fabric to ensure a snug and very comfortable fit. Especially at the knee, a good uniform compression is welcome to ensure that the grouping is minimal and that the dexterity of the knee is not affected. The eight panels that make up the braces are well combined with flat seams on important seams. The isolated fabric adapts well to the shape of the body.
In the cold wind, the isolated fabric kept the legs nice and warm. Under the sun, the black fabric certainly attracts a bit of warmth, but so far this spring have never been too hot. Perhaps during the climbs longer than those in which I live, I would choose something with a little ‘less isolation, but the protection from the wind up to the calves is very welcome.
The silicone elastic grippers keep the bottom of the panties in place. If you have protruding calves you may find that they leave a mark, but the compression they provide has never been uncomfortable and kept them where I wanted to. The straps held the top in place and were comfortable sitting directly against the skin or on a baselayer. The Sportful Comfort Pro chamois were comfortable over various distances. Tour 2 has Sportful reflective logos and panels on the leg.
The Sportful Giro 2 Bibknickers were a very welcome piece in my wardrobe, helping to make me happy when I changed season. While they will be stored until the autumn, once spring begins to look more like summer than winter, they will help prolong my season once the leaves begin to fall. The Sportful Giro 2 wand shop costs $ 130.