Giordana FR-C Pro Short - 5 cm Shorter Leg Length
The selection of fabrics and the fit create a short that is so comfortable and stays in place so well that once you put it on you won’t give it a second thought.
A Fit You'll Forget
The brand new HC50™ High Compression Power Lycra has the properties and material structure of a compressive power Lycra, yet its soft and supple feel provides a barely there sensation on the bike and surpasses the comfort of the previously utilized HC44™ thread count Lycra.
Our Most Advanced Short
The waistband of the FR-C Short has been re-engineered to work in two parts. A light rolled elastic at the front waist hem provides a light but secure tension that wraps the front torso. The rear waist hem uses a supple silicone inner gripper that secures the top back of the short. The short also receives the same new HC50 power lycra as the FR-C Bib Short and the new 190 E leg bands which utilize technology that expands for comfort and stability while staying in place perfectly. The FR-C designation ensures this Short as the most advanced bib-less short in the Giordana line.
New Tech Meets Tried and True Comfort
The FR-C Short is possibly the most widely recognized and requested garment Giordana offers and this award-winning Giordana Collection has received some truly impressive updates. New leg bands which utilize technology that expands for comfort and stability while staying in place perfectly and a totally overhauled upper system are just a couple of the new features.
Changing the Game
It was no easy task to take the award winning FR-C Bib Short back to the drawing board, but we did it anyway. Now it's back and better than ever. Constructed on a curve to clone your body’s natural riding position eliminates puckered and creased fabrics throughout your full range of motion. The selection of fabrics and the fit create a bib short that is so comfortable and stays in place so well that once you put them on you won’t give them a second thought. Must have premium features remain, like Giordana's Core Contour System paneling and the top of the line Cirro OmniForm™ Chamois.
- 5 cm Shorter Leg Length
- HC50™: Compressive power lycra used on the front and side panels
- Zaffiro 2.0™: Textured anti-abrasion and durable lycra used on the inner leg and seat panels
- Ametista™: Core Contour System wraps the waist for comfort and carbon threads eliminate bacteria and electro-static interference
- Light rolled elastic at the front of the waist hem, light elastic at the rear waist hem with soft silicone gripper elastic.
- 190 E™: A soft non-restrictive leg band with silicone gripper application - 7.5cm tall
- 190 Mesh™: Soft supportive mesh used in the center of the bib uppers
- Reflective accents
- Cirro OmniForm™ Chamois
Bottom Sizing Chart
Muscle Support and Speed
In re-engineering the Free we took a look at blood flow, providing just the right muscle support without constricting. The revolutionary Giro Air leg band provides more stretch and distributes the compression over a larger area. The body of the short uses 30% Lycra® for excellent return.
We also looked at aerodynamics, optimizing boundary-layer airflow with the Giro Air leg band and the dimples on the side fabric. The wind tunnel says it saves 10 watts at 50 km/h, but you’ll probably want to go even faster because your aero advantage will only increase.
Confort and Fit
The best race short must be supremely comfortable. The new fabrics are all softer than the outgoing fabrics, especially the new softer surface fabric on the updated Progetto X2 Air seatpad. The innovative double V construction on the front keeps everything in place without compressing your stomach. And we’ve engineered a new Carré yoke that makes the straps lie perfectly flat.
But the most important part of comfort is fit. As one of our pro testers said, “These shorts fit perfectly. They don’t move around. Everything is just right.”
These charts are intended to be used only as a guideline. Each Giordana category is designed to fit differently to capitalize on specific fabric properties and features. Your size will vary based on your personal preference.
Giordana Men's Race-Fit Tops Sizing
Giordana Men's Pro-Fit Tops Sizing
Giordana Women's Contour Fit Tops Sizing
Classic Cycling Men's Sizing
Classic Cycling Women's Sizing