We started with a long list of specifications but we decided using emu down in the chamois or having them hand-dyed by the indigenous craftsman of Elba were things we could live without. The result is the goldilocks of black bibs; offering key features and style, but ours don't cost as much as a power meter. Dyed to a rich black for that “blacker than black” look that won’t fade.
Made in Tuscany, Italy.
Miti Italian fabrics with a women's-specific Dolomiti long distance pad.
Pretty Okay at Bikes pink woven label on left leg.
O logo dark gray reflective heat transfer on back.
7 inch (18cm) inseam
The problem with chamois pads is that they're either so thick you feel like you're sitting on a diaper, or they're sleek and lightweight but with no real cushioning.
For the new generation of our bib shorts, we wanted to do something special. We found one of the heritage Italian pad manufacturers, with over 50 years of experience working with pro teams, and with their guidance we chose what we think is the perfect pad for these bibs.
This is our workhorse pad: comfortable and durable for long rides and trainer sessions (which we all know are the ultimate test). Our riders have put thousands of miles on it and they tell us it "just disappears" beneath them.