400-Mile Bib Short with Integrated 14mm Ceramico™ Pad Bold Print Leg Band
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This Bold Print combines the strong colors traditionally found in De Soto products with understated De Soto graphics to create a clean and simple retro design.
The top selling bibshort in every shop where they are sold! The pad is the bibshort, the bibshort is the pad. The Patent Pending Integrated 400-Mile Ceramico™ 14 mm Pad is very thick and dense yet soft, stretchy, buoyant, and very durable.
Emilio gave these shorts and bibs the "400-Mile" name from product testing consisting of 400 miles over 4 days. His logic was that many shorts feel fine for 100+ mile rides. The real question is how does that saddle feel when you get on the bike the next morning for another 100 miles...and the next morning? This was the inspiration for the design, the pad, and the name.
In addition to the Ceramico pad, here are some other unique things you will appreciate about the 400-Mile Bibshort:
- SHORTER LEG-LENGTH than other brands: Have you seen the length of the bibs that riders have been wearing in Europe lately especially in the Grand Tours? As opposed to most brands here in the states, which come just above the knees, our 400-Mile Bibshorts are comfortably shorter like those currently used by the pros in the Grand Tours, and they have no gripper elastic, yet stay in place and do not bind the legs.
- THREE POCKETS: You will notice 3 pockets, one on each leg and one in the center low back. If you never use them, you will never know they are there. But you will wonder how you could have lived without them.
- MIDSECTION SUPPORT: Our bibs offer some very nice support around the mid-section, as they come up a bit higher on the sides that most, to cover and tuck in the obliques and abdomen.
This garment has Liftfoil™ center panels for more comfort and durability in the saddle area.
Forza Compressor™ legs with new 3-inch double-legband, Carrera™ Piqué abdomen panel, Liquid Mesh™ bibs, 13-panel design, Curvilinear™ seam lines, contrast flatstitch, 3 pockets (1 on each leg, 1 in center back).
This environmentally-friendly innovation is completely free of solvents.
- Black/White with Bold Print Leg Band
400-Mile Ceramico™ Pad Dimensions:
Max Thickness: .55" (14mm)
Min Thickness: .05" (1.25mm)
Total Length: 13.75" (35cm)
Front Max Width: 6.125" (15.5cm)
Waist Width - most narrow point: 5.375" (13.5cm)
Back Max Width: 9.25" (23.5cm)
Small: 9" (22.75cm)
Medium: 9.25" (23.5cm)
Large: 9.5" (24cm)
XLarge: 9.75" (24.75cm)