For Louis Garneau's Mondo Evo Bib Shorts, it brings together three high-tech fabrics, each one specifically designed and chosen to excel at its intended purpose and location on the bibs. And while comfort trumps style when it comes to bibs, these bibs manage to blend both. They are available in colors that complement jerseys already in your wardrobe, making the Mondo perfect to pick up if you are completing a kit, especially if your current bibs are a little worse for the wear and have seen better days.
The Mondo Evo bib shorts incorporate the advanced Cell-Ion fabric for form-fitting compression. Cell-Ion contains Celliant, a revolutionary technology that returns reflected energy to the body to trigger increased blood flow and oxygen levels. This, in conjunction with the 10-panel construction, results in increased performance with less fatigue and greater overall comfort. Many shorts offer some sort of sun protection these days and the Mondo Evo is no exception and steps it up to provide a hefty UPF 50 rating, protecting your legs from harsh UV exposure on long summer rides where you typically don't apply sunscreen. Cell-Ion is constructed with 17% premium Invista Lycra, providing maximum stretch and compression beyond the basic knit of most bibs. This super Lycra allows for an impressive range of motion and a supportive fit that stabilizes muscles, reducing fatigue.
Carbon X Mesh panels handle the bib and strap duties, for its increase wicking and breathability where restricted airflow can prove stifling in warmer conditions. The textured mesh prevents it from sticking to your skin offering maximum ventilation. Resistex carbon fiber, the third material, contains antistatic properties and provides additional stretch and sun protection. At the leg openings, wide Aero Lazer bands provide a snug and compressive fit that holds the hem in place without silicone grippers that most shorts require. The high spandex content in the fabric provides a 4-way stretch that returns to place season after season preventing you from tugging them back into place on every pedal stroke.
These bibs feature the 4Motion chamois complete with 3D pre-shaped wings that have a mesh vented split on the rear for increased ventilation while allowing the chamois to articulate and move with you. The wings are seamless and sit snugly against your thighs to prevent chafing and friction. Mesh-lined perforations at the front of the chamois offer an increase of air circulation helping to keep you cool and dry. The multi-density, perforated memory foam is also ergonomically designed with a central channel that helps relieve pressure over long rides. Finally, the four-way stretch 4Motion chamois is topped with a carbon sheet to combat odor and improve hygiene.
Rounding out details, these shorts feature a back radio pocket, for racing duties and reflective logos to help improve visibility to drivers in low-light conditions.