Italian-crafted obscurity.

Given the extremely high output of Italian cycling apparel, it's a near miracle to find an Italian-crafted brand that's still lesser known to the cycling community. Take Nalini for instance, whose products like the Men's Mavone 2 Bib Shorts are made in the heart of bicycle haven's Castel d'Ario, and are still not as popular as the logo-riddled jerseys of today. The point is that you could be a bicycle billboard for a well-established cycling community, or you could sport the New Mavone's sleek black colorways with the Italian performance you crave on the asphalt.

Nalini's race-cut design adorns the Mavone with a closely-fitting, slightly compressive fabric that helps stimulated leg muscles and keep you ready for laps and more. This ultralight fabric excels at moisture management, breathability, and four-way stretch. Nalini then secured each opening with a small silicone band that ensures a secure fit from top to bottom. The Race Man chamois is a standard microfiber pad embedded with unique, four-way stretch material to minimize road vibration and pressure points without inhibiting your mobility as you push pedals to victory.

  • High performance bib short for racing and fast training sessions
  • Four-way stretch, compression fabric fits closes to your body
  • Race Man chamois with strategic padding for reduced road vibration
  • Upper mesh brace pulls sweat away for quick evaporation
  • Race cut fit stimulates leg muscles to keep you in tip-top shape
  • Silicone leg hems ensure a secure fit during powerful pedal pushes
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Not bad

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XXL

I guessed this was a tight Euro fit, so glad I bought the XXL. Chamois are average, I'd say this is probably comparable to a Pearl Izumi Elite, probably slightly below the PRO. I'd rate this below the Castelli Aero Free Race both in the chamois and fabric quality.

Overall not a bad buy, when it's on sale.

Runs ... extremely small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XL

Got a XL which would be the size I wear in Castelli. However these, I stopped pulling them at once I reached the knees, already it was obvious they were going to be very tight. So sizing chart would be way off based on this experience.

great deal

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: large

I also own a pair of Nalini Integra bibs and I liked those so much that I thought I’d try another model from Nalini. The Mavone 2’s did not disappoint. I’m 5’9” and 155 and the large is great although the fabric in front comes up a little too high making them not a great option for hot weather. Also, the cuffs fall a little higher on my leg than some of my other bibs from American brands and I do prefer a slightly longer inseam..Nalini sizing is similar to Castelli where I also wear a large although I’d say Nalini runs maybe a hair larger than Castelli. In every other brand I’ve worn I’m a medium (Capo, LG, Giordana, PI, Gore, and Hincapie). I’ve worn them on a variety of rides and I haven’t had any problems or discomfort with them although like I said, I don’t like them for really hot weather. Overall, these bibs look sharp and feel great. At $113 they’re a tremendous value.