Finding a pair of affordable bib shorts worthy of long days in the saddle is somewhat akin to searching for a unicorn. Santini calls an end to the search with its Men's Mago Bib Shorts, whose compressive support is designed to comfortably usher you through epic miles and day-long adventures.
Santini fashions the Mago from its Thunderbike Power fabric to ensure a precise, comfortable, and compressive fit. This material supports the legs with a tight, compressive weave, which helps minimize the accumulation of fatigue due to muscle oscillation caused by road vibration and general strain. Additionally, Thunderbike Power is extremely breathable, and it has a heightened level of moisture management, so they'll help you stay dry and cool during heavy exertions.
While high-end fabrics are fantastic, Santini's renown emanates from its characteristically Italian design and fit. Each pair of shorts features a multi-paneled, minimally seamed design that's been cut to map to the contours of your body while in motion. To ensure that the fit remains secure, Santini incorporates its elastic, silicone backed leg grippers which apply even pressure across the leg, so you won't experience any pinching or loss in circulation.
The Mago 2.0 bib shorts feature Santini's much-loved NAT chamois, which features a NEXT gel gore to soak up road vibration and jarring shocks. As a final touch, Santini adds a small pocket on the side of each leg to keep snacks and other small essentials within easy reach.
- Q & A
Santini Mago Bib Short
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Large
These bibs are great! As usual though, Santini apparel runs small so be aware. Other than that, they are great for the money! Super comfort, snug fit, great for mid to long rides and made in Italy where they just get it right!