The Giordana EXO Bib Knickers represent the progression of the storied Italian company's envelope-pushing ethos, incorporating strategic compression along major muscle groups to reduce fatigue, maximize blood flow, and eliminate sore knees commonly experienced by long-distance cyclists. And though it may sound rather strange, these knickers are intended for warm-weather use, thanks to their oh-so-light AeroFix Pro bib uppers and Mesh Xpansion knee panels, which enhance thermo-regulation on the hottest summer rides. Using every ounce of knowledge gained from years of research and design, Giordana engineered the EXO Bib Knickers with strategic support along the tendons connecting the patella to surrounding muscle groups. A higher level of support along the knees virtually eliminates the pain experienced by cyclists pushing their limits on leg-crushing climbs, also facilitating uniform pedal stroke for maximum efficiency. Moovix Lycra paneling along the leg panels increases blood flow to reduce fatigue on spirited training rides and long-distance hauls. Moreover, you'll find similar compressive fabrics from the lower knee to the calf, and along the lower legs.Another impressive feature with the EXO Bib Knickers is the aloe-infused Cirro OF chamois. Not content with a simple aloe treatment, Giordana actually infused particles of aloe vera directly into the chamois' threads. This prevents the aloe particles from washing away after a few uses, but more importantly, it protects and heals the skin during punishing rides and races.