We'll take bib knickers over shorts and knee warmers on any ride where the conditions call for them. We find them more comfortable, since the number of seams is reduced, and it eliminates the wandering knee warmer. The only thing is, since it's more of a shoulder season piece, we don't get nearly the use out of them as we do with our summer bibs and winter tights so we really don't want to drop a ton of money on them. Thankfully, Giordana offers its Fusion Bib Knicker packing high quality, excellent fit, and a ton of value thanks to its advanced microfiber fabric. The material offers the right insulation to keep you warm on those chilly rides but not so much so that you're quick to overheat when the tempo or the temperatures pick up. Otherwise, the lightweight, soft, and moisture-wicking material mostly go unnoticed while supporting your muscles with strategic compression when pushing yourself while in the saddle. Its cut in a paneling pattern for a body-hugging fit that moves with you and its aloe vera-infused Cirro Chamois provides support and mutes road noise from pockmarked winter pavement. Seamless LoPro 0 soft wide elastic-microfiber bib straps are comfortable and offer support while the 190 Mesh at the center of the bib uppers quickly moves moisture preventing the dreaded clammy feeling. Final details include the LoPro 45 elastic leg cuffs with silicone gripper on the inside keeping the knicker in place throughout the ride while remaining non-restrictive and reflective accents at the bottom of both legs, increasing your visibility in those low-light conditions that usually accompany the cooler months.