If you've made do for years with buying small and extra small sizes in men's bib shorts, the Giordana FormaRed Carbon Women's Bib Shorts will change your life. These bib shorts have been designed for hard, long hours in the saddle with small, though significant modifications to fit a lady's build. The shapes of the panels are determined by the Giordana Women's Contour Fit system. The result is a snug ergonomic fit that's optimized for your position on the bike. The FormaRed Carbon Bibs make use of the HC-44 high compression fabric to facilitate this precise fit as well as aid in your performance while giving you maximum comfort. To translate, the HC refers to the fabric's high compression rate, while 44 designates the number of threads per centimeter in the knitting process. This tight weave makes you feel like your muscles are being gently held-in place. Carbon reinforced Ametista fabric is added along the very top of the shorts, at the cuffs, and in the bib straps to provide additional support and eliminate excessive stretch. Antigua fabric is the internal, red semi-perforated material that lays against the skin, allowing it to ...designed to be comfortable for long days on the bike... breathe. This fabric also holds the bibs perfectly in place without causing any irritation or indentations in the skin.While staying up and staying put are the benefits of bib shorts with suspenders, there are possible complications -- two of them, in fact. If you've been reluctant to experiment with bib shorts because you were afraid that the straps would be far too bothersome, know this. The FormaRed Women's Bib Shorts have suspender straps that lie toward the outside of your torso, and a minimum number of seams allows free and comfortable movement. Giordana uses a four-needle flat stitch for all the seams which makes them discrete and durable. Reflective elements have been added to make you more visible and consequently safer on the roads near dawn or dusk.The ALTA O.F. represents the highest level of technology available in women's specific chamois. Giordana has translated its Women's Contour Fit process to develop a pad that provides the appropriate protection for lady cyclists. The modified and streamlined silhouette of the pad is narrower which contours better to the female form on the bike. As a result, the ALTA is considerably less bulky, yet retains the protective qualities that will keep you comfy even over the course of three to four hour rides. The insert is elastic and conforms to the body in motion, but returns every time to its original shape after activity.The Giordana FormaRed Carbon Women's Bib Shorts are available in Black/black and come in X-Small through X-Large.