Wear the future
When you put on the Francesco 1979 bib shorts, you’re wearing the future of sportswear. Obbi uses cutting-edge technology to design and produce the world’s most technologically advanced bib shorts.
Obbi uses Graphene plus in their fabrics as this super-lightweight material possesses unique thermal features. It dynamically distributes body heat to colder areas in order for you not to overheat. Thereby you can keep performing at your highest level no matter the temperatures outside. In cold weather, when used as a base layer, Obbi clothing helps you stay warm by making sure the heat is evenly distributed on your body.
Graphene plus is truly a sportswear game-changer and at Obbi, they are at the forefront of the revolution.
For the chamois, Obbi uses the latest edition from Elastic Interface®, the Road Performance Force, which was originally intended for ultra-cycling and long hours in the saddle. The design of this pad is developed with a central channel allowing for improved blood flow and reducing pressure and numbness. The multidirectional curvature provides greater fit and saddle stability, while the innovative air-mapping concept increases air permeability for reduced heat and increased wicking properties.
As all Obbi products do, the Francesco 1979 bib shorts also stand out from others on the market as they use flat stitching technology and only two panels, creating an integrated and unique piece of apparel.
The story behind the name
In the 1979 Giro d’Italia, Napoli hosted a time trial for the first time in the history of the race. It was a beautiful course of 31 km and the streets were full of people showing their enthusiasm as only the Neapolitans can do. The time trial itself was also very special as it included a paved descent in the historical neighborhood of Arenaccia.
Wearing the pink jersey as the leading rider, Francesco Moser stormed to victory against the clock in Napoli. That year, Moser won three stages in the Giro before going on to finish second overall in the general classification. The Francesco 1979 bib shorts is dedicated to one of the greatest Italian riders of all time and his victory in streets of Napoli that day in 1979.Features
- High-tech and super-lightweight Kinetec® performance fabrics
- Graphene+ Planar Thermal Circuit® by irecta Plus
- Road Performance Force chamois by Elastic Interface®
- Silicone leg-ending grippers
- Lycra® Suspender laser-cut
- UPF 50+ sun protection factor