Francesco 1979 ILL-1A Bib Short
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Where It's Made
Obbi products are made in Napoli Italy using unique premium Italian materials.
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Obbi products are made in Napoli Italy with luxury Italian materials.
Obbi Francesco ultra high density, and ultra light compressive bib shorts are for riders who wish to maximize comfort or regularly ride 4 and more hours. Built for full day rides, these compressive long distance bib shorts offer a seamless design, an Italian 7+ hour 200 Kg/m3 hour pad, the option to remove the Obbi heat transfer logo when ordering, and the option to personalize with a custom insignia.
These high performance bibs combine a unique Italian ultra light woven fabric with a graphene+ 2d circuit on the interior to provide you with extremely high levels of breathability, sweat wicking and extreme levels of heat redistribution so that you can keep performing at your peak for longer.
With a seamless design, ultra light stitch free straps, and an ultra light main fabric, these bibs vanish from your body, leaving you with nothing but a perfect compressive feeling.
A mens large weighs in at just 168 grams
As the professional riders on the World Tour say when they try it on: "It feels like it’s part of my body".
When you order, Obbi takes 10 business days to make this premium bib short by hand in Napoli Italy. Please supply a custom insignia when you order so this bib short can be truly yours.
- High-tech and super-lightweight Kinetech® performance fabrics
- Graphene+ Planar Thermal Circuit® by Directa Plus
- Ultra High Density Italian Pad (200kg/m3)
- Silicone leg-ending grippers
- Lycra® laser-cut suspenders
- UPF 50+ sun protection factor
- Super lightweight
- Flat stitching technology and only two panels
- Lightweight second skin effect
- Perfect muscle compression
- Reduced drag over 21 mph / 35 kph
- Kinetech®️ fabric weighs just 130gr/sm
- This fabric just simply feels fast, cools fast and is a top choice for hot, fast and long days in the saddle.
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 neighbourhood 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.