Deep in the heart of Utah's Wasatch Mountains, near Competitive's home office in Park City, there's a fabled little ribbon of pain known as Royal Street. If you've had the misfortune of encountering this climb, then you can appreciate the importance of having a well constructed, comfortable pair of shorts like the Capo Royal Street Bib Shorts. Climbs like this have tendency to beat the hell out of you, so you'll want all the comfort you can get, and you can always take solace in their classy aesthetic. The shorts' bottoms are made with Capo's Ceramica Lycra, HG Lycra, and V Mesh 360. The Ceramica fabric, as the name implies, is actually made with natural clay based yarns. Testing showed Capo that implementing this material into its fabrics increases circulation and temperature regulation. It's honeycomb like patterning nets serious moisture transfer and is extremely durable. Ceramica is also gently compressive, which provides a confident fit and helps to limit the fatigue caused by road noise over long miles. The side panels are Capo's high gauge HG Lycra, which is also compressive and abrasion resistant. The HG's Coldblack treatment dissipates heat by reflecting the sun's rays to keep you cooler, despite the shorts' classic black color. The bib shorts' uppers received Capo's super lightweight V Mesh 360. This open mesh fabric is highly elastic with a supple texture that provides unmatched comfort, support, and freedom of upper body movement. The Royal Street Shorts use Capo's Anatomic DP Carbon Elastic Interface Technology EIT Insert. They use high density open cell foam bonded to a microfiber layer that has antimicrobial carbon fiber threads woven through it to aid in moisture evaporation. The chamois is thin and conforms to your body, and the unobtrusive 6mm and 8mm thick padding keeps bulk low and comfort high over long rides. One additional detail that's become a commonplace sight these days is the leg gripper band, which eschews grabby things and el...