Few careers have enjoyed the many colors err, make that colours of Wiggins', and the Castelli Knight Commander Bib Shorts are designed to complement the matching jersey's graphical celebration of the gold, jaune, and rainbows that pepper his palmares. Of course, those colours were earned in such variable landscapes ranging from the staggering heights of the Col de Peyresourde to the fast flats of the valley of Bierzo. They also describe an arc of development across terrain as extreme as the pristine surface of the velodrome and the punishing stones of The Hell of the North. Given these wild variations, it's only appropriate that the Knight Commanders are able to handle whatever course your own aspirations dictate. Towards this end, the Knight Commander shorts are based on Castelli's Free Aero bib shorts, which may well be the most versatile shorts we've ever peddled. The shorts lead into the wind with a front panel of Breathe Micro fabric, which, as the name implies, rings breathability and a comfortably compressive stretch to the shorts so neither the heat or the gradual accumulation of vibration induced fatigue will dampen your spirits on long summer rides. Energia Micro fabric highlights fit on the sides and rear panels with outstanding stretch and return, and the saddle contact points' structural integrity is maintained with durable Action Micro Fabric. The minimalist mesh bib straps are designed with Castelli's open Free fit, which eliminates unnecessarily restrictive material across your chest to keep you cool and allow for easy breathing when your diaphragm is working as hard as your legs. The elimination of inner thigh seams is another nod to comfort that indicates Castelli's expertise and obsessive pursuit of design improvements that affect real world applications, not just catalogue bullet points. The Giro3 leg bands are another example of this tendency. They feature a grip material knit directly into the wide cuffs for fit that's as fresh as Wiggo's ...