How many fabrics does it take to make one of the world's best jerseys' Feel like you've heard this one before' Well, the answer is embodied in the Giordana FormaRed Carbon Jersey and the answer is actually five. If it seems like overkill, keep in mind that this is the top jersey offering from Giordana. So, whether you're calling it FormaRed, FRC, or that one really nice Giordana jersey, you're talking about highest levels of Italian quality. Starting with the bulk of the jersey's construction, Giordana went with its slightly compressive and incredibly soft Asteria 2. 0 fabric. With a nylonLycra composition weight of 140gm2, the FormaRed Carbon FRC jersey provides a high level of muscle support, nearly approaching the medical compression level 240gm2. So, at FRC's denier, you can't expect much promotion of blood flow to the heart, but your muscle groups will receive some assistance at resisting road vibration and oscillation. Additionally, the material's threads per centimeter TPC is among the highest available on the market. In fact, prior to Asteria 2. 0, the highest thread count hovered around 36 TPC. This means that, compared to most competition, the FRC is softer, more conforming, and has a higher level of wicking capability. And remarkably, Asteria 2. 0 achieves this at a lighter weight than most Lycra blends. Why is this important' Well, if you've worn compressive fabrics, you'll have notice that their heavy in comparison to traditional Lycra. So, this fabric encompasses their key traits without the detriment of a weighty, poorly breathing composition. For moisture management, Asteria 2. 0 features a honeycomb knit construction that rapidly pulls moisture away from the skin. From there, the moisture rapidly evaporates at the surface due to the fabric's new treatment. However, with Asteria's breathability being coupled with the ultralight Kite mesh panels at the underarms and inner collar, thermo regulation and core temperature are so well managed...