Of all the improvements Giordana made across its refreshed line for 2016, the kit whose transition most impressed us from last year is inarguably the SilverLine. Previously regarded as a simpler, more recreational sibling next to the venerable Forma Red Carbon line, SilverLine received a serious upgrade this year. Giordana's decision to close the gap between SilverLine and its pricier siblings by using higher end materials and employing a more tailored fit without changing the price resulted in pieces like the SilverLine Men's Shorts, which offer incredible value to the self sponsored cyclist or weekend warrior looking to add to their everyday kit. To construct the SilverLine Shorts, Giordana starts with a proprietary synthetic fabric sourced from the swim and undergarment industry, combining two panels of the quick drying, supple fabric to create each leg of the shorts. The fabric features compression to help support the muscles of your legs while you ride, limiting fatigue causing muscle vibrations with an equally supportive core to stabilize the waist and hips. While the compression help maintains overall fit, a pair of stretchy, 4. 5cm jacquard elastic leg cuffs add reassurance that the legs won't go anywhere when you're out of the saddle grinding through the last section of a climb. The SilverLine's Cirro chamois received its own upgrade this year, now boasting a slimmer design with breathable, plush cushioning that rebounds after every pedal stroke.