Features like a four way stretch material and even more forgiving panels of material at the crotch gusset transform Giro's New Road CA Ride 2. 0 Overshorts from casual wear into a piece of cycling gear. This combination of pedestrian style and cyclist function mean they're as ready for a walk around town as a day in the saddle. The accommodating stretch is courtesy of the nine parts nylon shot through with one part spandex. Compared to the previous model of Ride shorts, the Ride 2. 0 Overshorts incorporate a higher spandex content for more freedom of movement while pedaling without the social after effects of neon Lycra. Note that we aren't embarrassed by Lycra we just recognize that a casual gathering may not be its most appropriate application. Finally, it's worth noting that the Ride 2. 0 Overshorts are made stateside in California. In an industry whose production facilities are migrating more and more overseas, this little bit of homespun kit is a welcome addition.