Santini carefully created its Gold Bib Short to match the jersey of the same name, and with its leopard print mesh bib and supportive fit, we'd say they succeeded at creating a worthy companion for the Gold jersey. We'd reach for the kit on hot summer rides and days when we want to step away from the standard stripes and logo aesthetic and add some welcome pops of color to our ride. Though it boasts a more lighthearted aesthetic than most of Santini's classically understated kit, the Gold Bib Short displays the same functional, well executed design that Santini is known for. Constructed with Thunderbike Power fabric, the Gold follows a close, contoured silhouette, aiming to support your muscles over long rides with its lightly compressive fabric. Santini crafts the bib itself out of an airy mesh, offering ample ventilation and a functional T shaped cut that will lie flat under your jersey, cooling you off while staying dependably in place. We always appreciate the addition of clean, raw cut leg grippers on kit, and the Gold's have elastic added to them to help the legs stay securely in place as you ride. Finally, Santini's gel cushioned GIL2 chamois promises to loyally stand between your sit bones and the saddle over the miles, with foam edges shaped carefully to move with you and resist chafing as you turn the pedals.