Here is what you need to know about Giro Chrono: Luigi Bergamo, the man behind Assos R&D for years and years, worked closely with the Californian brand on the design and fabric sourcing for the road clothing. The Chrono Pro jersey and bibs shorts are not cheap, but they are closer to earth than Assos or the boutique offerings of Bergamo’s own premium brand, Q36.5.
After a false start with ‘New Road’ hipster clothing (that was since rebranded Venture), Giro lined up Chrono as a straight-ahead take on roadie clothing. While New Road was comfortable for riding around town, it never struck me as something I’d wear for a long ride. The Chrono stuff, however, I’m happy to ride in all day.
Chrono Pro jersey $180 / £139
The jersey has four main materials: mesh under the arms and down the sides, perforated polyester/elastane on the front and back, skinsuit-like nylon/elastane shoulders and sleeves, and a sweatproof backing for the phone/valuables zipper pocket.
The end result is a silky, wicking jersey that fits a variety of body types. As a guy who doesn’t have narrow bike-racer-like shoulders, I’m often frustrated by jerseys that fit either in the shoulders or in the waist, but not both. This jersey fits well all-around, and looks good on guys with narrow shoulders, too.
The Giro Chrono pro jersey comes in three styles
Chrono Pro bib shorts $250 / £189
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