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Defiance. It's a word with deep meaning in road cycling. Much about the sport is rooted in the mentality, from long solo training days, to breaking from the peloton in a doomed attack. Enter CHPT3's Defiant bibshort, a "racing" bib that holds a middle finger aloft to all other racing bibs. Radio pocket? No, just an internal color reveal, the original CHPT3 data print. Fabric suitable to splay sponsor logos upon? No, just heavy-weight Lycra that feels utterly luxurious in the hand without being overbearing in the heat.
Designed using multi-panel construction (unlike the significantly more costly 1.11 Short), the Defiant 1.16 also uses a wide backed gripper that cuts a sleek profile over the leg, preventing any semblance of "muffin-topping". CHPT3's branded Progetto X2 chamois is one of our favorites for long days in the saddle, backed by the higher-compression premium lycra the Defiant is built from.