CYCLING BIB SHORTS
As the main contact point on the bike, making sure you buy the right cycling bib shorts is really important. Many riders swear by a particular brand, but every cyclist is different, so it's really worthwhile taking a moment to decide exactly what type of rider you are and how many miles you intend to cover per week. More >>
Like anything in life, you do get what you pay for, and there is a direct correlation between the amount of miles you will want to cover and the price of the bib short. Generally, if you are riding over 150 miles per week, you should look towards top level cycling bibs. At this price point you are paying for sheer quality of finish, the technical capabilities of the chamois, and for the fit. All of these factors translate into your ability to ride for long periods at a time without discomfort.
For riders looking to get out on the bike 3-4 times a week, then a cycling bib short aimed at a slightly lower mileage would be ideal. You will find there is little sacrifice to finish and comfort, but the pad is more suited to less saddle time. A slightly lower price point also brings with it a slightly thicker lycra construction, whereas generally, a top level bib short is constructed from lighter material.
If you're just getting into cycling and either ride small amounts every day, or just like to ride on the weekend, then you don't need anything more than a well priced pair of entry level bib shorts.
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Made in Italy by renowned bib manufacturer Soullimit, the Cinelli Italo 79 Bib Shorts offer all-day ride comfort, enhanced by a well-padded ergonomic chamois, silicon leg grippers and a confidence inspiring body fabric. The Cinelli Italo colours detail the lower legs, whilst the classic Cinelli logo sits at the side. Perforated inner padding for better breathability with antibacterial treatment Inner gel grip Made in Italy by soullimit
The Eroica has been named after the famous sportive run on the gravel roads around Tuscany. The Vintage bikes and clothing used on this iconic sportive have been used as inspiration to create the vintage visual of the Eroica bib short. The Eroica however are anything but vintage when it comes to the technology they pack in. Power Lycra from Italian fabrics expert M.I.T.I creates a comfortable fit that is ideal for anything up to 6 hour rides. Having said this they have been also tested in everything from 24hr mountain bike rides to elbows out crit races. The chamois is made ...
Howies Bib Shorts are an item you'll find yourself wearing more and more; your existing favourites may well even be challenge by this king of comfort. Seamless, contoured panels are paired with a 2-layer TMF Professional cycle pad that has been made in Italy. 40 density, 4mm thick foam is bonded to 90 density, 8mm foam to construct an insert that translates as comfort for the rider. Elastic surround and antibacterial finishes ensure the pad moves with the rider to create a pair of bib shorts that are a go to for long, short or everyday rides. Seamless circular ...
Built with a supportive, yet stretchy lycra bib body married to elastic Eyelet fabric bib straps for pure all-day ride comfort, a highly engineered elastic 3D seat-pad and anti-slip silicon leg grippers, the Bioracer Belgium Bib Short is the short worn by riders from the Belgium National Team during for competition. Supportive, yet stretchy lycra bib short body Elastic Eyelet bib straps Elastic 3D Shammy Anti-slip silicon leg strips
Tailored from a superbly finished lycra in a 6-panel ergonomic construction, and powered by a high end Cytech EIT Carbonium ultra high density foam pad, the Cafe du Cycliste Josephine Bib Short is an ideal club run, sportive or race day bib for the discerning road rider. Sporting a stretchy upper for unhindered freedom of movement in or out of the saddle, the Josephine is finished with laser cut silicon leg grippers to maintain bib position throughout the ride and subtle reflective elements for low light visibility. 85% Polyester / 15% Elastane High end Cytech pad Mesh ...
Featuring a super soft, completely seamless and fully perforated chamois, an 8 panel construction and a smooth, sleek Poly/Lycra Micro Denier bib body for a highly comfortable fit, the Twin Six Speedy Flanders Bib Short is finished with silicone leg grippers for a great surety of fit. 8 Panel Construction 8 oz Micro Denier Knit Poly/Lycra Super-soft, Completely Seamless and Fully Perforated Men's Chamois Printed Sides, Butt Panel and Upper Silicone Leg Grippers
With a refreshed design and the return of everyone's favourite Leopard Trek blue for 2013, the Radioshack Leopard Trek Elite Aero Bib Short is the exact same bib as used by the Craft sponsored Pro Tour team, and in particular, the bib short that recently powered Fabian Cancellara to victory in the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.The Radioshack Elite Bib uses Craft's latest iteration of their Tour de France winning Elite Pad. Constructed from Swiss Technology Carbon Elastic Fabric with a 4-way stretch that continually moves with the body, and with carbon fibers closes to the skin to ...
The Twin Six Black Bib Short 2013 is an ideal partner short for any one of the Twin Six Jerseys - providing a pared down design perfect for giving maximum attention to your jersey. Featuring a super soft, completely seamless and fully perforated chamois, an 8 panel construction and a smooth, sleek Poly/Lycra Micro Denier bib body for a highly comfortable fit, the bib is finished with silicone leg grippers for a great surety of fit. 8 Panel Construction 8 oz Micro Denier Knit Poly/Lycra Silicone Grippers Super-soft, completely seamless and fully ...
Further developed for 2013 with the help of the riders in Team Radioshack Nissan Trek, the Craft Elite Bike Bib Short is a true Tour de France proven cycling bib, and one that offers the high mileage rider both sublime comfort and technical innovation. Designed with a slight compression effect, the Craft Elite Bib Short allows for unhindered freedom of movement and muscle support through a 4-way stretch and exceedingly light weight Coolmax fabric. Like the bib itself, 2013 sees Craft's latest iteration of their Elite Pad - the same chamois used by the riders of Team Radioshack ...
The Euskaltel Bibshort by Bioracer is the official 2013 Team Euskaltel cycling bib short. Providing a supportive, ergonomic cut, it utilises proven Bioracer seat pad technology for all day ride comfort, featherlight bib straps and an integrated race radio pouch.Bioracer pro chamois as used in the Belgium National Team KitErgonomic, muscular supporting cutHighly breathableBib strap eyelet braces c/w race radio pocket
Road riding under a merciless sun for mile after mile takes its toll on the body. The battle to stay cool is constant, and in response to this demand Castelli created the Inferno Bib Short.A speciality cycling bib short for racing and training in hot weather, the Inferno features 7 different fabrics specially coated in sun reflecting titanium dioxide. Whilst we do still recommend wearing sunscreen for your ride, the inherent sun reflecting properties of the Inferno will provide significant extra UV protection. Powered by Castelli's universally loved Progetto X2 Air seat pad for maximum ...
Originally introduced back in 2007 and incrementally improved to perfection along the way (notably winning the Cycling Plus July 2011 head-to-head of top bib shorts with ease) the Castelli Free Aero Race Bib Short is a long-mileage, super airy cycling bib ideally suited to club runs, sportives and races in warm conditions.Featuring the Italian brand's highly regarded Progetto X2air seat pad for sublime all-day comfort - a model with so many testing miles on it, it's probably been to the moon and back, the Free Aero Bib sports a uniquely spacious bib strap / bib upper area (hence the Free ...
A rider favourite since it first appeared in the Castelli shorts line-up a couple of years back, and refined, tweaked and lovingly praised by the cycling media ever since, the Castelli Body Paint 2.0 Bib Short is a highly engineered bib short, finished with impressive detailing and a long-mileage chamois, making it an ideal bib for warm weather sportives, club runs and races.Why Body paint? Well, it's all down to the fabric - where Castelli have used an engineered knit fabric that integrates most components into one single, seamless fabric. Couple that to a variable knit structure, and ...
A small detail that perhaps reveals itself on the road more than at home, but nevertheless, well designed bib short straps are essential for cycling comfort, and in this area the Etxeondo Orhi Bib Short scores very highly, thanks to its single piece, seamless strap design that exactly contours the strap to the body for exceptional comfort. Sporting the the rider favourite anti-bacterial Urraki chamois (an ideal pad for long rides in warm temperatures) with a smooth, stretchy lycra body, enhanced by special panels for extra breathability, the Orhi is completed by superbly finished ...
A new bib short to the Etxeondo collection for 2013, the Bira Bib Short offers UV protection, a very anatomical cut and high density Arma chamois. Finished in black with secure leg grippers (nicely styled with the Etxeondo logo) to keep everything in place mid-ride, it's an ideal bib short for the cyclist looking to ride out 2-3 times per week. Lycra Sport fabric ...
If one garment has to be classed as 'beyond comfortable' it is a women's bib short, and with this marker in mind, the Etxeondo Eder Bib Short is in our opinion, as close as it is possible to get to perfect. Opened with a clever front closure, the Eder bib short's straps are a brilliant women's specific design, fitting the body like a second skin to ensure comfort throughout even the longest rides, enhanced by flat seams throughout and an an extremely elastic fabric as the main bib body. Chamois duties are taken care of by the Etxeondo Angliru pad - a 3-layer ...
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