3/4 Bib Shorts


3/4 Bib Shorts is rated 4.5185 out of 5 by 27.
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¾ length Bib Shorts for cooler cycling conditions. Made from strong Thermoroubaix fabric, a contoured pad from specialists Cytech guarantees protection where it’s most needed on the bike.


Longer cut cycling bib shorts

A recent invention, ‘three quarters’ were the brainchild of Edwig Van Hooydonk. The Belgian hardman had the idea after winning the Tour of Flanders in 1989. Riding in horrendous conditions, the conventional shorts he chose to wear on that occasion had aggravated a recurring knee problem. His solution was a pair of cycling shorts that stretched below the knee and offered an elegant alternative to the wrapped bandages routinely used at the time. The new look (in smart WordPerfect dark blue) was introduced in 1990 and gained further international exposure when Van Hooydonk returned to Flanders to win again in 1991.

Rapha’s ¾ Bib Shorts use a special, fleece-backed Thermoroubaix fabric to ensure maximum comfort. As with Rapha’s regular bib shorts, the ¾ bibs are made from a luxury mesh material with a large cutaway section in the back to prevent overheating. The shorts also use the same, top-of-the-range pad from specialists Cytech with slim padding and a chamois finish. The ¾ bib shorts have flatlock stitching throughout to prevent chafing and are finished with soft gripper around the legs. Stylish white panels on the lower legs improve visibility.


"The fit is absolutely spot-on and the supremely comfortable Roubaix fabric actually makes them ideal for spring and autumn, but also the worst winter days."
Cycling Plus / Bike Radar ****½

"They’re warm, stretchy and as comfortable as a soft blanket on a cold, quiet evening. Wind deflection is top notch. I’ve worn them down to freezing temperatures as well as up to 50-degrees and always felt thermo-comfy without being overwhelmed by too much warmth."

"Comfortable kit especially once worn in with a real quality air as expected of Rapha."


  • Contrast stripe down front of shin with tone on tone Rapha logo. 
  • Seams positioned away from front and back of the knee. 
  • Lightweight mesh bib.
  • Gripper on hem. 
  • Flat lock stitching.
  • Cy-Tech pad.


  • Strong and durable Thermoroubaix with great stretch. Thermolite fleece lining.


  • Machine wash cool 30°
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean

Rapha leg and waist sizing info

Waist: natural waist measurement is taken from above the hips, close to the navel.
Inside Leg: from the crotch to the base of the ankle.

    CM IN

  •   XS S M L XL XXL
    Waist 74.5 75-80 81-86 87-92 93-99 100+
    Inside Leg 76 81 81 86 86 91
  •   XS S M L XL XXL
    Waist 28 30 32 34 36 38
    Inside Leg 30 32 32 34 34 36
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rapha - 3/4 Bib Shorts As the temperature drops below 10 degrees Celcius it's a good very welcome feature 3/4 and warmer fabric. Improvement potential. All other Rapha bibs I own immediately the pad is immediately in place when putting them on. This short requires some adaption before and I also stop after some km to put the fabric and the pad right and from then on it's good.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfartable and stylish bibs Great bibs for those in need to keep knees warm in falling tempratures. Feeling riding these; except that these are warmer are not much different then riding in short classic bibs, and I like that. They look good too.
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good looking comfort Perfect for nice autumn rides in my area with temperatures between 5 and 13. Very comfortable. Looks great too!
Date published: 2015-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good performance! Used the 3/4 bib for a month now. Good comfort and warm!
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very very good Bib I bike today the Bib is so lits I recommend to all riders
Date published: 2015-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable second skin These are amazingly comfortable bib shorts that are made of a supple yet solid material. The cut is perfect, allowing for free movement and yet hugging the body enough that it truly moulds into a second skin. One less thing to worry on the road.
Date published: 2015-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect 3/4 Bibs These replaced older knickers, and have better support of muscles, perfect fabric, and the best chamois around. Of course, there's always the Rapha style!
Date published: 2015-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, well wearing Replacing a pair that have lasted hundreds of rides, washes and dries. Only question is if the new cut is smaller than the old one.
Date published: 2015-11-05
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