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Core Bib Shorts

A$180.00

Core Bib Shorts is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 1023.
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Rapha Core bib shorts use collection-specific materials and technology to set the new standard in performance, comfort and value. Designed for every road rider, wherever they ride.

Core Bib ShortsA$180.00

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Simple, quality bib shorts for everyday riding

Simple, quality bib shorts to complement any ride, the main panels use a dense-knit fabric for support and modesty and laser-cut leg grippers lined with soft silicone for a close, comfortable fit. The bib section uses high-stretch material, machined efficiently for even distribution of stretch and to accommodate longer torsos. Flatlock seams are positioned carefully throughout to hold the shorts in place without chafing. The shorts are available in an entirely black colourway, or with a white bib section to prevent straps showing under a light-coloured jersey.

If you are unsure of which bib shorts to choose, take a look at our new Bib Shorts Guide »

“The Core collection is about optimising innovative fabrics and processes across the entire collection to reduce production hours and wastage. For example, the leg-gripper trim reappears in the jersey back, the material for the zip guard is used again on the sleeve tips, and bindings use rolled edges. This means we can produce Core garments without compromise, leading to a new standard for everyday cycling apparel.”
Alex Valdman, Creative Director

Reviews:

“I told my $500 Assos bibshorts that I had a new favorite and they slammed the door to the Kuku Penthouse in my face. But it’s the truth. The Core bibs are Rapha’s entry-level offering but they surpass that designation in both price and quality.”
9.3/10 - VeloNews

“Rapha's Core bib shorts are an impressive mix of knowhow from premium ranges – giving good quality, comfort and a great fit.”
★★★★½ Ash Quinlan, Road.cc

“The bibshorts are a particular highlight of the range. Flatlock seams join smartly-shaped panels, meaning chafing isn’t an issue and Rapha sensibly hasn’t compromised at the heart of the shorts – the Core bibs are built around the original Classic chamois that remains as comfortable as ever. As a result the Core bibshorts punch well above their weight at this price point. It is a similar story with the jersey – the polyester it uses feels more organic than synthetic, and has been treated with an antibacterial process so still smells reasonable even after repeated use.”
★★★★½ Sam Challis, cyclist.co.uk

“Rapha's most affordable bib shorts to date don't skimp on quality or comfort.”
Jim Clarkson, roadcyclinguk.com

“For weekday training and commuting, Rapha have totally nailed it. Bravo all round.”
Graham Hutson, The Times

FEATURES

  • The same Rapha chamois pad used in all our Classic bib shorts
  • Black dense-knit fabric for compressive support and modesty
  • Colour-matched trims throughout
  • Laser-cut, soft-silicone leg grippers to hold shorts comfortably in place
  • High-stretch bib accommodates any rider height without compromising fit
  • Comfortable flatlock stitching
  • Black or white bib section
  • Subtle tonal branding

FABRIC

  • 82% Polyester
  • 18% Elastane

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Gentle machine wash at 30°C
  • Wash with non bio detergent
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Core shorts Decided to push the boat out and go for a more expensive brand than I normally do. I wasn't disappointed. Great quality and will definitely be buying Rapha again.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shorts 1st pair of shorts i've had from rapha. one of the best pair of short i've ever had
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for daily riding I loved the chamois and how fit in my legs. The brand name are so discreet and keep the kit clean
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I used this bib shorts to cycle across France, in L'etape du Tour, commuting in London and...what a great product!
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BIB Shorts Excellent fitness.Comfortable pad, and first of all good looking.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product I bought the Core Bib shorts about a month ago and have used them on a couple of occasions since. They fit very well and have excellent padding where you need it.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meet requirements Purchased them for short rides and products is really nice. Nice fitting, enough comfort, nice sticky stripes on inner sides on both legs, black on black logo, nice price.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feel the quality I have ridden in these core bibs half a dozen times in summer heat and one mercifully cooler day. They were comfortable from the first time on and show no signs of that changing for a long time. I bought mediums and they are supportive and well-tailored for my frame (5'10" 175lbs)
Date published: 2017-08-13
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Hey, I am a 33" waist & 34" inside leg, looking to find out what size you would recommend for bib shorts.

Asked by: Bernie R
A Large Bib Short would be the best choice based upon your dimensions
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-08-16

Hey, I'm a 32 inch leg and a 34 inch waist. I'm a little bit of medium and large. Which size would be best?

Asked by: kingcolers
Based on your sizes we would recommend the Large Bib Shorts rather than the Medium
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-08-14

Hi - I know the Core pad is size specific, but is the pad the same size in both the (M) and (S) sizes? Both sizes fit me, but I'm curious about the pad size / width.

Asked by: Jimty
The Chamois pad will be different in the Medium and Small sizes. The three pad sizes would be XS/S, M/L and XL/XXL.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-08-08

Hi. What size would you recommend for someone with a 33in waist? Size up to large, or down to medium?

Asked by: pelhamdoug
We would recommend sizing down rather than up as excess material can chafe when riding
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-07-25

Hi was wondering what size to get as i have the lightweight shorts in a Large with short leg option and find the a little to snug . so was thinking more to the x large ? As waist is closer to 36 than 34 ..

Asked by: Phillip outlaw
The XL Bib Shorts would suit a 36 waist better than the L. Please refer to the sizing guide on the product page to ensure correct leg length also.
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-07-25

I read that the core bibs use the same chamois as the classic II bibs but is it also size specific?

Asked by: Logjam
The Chamois in the Core Shorts is also size specific.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-07-07

Hey, I was wondering if you could suggest a size for me. I'm aprox. 172cm tall, 88cm waist and 73cm inseam. Thanks

Asked by: Matt514
You could try a medium size based upon these dimensions. If the garments do not meet you specifications then you are able to exchange them under our 90 day returns policy.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-06-22

Regarding sizing, as these will be my first Rapha bibs, I seem to end upp in between sizes M and L. I have a 33 waist and 32 inseam. Should I go for size M? All my other bibs, from other brands, are M.

Asked by: Rapha Core
If you are in between sizes you could try the large size in this garment. If the size does not meet with your specification then you would be able to return these to us under our 90 day returns policy.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-06-22
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