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Classic Bib Shorts
A comfortable pair of cycling shorts is the most important clothing purchase any rider can make. Rapha's award winning Bib Shorts use the best chamois pad available and are made from a durable, luxury Lycra.
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Award Winning Bib Shorts
Test ride any of Rapha’s Classic products to destruction and if you are not 100% satisfied within 30-days you can return them for a full refund.
A comfortable pair of cycling shorts is the most important clothing purchase any rider can make. Get them right and you can spend hours in the saddle without even noticing them. Get them wrong and every kilometre will feel like a hundred. The Rapha Classic Bibs have been designed for total comfort.
The most important component in any bib shorts is the pad and Rapha shorts use the top of the range pad from specialists Cytech. It has slim, body-contoured padding and a soft, chamois finish.
The shorts are made from a soft, matt-black Lycra with great stretch. The bibs are made from a luxury mesh material with a large cutaway section in the back to prevent overheating. For extra comfort in the saddle, Rapha’s bib shorts have flatlock stitching throughout to prevent chafing and are finished with soft gripper around the legs. The shorts also have a small key pocket and black-on-black Rapha logos and are cut low at the front to make it easy to answer calls of nature.
"One of the best chamois I’ve ridden. Not only are the shorts comfortable but they are long-lasting. Normally the material wears out before the actual chamois does! The uppers on the shorts keep their elasticity and the bibs stay up without sagging."
Kristian House, 2009 British National Road Race Champion
Awarded Editor's Choice by Bicycling Magazine, June 2010:
"Rapha's product offers a slightly tougher, more supportive short material (polyester with spandex) that earned universal praise for durability in the washer (a few testers put the shorts through a year of punishment) and comfort on the bike."
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- Soft, strong, matt finish lycra
- Matt black with Rapha logos.
- Deluxe pad by Cytech.
- Highly breathable back.
- Soft gripper and flat lock stitching.
- Rear key pocket.
- Labels positioned away from skin.
- Machine wash cool 30°
- Wash dark colours separately
- Do not tumble dry
- Do not iron
- Do not bleach
- Do not dry clean
Style Size Stock Black, Cream Bibs X-Small Good Small Good Medium Good Large Good X-Large Good XX-Large Good Black X-Small Good Small Good Medium Good Large Good X-Large Good XX-Large Good
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
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.