Classic Bib Shorts

CAD$270.00 (incl. import duty)

Classic Bib Shorts is rated 4.7273 out of 5 by 154.
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A comfortable pair of cycling shorts is the most important clothing purchase any rider can make. Rapha’s award winning Classic Bib Shorts use the best chamois pad available and are made from a durable, luxury Lycra.

Classic Bib Shorts


Award Winning Bib Shorts

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

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, Rapha logos on the legs, and are cut low at the front for 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, Rapha Condor JLT professional
"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." - Awarded Editor's Choice by Bicycling Magazine, June 2010


  • Matt black with Rapha logos. 
  • Deluxe pad by Cytech. 
  • Highly breathable back. 
  • Soft gripper and flat lock stitching. 
  • Rear key pocket. 


  • Soft, strong, matt finish lycra


  • 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 5 out of 5 by from A good test ride I used the Classic Bib Shorts for the very first time on a 4 day bikepacking trip from San Francisco to LA. No part of my body complained. Need to say more?
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great experience!! I was using was purchased after three very soft and comfortable than wearing bib meantime. Throughout this fall to enjoy a ride with this bib. One unfortunate thing is durability problems. There is a problem with a little band around. I like to use for a long time without any problem.
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Bib Shorts so far I have had them for 4 month and they are the best shorts I have ever had. I strted wiyh Raxar 45 yeras ago....Castelli, Santini, Giordana, Assos....... The Classic Bibs is so good fitted that you feel neked bur still protekted with super comfort. I tsay with the Classics....need nothing else.
Date published: 2015-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool and comfortable Extremely comfortable fabric, and very good Seat protection. Impossible to go back to the old bibs after i started to use this.
Date published: 2016-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful So far the most comfy pair i've ever had. A bit warmer, excellent for Scandinavian conditions.
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great bib Soft, comfortable overall. Chamois is very comfortable with good density. Overall has less compression than the pro team bibs.
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So soft. You're sitting on a cloud. I have a love hate relationship with this product. I used it on a trainer and it wasn't comfortable. It was pulling to much at the inner tighs. On the road that's a different story. There are invisible and it feels like you're sitting on a cloud. So sizing may definitly be something to look for. I have long legs and narrow waist so I'm between two sizes. The Pro cut in medium was clearly too small but the Classic in Medium seems to do the trick :) And man do this bibs make you look good.
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most comfortable ever! I used them for the last year, and it's definitely the most comfortable pair that i own. The fabric for the shoulders and back is super soft on the skin, unlike lots of others high end bibs. The chamois is thick but super comfy if that is what you're looking for. They run larger than my other bibs (I'm large in almost every brands and Rapha lightweight/Pro models, but medium in those).
Date published: 2016-01-04
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Hi there, another sizing question I'm afraid.  I am 5'10, 32" waist and weigh just under 10 stone 5.  Would that be a medium or large in the Classic bibs?  Also, would the fit vary for the Pro Team version? Many thanks

Asked by: Bobbinogs
Hi, we would suggest the size medium for you. The sizing of the Pro Team range is essentially the same but as this line has an aggressive, race ready cut and fit it can often feel tighter.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-03-18

At 5'7, 145lbs, 32 inch waist what size would i be in the classic bib shorts? Thank you

Asked by: Kai B
Hi, we suggest as per the size guide the medium size shorts. We do have a free 90 day return period should you need to exchange.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-02-01

Length? I'm on the stocky side, 26" thighs, 36" waist, but only 5'9". If I take an XL will i find that the shorts run too long, after all if I wanted 3/4 I buy some.

Asked by: IJCriding
Hi, given your height we feel that the XL would run too long on you. We would suggest trying the Large. We do have a free 90 day free return period should you need to exchange.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-01-25

Does it use silicone leg grippers? My skin are allergic to silicone. Thanks.

Asked by: HansenW
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