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Core Bib Shorts

CAD$185.00 (incl. import duty)

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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 ShortsCAD$185.00

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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, Head of Design

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, roadcyclinkguk.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 Great short. Fit of a pro short, pad of the classic short... How much better could it get?
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome fit It will not be the only raphas in may closet for sure
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfortable bibs A few rides in with the Core Bibs and very impressed with the comfort - which easily match the looks! Slightly longer length in the leg than i'm used to, with awesome leg grippers to keep them looking on point.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommended. I bought a pair of core bib short in the summer 2016. So impressed I have bought a second pair. These are the main points I like. No massive logo. Despite being washed 3-4 times a week are still in great condition. Comfortable all year round. Grippers on the thigh do a good job.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a good choice Not yet tested in riding only trainer is but the comfort and the perfect fit
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! This is the sixth pair of rapha bibs I own, 3 classic and 2 pro are my basis of comparison. I think the core bibs are my new favorite. The fit, the chamois and longer legs are perfect for me. I would definitely prefer to have 2 pairs of these versus I pair of the pro bibs at roughly the same cost. Thumbs up to Rapha!
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit Bought about 2 weeks ago and have done 2 ride with it. Have to say they it is a great bib and perfect for Melbourne summer days
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Core bibshorts Pleased with the shorts, I like the longer length of leg, good compression and like the wide leg grippers, also like understated logos ,
Date published: 2017-01-31
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Hi! I wear small on classic bib whiich is a bit relaxed fit i find compare to lightweight bib. Should i get a size small on core bib?

Asked by: Vias
Hi, these have a slightly closer fit so we would advise choosing a Small like your Classic Bib Shorts. Should you need to exchange, we have a 90 days return period.
Answered by: Rapha_JMD
Date published: 2017-02-09

Hi, I'm 178cm/5'10" tall with an athletic build. My waist size is 32 and I wear large across your Core and Brevet Jerseys (these would cover naval area just nice). Would you recommend a small or a medium size bib in my case? Thanks!

Asked by: Yaacob
Hi, please refer to the size guide as far as possible. With the information you have provided, we would suggest you try a Medium. Should you need to exchange, we have a 90 days return period.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-12-22

2 questions. First-Is the chamois in the Wiggins Core the same as the regular Core bibs. Second-Is the chamois in either of those, the Core and Wiggins Core, the same as the Classic Bibs.

Asked by: Jughead55
Hi, the chamois pad in all three pairs of shorts you mentioned is the same.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-12-01

What is the  difference between the chamois of the core bibs and the brevit bib shorts

Asked by: Jughead55
Hi, the chamois is very similar but the Brevet Bib Shorts do use a specially designed, quick drying chamois pad for multi day use.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-30

My waist is measured 31in but my thighs are skinny. Should I go for size M for a less tight fit hip or should everywhere leave slightly tighter?

Asked by: Seto
Hi, these shorts have quite a close fit and based on your measurements, we recommend a medium.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-15

Hi! Never owned a rapha bib here ever. But thinking of purchasing one of these. But not sure what size to get. My waist line is about 33 inch, but i have really skinny thighs. Also i have long torso. I'm 5 10" tall &165lbs. What size would you suggest?

Asked by: Leo g
Hi, these shorts have quite a close fit and based on your measurements, we recommend you choose a large. As always we do have a free 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-08

Hello, This will be my first Rapha bib purchase and want to be sure I order the right size. I am 6'4 and 185 lb. I wear XXL in Giordana and Sportful shorts. Being a 36 waist, my size for core is XL, but wanted to double check before ordering. Thanks.

Asked by: Kirk
Hi, please refer to the size guide as far as possible. With the information you have provided, we would suggest you try an XL. Should you need to exchange, we have a 90 days return period.
Answered by: Rapha_JMD
Date published: 2016-10-25

helo~ It is fit for which condition? (hot or cold)

Asked by: HEYAQ
Hi, these shorts are designed for use in a variety of conditions. They can be worn on their own in warm conditions or combined with knee warmers or winter tights in mild/ cold conditions.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-10-18
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