Lightweight Bib Shorts

CAD$265.00 (incl. import duty)

Lightweight Bib Shorts is rated 4.3968 out of 5 by 189.
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Our lightest, coolest bib shorts, to give you the edge in the hottest summer conditions.

Lightweight Bib ShortsCAD$265.00

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Bib shorts that keep you cool when others are losing theirs

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

When the temperature soars, these are the bib shorts to reach for. Created for the hardest, hottest and most demanding conditions, the Rapha Lightweight Bib Shorts are more comfortable in the peak summer heat. The soft, stretch fabric is more breathable and a lighter weight than other Rapha Bib Shorts, and it also incorporates a sunblock treatment. Elsewhere, there is a lighter mesh on the bib and a larger cutaway at the back, and the exclusively developed chamois pad is lightweight and perforated.

The lightweight shorts are available in two leg lengths –regular and short, cut 3cm shorter specifically for the hottest conditions – and feature an improved gripper and new colourways.


  • Lightweight Lycra fabric
  • SPF factor 50+
  • Perforated pad exclusive to Rapha
  • Large cutaway section
  • High-wicking mesh
  • Colour-matched leg stripe and side panels
  • Lightweight, extra-wide gripper
  • Colour-on-colour Rapha logos


  • Main: 90% polyester; 10% Elastane
  • Bibs: 92% polyester; 8% Elastane 
  • Pad: upper layer 81% nylon, 19% Elastane; foam 100% polyurethane


  • Machine wash – 30C
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Cool iron – one dot
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Wash dark colours separately

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 Great Bib for the Dutch summer After buying the Core Bib I was looking for a cooler version of this Bib for hot summer days. The Core Bib is great for 80% of the time during my evening and weekend rides in the Netherlands but a little warm for real hot days (28 C and higher). The lightweight Bib is lighter and feels great to the skin, great to wear even in milder days ( 20 C or higher). Great additional Bib for my Core Bib
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from bib short i bought this item 3 weeks ago; used that item 3 times and unfortionaly the back of the short has a bad quality! I send that item back to raphia
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing fit Bought them as supplement for the Classic bibs, and these a far better.
Date published: 2015-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, but wish they were a bit longer. Love the look of the shorts, the quality and the feel. However, if you use a smaller size, i.e. small/medium, they feel a bit too short in the regular version. A "long" version would be a nice option.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts I bought the bib-shorts because I allready have af pair of the classic bib-short. these shorts is thinner than the classic-bibshort, but nicer til wear when the weater is hot.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp and fast Shorts Bought my new summer Light Rapha shorts on Black Friday. Looking forward to use them first time, when I go to Lanzarote January 2016.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great butt-pads, great style1 Not only do I look slick as Don Jonson riding Miami Vice with this pink banner over my thigh but the butt-padds are the best. Granted, the bibs cost a bit more but I can do my longer runs without having to worry about getting sore. Also, when people see the pink Rapha banner, they get a little intimidated, which I enjoy.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smooth Bib shorts perfect in warm weather Style and fit really great as usual with Rapha products. The pad works perfectly during the warmer rides. However not five star rating since the fabric seems to loose a bit of elasticity now after a couple of washes.
Date published: 2016-06-13
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Is the chamois the same as in the classic bib shorts?

Asked by: JohnBu
Hi, the chamois pad is the same as in the Classic Shorts, but it is perforated.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-05-30

What is the difference between regular and short cut on the bib shorts?

Asked by: Mathyeu
Hi, The lightweight shorts are available in two leg lengths –regular and short, cut 3cm shorter specifically for the hottest conditions
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-05-30

Hi, can lady wear this bib short?

Asked by: Jadey
Hi, although not female specific these shorts can indeed be worn by women.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-05-28

What's the biggest difference between this and the Pro Team Lightweight Bib Shorts? Why is there a price difference between the two? Is the choice of material or a different chamois?

Asked by: MadMike
Hi, there are many differences between the Pro Team Lightweight bib shorts and the Lightweight bib shorts and all the fine details can be found and compared on each of the product pages. The main difference would be the cut of the shorts with the Pro Team being a more aggressive race specific cut and the lightweight more similar to the Classic cut.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-05-30

Is the pad intended to be an endurance specific one? I.e. 4+ Hours on the bike?

Asked by: Thecolombian
Hi. The pad is exclusively developed chamois and is lightweight and perforated specifically for the hottest conditions. It is hard to advise on the endurance specifics as this depends on personal fit, feel and riding style.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-06-29

What is the length of the inseam on the small and medium in the regulars size? Is it the same as the core S22cm, M23cm?

Asked by: kddy

I am 183 height, 86cmWaist, 83Inside Leg , Weight 65kg ,Slim, LIGHTWEIGHT BIB SHORTS, Size M Or L ?

Asked by: LIZ CHENG
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