3/4 Bib Shorts

€160.00 was €210.00

3/4 Bib Shorts is rated 4.641791044776119 out of 5 by 67.
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¾ length Bib Shorts for cooler cycling conditions. Made from strong Thermoroubaix fabric, a contoured pad from specialists Cytech guarantees protection where it’s most needed on the bike.

3/4 Bib Shorts€160.00

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Longer cut cycling bib shorts

A recent invention, ‘three quarters’ were the brainchild of Edwig Van Hooydonk. The Belgian hardman had the idea after winning the Tour of Flanders in 1989. Riding in horrendous conditions, the conventional shorts he chose to wear on that occasion had aggravated a recurring knee problem. His solution was a pair of cycling shorts that stretched below the knee and offered an elegant alternative to the wrapped bandages routinely used at the time. The new look (in smart WordPerfect dark blue) was introduced in 1990 and gained further international exposure when Van Hooydonk returned to Flanders to win again in 1991.

Rapha’s ¾ Bib Shorts use a special, fleece-backed Thermoroubaix fabric to ensure maximum comfort. As with Rapha’s regular bib shorts, the ¾ bibs are made from a luxury mesh material with a large cutaway section in the back to prevent overheating. The shorts also use the same, top-of-the-range pad from specialists Cytech with slim padding and a chamois finish. The ¾ bib shorts have flatlock stitching throughout to prevent chafing and are finished with soft gripper around the legs. Stylish white panels on the lower legs improve visibility.

Reviews:

"The fit is absolutely spot-on and the supremely comfortable Roubaix fabric actually makes them ideal for spring and autumn, but also the worst winter days."
Cycling Plus / Bike Radar ****½

"They’re warm, stretchy and as comfortable as a soft blanket on a cold, quiet evening. Wind deflection is top notch. I’ve worn them down to freezing temperatures as well as up to 50-degrees and always felt thermo-comfy without being overwhelmed by too much warmth."
www.bicycling.com

"Comfortable kit especially once worn in with a real quality air as expected of Rapha."
www.roadcyclinguk.com

FEATURES

  • Contrast stripe down front of shin with tone on tone Rapha logo. 
  • Seams positioned away from front and back of the knee. 
  • Lightweight mesh bib.
  • Gripper on hem. 
  • Flat lock stitching.
  • Cy-Tech pad.

FABRIC

  • Strong and durable Thermoroubaix with great stretch. Thermolite fleece lining.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • 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 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable..but These 3/4 bib shorts are very comfortable and can be worn in a wide variety of temperatures. I wore my last pair until they were worn through - took about 4 years. They do come up slightly smaller than the regular bib shorts, but that may be due to the material used. What is good is that the seat pad stays in place and is very comfortable. The longest I have worn mine was 8 hours, it started cool, but got progressively hotter - they were still comfortable. The only minor quibble was some finishing on my latest pair, just had some loose threads, they were properly sewn, just not tidied up - at this price would expect that to be done - but a minor quibble.
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not quite 3/4 I bought this for the spring season as I've had good use from another pair of 3/4 bib tights from another manufacturer. The first thing is that these come up a bit longer than 3/4 on me (I'm 175 cm and fairly balanced proportions.) So with overshoes on, there's a gap of about 1.5cm between the shorts and the over shoes. Aside from that they fit well, no bagging or creasing behind the knee and the pad is comfortable on longer rides. The material is comfortable against the skin and keeps you warm in cooler temperatures. I love the reflective strips on the front.
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful item From reading previous reviews, I was a little unsure on sizing as several people commented on the tights coming up small. I usually wear a small in Rapha tights and classic bibshorts but went for a medium in the 3/4 and they fit perfectly. I am 175cm, 72kg Great chamois and well constructed. I have worn in 5 degrees celsius up to 15
Date published: 2016-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rapha - 3/4 Bib Shorts As the temperature drops below 10 degrees Celcius it's a good very welcome feature 3/4 and warmer fabric. Improvement potential. All other Rapha bibs I own immediately the pad is immediately in place when putting them on. This short requires some adaption before and I also stop after some km to put the fabric and the pad right and from then on it's good.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfortable! The shorts are extremely comfortable and the padding is second to none, first time out in them it was quite chilly but I could not feel the wind at all, after a 25 mile ride in the Peak District. I can highly recommend them
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good looking comfort Perfect for nice autumn rides in my area with temperatures between 5 and 13. Very comfortable. Looks great too!
Date published: 2015-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect bib shorts I have ridden a couple of hundred miles in cool, often windy, mixed weather since buying my shorts and they have performed perfectly. The cytech pad is very comfortable, the fit is great, they are stylish without having the garish logos that adorn much cycle clothing.
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable second skin These are amazingly comfortable bib shorts that are made of a supple yet solid material. The cut is perfect, allowing for free movement and yet hugging the body enough that it truly moulds into a second skin. One less thing to worry on the road.
Date published: 2015-10-28
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Are these tights made from a windproof fabric?

Asked by: Wellbowledshane
Hi, the thermoroubaix fleeced fabric will keep you warm in windy weather.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-07-28
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