Classic Thermal Bib Shorts


Classic Thermal Bib Shorts is rated 4.715909090909091 out of 5 by 88.
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A winter version of Rapha’s award winning Classic Bib Shorts, featuring a warm Superroubaix® Endurance fabric and reflective Rapha logos.

Classic Thermal Bib Shorts£170.00

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The same award winning quality, with added warmth

Featuring the same cut, matte black finish and deluxe chamois pad as Rapha’s Classic Bib Shorts, the winter version have a Superroubaix® Endurance fabric inner for luxuriant warmth on skin.

For added comfort in the saddle, Rapha's bib shorts have a supremely padded chamois insert, flatlock stitching throughout to prevent chafing and are finished with soft gripper around the legs. The shorts also have a small key pocket on the rear upper.

N.B. This product is not part of the Rapha's Classics Guarantee.


  • Matt black with reflective Rapha logos
  • Superroubaix® Endurance fabric inner
  • Deluxe pad by Cytech
  • Soft gripper and flat lock stitching
  • Rear key pocket


  • Soft, strong, matt-finish Lycra with Superroubaix® Endurance inner


  • 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 and warm Unfortunately I had to send 2 pairs back as in both cases the stitching around the pad snapped when pulling the shorts on. I have gone up a size to XL and now they fit perfect, I'm a 33 inch waist !! I wanted to persevere with the shorts and I'm glad I did as they are the warmest and most comfortable shorts I've ever worn. Rapha's easy and no quibble return policy was a great help.
Date published: 2015-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not armchair comfy - but probably a good thing Having had pad issues for a while from cheaper shorts I decided an upgrade to a better more favoured pair of shorts and pad and planning well ahead to cooler and colder times in Scotland I opted for the 'winter' shorts. The fit is certainly different/snug which I put down to the cut and material, all good. The pad and shorts have performed well - being not too hot on cool evenings as I feared they might. I have still felt some nipping at my rear end toward the end of a 50ml pacy training ride but with a quick on bike adjustment they have been ok - I'm sure these shorts will more than come into their own come Nov. and the winter months and will outlast other brands, so overall happy.
Date published: 2016-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really love these.. I asked Rapha USA to advise me on cold weather gear as I hope to continue to ride through a New England Winter. These bib shorts were on their list, as were leg warmers. I've worn the bibs twice, though not yet in extremely cold weather, and love the fit and Winter weight of the material. They were perfect for a frigid, 2` C., early morning 'cross race just last weekend.
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hardy materials combined with excellent pad At first, I was simply looking for a replacement for a pair of heavyweight bib shorts that had begun to degrade, especially in the braces. What I was impressed with was how nice the thermal fabric was when I got it. Soft and comfortable, but obviously durable. Flat lock stitching is a plus! The leg grippers held my leg warmers well, and the open back made temperature regulation more uniform than other bib short/tight designs. Rapha's seat pad is one of the best in the business for long hours in the saddle. This might be my go-to bib short for late-season cyclocross...
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Snug shorts for chilly riding Using these on their own or with knee warmers as a more controllable option on days that are not quite cool enough for 3/4 bibs. Had the Pro Team version it these fit my leg shape better. The Pro Team bibs are longer in the thigh which isn't ideal for me. The pad on these is very comfortable and the Roubaix fabric feels really smooth against the skin
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warmer version of Ckassic bib Stunning usual Rapha quality, as perfect as the Classic bib just a bit more warm for chilly days, ideal for anyone who prefer knee or leg warners as opposed to full winter bibs, I advise going a use larger than normal due to fleecy lining make the fit a bit snugger
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Ride From Leeds To London I purchased a pair of classic thermal bib shorts to do a ride from Leeds to London in October cycling mainly on Sustrans trails and after covering just over 300 miles on a variety of surfaces I arrived at our destination in comfort with no sores from chafing.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super warm and confortable I love how warm these are. They take the chill off the cold winter morning even more than I hoped they would. The style is a bit weird: I sort of feel like I'm in a German bondage video when I first put them on before I get my jersey on.
Date published: 2015-12-14
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Why are these bibs excluded from the classic guarnty?

Asked by: P Diddy
Hi, the Classics Guarantee was designed to offer a chance to ride-test classic items that helped to establish the Rapha brand. This is four of our original items, the Classic Bib shorts, Jersey, Wind jacket and Winter Tights.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-05

At what temperature ranges do suggest reaching for these thermals over standard classic bibs?

Asked by: Dooly
Hi, it always difficult to give exact temperatures as it will depend on your own temperature regulation and exertion level. However, we would recommend using the thermal bibs from temperatures around 10-12 degrees celsius and below. I hope that helps.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-01

What level of waterproofing do these shorts have? Being in Scotland you have to deal with significant rainfall and past shorts/tights have became waterlogged.

Asked by: DarrenL
Hi,The Classic Thermal Bib shorts do not have any waterproof qualities.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-10-14

I'm in-between sizes (31 inch waist), is it better to size up or down?

Asked by: theantichristy
Hi Nate. We suggest sizing up. But we do have a 90 day return period should you wish to exchange then for the smaller size.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2015-11-23
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