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Core Bib Shorts

£100.00

Core Bib Shorts is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 657.
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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 Shorts£100.00

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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, Creative Director

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, roadcyclinguk.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 Comfy The feel is fantastic, cut is great, no one looks good in Lycra, but these make you feel like u look good
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soooooo comfortable! I used to by cheap shorts and suffered. I thought it was part of cycling. Watching a youtube video by Veloharmoney I decided to take a gamble and try Rapha core bib shorts. Why not? There is a money back guaranty so I figured I had nothing to lose. Well guess what....Rapha is not getting these bibs back. The comfort is unbelievable after my usual 28 mile loop. No soreness and I am ready to ride the next day. Going to buy a second pair soon. I highly recommend the Rapha core bibs if you have never worn bibs before. The XL sizing for my 36" waist was perfect.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent fit I am 5' 10", 140 lbs, about a 30" waist, and size small is perfect. I appreciate the slightly longer length on the short, and the subtle logo. While I'm still in my first few rides with these shorts, I am experienced with other high quality brands, and these, my first Rapha shorts, are absolutely in the elite ballpark in terms of quality and comfort.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Fit and as Comfortable as could be Worn on a few rides now and work perfectly. Medium size (i'm 5'11" and 78kg) with great fitting all round. Wash fine and haven't lost shape.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A "must have" Product Cool colors and great fit. Every cyclist deserves Rapha clothing!
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most comfortable bib shorts I own. I just purchased a core bundle. As soon as I put on the bib shorts I knew these were different. So comfortable you didn't feel like other shorts that I own. After my first ride I didn't feel like I can't wait to take them off.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice bibs For fit purposes I went with large I'm 5'9" and weigh about 175lbs. The length is longer than the PI bibs I normally wear in a M so this was expected and actually feel the Rapha ones are just right in length. The top seems to pull more as other have noted when standing but when on the bike this is not an issue.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid product These were the first core product I bought and was not disappointed. Comfortable pad even after a long day on the bike. I also have the classic 2 bib shorts and didn't notice a massive difference in performance over these shorts, a genuine bargain.
Date published: 2017-04-19
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Interested in buying these shorts, based on my 33 waist I'm right in the middle of large and medium. Any recommendation?

Asked by: VanceP
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: sezr
Date published: 2017-04-21

Hi, I have several pairs of the pro bibs in large tall (with the extra 10 mm). How does the length of the core short compare? I hover around 82k and am 193cm tall.

Asked by: cramerotti
The length of the shorts are the same, The difference is in materials used and the close fit of the Pro Team against the other ranges.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-03-31

Still a little unsure of sizing: I am 6 feet tall, long legs, short torso, 185 lbs 34 inch waist. I assume a large is best? The only Rapha product I own is a long sleeved jersey in XL which fits perfectly

Asked by: keith ztivokark
The Large size should be ideal for these dimensions.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-03-27

Hi,is the pad same as pro team bib 's pad ?

Asked by: andru
These bibs share the same chamois as in the classic bib short a cytech chamois
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-03-22

Size recommendation please. 195 cm tall, 82 cm waist, which puts me middle of M for waist size, XXL for inside leg. Will L be too big in waist? Will a M or L be too short for body/ thigh? Thanks

Asked by: iUUi
Hi, the medium would be the best fit around your waist. You are quite tall and so the shorts may be slightly tight in terms of length but medium would be our best recommendation. As always, we do have a free 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-03-15

Hi! Is the padding in these also Cytech? Thanks in advance /Patrik

Asked by: cppatrik
Hi, we do also use a Cytech pad in our Core Bib Shorts.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-03-08

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: 2017-02-22

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
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