Pro Team Lightweight Bib Shorts


Pro Team Lightweight Bib Shorts is rated 4.412121212121212 out of 5 by 165.
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This pared-back version of the Pro Team Bib Shorts uses lighter fabrics and cut-away bib straps for maximum performance in hot weather.

Pro Team Lightweight Bib Shorts£180.00

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Modified and stripped-back for racing in the heat

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

The pro peloton has a long history of modifying their kit and equipment – including snipping away at the straps of their shorts to create a lighter garment for hot days. With this in mind, Rapha’s designers have dedicated a summer-specific bib short for racers, using lightweight fabrics and a perforated chamois to enhance moisture transfer and leave riders feeling cooler in the heat.

The bib straps are made using a far lighter mesh than the original Pro Team Bib Shorts, and have been trimmed to ensure less coverage of the skin. The lightweight perforated chamois is more resistant to sweat, while still delivering comfort for long days in the saddle. The seat panels of the shorts use a resilient performance fabric to prevent wear, while the short’s side panels are made from a very lightweight and breathable fabric to enhance moisture transfer. The grippers use a fine silicone print across a broad surface area to give a secure and comfortable fit.


  • Lightweight fabrics and chamois
  • Very breathable
  • Durable seat panels
  • Cut-away bib straps
  • Silicone print grippers


  • Shorts: 78% polyamide, 22% Elastane
  • Side shorts: 77% nylon, 23% Elastane
  • Bib section: 85% polyester, 15% Elastane


  • Machine wash cool – 30°C
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • 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 5 out of 5 by from All day shorts - far and away the best to be found If I know I am going to be on my bike for four or more hours these are the shorts I pull out of my drawer. I've ridden in them as long as eight hours without more than a few seconds of clothing-related discomfort. The chamois, the grippers, the bib straps. All are 'set it and forget it' as in you will not notice you're wearing them. They're put together very well and resist wear and tear more than most bib shorts which seem to be almost put together as disposable clothing. Plus Rapha actually stands by their product and will fix or replace it if it's defective or if you damage it. They're for summer and temperatures over 14 to 16C.
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great quality but wrong fit. I have been wearing the Pro Team Bib Shorts (long) for a while now and they are my 'go to' shorts. Living in a warm climate I thought I'd give these a try. The quality of the product is second to none as I have come to expect with Rapha. The fabric is lightweight and ideal for hotter weather. However, the length of the short was a bit disappointing. I did expect going from a long to a regular to have some difference in length but these shorts were 'substantially' shorter. I'm 190cm tall and the fit was all wrong for someone of my height. Maybe if Rapha offered the long option in the lightweight bibs that would give taller riders an option for a better fitting short.
Date published: 2015-12-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from mixed bag I bought the Lightweight ProTeam bibs as a summer-weight option (the regular ProTeam bibs are excellent, but in subtropical Texas they're very warm and don't clear summertime sweat as well as others). The Lightweight version is definitely cooler and wicks better, but the level of support in the "gentleman's area" is somewhat inadequate. Things move around and shift and aren't always so comfortable. Not as much compression as the regular ProTeam bibs (which are, if anything, a little tight there) and the lighter chamois lacks some structure. Obviously, everyone has different anatomy and preferences, but I'm struggling with these a bit.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My "go to" bib short I have at least one of every Rapha bib short including two Classics that are eight years old and pair of first gen Pro Team. The lightweight Pro Team has the ideal amount of compression and the lighter weight is perfect for all but the coldest rides when I start breaking out the thermal bibs. These use the same Cytec chamois which is very durable while remaining comfortable. I have two pair and if they hold up like other Rapha bibs I expect I will be using them for years to come. My only concern is how long the white Rapha logo will hold up over time (e.g. will it start peeling). You can go wrong with the look of these either. Classically understated.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Enough These shorts perform well in the rain! They dry quickly and don't feel heavy/don't seem to retain moisture while its teeming down. The straps feel tight over the shoulders but this wears off after a while and isn't noticeable. My only criticism is the length - why have these been shortened when compared to the normal Pro Team Bib Shorts, and why wasn't this mentioned in the product description?
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the job I bought these shorts to use on a trip to Mallorca during July. Paired up with the super lightweight jersey. Kit was used on a ride out to Sa Calobra from Port Pollensa. By the time I was riding up Sa Calobra it was nudging 30 degrees. This shorts performed brilliantly. I didn't overheat in the crotch and although heavy sweating the shorts moved it away and I never felt clammy in them. Fit for me in large was perfect. I have 32" waist and just under a 34" inside leg. So comfy I really do think it's money well spent. Best bibs I've ever owned.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn't get more comfortable than this Rapha's Lightweight bib shorts: so comfortable that you don't notice you've been wearing them inside out until you look down 15 kilometres into your ride and wonder where the heck the logo on the left has gone. Maybe you guys should stick to red or blue bibs instead of black ones for people like me... (In my defense, it was 5 am) But seriously: I own about 15 pairs of bib shorts (pretty good brands such as Assos, Vermarck, Sportful) and these are the most comfortable ones by a mile. Buy them now. Thank me later.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bib Shorts review Always wanted a pear of these as for style they get 10/10. I'm 70 kgs and 1.70mt in height and the large fit well. Only problem was the length of the shoulder bib/straps, they are very short in the body so I had to cut and insert a fabric piece in each shoulder. Very expensive but the cut is extremely comfortable. The chamio is a little thin and disappointing when compaired to other highend shorts.
Date published: 2016-02-29
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How many cm are shorer thatn Pro Team Bib Shorts?

Asked by: Genatan
Hi, these have the same inseam length as the Pro Team Bib Shorts.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-20

I'm 6'4" (195cm) and wonder how the body length is for sizing. 36" waist so was thinking XL.

Asked by: Brimmers
Hi, we would recommend you choose the X-large in these shorts. As always we do have a free 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-01

Does the "light blue" logo match the same "light blue" on the team aero jersey? 

Asked by: Mrspeedy
Hi, these two items do use the same shade of light blue.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-01

Do these have the coldblack treatment?

Asked by: Halfpole
Hi, these shorts do have Coldblack treatment.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-08-02

Hi, I've bought some of the standard pro team shorts and am impressed, just a few questions about these. Are they the same size as the standard pro team (Ie will a small be the same?) and are the chamois' similar? Thanks!

Asked by: excal
Hi, the fit will be in line with the rest of the Pro team range. The Lightweight Pro Team shorts have a perforated version of the same chamois to allow quicker drying in hot conditions.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-07-29

Is there an option to have the pro team lightweight bibshorts in a shorter length like the lightweight bib shorts? 

Asked by: Piers
Hi, there is not a shorter version of the Pro Team Lightweight Bib Shorts available.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-03-14

Is the chamois pad on these Pro Team Lightweight bib shorts exactly the same as the chamois pad found on the Lightweight bibs, particularly in terms of pad thickness?

Asked by: izhanfariz
Hi, The Pro Team Lightweight bibs have a lightweight perforated chamois which differs in thickness to the Lightweight bibs.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2015-12-08
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