Pro Team Thermal Bib Shorts

€220.00

Pro Team Thermal Bib Shorts is rated 4.8333 out of 5 by 72.
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Robust and streamlined bib shorts for cold training and race conditions. With longer legs than summer shorts and brushed-backs, they insulate but also give enough range of movement for high-tempo riding.

Pro Team Thermal Bib Shorts

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Insulated bib shorts for cold conditions

Created for early season or cold conditions, fleece-backed shorts have long been a staple of racers on the continent racing and training in the late/early season. Worn with leg or knee warmers, they are incredibly versatile giving enough range of movement and protection from the cold.

Made from a soft but supportive Lycra with an insulating Thermoroubaix fleece inner, the shorts are longer in the leg than regular summer-season bibs with a dense mesh back for additional warmth and breathability.

Key features:

  • New top-spec Cytech pad
  • Refined fit
  • Brushed inner
  • Longer legs for cold conditions
  • Panelled construction for optimum fit
  • Cut for aggressive riding position
  • Flatlock stitching on the outside
  • Overlocked stitching on the inseam

Reviews:

"For the money, this is a solid short, and one that can take a pounding both on the road and in the washing machine."
Matthew Beaudin, Velonews »

FEATURES

  • Strong and durable fleece-backed Thermo Roubaix® fabric
  • Insulating mesh bibs
  • Top-spec Cytech chamois pad
  • Great stretch and flatlock stitching
  • Black reflective RAPHA print
  • Seams positioned for maximum comfort
  • Soft gripper on hems
  • Panelled construction
  • Longer legs for cold conditions
  • Breathable mesh back panel
  • Name label for team laundry use

FABRIC

  • Thermoroubaix Fleece inner
  • Main fabric: 87% Nylon, 13% Elastane
  • Mesh: 92% Polyester 8% Elastane

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Machine wash cool (30°c)
  • 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 5 out of 5 by from Closest thing to Perfect Great Bib Shorts for Winter Riding. I use these to ride in - 5 degrees up to about 6 degrees celsius with just a pair of Rapha Leg Warmers. Works a treat!
Date published: 2015-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent product for most conditions I'm usually either a bib shorts or bib tights rider...but after reading a few reviews, I thought perhaps I was missing a trick. Sometimes tights are too warm for anything above, say, 10 degrees. Similarly, shorts can be too cool - especially with windchill - below about 20 degrees. These thermal shorts are the mid-ground, although 'thermal' perhaps gives the wrong impression. They have a fleecy lining, which is perfect for cool days, while the very fact they're shorts allow the rider to stay cool when the temperature ramps up. I feel a bit silly at not having wised up to how well shorts like these suit temperatures between about 8/10 degrees up to 18/20 - ie most of the time. Paired with knee warmers, they're perfect for all but the hottest or coldest days. The pad is comfortable and, for me at least (5ft 8; 10-and-a-half stone), small is a good fit. Now to get a second pair...
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and warm. I have two pairs of these shorts now. They are great for winter riding, teamed with Rapha leg warmers. They fit quite tight as you would expect from the Pro range and offer good compression of the legs, which I like. Great for all day riding. Love them, but hopefully none of us will need them for at least another two months (fingers crossed).
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better option than tights Great bit of kit as sometimes early starts require insulation but then later get too warm in tights. These bridge the gap nicely and are perfect for all but the coldest conditions.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product Excellent product, hits the sweet spot between too warm for winter tights and too cool for standard bibs.
Date published: 2016-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb product Bought to compliment another set of thermal bibs, because they are amazing I want two pairs.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit great pad perfect for my long days in sa Tried many will not go anywhere else in future class is what I ask for
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential item for winter I use thermal bib shorts duaring winter in korea. Very cold weather in korea.
Date published: 2016-02-08
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How much longer are the thermal bibs vs the non-thermal pro team bibs?

Asked by: erictse88
Hi, the Pro Team Thermal Bib Shorts are approx 2cm longer than the Pro Team Bib Shorts.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-06-17

Like with all bib shorts and tights manufacturers always give information on the recommended inside leg and waist, but being a slim tall rider the length of the torso is equally important for comfort. Can you confirm what size ideally the L is meant for?

Asked by: Tall rider
It is hard to advise on the specific nature of the torso sizing as we all differ in shape and form. We would suggest you use the measurement as per the size guide to ensure correct fit around the waist and leg. We do offer a free 90 day return period should the shorts not fit.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-01-04

How does the material of the Thermal ProTeam bibs compare to the ProTeam winter thights with pad?

Asked by: Kristian0304
Hi. While essentially offering the same warmth properties the Thermal Pro team bib shorts are made from Thermoroubaix Fleece inner with the main fabric being 87% Nylon, 13% Elastane and the mesh 'bib' being made from 92% Polyester 8% Elastane. The Pro Team Thermal Winter Tights with pad are made from 53% polyester, 31% polyurethane, 16% elastane with the bib section being also 92% polyester, 8% elastane
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2015-12-01

How does the material on these compare to the classic winter tights? I'm considering switching to shorts and leg warmers but would like to know if I'll get the same thermal properties.

Asked by: Mbartlett78
The Pro Team Thermal bibs have a Thermoroubaix fleece inner, with a dense mesh back for additional warmth and breathability. The Classic Winter tights also have a Thermoroubaix fabric but have a brushed fleece inner throughout for maximum insulation.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2015-12-29
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