Classic Bib Shorts

kr2,100.00 (incl. import duty)

Classic Bib Shorts is rated 4.73469387755102 out of 5 by 294.
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A comfortable pair of cycling shorts is the most important clothing purchase any rider can make. Rapha’s award winning Classic Bib Shorts use the best chamois pad available and are made from a durable, luxury Lycra.

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A comfortable pair of cycling shorts is the most important clothing purchase any rider can make. Get them right and you can spend hours in the saddle without even noticing them. Get them wrong and every kilometre will feel like a hundred. The Rapha Classic Bibs have been designed for total comfort.

The most important component in any bib shorts is the pad and Rapha shorts use the top of the range pad from specialists Cytech. It has slim, body-contoured padding and a soft, chamois finish.

The shorts are made from a soft, matt-black Lycra with great stretch. The bibs are made from a luxury mesh material with a large cutaway section in the back to prevent overheating. For extra comfort in the saddle, Rapha's bib shorts have flatlock stitching throughout to prevent chafing and are finished with soft gripper around the legs. The shorts also have a small key pocket, Rapha logos on the legs, and are cut low at the front for calls of nature.

"One of the best chamois I've ridden. Not only are the shorts comfortable but they are long-lasting. Normally the material wears out before the actual chamois does! The uppers on the shorts keep their elasticity and the bibs stay up without sagging." - Kristian House, Rapha Condor JLT professional
"Rapha's product offers a slightly tougher, more supportive short material (polyester with spandex) that earned universal praise for durability in the washer (a few testers put the shorts through a year of punishment) and comfort on the bike." - Awarded Editor's Choice by Bicycling Magazine, June 2010

FEATURES

  • Matt black with Rapha logos. 
  • Deluxe pad by Cytech. 
  • Highly breathable back. 
  • Soft gripper and flat lock stitching. 
  • Rear key pocket. 

FABRIC

  • Soft, strong, matt finish lycra

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 quality material Used these bib shorts for over a month now. Used them on my commutes to work and longer weekend rides for the past month. The price has been somewhat off putting however my current pair from another brand are overdue for retirement so I decided it was now or never. I have other Rapha products that I am happy with and with the classics guarantee, nothing to lose. The pad is very comfortable without being bulky. The material of the shorts is soft with discreet Rapha branding keep it classy. The girlfriend still points and laughs when I pull them on but what does she know? Great pair of bib shorts and I highly recommend them. Treat yourself!
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks good, feels good and performs brilliantly What else to ask of a pair of bib shorts. Fit is just superb without it being constricting. Grippers are gentle but manage to keep everything in check. The back of the bibs is just a big hole that truly aids cooling. And don't get me started on the pad that is simply amazing. Firm but comfortable even after 100 miles on the saddle. I am not saying that other bib shorts on the market do not offer above features, but Rapha bib shorts simply do it with panache while also looking good. The only puzzling thing is figuring out the purpose of a picket at the back. I don't use team radio and can't fit iPhone in it. Hmmm.....
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The greatest bib shorts ever What can I say? I’ve ridden Rapha classic bibs for years. They’re incredibly well made and if you take good care of them they’ll last (almost) forever. They fit great … nice and snug but never binding … look great, are fantastically comfortable, and you won’t find a better/thicker chamois. They never slide around during a ride or get loose, no matter the weather (hot, cold, rainy, etc.). In fact, I’ve never had a problem with the legs or pad moving. There’s a large round cut-out in the back which improves breathability, though it’s easy to mistake it for an arm hole when you’re putting the bibs on. (Don’t worry, you’ll figure it out.)
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic quality I bought these 3 weeks ago on a recommendation from a friend but with a small part of be wondering whether they would justify the price tag. First time I put them on I knew they were different from my other bib-shorts. Don't get me wrong I have a couple of pairs of other brands I like but the Rapha classics just felt immediately very comfortable and were cut perfectly to fit. Worn them 4/5 times now and I like the rear bib element which leaves your back open and the leg grippers are perfect at holding in place. The Cytech pad is excellent as you would expect. I am already convinced my money has been well spent.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality Have returned now 3 classic bibs all within a few months of each other due to stitching comming apart around the chamois. Have had no issue returning them. Just a pain constantly sending them back and waiting on there returns. Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend due to the money you spend on these
Date published: 2015-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great bib Soft, comfortable overall. Chamois is very comfortable with good density. Overall has less compression than the pro team bibs.
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great classic fit! I'd previously bought the Core bib shorts in a large and have worn them extensively over the past 6mths but realised the fit around the the legs is just a little loose. So wanting more of a performance fit I was in the market for a new pair of shorts so I've gone for the Classic bib shorts which are more expensive but sized down to medium and they fit great (I'm 5'7 with 34" waist). Great materials all round especially the bib area although the pad is the same as that used in the Core shorts. Can't fault either pair But the more expensive Classic shorts do feel like a more premium product.
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the expense! You really do get what you pay for. I tried the core bibs and the classic bibs side by side and the classics are the ones I chose. I have been very happy with my decision. The cut and fit of this garment is perfect. No bunching of material where you don't need it and the seat pad is one of the most comfortable I have used. The legs don't ride up and there is more than enough ventilation for the british summer. I tend to do shortish commutes to work ( 15 miles e/w ) and longer rides at the weekend ( 70 to 90 miles ) and these bibs are perfect for both. I can't rate them highly enough.
Date published: 2016-07-24
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All, Have a pair of the Core bibs - love them, however, at 6', with a 31" inseam, they are about an inch or two too long... Is the Classic the same length? Thanks!

Asked by: JonM n Chitown
Hi, the inseam length of the classic is actually 1cm longer for each size.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-08-18

Hi, I'm looking to buy a pair of bib's either these or the Core, I'm heavier set, 90k with 38 waist, I'm 5' 10.5 but my inside leg is only 30" , which product and size would you recommend? 

Asked by: Inky
Hi, taking into account both your waist and inside leg measurement, we would recommend you buy an XL. The Classic Bib Shorts have more stretch and so we would recommend you go with these if you order this size. As always we do have a 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-08-17

Hi.  I bought a pair of the classic shorts back in 2012: they've been nothing short of excellent, but are now close to retirement. I purchased a Large back then. Are the new styling similar measurements? I'm a slim 6' 4". Please advise. Thanks.

Asked by: Zak1823
Hi, we would recommend you still try a Large. The fit of the Classic Bib Shorts will be similar to your previous pair. As always, we offer a free 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-08-01

Hi,  Just wondering what fabric is in the shorts? 

Asked by: AdamN
Hi, as mentioned in the product description, the shorts are made from a soft, strong, matt finish lycra.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-06-17

HI, I am looking at purchasing the classic bib shorts. I am 6'00" tall, weigh 165lbs & have a 31' waist. Which size would you recommend that I purchase?

Asked by: VK19
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: 2016-06-01

What's the inseam length for the medium and large sizes of these shorts?  How does the inseam length compare to the "long" version of the Pro Team bib shorts?

Asked by: Fleury
Hi, the Classic Bib Shorts have an inseam measurement of 24cm and 25cm respectively. The inseam measurements for the Pro Team Bib Shorts in medium/long is approx 28/29cm.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-05-26

What range of temperatures would you use the classic shorts in? Obviously depends on intensity of riding but assuming average club ride. Trying to figure out how they compare with the thermal version as it's one or the other for me. 

Asked by: Barn
Hi, as you mentioned, this depends on intensity of riding and your body's ability to regulate temperature. You can use the Classic Bib Shorts in temperatures as low as 5 Degrees Celsius. The Thermal Bibs will offer warmth in colder weather, but can be worn in warmer temperatures of 12-15 Degrees Celsius as well.
Answered by: Rapha_PM
Date published: 2016-05-05

Hi there, another sizing question I'm afraid.  I am 5'10, 32" waist and weigh just under 10 stone 5.  Would that be a medium or large in the Classic bibs?  Also, would the fit vary for the Pro Team version? Many thanks

Asked by: Bobbinogs
Hi, we would suggest the size medium for you. The sizing of the Pro Team range is essentially the same but as this line has an aggressive, race ready cut and fit it can often feel tighter.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-03-08
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