Rapha’s WorldTour bib shorts, improved
With a completely overhauled design for 2017, the Pro Team Bib Shorts II were designed for training and racing in the world’s biggest races. Rapha has worked hard to improve the comfort of these bib shorts, with a new dual-density chamois pad that provides more support and comfort even under duress. The pad changes in thickness according to your size (previously, one size pad was used in all bib shorts), ensuring a superior fit.
The bibs have a unique thigh gripper printed directly onto the fabric of the shorts, making for a low profile finish that supports your legs with fewer seams. The upper section of the bibs has also been re-engineered to provide more stretch and support, with less pressure over your shoulders. Folded bonded edges on each upper strap allow for a low profile underneath your jersey, and the multiple colour options allow for greater matching with other Pro Team products.
The bibs are available in two lengths, regular and long, with a difference between leg lengths of approximately 1 inch. Long shorts are for taller riders or those who prefer more thigh coverage. The leading edge of Rapha performance technology, for the edge of your saddle.
"I tested a pair of the previous generation Pro Team shorts in 2013, and they're still part of my regular cycling wardrobe, and showing no sign of falling apart. I've been riding with these new Pro Team II shorts as much as possible over the past couple of months, wearing them as soon as they've dried from a wash, and thus far durability has been similarly impressive."
Road.cc – 8/10
"Rapha blends technicality and high construction quality with style very well in its latest Pro Team II range"
★★★★★ Sam Challis, Cyclist