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Classic Bib Shorts II

SEK2,000.00 (incl. import duty)

Classic Bib Shorts II is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 188.
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An icon evolved. Our most popular cycling shorts are made using a durable, luxury Lycra, and have been updated with an improved chamois pad, designed for total comfort.

Classic Bib Shorts IISEK2,000.00

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Award winning bib shorts with an improved chamois pad

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 Classic Bib Shorts II feature a new pad with body-contoured padding and a soft chamois finish to provide all day comfort. Three pad sizes split across the Classic Bib range ensure the perfect fit from XS to XXL.

The shorts are made from a soft, matt-finish Lycra with great stretch, while 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 a new, more efficient leg gripper that provides better grip at a reduced weight. The shorts also have a small key pocket, Rapha logos on the legs, and are cut low at the front for calls of nature.


  • Updated chamois pad
  • Matt finish with Rapha logos
  • Highly breathable back
  • Soft gripper and flat lock stitching
  • Rear key pocket


  • 74% polyamide
  • 26% elastane


  • 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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable I bought these bib shorts three weeks ago, they are the best I have experienced
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bibs On the Market By far the best bibs I have ever owned. I originally tried them out on a couple 60-70 mile rides and couldn't believe how comfortable they felt at the end of the ride. I have tried many other brands and none even come close to the comfort of these. I recently went out for a ride of around 10 hours, most of it gravel, and the performance and comfort these bibs provided were simply amazing. The materials feel so luxurious and the legs and straps stay in place all ride. I am 6'1" and 160 lbs and wear a size medium which fits perfectly. I would prefer to venture out on every ride wearing these. Thanks Rapha!
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luxury Bibs By Rapha My first set of Rapha classic bib shorts, I have tried the usual top brand Italian makes, but these are another level. The feel is quality the pad is amazing the fit is excellent. I'm so impressed by these shorts I purchased another pair. 75KG Medium is a good true fit, no need to size up/down.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable Done two rides with these love the stretchy Lycra really comfortable good pad straps not to tight great shorts
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still a classic item 2nd pair I have owned. New version still has the same great materials and fit and the new pad feels great. Excellent pair of bibs.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I just want to feel them all day So soft and subtle and... ah, I'm spoilt now. No other bibs cut the mustard so to speak. I'm a Rapha convert, and won't have it any other way... perfect fit, perfect cut, beautiful materials, excellent chamois.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from impressive! I bought these few weeks ago. Rode few hundred Kms with them. No doubt in my mind, they are among if not the most comfortable bibs I ever had. They r not cheap, but very soft and comfortable. And I really appreciate their classic style.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic shorts the best just got better, new pad is super comfortable
Date published: 2017-07-13
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With the Purple bib shorts, is the black contrast a pure black or is it a purpley shade of black? also, the new chamois size is now dependant on short size (great) so in theory, is the medium on the Classic 2's the same as the medium on the Classic 1's?

Asked by: BobbyH
The Classic Bib Shorts II are a pure, Classic Black with Purple trim. The Chamois have been resized to optimise fit in each size. Due to this, the Chamois is slightly different in this version than previous.
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-07-18

The Small Classic II feels too large. Sorry I didn't return them before riding them. Would I be better off in a XS Classic II or S Pro Team? Which has a best pad for 100+ mile rides? I normally wear S Assos and M Sportful Super Total Comfort.

Asked by: richardm
You could try the XS Classic II. The Chamois pad in the Classics collection is more suitable for distance rides as the Pro Team collection has a thinner pad and is designed as a race garment. The Classics range has a Classics Guarantee 30 day returns policy, even in cases when the garment has been worn. For more information on the Classics Guarantee please see our website.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-07-05

How do I write a fab review on my new classic bib shorts ?

Asked by: Portholepete
You should receive an email 4 weeks after purchase and this will give you the option to write a review on your products.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-05-17

I am considering the classic and the lightweight as I live in Florida. Is the classic that much heavier in fabric that I would notice vs the lightweight? Also are the pads the same?

Asked by: Rossi2020
Hi, in very hot summer days you would notice the difference wearing the Lightweight as they are thinner in material and also have a thinner and a perforated chamois to enhance moisture transfer and help riders feeling cooler in the heat.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-05-13

Hi, I have a 33 inch waist and 31 inch inside leg. Would a large or medium be a better option for size?

Asked by: SteveWinSC
Hi, as our Classic Bib Shirts have a more generous fit, I suggest you try the Medium. Should you need to exchange, we have a 90 days return period.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-04-24

I have just received the classic bib shorts 11 you stated they have a new chamois! The ones I've received are identical to my Raphael core bib-shorts chamois please explain. I cannot see what the extra $105 Aus has given except bib& leg grip change.

Asked by: copy
Hi, our new Classic Bib Shorts do indeed have a new updated pad and the Core Bib Shorts benefit of having the same chamois pad used in all our Classic bib shorts. The rest of the construction and material of both shorts are different as is the fit.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-04-24

is there much difference in the circumference of the bottom of the leg between a medium and large? only I'm 5ft 8 but got quite large thighs

Asked by: jjaayyyy
Hi, going up a size in any garment will affect the overall sizing including circumference. Though we do not suggest buying a large because of the leg if it means it will be big all over elsewhere. The Classic Bib Shorts are already our most generous in size/fit.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-04-24

Is the dark grey essentially or close to black or is it evidently grey?

Asked by: DtweLve
This is a dark grey and can be referred to as an Anthracite Grey.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-04-13
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