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Classic Bib Shorts II


Classic Bib Shorts II is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 144.
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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 II$235.00

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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 Ouzzes Quality Great bib shorts. Top quality materials and Look great on. First class attention to detail. Highly recommended indeed.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort ++++ Rides great, feels like a second skin. Not feeling warm on hot day
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Benchmark Super comfortable, wear all day, wear any day bibs - a fitting replacement for a very old pair of the original Classic
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best are now better The original classics were great, all year round and in any weather shorts. These are even more comfortable and with a improved leg gripper
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bibs yet great value A vast improvement on the original classics and Pro Team range. The comfort is now up there with top end Etxeondo and Assos and quite abit cheaper too. Fit is superb and pad excellent. Sizing is same as classic jersey sizing and previous classics and one size up from pro team. Feel much better made now. Only issue is slightly squeeking of pad material which is only really evident when there is low noise. I've bought two pairs which I alternate with Etxeondo Attacques which are £80 more.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit these shorts feel great, comfortable for the whole ride - every time.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the price! I've tried the Core shorts and they were ok on rides up to 100km, but started to get a little uncomfortable after that. I decided to take the plunge for the Classic II, for longer rides.I tested them on many 80-120km rides and they were very good. The true test would come on a 5-6hrs ride and that came last weekend. I can say that after 178km ride, they performed flawlessly. Didn't feel any soar points, or chaffing in 32ºC weather. The new grippers are also comfortable, and the material is silky smooth. I also got them in navy/white which is a nice change from black. Well worth the price.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best got better These are very similar to my old shorts (Classic MkI) but I'd say even more comfortable. I wore them for the first time last Sunday on a 200k ride and they were just fine
Date published: 2017-06-13
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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

Is the colour of the Navy bibs Navy or Black with Navy trim. You didn't answer the same question from a customer on a previous occasion. 

Asked by: CogsMalone
The colour of the Navy bibs are navy.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-04-12

Hi there on the picture the Navy colorway actually looks rather like black with just upper elements in navy. is this correct ? Navy-white colorway looks like proper navy as opposed to above. pls advise. br m

Asked by: mm_specialized
The Navy colourway is the same for all the garments in this range. It is a dark but distinctive Navy.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-04-08
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