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Core Bib Shorts

$150.00

Core Bib Shorts is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 1014.
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Rapha Core bib shorts use collection-specific materials and technology to set the new standard in performance, comfort and value. Designed for every road rider, wherever they ride.

Core Bib Shorts$150.00

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Simple, quality bib shorts for everyday riding

Simple, quality bib shorts to complement any ride, the main panels use a dense-knit fabric for support and modesty and laser-cut leg grippers lined with soft silicone for a close, comfortable fit. The bib section uses high-stretch material, machined efficiently for even distribution of stretch and to accommodate longer torsos. Flatlock seams are positioned carefully throughout to hold the shorts in place without chafing. The shorts are available in an entirely black colourway, or with a white bib section to prevent straps showing under a light-coloured jersey.

If you are unsure of which bib shorts to choose, take a look at our new Bib Shorts Guide »

“The Core collection is about optimising innovative fabrics and processes across the entire collection to reduce production hours and wastage. For example, the leg-gripper trim reappears in the jersey back, the material for the zip guard is used again on the sleeve tips, and bindings use rolled edges. This means we can produce Core garments without compromise, leading to a new standard for everyday cycling apparel.”
Alex Valdman, Creative Director

Reviews:

“I told my $500 Assos bibshorts that I had a new favorite and they slammed the door to the Kuku Penthouse in my face. But it’s the truth. The Core bibs are Rapha’s entry-level offering but they surpass that designation in both price and quality.”
9.3/10 - VeloNews

“Rapha's Core bib shorts are an impressive mix of knowhow from premium ranges – giving good quality, comfort and a great fit.”
★★★★½ Ash Quinlan, Road.cc

“The bibshorts are a particular highlight of the range. Flatlock seams join smartly-shaped panels, meaning chafing isn’t an issue and Rapha sensibly hasn’t compromised at the heart of the shorts – the Core bibs are built around the original Classic chamois that remains as comfortable as ever. As a result the Core bibshorts punch well above their weight at this price point. It is a similar story with the jersey – the polyester it uses feels more organic than synthetic, and has been treated with an antibacterial process so still smells reasonable even after repeated use.”
★★★★½ Sam Challis, cyclist.co.uk

“Rapha's most affordable bib shorts to date don't skimp on quality or comfort.”
Jim Clarkson, roadcyclinguk.com

“For weekday training and commuting, Rapha have totally nailed it. Bravo all round.”
Graham Hutson, The Times

FEATURES

  • The same Rapha chamois pad used in all our Classic bib shorts
  • Black dense-knit fabric for compressive support and modesty
  • Colour-matched trims throughout
  • Laser-cut, soft-silicone leg grippers to hold shorts comfortably in place
  • High-stretch bib accommodates any rider height without compromising fit
  • Comfortable flatlock stitching
  • Black or white bib section
  • Subtle tonal branding

FABRIC

  • 82% Polyester
  • 18% Elastane

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Gentle machine wash at 30°C
  • Wash with non bio detergent
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron

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 Great quality, understated bibs. Very comfortable, prefer them over my Cross pro bibs. Look great. Low key branding. Quality item.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bibs Although not the most expensive shorts in the Rapha range but nevertheless an excelent product . Great looking shorts nice fit and most of all no compromise with comfort having worn them on both short and long rides . Bought medium size as per my other branded shorts and correct size
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort plus! The snug fit of these bib shorts is great and added with the smoothness of the material, it's like wearing a second skin. 2nd pair of Rapha bibs and there'll be more to come. Never fear buying Rapha gear!
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very sleek, very comfortable Worn these shorts on a few 3-5 hour rides now and they are the comfiest shorts I have ever had, keeping in mind I have a small sample size of about 3. Feel very high end and look like they will last a long time.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit From the first ride these bib shorts were comfortable, you don't realise your wearing them.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All day comfort Worn this on 2 +70km rides and love them. 6ft 2in tall 84kg and XL fits me like a glove.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bib i like the material and its so much comfortable compared with my normal bib shorts
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality assured Always saw Rapha as out of my price range, but after trying cheaper well known alternatives, I decided to try out the Core range, which I fell in love with at first sight and have since purchased some Pro Bib Shorts and a Pro Jersey and love it all. Rapha is pricey, but you do get what you pay for and the quality and looks just shine through. I will defiantly be back for more.
Date published: 2017-08-08
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Hi - I know the Core pad is size specific, but is the pad the same size in both the (M) and (S) sizes? Both sizes fit me, but I'm curious about the pad size / width.

Asked by: Jimty
The Chamois pad will be different in the Medium and Small sizes. The three pad sizes would be XS/S, M/L and XL/XXL.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-08-08

Hi. What size would you recommend for someone with a 33in waist? Size up to large, or down to medium?

Asked by: pelhamdoug
We would recommend sizing down rather than up as excess material can chafe when riding
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-07-25

Hi was wondering what size to get as i have the lightweight shorts in a Large with short leg option and find the a little to snug . so was thinking more to the x large ? As waist is closer to 36 than 34 ..

Asked by: Phillip outlaw
The XL Bib Shorts would suit a 36 waist better than the L. Please refer to the sizing guide on the product page to ensure correct leg length also.
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-07-25

I read that the core bibs use the same chamois as the classic II bibs but is it also size specific?

Asked by: Logjam
The Chamois in the Core Shorts is also size specific.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-07-07

Hey, I was wondering if you could suggest a size for me. I'm aprox. 172cm tall, 88cm waist and 73cm inseam. Thanks

Asked by: Matt514
You could try a medium size based upon these dimensions. If the garments do not meet you specifications then you are able to exchange them under our 90 day returns policy.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-06-22

Regarding sizing, as these will be my first Rapha bibs, I seem to end upp in between sizes M and L. I have a 33 waist and 32 inseam. Should I go for size M? All my other bibs, from other brands, are M.

Asked by: Rapha Core
If you are in between sizes you could try the large size in this garment. If the size does not meet with your specification then you would be able to return these to us under our 90 day returns policy.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-06-22

I have big thighs(20 inch in circumference), but my waist is only 28 inch. In this case do i go for size xs or s? 

Asked by: lance29
The Lycra will stretch. You could try the XS and if the garment does not meet with your specifications then you would be able to send this back to us under our 90 day returns policy.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-06-19

Hi, i'm never have Rapha Bib.. but now i want to try it, wonder what size I should get, i am 178cm tall, 100cm-waist, 85kg weight can you help me? thanks

Asked by: iko15
The Small Bib Shorts should be the right size based upon the dimensions you have provided. If the garment does not meet with your specifications then you are able to return these to us under our 90 day returns policy.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-06-09
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