Lightweight Bib Shorts

$161.00 was $230.00

Lightweight Bib Shorts is rated 4.6452 out of 5 by 62.
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Our lightest, coolest bib shorts, to give you the edge in the hottest summer conditions.

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Bib shorts that keep you cool when others are losing theirs

When the temperature soars, these are the bib shorts to reach for. Created for the hardest, hottest and most demanding conditions, the Rapha Lightweight Bib Shorts are more comfortable in the peak summer heat. The soft, stretch fabric is more breathable and a lighter weight than other Rapha Bib Shorts, and it also incorporates a sunblock treatment. Elsewhere, there is a lighter mesh on the bib and a larger cutaway at the back, and the exclusively developed chamois pad is lightweight and perforated.

For the 2015 season the lightweight shorts are available in two leg lengths –regular and short, cut 3cm shorter specifically for the hottest conditions – and feature an improved gripper and new colourways.


“It’s often said that you get what you pay for in bibs, and the Rapha Lightweights are some of the most comfortable we’ve tried.” *****


  • Lightweight Lycra fabric
  • SPF factor 50+
  • Perforated pad exclusive to Rapha
  • Large cutaway section
  • High-wicking mesh
  • Colour-matched leg stripe and side panels
  • Lightweight, extra-wide gripper
  • Colour-on-colour Rapha logos


  • Main: 90% polyester; 10% Elastane
  • Bibs: 92% polyester; 8% Elastane 
  • Lightweight Bib Shorts (medium size): 168 grammes
  • Classic Bib Shorts (medium size): 214 grammes
  • Pad: upper layer 81% nylon, 19% Elastane; foam 100% polyurethane.


  • Machine wash – 30C
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Cool iron – one dot
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Wash dark colours separately

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 5 out of 5 by from Great product It's a comfortable and stylish bib to wear when you are out riding. Definitely would recommend it to my cyclist friends
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rapha Lightweight Bib Shorts I'm so happy and will definitely wait for new designs or range if any..
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet Shorts Bought these shorts for the inaugural Ride Across Wisconsin with Jens Voight - this was a 175 mile single day ride with the Trek Factory team and 300 plus of their closest friends. I wanted a pair of shorts that would keep me cool and given me every advantage needed - I can tell you with certainty the Jens never saw me coming! The shorts are very well constructed and proved awesome in 50 miles of rain. They kept me cool and comfortable throughout with a super comfy insert. This is a very versatile short - you can ride it in a wide temp band - late spring to early fall.
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good summer bibs. I wear these bibs almost every day. There is no reason not to, they feel good mile after mile and the colored band on the left leg is distinctive and coordinates with my jerseys. I look good and I feel good. If I could be a Rapha product designer for one day though the one thing I would alter is I would make the back panel a touch more robust. That area tends to wear from being stretched and leaves you a little exposed. That's all I'd change.
Date published: 2015-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect summer short I've ridden about 4k miles on these this summer. They are more comfortable than my top-of-the-line Castelli "Inferno" shorts, better than my Capo "Padrone" shorts, and better than my Endura "FS260 Pro" shorts. They have less compression than any of the above, if that matters to you. Also, given the mileage, they show very little signs of wear (my Castelli's look like they're about to die, and I haven't used them 10% as much as these shorts.)
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Bib Choice These are a very nice pair of bib shorts. Pros? Compression is just right. A nice tight but not restricting fit. The length is perfect for me but I prefer them just a bit long. The leg elastic is wide and very effective and comfortable. Cons? Just one. I found the pad a bit too large and thick. Recognize that for some riders this might work but for me they bunched and made a squeaking sound once they were even slightly sweaty.
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Definitely cooler than the classic I had experience with the classic bibshort, which is one of the most comfortable I'd tried. The lightweight is definitely a lighter, cooler fabric, and the fit is a bit more snug, which I found to be a benefit in this case. The chamois doesn't seem quite as padded, so I tend to pick these only on the hottest days or for shorter rides
Date published: 2015-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight Bibs are Great Love the Lightweight Bib Shorts Line. I have 4 sets if that says anything. One thing, the Lightweight Bib Shorts in light blue and the Lightweight Jersey in light blue are not the same color blue. I thought since they were sold as a bundle they'd be a closer match in color. Regardless, I still think the bibs are Great!!
Date published: 2015-11-11
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Is the pad intended to be an endurance specific one? I.e. 4+ Hours on the bike?

Asked by: Thecolombian

What's the biggest difference between this and the Pro Team Lightweight Bib Shorts? Why is there a price difference between the two? Is the choice of material or a different chamois?

Asked by: MadMike
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