Women's Classic Bib Shorts


Women's Classic Bib Shorts is rated 4.8667 out of 5 by 15.
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Lightweight bib shorts designed for everyday riding with a fit and features created exclusively for women riders.

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Women’s bib shorts for comfort and support

Test ride any of Rapha’s Classic products to destruction and if you are not 100% satisfied within 30-days you can return them for a full refund.

Designed both for training rides and sportive riding, the Rapha Women’s Bib Shorts offer exceptional performance in hot conditions. They are made from a matt, Lycra fabric (the same used in Rapha’s regular Women’s Shorts) that is extremely breathable and which also has excellent moisture transfer. The shorts use a chamois pad designed specifically for women riders and have a panelled construction to guarantee a superb fit. Flatlock stitching throughout means they won’t chafe, no matter how long or hard you ride. The legs feature tonal Rapha logos and a wide gripper that is knitted directly into the main fabric for improved comfort.

The bib section is made from two different mesh fabrics (both of which are cream to avoid showing through light-coloured jerseys) and cut high for a more flattering line. A close-knit mesh at the front with an open-knit mesh at the back improves breathability. Designed to be worn with a sports bra, the back of the shorts also has a large cutaway section for maximum breathability. Other styling elements include a polka dot tab.


If you’d told me a few years ago that I’d be about to recommend a pair of cycling shorts costing £160 I’d have had a very stern word with myself. I still don’t even own a dress costing that much. Plus I’d always held the view that Raphaites were mugs who had not only drunk the Kool-Aid but paid through the nose for the privilege. I considered the brand to be the height of style over substance - 90% monochrome marketing (justly lampooned here) and 10% Lycra. Then I tried their bib shorts.

Crikey, these are good. First, they look great. Super flattering. The material feels expensive - as well it should - and not even the tiniest of threads has come loose after a summer of hard riding and many washing machine cycles. The grippers at the bottom kept everything in place, without sticking or pulling on the odd stray hair like the Café du Cycliste shorts.
Helen Pidd, The Guardian

Rapha is quickly gaining a reputation as a go-to brand for boutique, high-quality and high-price cycling gear. At US$235/ £165/ AU$240 the Women’s Classic bib shorts perform better and last longer than many cheaper competitors, and remain more affordable than other elite or boutique alternatives.
Bikeradar.com ****½


  • Lightweight Lycra fabric
  • Breathable
  • High wicking
  • Matt finish
  • Close-knit front mesh for support
  • Open-knit rear mesh for breathability
  • Full-length zip front
  • Flatlock stitching for comfort
  • Contrast Rapha logos
  • Cut high for flattering shape
  • Classic-style ‘keyhole’ cutaway
  • Polka dot tab


  • Main: 74% nylon; 26% Elastane
  • Bibs: 79% polyester; 21% Elastane


  • Machine wash cool – 30 degrees
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean
    • CM IN

    •   XXS XS S M L XL
      Chest 76 81 86 92 97 102
      Waist 62 66 71 76 81 86
      Hips 87 92 97 102 107 112
      Arm length 53.5 56 58.5 61 63.5 66
    •   XXS XS S M L XL
      Chest 30 32 34 36 38 40
      Waist 24 26 28 30 32 34
      Hips 34 36 38 40 42 44
      Arm length 20 22 23 24 25 26
    Body sizing


      XXS XS S M L XL
    UK 6 8 10 12 14 16
    US 2 4 6 8 10 12
    Euro 34 36 38 40 42 44
    Japan 7 9 11 13 15 17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfectly perfect in almost every wau I bought this almost two months ago. Clumsy fingers, touch screens and lingering concussion issues combined to have me choose the wrong size. Rapha was good about getting it exchanged though. Once the correct sized arrived I was quite pleased with it. It is the most comfortable I've bought so far. My only issue is how Rapha makes the legs so small in their shorts. It's not uncomfortable to wear but very difficult to get up my thick thighs which most female cyclist who cycle regularly have.
    Date published: 2015-10-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the $$$ I always scoffed at the idea of paying tons of $$ for cycle clothes until I did. Rapha you have ruined me in a good way. So perfectly comfortable. I will need more. And more.
    Date published: 2015-10-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent product They are beautiful and I love them. Unfortunately they are smaller than the sizing indicated. I didn;t send them back, because I can wear them, but if I bought another pair, I would buy mediums, even though I wear 8-10 in normal clothes.
    Date published: 2015-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just So Great! Love these bike pants. They are great quality, and I enjoy wearing them.
    Date published: 2015-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bib-Shorts I bought my first pair of Rapha bib shirts over a year ago and I can safely say they were the best cycling-clothes' investment I ever made! They are a great fit and the padding is excellent (some might say it's on the bulky side but I find this to be perfect for me). I like they they aren't a female version of a male design - they were clearly created and put together specifically for women. Understatedly cool and there is absolutely no shinny Lycra in sight!
    Date published: 2015-09-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect padding It only took about five seconds into my first ride in them to realise they are the most comfortable bib shorts ever and the padding is considerably better than any other bib shorts I've tried. They fit well and don't have any very tight bands (e.g. at the bottom of the short leg) or itchy seams. Definitely worth the investment.
    Date published: 2015-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely and comfortable Have used them twice and both times did not have sore undercarriage after riding for about 2 hours. Padding great. Upper body - comfortable as straps for ladies sometimes sit on one side of the breasts and can be uncomfortable. This feels like a swimming costume on top. Quite flattering as well.
    Date published: 2015-10-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really comfortable These are a great pair of bib shorts with a smooth, soft chamois. They are long enough in the leg not to give you 'sausage legs' if you are average height (I am 1.65m). The top is a bit loose on me, but the shorts a great fit so I don't mind too much. Worth the investment for longer rides.
    Date published: 2015-09-02
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