Men's Bib Shorts Guide 2018

Men's Bib Shorts Guide

Every ride starts with a good pair of bib shorts. Whatever kind of riding you do, from mud-spattered cross races to weekend club rides, our bib shorts are a cut above the competition.

15 January 2020

The bib shorts in each of our collections are designed to meet the needs of different kinds of rider. Despite their differences, every pair of bibs we make follows the same three guiding principles. Whether you’re riding far or near, slow or fast, browse our new selection below to find the pair that suits you best.

Advanced Fabrics

Combining the perfect level of support with world-class technical performance.


Size-specific pads with foam thickness and density attuned to the type of riding you do.

Refined Fit

Engineered to fit your riding position and style, from the tops to the drops.


Our lightweight and compressive race shorts have won Grand Tours and cobbled classics, but being the best means never standing still. Feedback from professionals has always informed our design process and will continue to do so as we work with Team EF Education First, who compete in the WorldTour wearing our Pro Team racewear.


A size-specific, dual-density pad with firm foam at the rear for sit bone support and a lighter foam for comfort when riding on the rivet in aggressive positions.


Suited to riding in a tucked position and cut close to keep you aero. Re-engineered stretch bib straps offer unrestricted comfort.


Lightweight, supremely breathable and compressive, the only choice come race day.

“Not only do I not get saddle sores in these bibs, they actually feel like they’re healing me.”

- Mitch Docker, EF Education First Pro Cycling’s road captain

The fastest and most comfortable bib shorts in the world.


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The ultimate adventure bib short, with a revolutionary pocket arrangement to hold your riding rations and compass as you head for the horizon.


Our most supportive chamois pad of all and the last word in all-day comfort. Quick-drying for multi-day adventures.


Made of tightly woven, water-repellent yarns our Shadow fabric creates a compressive fit that keeps the shorts stable from dawn until dusk.


Cargo pockets for carrying supplies, water-resistant material to weather the storms and reflective details for visibility. These shorts are made for exploring.

“The pockets are barely noticeable, yet they stash exactly what you need and having the choice to wear a t-shirt feels like you're cheating the system.”

- Pat Drapac, wear tester

Fast-drying and endlessly comfortable for riding from dawn until dusk.

Explore Cargo Bib Shorts

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For absolute comfort on the weekend ride and beyond. Our best-selling bib shorts incorporate a size-specific chamois pad and simple styling that draws inspiration from cycling’s history.


For all-day comfort, with a new size-specific pad featuring body-contoured padding and a soft finish.


High-stretch, luxurious Lycra fabric suits a relaxed riding position, breathable bib straps accommodate a wide range of body shapes.


There’s no bib short in the world that looks better but make no mistake, its performance credentials correspond. An all-rounder for use throughout the season.

“They’re just so comfortable, the smooth, stretchy fabric provides the perfect level of compression, allowing the legs to spin with absolute freedom. No bunching, no creasing, you hardly feel them at all”

- Ruben Green, wear tester

Supremely soft materials and signature styling for comfort on each and every ride.

Classic Bib Shorts II

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Everything that you need from your everyday bib short, and nothing that you don’t. Core combines pared-back design and practical details in durable, dependable bib shorts, available with or without cargo pockets.


Uses the same high quality chamois pad from our Classic collection, designed for all types of riding, from commuting to training rides.


Offers full stretch for all body shapes. Comfort, without compromising performance.


Durable and dependable, Core bib shorts are tough enough for riding to work everyday but won’t hold you back on a ride into the mountains.

“The new Core range from Rapha is aimed at simplicity: no frills, just good performance and elegant design.”

- Ashley Quinlan,

Simple but perfectly crafted bib shorts for everyday riding.

Core Bib Shorts

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Free Crash Repair

If you’ve had a crash and torn your bib shorts, send them to us and we’ll repair them for free.

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