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RAPHA’S GUIDE TO MEN’S BIBS & SHORTS

Find the perfect pair of bibs or shorts with fit and features tailor made for your riding style.

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SIZE SPECIFIC PADS

All of our padded shorts feature a chamois pad which is size-specific, meaning their size varies in accordance with the size of the short. And for complete comfort on any surface, we vary the foam thickness and density for just the right amount of sit bone support.

NO UNDERWEAR

All of our padded shorts are designed to be worn without underwear. All of our size-specific chamois pads are designed to be worn next to the skin with super soft, antibacterial topsheet material to prevent irritation. No underwear needed.

STRAPS OR NO STRAPS?

Both bib shorts with shoulder straps and regular shorts without straps provide consistent comfort on any ride. Which you opt for comes down to personal preference. To give you the choice, our range includes multiple options with and without straps, so you can choose what works best for you.

TRAINING & RACING

On training rides and race days, performance is the priority. Our Pro Team range is made with lightweight, technical fabrics for efficient sweat wicking and breathability, with anatomical panel construction for a locked-in fit. Each short is built around a tailor-made performance chamois pad.

 

Pro Team Chamois Pad

The Pro Team collection includes three chamois pads purpose-built with multiple layers of lightweight, quick-drying foam for elite competition, racing and training.

Pro Team Bib Shorts

PRO TEAM POWERWEAVE BIB SHORTS

As worn by our elite race teams, these bibs feature woven fabric technology and our lightest, quickest-drying chamois pad with reticulated foam for a 20% weight saving.

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PRO TEAM BIB SHORTS

Low-profile, extra-wide leg grippers; breathable uppers with bonded edges; and a lightweight, dual-density chamois pad combine in our tried and tested race bib.

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PRO TEAM TRAINING BIB SHORTS

Made with a soft and comfortable main fabric, oversized leg grippers for longevity and a single-density training chamois pad for reliable performance on back-to-back training days.

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ALL-ROUND ROAD RIDING

For everything from all-day epics and club runs to café stops and quick commutes, our road-specific bibs feature highly technical but slightly less compressive fabrics for a less aggressive fit and more supportive chamois pads for optimal support when you’re riding but not racing.

 

Classic Chamois Pad

Our Classic chamois – featured in the Classic and Core Bib Shorts – is designed for all-day, everyday comfort, while the Brevet chamois features additional support for long-distance rides.

All-round Bib Shorts

BREVET BIB SHORTS

The definitive bib short for long-distance riding and randonneuring with a subtle side pocket and our most supportive chamois pad for all-day comfort when riding around the clock.

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CLASSIC BIB SHORTS

A supremely comfortable pair of bib shorts for all-round road riding, made with recycled materials and our single-density, size-specific Classic chamois pad. Flyweight version available for hot weather.

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CORE BIB SHORTS

Dependable and durable for everyday use with low-profile leg grippers, breathable uppers, pared-back styling and our Classic chamois pad. Also available with pockets and without straps - Core Cargo Bib Shorts, Core Cargo Shorts.

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ADVENTURE

On off-road adventures and multi-day trips, durability and storage space are paramount. These shorts are made with hard-wearing technical fabrics that are tough enough for the rough stuff, dry quickly overnight and stow away easily in bike packs. Both also feature plenty of pockets so you can carry all the provisions you need.

 

Brevet Chamois Pad

For comfort on long rides and mixed terrain, our Cargo Bib Shorts feature the Brevet chamois pad with high-density foam for optimal support and perforations for rapid drying overnight.

Explore Shorts

EXPLORE OVERSHORTS

A versatile short for multi-day gravel adventures with lightweight, packable fabric treated for water resistance. Wear them on- or off-bike over padded liner shorts or underwear.

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EXPLORE CARGO BIB SHORTS

Built around a quick-drying but super supportive chamois pad, the Cargo Bibs feature four pockets for provisions, reflective details for low light and DWR treatment for storm protection.

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MTB

Cut for freedom of movement on the bike and constructed with highly technical yet hard-wearing materials that won’t rip if you come off it, our trail pants and shorts balance lightweight breathability with long-lasting durability. Each pair is designed for slightly different conditions, but all are packed with practical features and include a repair patch.

MTB Shorts

TRAIL FAST + LIGHT SHORTS

Secure pockets and a very lightweight, air permeable and sweat-wicking fabric in an ergonomic fit for fast and light trail riding in hot conditions. Repair patch included.

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TRAIL CARGO BIB LINER SHORTS

A lightweight and breathable pair of liner bib shorts with rear storage pockets to be worn underneath our trail shorts for consistent comfort on longer rides.

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TRAIL SHORTS

A durable, fully featured mountain bike short with a contoured, variable width belt for locked-in comfort. Designed to be worn with our Trail Knee Pads.

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