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Rapha’s Guide to Bib Shorts

Our bibs have ridden around the world. They rode the path less travelled, the length of a country, and the width of a continent. They rode onto Grand Tour podiums and into the history books. Wherever you’re heading, there’s a pair in our range ready-made for the rigours of your next ride.

What to wear

 

Each pair of bib shorts in our collection is designed to meet the needs of different riders, and the demands of different terrain. Whether you’re riding near or far, fast or slow, browse our selection below to find the pair that suits you best.

Pro Team Powerweave Bib Shorts


These bibs were designed with the team, for the team. As worn by the riders of EF Education-Nippo in elite-level competition, they feature a compressive woven fabric for a locked-in fit and a specially developed high-density chamois pad for comfort during high-intensity race efforts. Pure performance from chamois pad to radio pocket.

Chamois

A 5mm race-ready chamois pad made with high-density, quick-drying foam layers for a consistent comfort and a weight saving on race day.

Fit

A minimal seam construction with just seven primary panels creates a locked-in fit in conjunction with the naturally compressive woven fabric.

Function

Made with a highly breathable and compressive woven fabric, these bib shorts have been designed for race-winning movement.

Pro Team Powerweave Bib Shorts

Black

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Pro Team Bib Shorts


These bibs rode when no one was watching, when everyone pulled together. They rode with yellow, green and polka dots; with national bands and rainbow stripes. Lightweight and compressive, the Pro Team Bib Shorts incorporate high-stretch straps, low-profile leg grippers and a race-ready chamois pad. They are the choice of EF Pro Cycling, and the envy of their rivals.

Chamois

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.

Fit

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

Function

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

Pro Team Bib Shorts

Dark Navy/White

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Dark Green/Off-White

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Pro Team Training Bib Shorts


These bibs are designed to be there day in, day out. Come rain or shine, training is never cancelled with a reliable, comfortable pair of training bibs to call on. The Pro Team Training Bibs feature our race-specific chamois pad as well as thicker leg grippers for added durability and recycled fabrics for a lower environmental impact.

Pro Team Training Bib Shorts

Dark Navy/White

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Black/White

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Pro Team Winter Bib Shorts


These bibs rode through winter. From late autumn to early spring, these bibs, paired with leg warmers, will see you through all weathers. Featuring the same supremely comfortable pad as our other Pro Team bibs, this pair also incorporates water-resistant, fleece-backed panels on the legs and reflective detailing for added visibility.

Pro Team Winter Bib Shorts

Dark Green/Off-White

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Dark Navy/White

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Explore Cargo Bib Shorts


These bibs rode into the horizon, the length of country, and the breadth of a continent. They went further than anyone thought possible. The Explore Cargo Bib Shorts are made for adventure, with four pockets, water-resistant fabric and reflective detailing that makes them most at home when you’re far from yours.

Chamois

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

Fit

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

Function

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

Explore Cargo Bib Shorts

Dark Navy

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Dark Grey

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Classic Bib Shorts II


These bibs rode a million miles, on a thousand pairs of legs. They look good and feel great. They have been updated and refined more than any other we make and are engineered with high-grade components and materials, now including recycled nylon, for riders who refuse to choose between performance and style.

Chamois

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

Fit

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

Function

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.

Classic Bib Shorts II

Black

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Black/Cream

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Classic Flyweight Bib Shorts


These bibs are made for the lightest and brightest of days, when your regular bibs aren’t quite cool enough. Featuring a perforated chamois pad and treated with Coldblack® to reduce the buildup of heat, the Classic Flyweight Bib Shorts are the perfect choice for rides in hot and humid weather conditions.

Classic Flyweight Bib Shorts

Dark Green

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Black/White

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Core Bib Shorts


These bibs rode all day, every day; further, faster, stronger. They are the staple, everything you need and nothing you don’t. An essential to anyone, anywhere, the Core Bib Shorts combine pared-back design with practical details and the option of mesh cargo pockets.

Chamois

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

Fit

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

Function

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.

Core Bib Shorts

Black/Cream

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Black

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Core Cargo Bib Shorts

Dark Navy/White

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Black

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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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