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3/4 Bib Shorts


3/4 Bib Shorts is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 158.
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¾ length Bib Shorts for cooler cycling conditions. Made from strong Thermoroubaix fabric, a contoured pad from specialists Cytech guarantees protection where it’s most needed on the bike.

3/4 Bib Shorts€210.00

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A recent invention, ‘three quarters’ were the brainchild of Edwig Van Hooydonk. The Belgian hardman had the idea after winning the Tour of Flanders in 1989. Riding in horrendous conditions, the conventional shorts he chose to wear on that occasion had aggravated a recurring knee problem. His solution was a pair of cycling shorts that stretched below the knee and offered an elegant alternative to the wrapped bandages routinely used at the time. The new look (in smart WordPerfect dark blue) was introduced in 1990 and gained further international exposure when Van Hooydonk returned to Flanders to win again in 1991.

Rapha’s ¾ Bib Shorts use a special, fleece-backed Thermoroubaix fabric to ensure maximum comfort. As with Rapha’s regular bib shorts, the ¾ bibs are made from a luxury mesh material with a large cutaway section in the back to prevent overheating. The shorts also use the same, top-of-the-range pad from specialists Cytech with slim padding and a chamois finish. The ¾ bib shorts have flatlock stitching throughout to prevent chafing and are finished with soft gripper around the legs. Stylish white panels on the lower legs improve visibility.


"The fit is absolutely spot-on and the supremely comfortable Roubaix fabric actually makes them ideal for spring and autumn, but also the worst winter days."
Cycling Plus / Bike Radar ****½

"They’re warm, stretchy and as comfortable as a soft blanket on a cold, quiet evening. Wind deflection is top notch. I’ve worn them down to freezing temperatures as well as up to 50-degrees and always felt thermo-comfy without being overwhelmed by too much warmth."

"Comfortable kit especially once worn in with a real quality air as expected of Rapha."


  • Contrast stripe down front of shin with tone on tone Rapha logo. 
  • Seams positioned away from front and back of the knee. 
  • Lightweight mesh bib.
  • Gripper on hem. 
  • Flat lock stitching.
  • Cy-Tech pad.


  • Strong and durable Thermoroubaix with great stretch. Thermolite fleece lining.


  • Machine wash cool 30°
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite Bib!! Fall/Winter/Spring - 3 of the 4 seasons. Once temps drop 55F, this thing comes in handy protecting you from the elements and at the same time providing support as you ride. For winter, I just use leg warmers or ski socks and it keeps the ride comfy. I love this bib shorts.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit. Works well I bought a size XL. I'm an unusual 5' 9", 41" chest & 35" waist. They are a little snug on the thighs and slippery on my Flite Saddle. But a great piece of kit.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 3/4 bib shorts Excellent 3/4 bib shorts although they are a bit warmer than expected. I will use them for most commutes unless there is snow. I find them a bit higher at the front than other bibs which is good when its colder.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very versatile autumn kit Great kit for autumn weather and cold starts, have used from 10 to 17 degrees without cold knees or overheating. Braces fit my long torso without problems. Pad feels thick, but not uncomfortable.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Quite frankly the best piece of cycling kit I own. I'm 6' tall with a 33" waist. A large fits perfectly.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have This is a item that is must have in your collection. They fit very well in all the right places the quality is exceptional. Great for autumn weather and super comfortable.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from extremely warm and very comfortable I bought these 3/4 last month, so far have put approx 200 miles on them. The quality is excellent throughout, soft materials, no raised or itchy seams/ labels etc. Pad is really comfortable and I find the fit to be spot on. The fleecy lined material keeps you very warm, perfect for autumn, or if you run hot will probably be fine in winter with decent layering. rear pump pocket is a nice touch as well. Cracking shorts.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3/4 BIB SHORTS They fit very well & the quality is exceptional on all apparel.
Date published: 2017-10-05
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Is this material as warm as the thermal product, similar material? Albeit, 3/4length?

Asked by: Nickstea
These 3/4 Tights use the same Thermo-Roubaix Fleece backed material as the Thermal Tights
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-10-24

Is it suitable for a place with summer all year round but I want to wear it for night rides?

Asked by: Min Hamdan
As we all regulate temperature differently it is hard to advice on the temperature range for individuals and differing exertion levels will also affect its properties.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-10-05

Hi, would this be suitable for ladies? I'm currently looking for some 3/4 bibs as the weather is getting chilly... 

Asked by: ejdmd1001
This garment is a mens specific garment with a male shaped chamois, You can find a full selection of ladies specific garments on our website.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-05-11

Would these be compatible with Rapha leg warmers?

Asked by: theantichristy
Hi, these 3/4 Bib Shorts were not designed to be worn with Rapha Leg Warmers. The bibs are fleece lined and so this is not necessary. If the bottom of your legs were still cold, the next option would be a pair of bib tights.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-01-10

May i know the inseam lengtht for size L bib?

Asked by: MJ27
Hi, the inseam length for a large is 48cm.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-08

My waist is a 31 (5' 8". 142 lb), and I wear med Asos 3/4 shorts. Would you suggest med in your 3/4?

Asked by: TCC54
Hi, please refer to the size guide as far as possible. With the information you have provided, we would suggest you try a medium. Should you need to exchange, we have a 90 days return period.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-11-07

I wear large pro team bibs. Great fit. Have 4 pair. Would I take a large in the bib knickers also?  

Asked by: Jamboc
Hi, we recommend you choose the same size in these 3/4 Bib Shorts.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-10-03

Hi guys my inseam is 76cm and my waist is 29inches. I'm about 67kg and 5'7. Would you suggest I go S or XS. 

Asked by: WSS4
Hi, with the measurements you have provided, we would recommend you choose the small. As always we do have a free 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-12
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