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RAPHA’S GUIDE TO WOMEN’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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WOMEN’S SPECIFIC PADS

All of our padded shorts feature a chamois pad created specifically for women. Our pads are size-specific, meaning their size varies in accordance with the size of the short. 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 women’s specific chamois pads are pre-moulded and seamless to avoid irritation with a sweat-wicking, pH neutral topsheet for complete comfort. No underwear needed.

BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN

At Rapha, we are riders ourselves so we understand the confidence the right pair of (bib) shorts can give you. Every part of our women’s shorts, from leg grippers to shoulder straps and chamois pads, is worked on by female designers and optimised specifically for female riders.

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, women’s specific chamois pad.

 

Pro Team Chamois Pad

For racing and training, the women’s Pro Team chamois features a seamless, pre-moulded construction to eliminate irritation and comes in two sizes for the perfect fit.

Pro Team Bib Shorts

PRO TEAM POWERWEAVE BIB SHORTS

As worn by our elite race teams, these bibs feature woven fabric technology and a specially designed, race-ready chamois pad with high-density foam for optimal support.

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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 more relaxed fit and more supportive chamois pads for optimal support when you’re riding but not racing.

 

Classic Chamois Pad

Featured in both the Detachable, Classic and Core Bib Shorts, our women’s Classic chamois pad is designed for all-day comfort with dual-density foam, seamless construction and a super soft top sheet.

All-round Bib Shorts

DETACHABLE BIB SHORTS

An all-rounder bib short cut and shaped to wrap around the leg in an on-bike position, with a revolutionary clasp for easy removal when nature calls and a lightweight women’s chamois pad.

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CLASSIC BIB SHORTS

A supremely comfortable pair of bib shorts, made with predominantly recycled materials alongside our dual-density, size-specific Classic chamois pad. Also available without straps - Classic Shorts.

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CORE BIB SHORTS

Simple, durable bib shorts with pared back styling and our women’s Classic chamois pad. Designed to complement any ride, also available without straps and with pockets - Core Shorts, Core Cargo Shorts.

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ADVENTURE

On off-road adventures and multi-day trips, durability and packability 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.

 

Explore Chamois Pad

For comfort on mixed terrain, the women’s Explore chamois features high-density foam to the rear for optimal support, vibration absorption and rapid drying on overnight stops.

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 LINER SHORTS

A lightweight and breathable pair of liner shorts to be worn underneath our trail shorts for optimal support and 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. Pair with the Trail Liner Short. Repair patch included.

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