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Three-quarter bibs were the brainchild of Belgian hardman Edwig Van Hooydonk. In 1989, wearing shorts, he won the Tour of Flanders in horrendous conditions, aggravating a recurring knee injury. His solution was a pair of cycling shorts that reached below the knee, offering some extra protection against the elements, and 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 acceptance when Van Hooydonk returned to Flanders to win again in 1991.

Rapha’s three-quarters use a fleece-backed Thermoroubaix fabric to keep you warm through cooler months. Finishing just below the knee, they use the same exceptionally comfortable pad as the Classic Bib Shorts II, with flatlock stitching throughout to prevent chafing. They are finished with a soft gripper around the legs.

Details and Materials

  • Seams positioned away from front and back of the knee
  • Gripper on hem
  • Flat lock stitching
  • Same pad as Classic Bib Shorts II
  • Strong and durable Thermoroubaix with great stretch
  • Thermolite fleece lining


Classic Fit

A close but relaxed fit, longer in the torso and suited to longer rides. Regular fit is applicable to our Classic, Brevet and Core ranges.

See our fit guide

Ruben is wearing a size small and measures:

Height 6ft


Chest 85 91 97 103 108 114
Waist 70 75 81 87 93 99
Hips 87 92 98 104 110 115
Chest 33.5 36 38 40.5 42.5 45
Waist 27.5 29.5 32 34.5 36.5 39
Hips 34.5 36 38.5 41 43.5 45.5




Using a tape measure, take the total measurement around the fullest part of your chest, holding the tape horizontally.


Run the tape around the narrowest part of your waist holding the tape horizontally.


Stand with your feet together and measure around the fullest point of the hip, keeping the tape measure horizontal.


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Care instructions

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