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3/4 Bib Shorts

£180.00

3/4 Bib Shorts is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16.
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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£180.00

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Longer cut cycling bib shorts

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.

Reviews:

"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."
www.bicycling.com

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

FEATURES

  • 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.

FABRIC

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

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • 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 Not sure you need anything else Bought these as an alternative to deep winter leggings and now worn them predominantly. I don't really get cold shins so these are perfect with the weather protection where needed. Paired with good upper layers and warm socks, they have most of the colder rides covered in the UK I think.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for in-between days These 3/4's are well-made, extremely comfortable, and perfectly sized for chillier days in the saddle. The seams are rub-free, the pad is a good compromise between being supportive without being too large, and the elasticated bib straps are perfect. They're understated, warm down to around 5C, and comfortable which is all I could ask for.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don’t hesitate Don’t know why I waited so long to get these. Perfect from 60f down to 40f. Haven’t tried them below that, but may get a chance this weekend.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased!! Getting older (62 & a bit less muscle mass) I find that I need as much kit as possible to make sure I'm comfortable out there in the elements. These 3/4 Bib Shorts have definitely done that. Good pad, great fit. I'm 5' 9" or 1.75m and around 10st 10lbs & the size Small is a perfect fit & not tight in the drops. They are also warm & I don't notice the "cold breeze" coming through. All in all, very pleased.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Great fit, look and style as you come to expect from Rapha. They never let you down!
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I don't think about them, and that is alright! Like all Rapha bibs, they hug the body perfectly, with no sagging anywhere, especially in the crotch. I put them on and forget about any discomfort or movement. Everything stays in place. These 3/4 bibs are perfect for SF Bay Area winter riding--no overheating.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best 3/4 Well made. Comfortable. Warm. Stylish. Second pair I’ve had and can say that they are just that bit nicer than other brands.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bibs These are my favorite bibs,. I use them from 30-50 degrees, so basically all spring and fall.
Date published: 2018-02-08
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What color are the 3/4 bibs?

Asked by: jvcook
Hi, these are black with the white/hi-vis feature details.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2018-01-28

The XL in the protean shorts fit me perfectly. What size should I get in these?

Asked by: Griffmanor
Hi, if you feel comfortable in an XL on the Pro Team shorts then we suggest you try these also in XL. Should you need to exchange or refund, we have a 90 days return period for new/unused garments with tags and in saleable condition.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2018-01-08

Im an asian. My waist is between 80 to 81 cm. Should i get a size S or M

Asked by: Zalman
Hi, with the measurements you have given us we suggest you try a Small and should you need to exchange or refund, we have a 90 days return period for new/unused garments with tags and in saleable condition.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2018-01-08

Do the three quarter length gather up and bunch on the knee? 

Asked by: Oreally
The 3/4 Bibs feature an elasticated Thermoroubaix material that is shaped to sit around the knee and not ride up when on the bike
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-12-29

Hi - do these have the pad from the Classic 1 bibs or classic II?

Asked by: JCRE
The Pads used will be from the Classic II Bib Shorts.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-12-27
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