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Women's Core Bib Shorts


Women's Core Bib Shorts is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 72.
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Simple, quality bib shorts designed for all types of riding in a flattering, comfortable fit.

Women's Core Bib Shorts£100.00

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Cycling bib shorts for every road rider, wherever they ride

Designed to be worn on any kind of ride, from a short spin to a longer day in the saddle, the new Women's Core Bib Shorts offer exceptional comfort and value.

Cut from a high-stretch fabric, these cycling bib shorts give supportive and fully opaque coverage. Seams are kept to a minimum and carefully positioned to prevent chafing and a proprietary chamois - which also appears in the Women’s Classic Shorts - is incredibly comfortable, even on day-long rides.

Laser-cut leg grippers, lined with soft silicone create a soft and flattering fit, and prevent the shorts from bunching and moving out of position. Subtle, tonal Rapha logos feature on the thigh.

The upper is lightweight, breathable and features wide shoulder straps and a cut-out back section for ventilation. Simple, quality comfort for every road rider.


  • The same Rapha chamois pad used in all Women’s Classic Bib Shorts, chosen for comfort
  • Black dense-knit, fully opaque fabric
  • Colour-matched trims throughout for understated elegance
  • Laser-cut, soft-silicone leg grippers to keep the shorts in place
  • High-stretch bib accommodates any rider height
  • Comfortable flatlock stitching to reduce chafing


  • 82% polyamide
  • 18% elastane


  • Gentle machine wash 30C
  • Do not iron
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Wash with non-bio detergent

Body sizing

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 So comfortable! This was my first Rapha apparel purchase and I am in love with it! Chamois quality always makes me nervous but this one is perfect! I have had no issues with it. The trim at the end of the shorts around the thighs are good and snug. Don't have an issue with them being too tight or moving.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good beginning with Rapha I bought these bib shorts few weeks ago, as an Easter gift for myself. That was the first time for me buying so expensive apparel, so I was a bit worry – if I pay for its label or really for quality? I’ve tested shorts and I’m definitely sure it was worth its price. The fabrics are good quality, shorts suits perfectly and the comfort during ride is high. Yesterday I took six hours ride and till the end it was a pure pleasure of riding. The classic design and black colour suits to everything and always looks simply good.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous The fit is fantastic.I have a long body and am quite tall (6'1) and it didn't cut in anywhere and the padding is superb. Very very happy!
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit, very comfortable. I’m relatively new to cycling, especially a road bike. This bib short is very comfortable and flattering (even on my not-so-cycling-fit chubby thighs). The sizing is perfect; I’m about 173cm and 70kg and the large size is spot on.
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Core Bib Shorts These shorts are beautiful. The chamois is fantastic and the quality is superb. The straps don't dig in to my shoulders, the feel of the fabric is amazing. I'll definitely be buying another pair. I like the longer length for cooler days but it would be great if they came in a shorter length too.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable & durable! I'm loving my core shorts. They're light enough for the warm commutes & cool enough for longer rides. They fit really well with excellent seams for no chafing. I just got myself a second pair :)
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, love love! I bought the bib short for my 1st Powerman - duathlon event in Malaysia. They have great padding and leg grippers, fitted perfectly. Good quality, great material and feel pretty awesome riding in one!
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfortable for all day riding The core bib shirts have the perfect chamois for a long ride. These are the only bibs I will wear for rides over 50km. The chamois is comfortable and doesn't rub or chafe. The legs are a great length for a slightly more mature rider and the bands at the bottom don't squeeze my legs and make them look like sausages.
Date published: 2018-02-25
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What is the length of the inseam? Thanks

Asked by: emilyjane
They run from 24-26.5cm across the 6 sizes going up in increments of 0.5cm
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-08-07

Can you tell me what thigh size these shorts are suitable for please - I am a UK size 12 but I have quite wide thighs and don't want to be uncomfortable or have sausage thighs!

Asked by: Thunderthighs
Hi, we do not have a specif measurement for the thigh but if you are a size 12 and that you have large thighs and do not wish to be to tight around the leg, we suggest you try a Large. Should you need to exchange, we have a 90 days return period.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-05-29

Hi, how do the core shorts compare in sizing to the classic shorts ? 

Asked by: Ronsy
The Women's Core shorts are more of a race fit and therefore a tad tighter than the Women's Classic Bib shorts.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-03-22
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