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Core Bib Shorts

¥19,000 (incl. import duty)

Core Bib Shorts is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 1117.
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Rapha Core bib shorts use collection-specific materials and technology to set the new standard in performance, comfort and value. Designed for every road rider, wherever they ride.

Core Bib Shorts¥19,000

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Simple, quality bib shorts for everyday riding

Simple, quality bib shorts to complement any ride, the main panels use a dense-knit fabric for support and modesty and laser-cut leg grippers lined with soft silicone for a close, comfortable fit. The bib section uses high-stretch material, machined efficiently for even distribution of stretch and to accommodate longer torsos. Flatlock seams are positioned carefully throughout to hold the shorts in place without chafing. The shorts are available in an entirely black colourway, or with a white bib section to prevent straps showing under a light-coloured jersey.

If you are unsure of which bib shorts to choose, take a look at our new Bib Shorts Guide »

“The Core collection is about optimising innovative fabrics and processes across the entire collection to reduce production hours and wastage. For example, the leg-gripper trim reappears in the jersey back, the material for the zip guard is used again on the sleeve tips, and bindings use rolled edges. This means we can produce Core garments without compromise, leading to a new standard for everyday cycling apparel.”
Alex Valdman, Creative Director


“I told my $500 Assos bibshorts that I had a new favorite and they slammed the door to the Kuku Penthouse in my face. But it’s the truth. The Core bibs are Rapha’s entry-level offering but they surpass that designation in both price and quality.”
9.3/10 - VeloNews

“Rapha's Core bib shorts are an impressive mix of knowhow from premium ranges – giving good quality, comfort and a great fit.”
★★★★½ Ash Quinlan,

“The bibshorts are a particular highlight of the range. Flatlock seams join smartly-shaped panels, meaning chafing isn’t an issue and Rapha sensibly hasn’t compromised at the heart of the shorts – the Core bibs are built around the original Classic chamois that remains as comfortable as ever. As a result the Core bibshorts punch well above their weight at this price point. It is a similar story with the jersey – the polyester it uses feels more organic than synthetic, and has been treated with an antibacterial process so still smells reasonable even after repeated use.”
★★★★½ Sam Challis,

“Rapha's most affordable bib shorts to date don't skimp on quality or comfort.”
Jim Clarkson,

“For weekday training and commuting, Rapha have totally nailed it. Bravo all round.”
Graham Hutson, The Times


  • The same Rapha chamois pad used in all our Classic bib shorts
  • Black dense-knit fabric for compressive support and modesty
  • Colour-matched trims throughout
  • Laser-cut, soft-silicone leg grippers to hold shorts comfortably in place
  • High-stretch bib accommodates any rider height without compromising fit
  • Comfortable flatlock stitching
  • Black or white bib section
  • Subtle tonal branding


  • 82% Polyester
  • 18% Elastane


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

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 First rapha purchase Without doubt the most comfortable shorts i have worn.Good fit with a perfect chamois.I am 5'8" and weigh 70.5 kg the medium size is spot on.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great BIB First time using rapha products feel so comfortable
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Shorts Most comfortable shorts I've owned. Great quality and comfortable chamois. The leg gripper is nice & wide and doesn't move around so there's no risk of messing up a perfect tan line.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bib I am 172cm 65kg and ordered size M. I wear size M for jersey and this bib fits very comfortable and leg length is just perfect. Highly recommended all day bib.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Like it First tried, and I love it so much. Will purchase for more Rapha
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good job Excellent!! Rapha is the best. Good job!! My first
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice, comfortable fit. Like the material. Quite happy with the bib and jersey. They fit well, colors are great, and I'm happy to wear them for long or short rides. Good to wear while Zwifting as well.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfortable, well built, great fit. When I first put them on the high-ish waste worried me but after wearing them for a few short rides and a metric, I am very impressed by the quality! The pad was great and comfortable and stayed in place as I got on and off the bike. The shoulder straps stayed in place the whole time. I am extremely happy with the quality and construction and will be purchasing more.
Date published: 2017-10-30
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Is the inside length the same as the Classic Bib II?

Asked by: vincentliu007
The inside length is the same for this garment.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-10-18

I have a large core bib, the only problem is the leg grippers are lose, would I be better in a medium. The top is large but while it is good across the shoulders its wide near my stomach, would a medium be better

Asked by: Patto
A medium could be an appropriate fit based upon your explanation. We do offer a 90 day returns service if the garment you choose is not suitable.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-10-14

Hi! I'm 1.74m, 74cm waist, 82cm inseam, I normally use a "italian fit" brand in S. Which size would you recommend for the Core and Lightweight respectively? Should I go for Long leg version or standard? Thanks!

Asked by: Warpo
A small size could be the appropriate fit. If the garment does not meet with your specification then you can return this to us under our 90 day returns policy.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-10-11

Halfway between XS and S, my waist is 29” and inseam 31”. Would you recommend sizing up or down? I’m 58kg and 173cm so quite slim.

Asked by: Matt_G
Based on your dimensions, we would recommend the XS Shorts in this range
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-10-05

I have a 31-32 inch waist and am 183 cm tall. Should i get medium or small?

Asked by: Johnabc
Based on these dimensions you would be suited to a medium.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-10-03

I have a 34 inch waist and my inside leg is 29 inch. I am five feet six tall. What size bibs would you recommend please?

Asked by: Dickie Davies
For this garment I would recommend the large sized based upon your waist dimensions, though the leg dimensions you have given may mean the shorts could have a slightly longer fit. If the garment does not meet with your suitability then you can return these to us under our 90 day returns policy.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-09-08

Hello, i am interesting buying a core bib. My measurements are 176 cm, waist 90 cm and 80 inside leg. What size would be better?

Asked by: speedbull
Based on your measurements, we would suggest a Large is the ideal size for you
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-09-02

How does the length of the shorts compare to the Rapha Lightweight bibs ?

Asked by: Lawy
The Core and Lightweight Bib Shorts have the same length inside leg measurements
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-08-25
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