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    Description

    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

    Reviews:

    “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, Road.cc

    “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, cyclist.co.uk

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

    “Since trying the Rapha Core bib shorts, they’ve become my go-to shorts – I’ve struggled to find anything that suits me better.”
    9/10 Richard Windsor, cyclingweekly.com

    Details and Materials

    • 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

    Sizing

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    XS S M L XL XXL
    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

    HELP WITH MEASURING

    HELP WITH MEASURING

    1 CHEST

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

    2 WAIST

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

    3 HIPS

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

    4.5

    4.5 / 5

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    Rapha core

    Whoever you are, wherever you ride

    Care instructions

    • 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
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