Photo by Andy White
So let me preface this by saying there isn’t much of a review here. It’s more about me praising a solid product. Rapha has nailed a very simple, yet complicated garment. Bibs should be easy right? Lycra, chamois, viola? Not always the case and yet the Classic Bib Shorts achieve maximum comfort with no hidden details, no magical, high-tech materials and no gaudy logos.
This Product Review is merely me telling you that over the years, I’ve owned many kits, shorts and bibs. All of which are now in the bottom drawer of my dresser, never getting used. Why? Because I’ve found the best bibs money can buy. Sure, I know what you’re thinking “Prolly gets this shit for free, so he has to write something positive about it”. Honestly, I don’t have to do anything. I choose to give products I love some much-deserved attention and the Rapha Classic Bib Shorts are just that, a product worthy of my praise.
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When I left for my tour last year, all I brought with me were two jerseys a two pairs of the Classic Bib Shorts. For long days in the saddle, I wanted something comfortable, yet didn’t want to be riding around on a diaper. My other kits and bibs either bunched up or were too thin to spend those kinds of hours in.
They were perfect for the ride.
Since then, I’ve taken them all over the world with me. Most recently, on my ride in the Australian bush. Each night I’d wash and hang them to dry, knowing that the next day, I’d be wearing them for upwards of 10 hours yet again. What I’m trying to say is, if I didn’t like them, I wouldn’t use them, nor would I take the time to be writing about them. I’ve even purchased other pairs, just so I don’t have to worry about washing them every time after I ride. They’re a staple in my cycling wardrobe.
I’m not the only one who feels this way either. Everyone I’ve known that has purchased a pair is in love with them. From my riding buddies here, to people in NYC, LA, SF and Australia. When you buy the Rapha Classic Bib Shorts, you’re hooked. These are, hands down, the most bitchin’ bibs. Do I need to say it again?
Right now, Rapha is running their Classics Guarantee. You’ve got 30 days to try them out, with no obligations. If you don’t like them, return them, no questions asked.
Price: $210 from Rapha online or at your local dealer.
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