TESTED: Rapha Classic range – Bike Magazine Australia

The right bib shorts can make or break you – and your ride. The Rapha Classic Bib Shorts II ($215) combine a soft Lycra with matte finish with a generously padded chamois. Not so bulky to be in the way, but much appreciated on long days in the saddle.

The soft Lycra isn’t compressive like other bib shorts in the range, giving untold comfort on extended rides, assisted by the open backed bibs, which sit in place on your shoulders. The Italian-made shorts have a pocket in the small of your back – perfect for anything that needs to be kept safe.

Matching the style of the Classic bibs, the Rapha Classic jersey ($140) has a soft feel thanks to the polyester and wool mix. More relaxed than pro in its fit, the full-zip jersey’s classic styling doesn’t shout ‘look at me’ but instead provides great service to the discerning cyclist.

There are internal loops for headphones,  with a dedicated zipped pocket, plus three pockets with reinforced stitching and a draw cord at the waist – presumably to help support over-laden pockets on your long adventures.

If your needs are for all-day comfort and not a vacuum-packed appearance – don’t miss looking at the Rapha Classic range.

From: Rapha.cc