Best cycling shorts for men 2024: bike bib shorts for comfortable riding

The best cycling shorts will keep you comfortable, look great and support your muscles too

Male cyclists wearing some of the best bib shorts for cycling
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The single most important part of a cyclist's wardrobe, a pair of the best cycling shorts will provide comfort and protection on long rides allowing you to enjoy your time on the bike more. Made from stretchy, supportive Lycra the shorts' material should fit perfectly when in the cycling position whilst the all-important seat pad (or chamois) provides a plush interface between your backside and the saddle. 

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg

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