Seven of the best - Bib shorts under £80


Arguably the most important item in any cyclist's wardrobe, this month we've gathered together seven brilliant bibshorts all punching well above their entry-level price tag


GORE Power Lady bibtights short +

Bibshorts, seven of the best

Howies Leadout bibshorts £59

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Howies Leadout Bibshorts costing £59



GORE Power Lady bibtights short +

Bibshorts, Lusso Pro Gel

Lusso Pro Gel bibshorts £59.99

Lusso Pro Gel bibshorts hitting the shops £59.99



GORE Power Lady bibtights short +

GORE Power Lady Bibtights short +

Designed specifically for women, the GORE Power Lady Bibtights short + promise to offer middle distance comfort and quick stop




With so many different body shapes and sizes out there, what fits one person may not suit another, so always try shorts on for size.

Chamois-wise we found the Lusso and Sugoi most comfortable and that the dhb pads were a bit on the thin side, but this again can be a personal choice. Some riders find thinner chamois better as they can be more breathable, but for us longer rides require extra padding.

The standout winner for us was the Sugoi RPM bibshort. It ticked all boxes for comfort, fit, chamois and grippers. Both the women-specific bibshorts on test have catered for ease of access to aid swift comfort breaks, with different end results. The fit of the Gore really made it stand out, while the Pearl Izumi would probably suit curvier women.

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