It seems like every other bike on the road is equipped with a Fizik saddle at the moment, and now the Italian brand is branching out into clothing for the first time with a range of bib shorts that are designed to be used in conjunction with the company’s saddles.
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The six models in the Fizik Link bib short range have been designed in line with the company’s Spine Concept, which for the saddles gives different designs based on your level of flexibility. With the bib shorts, this means different constructions and pads.
More flexible rider should get on best with the Fizik Link Snake bib shorts, which have been given a low profile pad which shouldn’t get in the way when riding in a lower and more aerodynamic position, and have also been cut with a longer back and shorter front to be comfortable with more aggressive positions.
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At the other end of the spectrum is the Fizik Link Bull bib shorts, which have been cut to suit a more upright riding position, and come with a different pad with more padding towards the rear. Between the two sits the Fizik Link Chameleon bib shorts, which should work best with the company’s Antares saddles.
Each of the bib shorts come in two different models, the R1 and R3, both of which have the same cut and have been designed to work best with their matching saddles, but the R1 comes with a seamless 3D moulded pad.
UK pricing and availability have yet to be announced.