Q36.5 Light Bib Tight review – leaves us questioning if leg warmers have had their day

The early fall and spring option gets a shake down, ending up with our cycling kit getting a shake out

The Q36.5 Light bibtights shown front on with railings in the back ground with greenery on a tiled floor
(Image credit: Hannah Bussey)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Q36.5 Light Bib Tights are a true gem of a find. They bridge the temperature between the end of summer and late autumn. In fact, they and are so lightweight and unrestrictive that I'd even go as far to say they're race ready. This could spell the end of leg or knee warmers for a lot of riders.

Reasons to buy
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    Race ready, but unrestricted fit

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    fabric softness with minimal seams

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    Replaces leg or knee warmers

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    Comfortable bib upper

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    Light weight

Reasons to avoid
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    Light weight fabric means not winter tights

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Summer and winter are pretty easy to dress for – it's fall and spring that cause the worst headaches when it comes our kit choices. 

The large temperature differentials on either side of the 10°C / 50°F turning point makes choosing between the a set of the best bib tights or a going for a combination of the best bib shorts with the best cycling leg and knee warmers an especially difficult decision to make. 

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