Jelenew Pinnacle Pro Bib Shorts 8" (women’s) review - premium in both performance and price

High quality throughout, these shorts are particularly suited to female riders with longer torsos

Female cyclist wearing the Jelenew Pinnacle Pro Bib Shorts 8"
(Image credit: Future)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Jelenew’s Pinnacle Pro Bib Shorts are an incredibly comfy option that’ll suit riders with a long torso thanks to the stretch and length of the shoulder straps. Quality materials are used throughout, which are both eco-certified and feel robust. Overall, it’s a great option for those heading out on all-day rides, if you’re able to cope with the truly premium price.

Reasons to buy
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    Shoulder straps apply even pressure

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    Suits those with long torsos

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    Eco-friendly approved materials

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    Pad is comfortable for long rides

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    Very robust feeling

Reasons to avoid
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    Steeper price than shorts that perform similarly

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    Leg bands not as comfy as raw cut finish

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Jelenew's Pinnacle Pro Bib Shorts are a female-specific option from a brand that’s already impressed us with the luxurious fabrics, fit and feel of its Glider Short Sleeve Pro Jersey. The Pinnacle Pros are the brand’s second most expensive bib short offering - and certainly still come with a premium price tag. But has Jelenew nailed it again? We take a look at how the performance compares to the best women’s cycling shorts.

Jelenew Pinnacle Pro: construction

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Anna Marie Abram
Fitness Features Editor

I’ve been hooked on bikes ever since the age of 12 and my first lap of the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in the bright yellow kit of the Hillingdon Slipstreamers. For a time, my cycling life centred around racing road and track. 

But that’s since broadened to include multiday two-wheeled, one-sleeping-bag adventures over whatever terrain I happen to meet - with a two-week bikepacking trip from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia being just the latest.

I still enjoy lining up on a start line, though, racing the British Gravel Championships and finding myself on the podium at the enduro-style gravel event, Gritfest in 2022.

Height: 177cm

Weight: 60–63kg