Bontrager Ballista bib shorts review

The Bontrager Ballista bib shorts are exceptional shorts with eye-catching graphics

bontrager ballista bib shorts
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Bontrager Ballista bib shorts might be a little hard to pair with your favourite jersey, but are exceptionally comfortable with a quality construction that more than justifies the pricetag.

Reasons to buy
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    Very comfortable

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    Excellent fit

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    Nice, compressive material

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    Quality finish

Reasons to avoid
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    Colours might be hard to match to your jersey

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The colourful Bontrager Ballista bib shorts might look more at home on the sunny highways of California than the dreary grey lanes of Surrey, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t seriously consider investing in these excellent shorts that are extremely comfortable for the longest of summer rides.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.