Café du Cycliste Jeanne bib shorts review

We're never too far from a wet weather ride, so Café du Cycliste's water resistant bib shorts have seen a good deal of use.

cafe du cycliste jeanne bib shorts
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A stylish pair of cool or poor weather bib shorts with a very comfortable pad and surface water repellent treatment

Reasons to buy
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    Very comfortable

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    Great seat pad

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    Fleeced for warmth

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    Understated design

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    Water resistant

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Reasons to avoid
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    Surface water resistant treatment wears off around saddle

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Behind their Côte d’Azur French chic, there’s a technical side to Café du Cycliste’s collection of cycling kit, with a range of quality fabrics and added-value features. The Café du Cycliste Jeanne bib shorts exemplify this perfectly. They’re designed for riding in poorer weather and made of a fleece-backed Roubaix style fabric. And they’re also surface treated for water repellency, so that when you run water from the tap over them it just beads up and runs off. So they’re great for riding in the cool wet weather more typical of the UK summer than the south of France.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.