dhb Aeron Speed Women's Bib shorts review

As with most pieces of cycling apparel, when it comes to bib shorts, it's likely you'll have different pairs for different kinds of rides; the ones for longer days in the saddle, the ones that are perfect for the commute to work, and not forgetting the ones that are saved for race day. So can one pair of bib shorts really do all those jobs?

dhb Aeron Speed Women's bib shorts
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Close to being the perfect riding partner, whatever the ride, there's a lot to like about the dhb Aeron Speed Women's bib shorts. The bib upper is certainly setting the standard for women's specific bib design and we love the inclusion of cold black® technology. However, the leg finish isn't in keeping with the rest of the high end design, and lets the shorts down. 

Reasons to buy
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    Lightweight

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    UPF50+ Rating Protection

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    Simple Bib upper

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    Comfortable chamois

Reasons to avoid
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    Leg gripper design.

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With dhb marking it's 14th birthday this year, the Wiggle owned clothing brand has, over the years, become a bit of a go to for many female cyclists, known for it's extensive affordable women's collection with good size ranges.

The Aeron collection has been around a few years now, and is badged as dhb's all day performance range for male and female bike riders. The dhb Aeron Speed Women's bib shorts themselves have gone through a few iterations, with the 2018 model gaining new colour ways that take their design cues from the visualisation of light and fast movement.

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