The dhb Classic bib shorts prove you don't have to over-complicate things to create a great pair of bib shorts, giving comfort and performance in an understated package at an excellent price.
Comfortable on long rides
Some seams don't look perfect
By Nick Busca
Sometimes simple and classic designs are just better, and the dhb Classic bib shorts are a proof of that.
The all-black model only features small logo on the right leg and on the back, but apart from that the dhb Classic bib shorts are pretty anonymous. The fabric is made in Italy (an Action 205 Lycra) and pretty stretchy, with dhb claiming that the light compression effect "encourage efficient blood circulation and enhance rider comfort."
Although I can't really know if they actually helped my blood circulation, one thing is sure: the dhb Classic bib shorts are exceptionally comfortable, fitting well and with the lycra fabric sitting snug against my skin.
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The Cytech Elastic Interface "Giro Super Air" pad has been developed to guarantee a constant air flow and ventilation, prevent from overheating. The pad has an anatomical shape that fitted me well when riding, and on long rides it performs very well, and can even be compared to bigger names on the market in terms of comfort and performance.
On the lower part of the legs, the dhb Classic bib shorts are equipped with silicon grippers that prevent the shorts from riding. However, the seams of this area that keep together the grippers and the other fabrics are not perfect, so I have some concerns about these shorts' long term durability.
The final great thing about the dhb Classic bib shorts is their price, which at £45 is exceptional considering the great quality, and they are also available in a women's version.
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