MAAP Training bib short review

The MAAP Training bib short sits as the entry model into Maap's lineup of three

Cycling Weekly Verdict

These are top end bib shorts, and have a lot going for them - but they don't quite deliver on the price tag.

Reasons to buy
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    Good compressive fit

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    Comfortable chamois

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Reasons to avoid
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    Stretchy bib straps

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    Large leg grippers won't be for everyone

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With a price tag of £146, the MAAP Training bib short is not what you'd call 'entry' level, despite being the cheapest pair in the Aussie brand's range.

The body of the shorts is made up of tight panels, one down each thigh and a couple more round the back that create a figure hugging fit. The material isn't as soft as that used on other models - such as the Assos shorts I recently tested, or on the Rapha Classic II bib shorts.

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