Rapha Classic Bib Shorts II review

Rapha has redesigned its 10-year-old Classic bibs – and with an excellent fit and superbly comfortable pad it has done a great job

Cycling Weekly Verdict

At £165 there's no escaping the fact that these are pricey shorts, but there's also no escaping the fact that I'd wear these shorts every day if I could.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent fit

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    Very comfortable

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    One of the best pads we've sat on

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    Good-looking design

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Reasons to avoid
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    That price point

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Rapha's Classic bib shorts are probably the London brand's best known product. Now, Ten years on, they've received a redesign and while it might not look like it – after all, the Rapha Classic Bib Shorts II are still black and classic-looking – Rapha has changed quite a lot.

For starters, the shorts are now fitted with a new, body contouring pad, which in itself is a pretty major change.

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