Scott RC ProTec bib shorts review

The Scott RC ProTec bib shorts are great to wear whether your on the bike or on the tarmac

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Scott RC ProTec bib shorts are not only very good bib shorts but could also keep you safe from road rash if you're unlucky enough to fall off. However, I would have liked a little more comfort and longer rides and a greater choice of colours.

Reasons to buy
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    Protection from road rash

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    Good fit

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    Slim pad

Reasons to avoid
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    Could be more comfortable on longer rides

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    Only one choice of colour

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Falling off a bike hurts, and although there are plenty of ways to deal with road rash, surely the best thing is to not have to deal with it at all. Step forward the Scott RC ProTec bib shorts, which feature a special fabric in the side panels designed to prevent road rash.

The fabric, which is also used in the matching RC ProTec jersey, has been developed in conjunction with Schoeller, and is a blend of carbon yarns and ceramic printing, meaning that it has a great resistance to abrasion than the standard lycra found in most cycling shorts.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.