Specialized SL R women's bib shorts review

Excellent bib shorts with a convenient comfort break feature

Specialized SL R women's bib shorts EC
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Extremely comfortable shorts with a racing pedigree and a comfort break system that actually works without having any negative impact on fit or performance.

Reasons to buy
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    Wide grippers

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    Comfortable pad

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    Well thought out comfort break clasp

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    Compressive fabric

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The Specialized SL R women's bib shorts were selected for an Editor's Choice award in 2020. This year's list contains 78 items which scored a 9 or 10/10 with our tech team - this gear is the best of the best, and has received the Cycling Weekly stamp of approval. 

The SL R women's shorts are the top end model from Specialized. New for 2020, they build on the SL Pro platform which impressed us enough to receive an Editor's Choice award back in 2017.

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