The Sportful BodyFit Pro bib shorts are very comfy whether you're riding long or hard, although the colour scheme may be hard to match to the rest of your kit.
Well designed bibs
Colours may not be to taste
The price may be slightly above par, but if there's one bit of kit you don't want to skimp on, it's bib shorts. Thankfully the Sportful Bodyfit Pro bib shorts deliver exactly the performance and comfort that you’d expect for this sort of price.
The basis for these excellent shorts is the superb Total Comfort Pro pad, which offers the right level of padding to make long days in the saddle a breeze, without being overly bulky and getting in the way when riding hard in a low, aggressive position.
I was also impressed by the wide mesh bibs on the Sportful Bodyfit Pro bib shorts, which are both comfortable and supportive, with the wide strap meaning that there they never dug into my shoulders. The bibs are also finished cleanly, something which can be said for everything with these shorts, with the flat-lock stitching and smooth Aero Flow lycra fabric giving a really smart look.
However despite the excellent comfort and performance, I'm not so convinced by the Sportful's choice of colours. As well as the blue, grey, and yellow shorts shown here, they're also available in grey and red, and turquoise, grey and orange. Admittedly these colours look really smart when paired with some of Sportful's 2015 summer jerseys (particularly the corresponding Bodyfit Pro Team jersey), but might be a little tricky to match with your existing cycling wardrobe.
Finally, as an added "pro" touch (these are the same shorts used by Alberto Contador and co. over at Tinkoff-Saxo, just without the luminous yellow colour scheme) there's even a pouch on the back of the bibs to hold your team radio.
For more details visit the Sportful website.
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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.
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