Sportful R&D SC bib shorts review

We put Sportful's high-end shorts through their paces

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Sportful R&D SC bib shorts certainly justify their £110 price tag. They're comfortable in whatever position you're riding and have the sort of high quality feel you'd expect from a pricey piece of kit.

Reasons to buy
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    Exceptionally comfortable pad

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    Well thought-out features

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    Supportive straps

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    High quality feel

Reasons to avoid
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If there's one piece of clothing that it's worth spending a bit of money on, it's your shorts, and you could do a lot worse than spend £110 on the Sportful R&D SC bib shorts. That price puts them one from the top of the Italian company's range (the top spot is taken by the Sportful Super Total Comfort bib shorts), so as you'd expect they are very good shorts.

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