Le Col HC bib tights review

British brand offers a subtle change to the classic black bib tight with the Le Col HC bib tights and although we like the styling, it has a huge price tag

Le Col HC bib tights
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Cushioning is key with the Le Col HC bib tights. The fleece-lined fabric is very comfortable against the skin, the bibs sit comfortably without being loose and even the splash-repellent ends sit without irritation. However, at £220 these need to be better than the likes of Assos and Castelli and they don't quite hit the mark, especially when it comes to the chamois, which doesn't hold position out of the saddle.

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Winter cycling can be one of best times of year to ride a bike. For the racer it can be a time to reflect and knock the training rides back a few miles an hour and just enjoy the ride.

Though you'll need to be ready for the elements as cycling in harsher conditions without the right kit is a big no-no. And that is where the Le Col HC bib tights come in.

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.