A very good pair of tights, but they come with a substantial price tag
You can wear them over your favourite bib shorts
For the coldest days you might want tights that are slightly thicker
ROKA is a popular brand in the triathlon world and the American company has recently made its first foray into cycling with the launch of its Pro Cycling collection.
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Like the rest of the Texas based company's range of cycling apparel, the thermal bib tights have an understated but classy look and are positioned as a premium product with a price tag to match.
The tights come without an insert, which might put some people off. However, this makes them versatile - you can layer up and the lack of a pad means you can pull them over your trusty pairs of bib shorts.
It also removes the risk of buying a pair of tights on-line and finding out you don't get on with the chamois.
The leggings have a soft and comfortable fleece lining that keeps your legs warm. I was initially concerned by the tights' numerous seams, but these didn't cause any irritation.
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The braces are made from a mesh-like material and help prevent you from overheating when putting in some effort.
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It is worth noting that when wearing the tights you will be doubling up, so you can often get away with wearing lightweight summer shorts underneath the leggings.
The zipped ankles made getting the tights on easy and, although some people may prefer ankle loops or grippers, the leggings are a good length and at no point rode up.
The ROKA Men's Pro Thermal Cycling Bib Tight is a high quality pair of leggings, but some level of water resistance would be a good addition.
For more details go to ROKA's website.
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