We all know that some winter days can be mild, and that autumn simply isn’t as cold as winter. Add to this, the colder early spring days and you’ve got the reason why ALÉ developed the Versilia jersey and bib shorts. It’s the transition kit that you need between the seasons. Best off all, it’s super stylish. It’s feminine and modern and fits superbly too, which is very important 😉
‘Bib shorts in autumn and winter’ I hear you exclaim! Yes, because Italian brand Alé have worked out that riders often need performance shorts for those colder days, and they’ve used their knowledge and know how to produce the Klimatik K-TOUR shorts.
Thermal and elastic, the K-TOUR bibshort is designed for riding in particularly humid mid-winter days, and is also really useful in autumn and in early spring. It’s a perfect kit item for the serious cyclist. And, you can also add warmers if you’re not from the north… we’re used to the cold 😉
Have you ever thought about the connection to your bike and ultimately the road? You might say it’s’ your cleats, it might be your gloves or it could be your shoes. How many times do you consider what’s going on in the bum department? How many times do you feel that tell-tale ache coming on and as a man that dull numbness starting which forces you up and out of the saddle to bring some life back to that area of darkness.
The RH+ Code bib shorts are designed and sold as a high end short, and we tested them here in the Yorkshire Dales National Park to see how they stood up to things.
The first thing that you notice is that they’re a very light bib short. And of course, being Italian means that they’re a good fit, so choose a size above your normal sizing. They’re a compression short too, which basically means that they’ll fit close and tight against the skin, maximising the muscle performance.
A good jersey needs great bibs, and these Signature shorts from Biehler are a worthy ambassador product for this high end performance brand. Time to take a look then,at what makes Biehler so special.
I’ve really enjoyed testing out the kit from SIGR. It’s well made, stylish and modern and performs well.It’s a new brand to me, but one that I would happily recommend. In terms of the testing, last but not least, what is a kit review without making sure the bib shorts are holding the same standards as the jerseys, right?
Choosing the right bib shorts is a tricky business. There’s far more to think about than you’d imagine. Thankfully, brands like RH+ know this and take time in developing every aspect, ensuring your comfort in the saddle.
The dainty cycling shorts from dynamic young brand DS Pro are designed just for women, like everything from this stylish company. They’re the newest and hottest trends in town and look fantastic.
If you’re looking for a strap free short that stays firmly in place, then these stylish performance shorts from RH+ could be the right fit for you. They’re a comfortable, high performance short, with typical Italian styling.
Stylish performance bib shorts from German brand Biehler ,tested in the South of France by Diane – are these shorts as good as they look – read on and find out 🙂