There are so many cycling shorts and tights options out there these days, that it can be impossible to know what to buy. That’s why we want to narrow the field for you, reviewing only the best bib shorts and tights, and more relaxed fit shorts at all price points, so that there’s something good for everyone.
We look closely at everything, including the technology behind… pardon the pun,the pad. And, we test our gear in some of the best road cycling and mountain bike locations around the world. We’re all volunteers too, so our reviews are totally independent and unbiased. Now go choose some shorts 🙂
ALÉ KLIMATIK LADIES BIB TIGHTS
Performance tights with style too are not easy to find – these from ALÉ are definitely in the chic and stylish category.
ALÉ BULLET WR BIB TIGHTS
A great multi tasking bib tight from ALÉ, that fits perfectly and performs as superbly as you feel.
ALÉ PRR RACE GREEN LADIES BIB TIGHTS
Larisa knows when kit performs and likes it to look good too. Being eco-friendly is even better – like these tights from ALÉ
ALÉ NORDIK CLIMA 2 BIB TIGHTS
Winter bib tights will either make you feel stressed like a chicken or like a superstar … the from ALÉ are definitely in the superstar category.
ALÉ VERSILIA LADIES BIB SHORTS
ALÉ have done a great job with these performance race shorts for colder days. Larisa tested them in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania.
RH+ TRAIL MOUNTAIN BIKE SHORTS
Trail shorts are always difficult to buy, because comfort is key. They have to perform at extremes, and thankfully these shorts from RH+ do just that.
BIEHLER SIGNATURE LADIES BIB SHORTS
Stylish and technical performance bibs from Biehler, that look fantastic. Take a look at these high quality cycling shorts designed for women.
DS PRO DAINTY BLUE LADIES BIB SHORTS
Super stylish performance bibs for women, from this dynamic young brand
SIGR RIKSVAG CARGO BIB SHORTS
Ever wondered why there isn’t a side mesh pocket on bib shorts – there is now 🙂
RH+ CODE BIB SHORTS
Ultra technical and high performance race shorts from this modern Italian cycling brand – RH+.
SIGR BIB SHORT RIKSVAG CARGO
Shorts are changing for roadies, and SIGR have joined in, producing these bibs with a useful side pocket
RH+ ELITE SHORTS FOR LADIES
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.
DS PRO ‘CHASING THE STARS’ LADIES KIT
DS Pro produce stylish, chic and sassy performance cycling clothing for women who want to look and feel great, on and off the bike
DESIGNED FOR CYCLING -GIRLS RULE KIT
This high end ladies cycling kit brand have gone the extra mile with this super stylish Girls Rule kit, using highly technical fabrics in a chic and modern design
ALÉ LADIES SUNSET KIT
Larisa has been busy recently, testing this stylish performance kit from Italian brand ALÉ ready for warmer weather
DS PRO LADIES UNICORN KIT
DS Pro design cycling kit spefically for ladies. This Unicorn design kit is modern and chic, with all the necessary performance features
ALÉ SPEED FONDO BIB SHORTS
Providing an essential point of contact, bib shorts are a critical item of clothing. We absolutely love these shorts from ALÉ.
DESIGNED FOR COLD WEATHER BIB TIGHTS
Stylish padded bib tights for the ladies that like to look chic while they perform on the bike. This cold weather kit from Designed For Cycling is top quality.
DESIGNED FOR CYCLING SWEET DREAMS KIT
Super stylish and chic performance shorts from the ultimate ladies brand, to look good with ultimate performance.
G4 HIPSTER LADIES BIB SHORTS
Super stylish and colourful performance shorts from France, reviewed by Larisa in the mountains of Romania and elsewhere in Europe.
JLVELO TRIBAL BIB SHORTS
You can be California dreaming with these stylish bib shorts from the USA. The roads of the Carpathian mountains are tough, so ideal for testing performance.
G4 INTEMPOREL LADIES SHORTS
Stylish shorts from this performance and fashion blended French brand, with quality sewn into every seam.
G4 INTEMPOREL MENS BIB SHORTS
Performance and style from French brand G4, with these high end, ultimate performance bib shorts. There’s a sense of elegance to them too, meaning that you’ll look and feel great.
REFINED ROADWEAR LADIES BIB SHORTS
Performance and style is hard to combine, but these superb shorts from Refined Roadwear have managed it. Read the review by Larisa here.
BIEHLER MATRIX CUSTOM SHORTS
Awesome custom shorts from German brand Biehler, utilising all of their knowledge from their supported race teams. These are the VW Golf of cycling shorts.
BIEHLER ELITE CUSTOM SHORTS
Great quality custom bib shorts option from this performance orientated German brand. Why not take a look for your own club or team.
ROSTI LADIES ONE PIECE TRI SUIT
Triathlon is one of the most popular cycling related disciplines, and so here’s a great one piece suit from Italian brand Rosti
BIEHLER EXPERT FINK BIB SHORTS
Bib shorts for the super keen and the super stylish. The design of these shorts is high end, and they’re ideal for riding hard all day long.
BIEHLER SAUSCHNEL PRO BIB SHORTS
Great compression, great pad, great cut and fit, and super styling, these are a pro level bib short that we’ve tested in Yorkshire – now then.
BIEHLER NEO CLASSIC BIBS
These ultra lightweight performance bibs for men and ladies are at the cutting edge of technicity. Biehler have put all their expertise from their pro team knowledge, and it shows.
ROSTI ROAD WARRIOR BIB SHORTS
Italian brand Rosti are the top of the tree. They’re in the Champions League of cycling brands, and these bibs are testament to their quality and performance.
VELOBICI VERNE BIB SHORTS
Classic styling and superb fabrics make this a high end bib short, suitable for long days in the high hills. And, that’s just where Grant tested them.
CYCOLOGY OBSESSION BIB SHORTS
There is no brand in cycling with the uniqueness of design to match Cycology. Their gear oozes a certain lifestyle, with bikes at the centre.
BIEHLER MATRIX CUSTOM TIGHTS
High end custom bib tights from this quality German brand. For clubs and groups, these really are the ideal tights for the colder days.