SIGR Bib Short Riksväg 92 Cargo
by Diane Vilarem
by Diane Vilarem
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?
The bib short Riksväg 92 Cargo (which btw means national road 😉 ) is a slightly upgraded version of the Riksväg 92, design to be the choice for long distance cycling. It is made of breathable material and has a two mesh straps keeping the short in place. Made out of recycled fabrics, this bibshort has a built in UV protection and uses an elastic interface called LIEGE WOMEN for padding (which actually has been tested and validated during Sverigeloppet).
The pad design is thicker towards the front to provide better support when a rider spends a lot of time leaned forward, typically a tempo ride. And if it provides a good cushion for the 1850km Sverigeloppet race, which it apperently did, then I’m sure the quality over distance is outstanding. It’s certainly worked well for me in the South of France. It also has central padding, especially designed to help support female anatomy. This is something that lots of women struggle with when riding, and I’m happy to come over a brand that has taken this into consideration!
The bib material is panelled and well thought out, using a soft but technical lycra and sits perfectly against my body with just the right compression. The coolest thing with this short is definitively the 2 thigh pockets! They sit far away enough from the joint not to disturb, but still within reach.
So, what’s the verdict then? It is indeed very comfortable. It has been designed with female comfort in mind, and they have really managed to come up with something that I could say helps to minimize pain from too much riding. Well done Sigr.
Stay sporty and classy!