SIGR RIKSVÄG 92 Bib Shorts
by Robert Thorpe
by Robert Thorpe
I like these bibs, plain and simple. They’re well designed, well cut, well sewn and super comfortable. Right, that’s it – let’s go for coffee.
No seriously, what can I say; Swedish brand SIGR have really come up trumps with these RIKVÄG 92 Pro bib shorts; and yes, they have several pro standard features. First of all, the quality multidirectional and very string material – all 100% recycled I might add. Then, they’ve designed and cut this into lots and lots of flat lock stitched panels, giving a truly awesome fit with lots of compression. Then, they’ve used a super string mesh upper to aid air flow and moisture control, and finished the upper off with wide stretch fabric straps – also a favourite of mine.
If I could add 1 minor point, I’d personally have brought the wide stretch fabric straps down the front too, where they’ve blended it into the mesh.
There’s a radio pouch sewn into the back of the mesh, for all you racers, and the leg gripper cuffs are wide and super strong yet soft fabric, finished with comfortable gel patterning on the inside, meaning that the bibs stay in place and provide excellent compression. Thankfully though, it’s a high technicity multidirectional fabric across the RIKSVÄG bibs, meaning that when added to the exceptional Elastic Interface® Endurance Anatomic Road pad for men, you’ve got an awesome pair of cycling shorts for long hard rides. I’m a big fan of Elastic Interface pads and I’d recommend every cyclist at every level checking the pad brand, because this Italian brand make the very best. Trust me, you’ll notice the difference on long summer rides, as I’ve done whilst wearing the RIKSVÄG bibs.
The material has UV protection, and the overall black with limited and subtle logos means that these pro standard bibs will go with all of your jerseys. In terms of quality of design, finish and performance it’s a 9 out of 10, with just the minor point mentioned earlier regarding the fabric strap – a personal preference point.