Finding the right bib short can be hard enough, but finding a pair you love, that won't bust your bank can be even more of a struggle.
We've been on the lookout for the best value bib shorts, with great performance and a nice price tag.
Here are the final 8...
[part title="dhb Ladies Aeron Cycling Bib Short"]
The entry level bibs from Wiggle’s great value range, dhb, the Aerons have a Performance LT CyTech Elastic Interface chamois pad constructed from contoured foam, and are made from an 80% nylon, 20% elastane performance stretch fabric. They’ve got silicon grippers to keep them in place and positive compression properties in the material, and for the price, you really couldn’t ask for more.
Price: £39.99, available from Wiggle
[part title=" Endura FS260 Pro Bib Shorts"]
Never have to fumble with taking off your bib straps under multiple layers with these ingenious bib shorts from Endura – they have a zip in the seam line of the thighs that leads all the way around the back, it’s discreet, it’s effective and you’ll never have to fumble with your layers again. Comfort is aided by flat-lock seams and fast-wicking stretch fabric, a stretch gel pad and Lycra in the armholes to maintain a close fit.
Price: £69.99, available from Endura.
[part title="Giordana Donna Silverline"]
Go for performance and durability with the Silverline bibs from Giordana – with panels that provide contouring, anti-abrasion material on the inside seat to minimise friction, mesh sections on the braces, and a chamois pad that’s been designed to fit perfectly on the saddle. Borrowing design features from Giordana’s upper end collections, these shorts are a great entry point to Giordana’s design-led range.
Price: £68.99, available from Sigma Sport.
[part title="Sugoi Women's Evolution Bib Short"]
Canadian brand Sugoi has well-deserved reputation for quality cycle wear, and the Evolution bib shorts don’t let the brand down. You’ll get great breathability and ventilation from these, with their Mobil Mesh fabric. Cross-over shoulder straps ensure they’ll never slip off, and flat seams and an eight-panel design give a low profile, contoured fit that gives maximum comfort in the saddle, all day long.
Price: £74.99, available from Wiggle.
[part title="Morvelo Skye Womens Shorts"]
Perhaps it’s the Italian Dolomiti dual layer chamois that makes these so comfy, or maybe it’s the sizing – a fit that doesn’t pull or stretch in awkward places – that makes these a faultless piece of kit. Or maybe it’s just those adorable polka dots. Either way, with an element of compression in the fabric, printed gripper elastic in the leg bands and flat lock stitching throughout, the Morvelo Skye bibs can do no wrong.
Price: £80, available from Morvelo.
[part title="Craft Women's Active Bib Shorts"]
Coming in at a great price, the Craft Active Bib Shorts will look after you from the start line to the finish. The Active’s pad is designed to suit all kinds of rider – it’s a seamless, laser cut, antimicrobial and gender specific pad, with foams that give support exactly where you need it, thanks to four-way stretch fabrics and an anatomic sitting area. Currently available for under £50, this is a great option if you’re new to road cycling and aren’t yet ready to fully embrace Lycra in all its shininess.
Price: £55, available from Craft.
[part title="Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Drop Tail Bib Short"]
Another pair of bibs that attempts to solve the faff of going to the loo while wearing bib shorts and jersey(s), the Pearl Izumis have, as the name suggests, a drop tail – in essence, the top and bottom of the bibs are attached only at the front; at the back, the top tucks into the bottom, and the bottoms can be pulled down when you need to. Very clever!
Price: £79.99, available from Pearlzumi.
[part title="Altura Women's Progel Bib Shorts"]
Price: £59.99, available from Wiggle.
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