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Item # CAP002B

Long on class, short on embellishment.

Deep in the heart of Utah's Wasatch Mountains, near Competitive's home office in Park City, there's a fabled little ribbon of pain known as Royal Street. If you've had the misfortune of encountering this climb, then you can appreciate the importance of having a well-constructed, comfortable pair of shorts like the Capo Royal Street Bib Shorts. Climbs like this have tendency to beat the hell out of you, so you'll want all the comfort you can get, and you can always take solace in their classy aesthetic.

The shorts' bottoms are made with Capo's Ceramica Lycra, HG Lycra, and V-Mesh 360. The Ceramica fabric, as the name implies, is actually made with natural clay-based yarns. Testing showed Capo that implementing this material into its fabrics increases circulation and temperature regulation. It's honeycomb-like patterning nets serious moisture transfer and is extremely durable. Ceramica is also gently compressive, which provides a confident fit and helps to limit the fatigue caused by road noise over long miles.

The side panels are Capo's high-gauge (HG) Lycra, which is also compressive and abrasion-resistant. The HG's Coldblack treatment dissipates heat by reflecting the sun's rays to keep you cooler, despite the shorts' classic black color. The bib shorts' uppers received Capo's super lightweight V-Mesh 360. This open mesh fabric is highly elastic with a supple texture that provides unmatched comfort, support, and freedom of upper body movement.

The Royal Street Shorts use Capo's Anatomic-DP Carbon Elastic Interface Technology (EIT) Insert. They use high-density open-cell foam bonded to a microfiber layer that has antimicrobial carbon fiber threads woven through it to aid in moisture evaporation. The chamois is thin and conforms to your body, and the unobtrusive 6mm and 8mm-thick padding keeps bulk low and comfort high over long rides.

One additional detail that's become a commonplace sight these days is the leg gripper band, which eschews grabby things and elastic inserts that often constrict uncomfortably with a ring of gently compressive material that's so wide it creates an anchor to keep the legs in place. The shorts are finished with a touch of Competitive styling: the classically unembellished black save for a band of understated, colored dots around the cuffs.

Tech Specs

Material:
[bottoms] Ceramica Lycra, [side panels] HG Lycra, [uppers] V-Mesh 360
Season:
3-season
Chamois:
Anatomic-DP Carbon EIT
Bib:
yes
Leg Gripper:
wide compression band
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

Capo

Men's Apparel

Capo Men's Apparel
Jerseys/Jackets
SMLXLXXL
Height5'6"-5'8"5'8"-5'10"5'10"-6'0"6'0"-6'2"6'2"-6'4"
Chest36-38in
(91.4-96.5cm)
38-40in
(96.5-101.6cm)
40-42in
(101.6-106.7cm)
42-44in
(106.7-111.8cm)
44-46in
(111.8-116.8cm)
Shorts/Bibs/Tights
SMLXLXXL
Height5'6"-5'8"5'8"-5'10"5'10"-6'0"6'0"-6'2"6'2"-6'4"
Waist28-30in
(71.1-76.2cm)
30-32in
(76.2-81.3cm)
32-34in
(81.3-86.4cm)
34-36in
(86.4-91.4cm)
36-38in
(91.4-96.5cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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Avg. ride time: 52m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Leg Gripper Flappy Loose

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: small

I tried it on and viola, the leg gripper is not snug. It also runs long too close to the knee. I even tried to pull it up to see if it would work on riding position, but that legging was just too loose. I have normal size legs and good looking quads too. I think.

Well worth the price

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L

At the current sale price, you'll be hard pressed to find another pair of bibs that would be comparable. I've used these a few times and they fit well and they have a decent chamois. Not great but decent.

Avg. ride time: 2h 31m per week
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Okay bibs

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Large

This bibs are okay. At the current sale price ($60) they're a good deal for an extra pair, but I mainly like them because they were cheap. The chamois is fine and the same as most Capo bibs. These fit a little larger than the many other Capo bibs I've had. I am always a large and realize I'd probably be a little better off in a medium. They run a bit long and the gripper on the lower leg doesn't always stay skin tight above the knee. In general the compression on these is also on the soft side which makes them feel large. On the plus side, they're cheap and the design is easy to match with whatever jersey.

Avg. ride time: 2h 50m per week
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at $70 they’re a fantastic value

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

At $70 these are 5 stars (or 4 ½ if that was an option). At their regular price ($150) I’d know them down a star. Structurally they are very similar to the Capo Pursuit bibs. I have a 2014 or 2015 pair of Pursuits and the uppers are identical. They’re a very fine mesh and about 1.75” wide. I prefer a wider, softer mesh similar to what’s usually on the Hincapie hot weather jerseys but Capo bib straps are better than the straps on my Castelli Free Aero Race bibs and these Castellis are more than twice the price. I love that the waist of the Capos cut just below my navel. That’s great for warm weather and makes going to the bathroom easier too. The inseam is just a tad bit longer than some bibs and I prefer it like that because of my long legs. The gripper is a wide, soft, pro-style elastic. I like the polka dots on the grippers but my wife said it looks feminine. I disregarded her opinion because I think the dots look interesting. The lower material is all the same type and slightly thicker/more durable than some fabrics. But it’s certainly soft, very comfortable, and suitable for hot weather. The only weakness of these bibs is the chamois which is thin and not very well padded. However, it’s enough to keep me comfortable on 60 mile rides but for anything longer I’d wear something else. I bought a small and a medium even though in all my other bibs I’m either a medium or large. The reason being that some of the reviews and the sizing chart suggested that I’m a small or between a small and medium. The small fit me good, especially in the leg grippers but the straps were just a hair too short so I kept the medium and returned the smalls. My Capo Pursuit bibs are also a medium. I’m 5’9” and 152 pounds. The bottom line is that the Capo Royal Street bibs shorts are a steal for $70 and at that price I might buy two of them.

pretty good....but not amazing.....

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium bib

These bibs are pretty good....not excellent, but probably will do for the job.
I've owned a few pair of capo bibs over the years and they fit reasonably well, are true to size ('merican size, not Italian), and are generally pretty comfy over a good 3 hour, spirited, group ride.
I've not been blown away by the chamois on any of my capo bibs. I've never owned top of the line for the brand, but I don't think one needs to shell out $200 for a quality, race worthy, all day, chamois.
For the money, I like Santini, Nalini and Giordana for quality, longevity and, thier respective chamois.
If you can grab these on sale, they are worth the money to have a good set in your rotation.

Doesn't last.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The bibs fit well in the beginning and were my favorite pair for about five rides. After that, the chamois feels like an old shoe. And not in the comfortable way. It feels like a flimsy piece of all purpose foam. The leg grippers were my favorite feature at first but now they have started to roll up at the edges which is extremely irritating for the price and the reputation of Capo. They also fade pretty fast. Pretty bummed on the longevity.

Avg. ride time: 1h 57m per week
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Exactly what you`re looking for

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Great bibs, really good chamois. Length of legs are touch longer for my build but fit is good. Reading the other reviews about Capo bibs I actually like the larger `tape like seem`on leg cuffs. Yes they are sticky but not to the point of removing hair. Bibs feel good, solid chamois, very durable material(nothing compared to the brutal snag everywhere matching jersey)

Avg. ride time: 2h 12m per week
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Royal Street bib shorts - back

Model is 5'11", 155 pounds and wearing a Small.

Royal Street bib shorts - back

So someone who is 6'4" and 170 lbs = Medium?

Medium would probably be best for you, especially if you prefer a Euro race fit. Cheers!

Avg. ride time: 2h 12m per week
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Royal Street Bib Short - front

Model is 5'11", 155 pounds and wearing a Small.

Royal Street Bib Short - front

What about someone who is 5' 11" and is 173lbs? Large?