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PEdAL ED Raku Bib Shorts - Men's

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Item # PDL0009

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Item # PDL0009

Ritual, refined.

The name of PedalED's Raku Bib Shorts calls to mind images of the dedicated, classically-trained craftsmen who create the ceramic tea vessels of the same name. Though Raku ware is used for tea ceremonies and the Raku Bib Shorts are used for the daily ritual of cycling, they share many similarities beyond their respective blends of complex cultural significance and simple utilitarian function.

Raku ware was originally created in Kyoto; the Raku Bib Shorts are the product of PedalED founder Hideto Suzuki's cycling life in Tokyo. Raku ware is handmade according to traditional methods that have developed with regional variations; the Raku Bib Shorts refine the classic bib silhouette with a few contemporary updates and an expanded list of design influences that now includes the cycling expertise of Italy.

The most impressive results of this expanded influence and innovative tinkering include a double layer of high, supportive panels on the uppers that maintain the confident fit of non-mesh material everywhere but the center back of the bibs, which features an elastic mesh insert. This nets additional breathability and provides a degree of lateral stretch that doesn't compromise the Raku Bib Shorts' compressive perfection of in-saddle fit.

The chamois, which moves a bit further away from tradition than the Raku's elegantly simple body construction, is another important update PedalED makes to classic bib shorts. The insert features a variable topography of high-density foam padding in order to protect the sensitive perineum and put the load-bearing ischial bones to work. The shorts are finished with elastic, gripping hems for a secure fit that won't pinch or ride up.

Tech Specs

59% polyamide, 41% elastane
Leg Gripper:
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
15 days

Size chart


Men's Cycling Apparel
Height 5ft 4in - 5ft 7in
(161 - 171cm)
5ft 6in - 5ft 9in
(167 - 177cm)
5ft 8in - 6ft 1in
(173 - 183cm)
6ft - 6ft 3in
(179 - 189cm)
6ft 2in - 6ft 5in
(185 - 195cm)
6ft 4in - 6ft 7in
(191 - 201cm)
Chest 35 - 36in
(88 - 92cm)
37 - 38in
(94 - 96cm)
39 - 41in
(100 - 104cm)
42 - 43in
(105 - 108cm)
44 - 45.5in
(112 - 116cm)
Waist 28.5 - 31in
(73 - 78cm)
31.5 - 33in
(80 - 83cm)
34 - 36.5in
(88 - 93cm)
37.5 - 38.5in
(95 - 98cm)
40 - 42.5in
(103 - 108cm)
Hip 36 - 38in
(92 - 96cm)
39 - 40in
(98 - 100cm)
41 - 42in
(104 - 107cm)
(108 - 110cm)
44 - 45in
(113 - 116cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Bend to the side and measure around the place where your waist bends, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Stand with feet together and measure around the fullest part of the hip.

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

These are fantastic bib shorts and are rapidly becoming my favorite pair. The high cut waist was a bit disconcerting at first but really helps with shorter cycle jerseys (I'm looking at you, Pearl Izumi) if you have a very long torso like I do. If you sweat a lot, or live in a very warm climate, look at the summer version of these, as the high cut lycra will increase the heat. Leg length is also great if you have short little legs like I do, 6'1" with a 31" inseam; I know, freaky.