The pros put on their bibs one leg at a time.
Think about all the hours of saddle time the pros put in between training and racing. Puncheurs like Peter Sagan, classic specialists such as Daniel Oss, and sprinters like Sam Bennett all need comfortable bibs to go about their jobs and get results. If you're in the market for new bibs and are looking for some that pack enough comfort for grand tour escapades while supporting the team and riders you like so much, have a look at the Men's Bora Bodyfit Pro Limited Bib Short from Sportful.
Racing is hard enough and adding discomfort to the mix isn't going to help matters. Sportful's experience with outfitting professional riders for decades gives it the experience needed to select the right fabrics and construction methods to craft clothing ideal for the pros and ultimately, for the rest of us.
Starting at the legs, Sportful utilizes the AeroFlow Compress fabric to improve airflow and, with its structured finish, provides excellent muscle support preventing energy sapping vibrations from affecting them over rougher roads and helps improve recovery between efforts. All of the panels feature flat-lock stitching that helps improve the fit and reduces friction and irritation. The rest of the bibs consist of 220g Lycra for support and quick drying. Sportful recommends the bibs for temps in the 59 to 86-degree range and in our experience, adding knee warmers in the form of embrocation or extra apparel can help extend the range. For the leg openings, a seamless band with silicone grip keeps the hem in place and consistently lets you dial in the height preserving those hard-earned tan lines.
Always the most scrutinized part of any shorts, the comfort of the chamois can make or break them. Thankfully, these bibs sport its TC (total comfort) insert designed for pros and serious cyclists who tend to ride for long periods of time and can't accept excessive bulk that can causes rubbing or chafing. Its variable thickness has 13mm of padding under the sit bones ensuring comfort on multiple long-distance days.
Up top, the lie-flat bibs provide much-needed support without compromising on ventilation. Proof of its pro moniker, these bibs have 2 hidden radio pockets that we're sure you can repurpose if your team doesn't have race radios, or your follow vehicle is non-existent.
- Pro-level bibs in Bora tam colors
- Materials provide functional support and excellent wicking
- 220g Lycra stabilizes hard-working muscles
- AeroFlow Compress wraps your legs with ample support
- Flatlock stitching is friction and irritation-free
- TC Pro chamois provides padding without the bulk
- Wide lie-flat leg bands with silicone grip secure leg openings