go far, comfortably
RedWhite Apparel focuses on designing and manufacturing long-distance bibshorts that help you ride far, comfortably. We don't make any other product, which keeps us focused on producing bibs that just work.
Since 2014, The BIB has been our flagship long distance bibshort. It is the product of almost 10 years of continuous refinement.
The BIB is trusted by customers who ride it at long distance events such as Paris-Brest-Paris (1200km), The Transcontinental Race (~4000km) and the Indian Pacific Wheel Race (~5500km). Read Customer Stories.
It is a piece of kit that deserves a place in every cyclist's wardrobe.
Charles Ouimet is a Canada based photographer, bike racer and former pro-skateboarder. Below is his review of The BIB and a film of him riding the Impossible Route up to Mauna Kea's peak in Hawaii.
EVERY "THE BIB" CONTAINS :
THERMAL-MOULDED LONG DISTANCE PAD
The BIB contains a plush multi-density pad that supports you on your long rides. Each pad is made of a mix of foams that are thermal moulded into 1 piece construction. Thermal moulding prevents pad delamination - a common reason for pads breaking down as they age. Our pads stay plush throughout your ride.
Comfortable, secure grip
silicone macro-dot grippers
A 60mm wide gripper made of soft & luxe nylon fabric that's coated with 2mm diameter silicone dots. This gripper maintains a secure and comfortably grip while allowing sweat and heat to dissipate. It's durable and long-lasting.
CRASHED? DON'T WORRY.
50% CRASH REPLACEMENT
Nobody likes crashing, but it is a reality of cycling. In the event you crash and damage your RedWhite Bib Short, you will get a fresh replacement pair at 50% off the retail price.
what our customers say
The BIB has been ridden by athletes from all over the world since 2014. Check out the latest reviews here.
Let customers speak for us
Thus far I've spent approximately 30 hours in them (I rotate several pairs).
The current version has improved on one of the only flaws of the previous bibs; The leg gripper. The newer version is grippier and I suspect will last longer. A fair comparison to these bibs would be the Rapha Core, which are $6 cheaper. Unfortunately I haven't tried them so can't give an honest opinion. Perhaps others might. Nevertheless at $140 they're a lot less expensive than other bibs. And I think they are priced fairly.
I ride ~15 hours a week. Last year I went through four pairs of RW bibs, that's 5-6 rides a week, washing on delicate cycle and air drying. Some rough math would suggest each pair of bibs lasts 150-180 hours of ride time.
The lycra holds up very well (the old gripper did not). The chamois compresses with time, which is to be expected. The first thing to go is the chamois stitching. And in my experience it goes early. To the point where with this round of bibs I expect to take them to a seamstress at first sign of wear. This is an issue I've shared with Yuva, and I know his working on a solution. The only other observation I have is the red dye in the chamois will run, for a long time, I'm talking a dozen washes in and the water will still be tinged with red. In fact I was surprised and how much the old pairs had faded when compared to the new. It's cosmetic, nobody sees it, just keep your white socks away.
In summary, I'm invested just as much in Yuva as I am his bibs. He's a good, honest, hard working man who makes a great product. He deserves our business. Are the bibs perfect? No. But they're also not $300. And when you ride as much as I do I'm not interested in investing $1200 a year in bibs. Highly recommend.
* 6' (183cm), 160lbs (73kg). I was fitted with the medium but prefer the large. The extra length in the shoulder straps gives me some more breathing room.
** Seeing this is the new (and improved) version I think it would be more accurate to exclude reviews from the older version. This is, after all a different product.
I've ridden these only a handful of times so far. The first few were shorter training rides, a few hours each, no problems. The last ride, was nearly 7 hours. I had literally "just" healed from a saddle sore from the previous week when I wore some other bibs that cost 3x as much. I'm not blaming the other bibs per se, as there were likely a few factors, but when i had my big ride, I did not hesitate to reach for these knickers... and I'm so glad I did. No issues at all, just a happy butt :)
Very helpful on the bibs size recommendation and model selection. Very comfortable on my 79km ride with it. No abrasion too. Recommended and will get the cargo bibs next
Excellent quality and comfortable bib shorts. I was cursing my new expensive 3d printed saddle until to rode with these shorts and realized the saddle was fine and it had been my low cost run of the mill shorts that had been the problem. Problem now solved and a happy and comfortable customer.
I want to give a huge shoutout to Yuva for his exceptional customer service. He went out of his way to find the right size bibshorts for my fiance, and even though he didn't have the smaller size in stock, he sent us a replacement at no extra cost. It's rare to see such dedication and care for customers these days!
Yuva also helped me find the perfect fit for myself, and these bibs fit like a dream. They're snug and tight, with no movement whatsoever. And let me tell you, the new grippers are a game-changer. I used to get skin abrasions and burns from the old ones, but these new grippers are fantastic.
The pockets on these bibs are another standout feature. They're incredibly sturdy and can hold more than they appear to, making them ideal for long rides or cycling touring.
The material of the bibs feels super durable, and I'm confident they'll last a long time. The padding is also thick and stays in place during rides, preventing chafing even on longer rides of over 4 hours.
The only downside is that I've noticed some fabric damage underneath the sitbone area after just two rides. However, I think this is more due to my leg length discrepancy affecting my sitbone-to-saddle contact than any fault of the bibs themselves.
Overall, I'm thrilled with these bibshorts and will definitely be wearing them on my long rides and cycling tours. They're an excellent investment for anyone looking for comfortable, durable, and high-performing bibshorts.
We are all different and require different things from out shorts. My sit bones are quite boney and am often sore with any other bike short I’ve tried in my 30 years of cycling. These have transformed my time in the saddle. I’m able to do as long of a ride as I want with no issue. My rides vary from one hour to 6, close to home. I don’t feel sunk in to the padding which I was afraid of. The suspenders also sit on my body perfectly and keep their shape. They have enough stretch to pull down for a pee. The are stylish and the ribbing at the thigh hasn’t stretched out (a lot of other shorts have done that eventually 👎).
If you’re on the fence, try em. I paired these with three other companies that promised the same and was not a fan. These are incredibly well thought out.
At the end of last summer I took a digger and put a couple small holes on the side of the leg. I’ll be retiring those to go under my mtn bike shorts. Bought a second pair for road cycling only.
I got my first serious road bike back in August of 2020 and didn't know much about proper clothing like bibs and jerseys. Finally got serious about it in late 2021 finishing with 5k miles with cheap bibs. Went insane in 2022 cycling nearly 15k miles and riding 100 imperial centuries. Still with cheap bibs. The ends of rides were usually not too pleasant on my rear whether riding in or outdoors but I dealt with it. At the end of 2022 I started doing a bit of research and came across RedWhite bibs. And seeing as they're made for distance rides they're just what I needed for my many 100+ mile rides. I got my first pair at the beginning of the year and immediately put them to work riding 31 so far 100+ mile rides as of now. The ends of my rides are much nicer and my rear end is much happier. Way less pain and sores are nearly a thing of the past. My first few rides I thought that they were a bit too tight. Come to realize that's how bibs should fit and my other cheap bibs were probably too big. The only current problem I have is I only have one pair which means I'm doing wash quite often with all of the rides I'm doing and noth wanting to wear anything else. My next pair will likely be the cargo bibs for when it warms up from the cold Wisconsin winter and I can start doing 100's outside again.
Used the help desk, was very helpful with finding proper fit.Got about two hundred miles on them and they fit great and right amount of padding.
Will be ordering bib shorts on my next order.
My go to cycling bibs. Great product and excellent customer service. Thanks Yuva
This was my longest ride to date and a special ride as we did a Strava Art Elephant (see picture) here in Thailand. I was wearing the RedWhite cargo bibs to give me a bit of extra storage so that I didn't need to bring my handlebar bag. I stuffed the leg pockets with gels, gummies, and granola bars. I didn't really feel any rubbing from the stuff in the pockets (although my legs were a bit more warm in those areas as you would expect). The Chamois did the job of keeping my hinder region comfortable both in and out of the saddle. Total riding time was about 7 hours, total time including the coffee, lunch, and water stops was 10 hours. That's quite a long time to be in bib shorts, but didn't feel uncomfortable at all. Had a little bit of rubbing on the shoulders and bit of post ride itchiness on the right leg, but considering the length of this ride - I would call that a complete success. To see more pictures and videos from this ride visit my Instagram cycling.in.asia
A friend and fellow randonneur of mine recommended these bib shorts to replace my aging Assos Bib Shorts with an exorbitant price tag.
These bib shorts from Red White Apparel are a near perfect replacement offering similar function at a quarter or less of the price. They offer a good amount of compression, are solidly built, and the pad has been comfortable when the rides get seriously long. Highly recommended.
The only thing missing from this purchase was Brandon Dooley's Affiliate Code. ^^
This is the most comfortable bibs I have ever own..... continued to get a few more and this isbthe only brands I wear now.
I held off writing a review of the Cargo Bib shorts until I did a decent ride in them, and I just did the 2023 Cloudride Prologue, a 500km non-stop gravel/bikepacking race. They were good, and I couldn't ask for much more from them. I'm going to give them 5 stars not because they are perfect (nothing is) but because they were at least 5 times better than other big name cargo bibs I've got (that also start with R). I'd be only too happy to use these again, and unless they fall short with longer term use, I will buy more in the future.
The purchase experience was also excellent, and this seems to be a one product business, so it's seems to be laser focused on product and service. I don't think you will be disappointed.
All these years I thought it was my bike seat. Who knew that a bib short could make such a difference? Rode for 6 hours and barely felt it. Amazing product at an amazing price. Just ordered two more. Game changer! Etape du Tour here I come in July
I purchased the RedWhite "The Bib" shorts in men's XL with the shorter inseam option. I am really happy with the purchase. Everything I write here is my opinion based on my experience and body type. Shorts are like underwear, and everyone will likely have a different experience.
The chamois are really quite nice. I wanted a quality bib short that I could use particularly for longer indoor riding sessions during the winter months, but something that would perform well outdoors too. I haven't use them outside yet because the weather has not been cooperative this year. However, I've put them through their paces indoors and have been very happy with them. I can ride for much longer periods of time than I used to without significant discomfort on my sit bones, thanks to nice padding in the chamois.
I recommend making use of the Sizing Helpdesk when purchasing your shorts. The shorts run small, at least by United States standards, so I would not have ordered the right size on my own. I ended up being two sizes larger than I would have used in the states, where I am a Medium in everything. The first set of shorts came in too small, but Yuva helped me resolve this with a replacement pair. The RedWhite customer service is almost unmatched. For that reason alone, I will likely purchase again.
What I like...
As I said, the chamois are amazing. The padding makes my ride so much more enjoyable. Not only is the padding great, but the design at the front of the chamois is incredibly helpful for protecting the man parts. I've had too many chamois in the past that tended to bounce my manhood around much more than I would like, which occasionally led to some rather uncomfortable rides. These chamois are not gimmicks, they really work. I also like the breathability of the shorts overall. They allow a lot of air flow through, even on indoor rides. Lastly the stitching seems very high quality.
What I don't like...
As I mentioned, they are still not a perfect fit for me. I concede I may never find a perfect bike short because of my body type, but these are close to it. I'm not a fan of the rubberized "RW" logo on the leg of the shorts. It's not uncomfortable, but it just seems awkward to have a hard rubber logo on otherwise soft shorts. Also, the flexible cuff is a bit scratchy to me, as are the bib straps over long periods of time. It's not terrible, but it could be more comfortable. Lastly, even though I'm a fan of the chamois overall, they do tend to give me a bit of a wedgie when walking around in them or during some out of the saddle efforts. But, I can get over that based on how much I like the chamois otherwise.
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