The BIB - Thermal
**New Product. Launched in July 2020 (Field tested in Winter 2019).
The BIB - Thermal is a warm, fleece-backed lycra bibshort that is based on The BIB. It is designed for Spring & Autumn rides when the temperature is low but not cold enough for full length winter tights. This product is designed for use during the winter fringe seasons.
This new bibshort uses a heavy fleece-backed thermal lycra that is made by M.I.T.I of Italy. This new fabric will get you through the colder fringe seasons which our summer bibshorts aren't warm enough to handle. This fabric is slightly water repellent and will easily handle light drizzles and road spray. Please note that this is not a waterproof fabric and will not protect you or keep you dry in heavy rain.
In order to retain as much of the comfort and familiarity to The BIB, we've used the same long-distance moulded chamois, the same top-mesh fabric and Silicone Microdot Grippers.
The BIB - Thermal is made for Spring & Autumn (fringe seasons) and will carry you through rides of 5 hours and more.
- Thermal fleece-backed lycra (86% Polyamide, 14% Elastane) that is mildly water-repellent and warm. This lycra is made by M.I.T.I of Italy.
- Made in Romania using Bluesign® and OEKO-TEX® certified suppliers
- Proprietary moulded chamois for rides of over 5 hours
- Antibacterial coated chamois
- Medium compression for longer rides
- Non-slip silicone microdot grippers
- SPF UV 50+ Sun Protection Factor
- Super light wide top mesh design. Pairs beautifully with a merino baselayer underneath.
- Full flatlock stitching
- Bluesign® and OEKO-TEX® certified
Winter riding has been part of my cycling since 2004. My clothing choices have changed, but I tend to stick with a few key items. My first pair of winter cycling shoes were a huge improvement, and so was my first pair of fleece bib knickers. The knickers still needed leg warmers on colder days, around freezing and below, and would get a little warm above around 55 dF. I could easily adjust my upper layers, but the lower layers were always the critical decision.
When RedWhite offered their thermal bib short trial last year, I couldn’t resist! So many days rides, I’ve left home with normal bibshorts and leg warmers (or not), and my “bibshort section” got cold from the cool air flowing through the lycra. These thermal bibshorts are the missing link in my between season kit solutions. This piece provides more flexibility on the days with low starts and warm finished. I’ve ridden 253 miles in these, from around 45dF to 63, and I have been perfectly comfortable! I had never seen thermal shorts before, but I’m very glad I had the opportunity to try these, it has simplified my clothing choices.