THE bib (WOMEN)
FOR THOSE LONG RIDES.
The BIB (Women) is a bibshort designed for endurance female cyclists. It’s a bibshort for women that’s based our flagship long-distance men’s bibshort –The BIB.
When we started work on The BIB (Women), our goal was to design a completely new long-distance bibshort for women, while retaining every technical feature from our flagship bibshort, The BIB, that made it the Go-To for our male customers.
This was a massive challenge that took us well over a year. After all that work, we present to you – The BIB (Women)
The BIB (Women) features a brand new female-specific chamois that’s manufactured specifically for RedWhite Apparel.
This chamois utilises the same architecture & materials as the chamois used in our flagship bibshort – The BIB. Just like The BIB’s chamois, the women’s version is made up of 3 layers of foam (read what these layers are here) and finished off with an anti-bacterial fabric layer.
What differs is the anatomical design of the chamois. For the women’s version, the chamois is shaped with the female anatomy in mind. We’ve minimised contouring on the surface of the chamois (that contacts the rider) to eliminate chafing & hotspots. We’ve also widened the sit-bone support pads and narrowed the perineum support area specifically for women.
The result is a chamois that’s as comfortable & plush as the men’s version, but in a custom form-factor for women.
Key Highlights :
1) Italian Open-Cell Foam for increased breathability.
2) 3-layer multiple density foam architecture.
3) Anti-bacterial outer fabrics, developed in Italy.
4) Widened sit-bone support.
5) Minimal contact-surface contouring for increased comfort over long-distances
Each chamois is Thermic Moulded (a proprietary chamois moulding process) to ensure the chamois remains plush and retains its shape during long days in the saddle.
SILICONE MICRODOT GRIPPERS
One of the biggest complains we’ve had with any bibshort is the dreaded “sausage-leg”. We solved this by using a special over-sized gripper. It’s essentially a piece of textured lycra impregnated with hundred of silicone dots, each measuring less than a milimeter. We then generously oversized the gripper.
This allowed us to reduce the excessive compression often required to keep traditional grippers in place and create a bibshort that grips your thighs evenly, without squeezing them. It’s a gripper for the 21st century.
luxury lycra & mesh fabrics
MITI of Italy provided the luxurious matte black lycra and ultra lightweight soft mesh that RedWhite is known for.
Using a nylon based lycra as opposed to polyester which can be found in almost all other bibs, we get a bib that provides a supple, second skin feel that is so breathable, you forget you are even wearing them.
Ideal for long distance rides where such qualities ensure you focus on the ride ahead of you.
The best fabrics and chamois count for nothing without an equal obsession and focus on fit.
A long distance bib has specific requirements; the right amount of compression without being constrictive, a close to body fit as possible to prevent fabric movement and a nice stretchy oversized top mesh to prevent any pressure points.
The BIB (Women) features a high-cut front panel that feels secure while expanding easily to allow heavy breathing during hard efforts.
We’ve also retained a “pro-length” inseam. This means, this bibshort covers your thighs as much as a traditional pro-cut bibshort, rather than cutting short (common with many modern female-specific bibshorts). The purpose of this is to offer the rider the necessary fabric protection on long-rides.
1) A high cut front panel that expands for lower belly comfort.
2) Zero inner-thigh seams, reducing chafing and eliminating a common Bib weak spot.
3) Optimised mesh straps for a secure & comfortable fit on shoulders.
4) A large posterior lycra panel for maximum cooling and breathability.
5) “Pro-length” inseam for better fabric protection on long rides.
NEED A HUMAN TO HELP WITH SIZING?
We understand that sometimes, a Sizing Chart simple isn’t enough. Sometimes you need a human to help recommend the perfect size for you. Please use the form below to reach out to us. A member of our team will personally recommend a bibshort size for you.