The BIB, RedWhite’s flagship product became iconic for any cyclist wanting to attempt a century or more. But many customers also yearned for something more aggressive for shorter, faster rides.
“Could you make a bibshort for racing only? I love The BIB, but I would love a chamois that doesn’t require any breaking-in and is slightly lighter for racing. Oh, and it must be plush and as generous as The BIB, just in case I decide to extend my ride to 200km”
The RACE is our answer. A redefinition of what a race-day bibshort is.
A PLUSH RACING CHAMOIS
We took the best elements from the chamois in our long distance bibshorts , The BIB, and made some changes to create a racing chamois. The RACE chamois is lightweight, dissipates heat extremely well & remains plush enough to help you get through hot & hard rides.
1) GREATER HEAT DISSIPATION :
The Chamois is covered in dimples which increases the real surface area creating an efficient heat dissipation surface. The RACE chamois functions as a heat sink, drawing heat away from the skin that comes in contact, helping you race more comfortably.
2) LIGHTWEIGHT & LESS BULK :
The RACE chamois is lighter and less bulky than The BIBS. Utilising a high-density foam that is 30% less dense and 16% less thick than The BIB chamois, what you get in a long distance chamois that allows you to race in aggressive positions.
SILICONE MICRODOT GRIPPERS
The traditional silicone band isn’t breathable, has excessive compression and often results in the “sausage leg syndrome”. Something had to be done about that.
Introducing the oversized Silicone Microdot Gripper.
Soft lycra fabric overlaid with hundreds of silicone microdots. What you get is an all round compression compatible with your main lycra.
Something that makes you forget you are even wearing a bib. Truly a gripper for the 21st century.
luxury lycra & mesh fabrics
We used the same great fabrics in The BIB for The RACE bibshort.
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.
1) A low cut front panel that expands for lower belly comfort.
2) Zero inner-thigh seams, reducing chafing and eliminating a common Bib weak spot.
3) Wide cut mesh-straps.
4) A large posterior lycra panel for maximum cooling and breathability.
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.