Classique Bib shorts

Rated 4.89 out of 5 based on 37 customer ratings
(37 customer reviews)


Although our Classique shorts are an entry price they they stand and perform beside any premium short.

They are constructed from durable, fine stitched Carvico Lycra with a compressive feel for excellent muscle support. The Compression fit, leaves them ideal for 2-5 hour rides but the chamois will keep you comfortable and dry all day long.


The bibs have 3 different mesh fabrics supporting a single stretch brace, to hold the shorts firmly and the pad locked in place. For total, all day comfort in the saddle, our Classique bibs have flatlock stitching throughout to prevent chafing, and a new,  leg gripper that provides fast grip which you can stretch to suit your own leg width without it becoming baggy.

The shorts also have a race radio/card pocket.  A complete package at half the retail of shorts using the same components. The endurance chamois pad, stretches bi elastically, with the body as it moves during the pedal revolution. It will last for seasons without compressing, supporting the pressure points of the pelvis. A central penile tract groove promotes smooth blood flow. Construction is just under 3 hours per pair and they are hand finished and quality checked.

PLEASE check the size chart as they are “Italian” fit. 

We have bought thousands of pairs for 2018 and with our lean supply chain, can offer these direct to the customer at super value.







In a factory on a winters morning we purchased their best (+ most expensive) silicone edge gripper. We also purchased the single stretch bib brace to build the upper short around. 300kms later we were in a nice, white studio buying our main material; a soft, matt-finish Lycra with a high Elastane content. The third most expensive, but most durable, out of 12 offerings. One month later,  a visit to the pad manufacturer, was an education in science and sweating. Mapping the padding to the rider’s bones (not flesh) and removal of moisture were proven keys to endurance comfort. 


Features & Sizing


Sizing guide: To suit waist measurement:

(The shorts are a compression fit, so please adhere to the chart below)

XS:       25-27″     66-69cm

Small:   27-30″    70-74cm

Med:    30-32″    74- 80cm

Large:   32-33″  80-84cm

XL:        33-34″   84-88cm

XXL:     34-36″   89-93cm





  • Finest Italian Materials.
  • High performance Carvico fabric offers excellent fast wicking muscle support.
  • Fully flat-locked seams
  • Multi-panel, anatomic construction
  • Powerband 50mm gripper hems
  • 3 different Mesh bibs for secure and comfortable fit.



Primary Fabric

Nylon 78%
Elastane 22%


Nylon 45%
Polyester 32%
Elastane 23%


Reviews (37)

37 reviews for Classique Bib shorts

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Kinlley

    The shorts arrived yesterday and as always, would like to review. They felt very tight when first put on but, stretched the leg gripper astray advised and felt OK. Im 13 stone and the XL are a good solid fit. Got my first ride today and the seat pad is just invisible, like it should be. If I was in my ‘winter weight’ I would go for the XXL as the are a tight feel but can’t fault the materials or quality.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steven Burns

    Just back from First training ride in the Classiques and I’m am super impressed. Love the style and materials. These are a large and I’m usually between a M/L in brands and glad I went up. Found Galibier from a pal (thanks Kev) and I will be back.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Graeme Cook (verified owner)

    Received today and very impressed with the quality definitely no exaggeration from Galibier on this, the seat pad and quality of construction is excellent. I am no lightweight however the sizing is on the modest side and my XL seemed very short in the body so will be returning and ordering XXL.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert Harvey (verified owner)

    Wore today on a 2 hour ride. Fit and pad very comfortable. I take a medium which is a tight compression fit as described. One problem could be if you need a comfort stop as you will have to strip off to cope as the bib is high and tight!
    Excellent value and highly recommended.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Did my first 3.5 hour spin today. Size up from normal Galibier sizing and get the best shorts available!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adam Hutton (verified owner)

    Wore today for 1st time
    As usual highly impressed
    My 4th pair of Galibier bib tights
    Yes agree you have to strip off if you need a comfort break as high front
    Excellent fit & excellent pad
    Feels like you are floating on derriere

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    RLoughran (verified owner)

    Worn twice, great bib shorts. Comfortable, functional and stylish all for a competitive price. I even had a bad crash on second spin, ripped skin off my thigh / hip and the shorts haven’t a mark on them somehow? Tough as well.
    Full marks all round.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gordon (verified owner)

    These are very well made bib-short and fantastic value for money. I rode the Mistral tights all winter and these have the same or similar chamois so I knew they’d be comfortable. As other reviewers have said, they have a high front and back. My experience is that they fit fairly tight based on the size chart – I am 5’10” and Large fits neat around the shoulders but is comfortable when riding. These are now my go-to day-to-day bib-shorts and pair nicely with my Pave jersey with matching grippers.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeff (verified owner)

    Arrived quickly and was not disappointed, first ride out in them was a 50 mile spin in the rain and the mud, impressed with the quality and fit. look forward to many more miles in them

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kev Day (verified owner)

    Ridden a few times now with these shorts and am very impressed. I am 5’10” and 32 inch waist and the large fits perfectly. You will need to be a bit of a contortionist when you need a roadside comfort break due to the high front, difficult but not impossible. Slight problem with my order but sorted out by the Galibier guys without any drama, a real pleasure to deal with and would recommend to all.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marc Bullock (verified owner)

    Excellent quality shorts that on my first 40 mile ride wearing them were extremely comfortable. High quality pad and material. The fit is slightly on the small side but that ensures a really snug feel. I’m 6ft and 13 stone and the XL fits well.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Declan Power (verified owner)

    I have purchased a good amount of Galibier kit over the past few years & as usual this is an excellent product from Galibier. Sizing is exactly as per the chart. Chamois is excellent; an all round superb bib shorts. However I have to reduce the rating to four stars due to the high waist in the front panel which makes a call of nature stop harder. If this is rectified on the next batch I would definitely buy another pair.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hywel Kirwan (verified owner)

    Amazing comfort and fit especially on long 2 hour + rides. I’m 5’11” and 12.5 stone and the XL are a perfect fit. The sizing chart is spot on. You would easily pay at least double the price for a comparable quality bin short from competitors, and the quality of material would be below these bibs. Outstanding.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sean Warner (verified owner)

    These shorts are the definition of luxury. Beautiful construction and fit. The benefits of compression in athletics are harnessed in these shorts. I’m a very happy owner and compared to my more famous brand bib shorts these are stellar. As always, Galibier customer care has been top notch.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    David (verified owner)

    They feel very different from anything else when you first put them on, but then you ride in them and don’t notice anything odd at all, just comfort. On a longish road ride or on the Velodrome, where you constantly move around, most shorts, yuor bits move around inside…not the Galibier. Fantastic build quality with an innovative design that works very well indeed

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Keelin (verified owner)

    I bought these on the pre-order back in July and all I can say is that these are the best shorts I have bought, Galibier are right to sing their praises. I bought a size L (I usually have size L in Castelli) and these are just marginally smaller than the Castellis, personally I like the tighter fit of these shorts.
    The shorts feel like real quality, I have used them on a few spins and they seem to be holding up very well so far and are extremely comfortable.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christy Lynch

    Excellently designed bib shorts with superior chamois and materials.The chamois is almost invisible and I realised the comfort over my days riding was due to the shock absorption and shape of it.Superb again from Galibier.Size as per chart.If unsure go up,Italian sizing! Compression on legs is superb and braces are feathery light.

  18. Rated 4 out of 5

    Paul (verified owner)

    Really good shorts, not just good shorts for the money but goods shorts at any price point. Pad is excellent. 5’11” 165 lb and large is a nice compression fit. Any taller or heavier I would recommend next size up. Only improvement would be to lower the front of the bib for easier calls of nature on long rides!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kev Brown (verified owner)

    Super comfortable bibs… Great pad, the only criticism as most have said.. A comfort break is nia on impossible without stripping off as they’re too high in the front panel… Perhaps a consideration for later construction

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bernard Doria (Thegreen cyborg) (verified owner)

    I live in hot and humid conditions in Hawaii, so moisture wicking and comfort are paramount here. Today was a humid 86F, and I rode 18mi with 17mph average. Without chamois butter I felt great comfort even in the drop bars for 15miles if the ride. No hot spots, no bad pressure spots. Used with adamo road saddle today. Will review again after a more longer ride. So far, I am impressed. Size 34-35 inch waist XXX is my bib size. Compression was spot on!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nick Gerhardt (verified owner)

    Awesome company, awesome gear!
    I am a convert, have had shorts from various brands including Assos & Castelli etc & the quality feel & construction of these shorts is superior straight out of the packaging. Have only done relatively short rides so far but the pad is super comfy & they are already my favourite shorts. Customer service from Galibier is also 1st class. Will be buying more kit from them for sure!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    kevin Colston-iles (verified owner)

    I’ve owned these shorts a couple of months now done various distances from shortest around 20miles up to my first ever sportive last week in the New Forest in the UK for my first 100 miles, all I can say is they are totally up to the job!…very comfortable, you just don’t notice them…surely that the equivalent of 5 stars…totally recommended!
    I’m 5foot 9inchs and 72kilo, and the medium size is spot on.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Luis (verified owner)

    I didn’t think you could get any better than the Energie Elite II bibs!
    I’m really impressed with the quality & fit of the Classique model, they might feel a bit tight when first worn, however once in place nothing shifts & they completely disappear beneath you. My first & only choice on rides over 3 hrs.

    I had an initial Q.C issue with the 1st pair & Miles response was immediate, never had such a fast response from anybody in the industry.

    I’m 5′-9″ & 69kg / 152 lbs, wearing a size large. ( also large on the Energie Elite)

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alan Beatty (verified owner)

    The usual top quality I expect from galibier. Have bought many items and always tick the value and quality boxes.
    These shorts are definitely a tighter fit than their other shorts. I didn’t read the description properly when ordering, should have gone up a size.
    Contacted galibier and the larger size was on its way before I sent the first pair back.
    Great guys to deal with

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris Zacaroli

    I’ve had all sorts of bibs. Assos, Castelli, DHB and Craft.
    And these are the best I’ve had the pleasure of riding in.
    The fit is bang on and so comfortable. The fabric is high quality as is the stiching. Another Galibier winner.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    JK (verified owner)

    Fantastic Bib short. Very comfy, seatpad is one of the best I’ve ever experienced.
    They are Italian Fit, so check the sizing guide.

  27. Rated 4 out of 5

    Richard Pics (verified owner)

    Great Bib Short, Tried out for the first time today, paired with a set of Leg Warmers. Padding was amazing, and they did what they were supposed to do, and not feel like they were on.
    However I have dropped 1 star on the review, due to the leg elastic being too loose. I have skinny legs, but a relatively large waist (35″ waist) Whilst they fitted well everywhere else, the leg openings were slighty loose on my thighs and legs. Maybe they will shrink a bit with their first wash?
    But other than that, I was very impressed.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    David M (verified owner)

    So I purchased these mainly for shorter rides and commuting. I hadnt go to use them properly due to the winter etc however i was getting very uncomfortable on 90min -2 hour turbo rides so i decided to try these rather than wait until the better weather. Totally blown away, these shorts probably up there with the best I have and for just under 50quid superb. The pad is fantastic, thickness , width perfect for me and although they feel a little tight on the straps this vanishes once in a riding position. The way they grip the legs is great too. I was going to add the more expensive galibier bib shorts when i purchase my annual new gear for summer and id love to hear how they have improved on these.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5


    Another excellent value product from Galibier but as the review states these are Italian made and are sized accordingly. I am glad I bought large, as at 6’00 tall and about 71kg there isn’t any leeway so I’d say definitely size up.

  30. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ciarán (verified owner)

    The overall quality of these is excellent – especially the chammy is really comfortable. The *only* downside is the exceptionally high front on these – apart from making is really difficult for a roadside nature break, it’s uncomfortable and overly hot when it gets warm. 🙁

    For the next version, please reduce the material on the front, and this would be 5 stars. 🙂

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephen Malaney (verified owner)

    Great shorts for long rides, arrived fast and used first time on a 120 mile solo ride in Argyll, 8200ft climbing and in saddle as bike had a swaying touring seatpack! No discomfort at all and better than my previous best shorts from a well known italian brand. I’ve got lots of bibs but these are my go to pair for epic rides. It’s galibier shorts from now. Sizing chart is accurate. I’m 5’10, 30 inch waist and went medium

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    remmett1 (verified owner)

    Really good quality shorts, comparable to bibs that are twice the price. Material is excellent, leg gripper is high quality and doesn’t ride up, and the chamois is very comfortable.

    It’s worth noting the sizing – I’m 189cm and 81kg and the XXL fit perfectly – if in doubt do what I did and ask!

    Also the front of the shorts is navel height – going to the loo requires high levels of flexibility…

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Craig Taylor (verified owner)

    These bib shorts are simply fantastic, and I continually have to remind myself how much they cost. The material is high quality and the padding in the shorts seems like it shouldn’t be this good for the price. I seriously recommend these to anybody.

    If you’re concerned about sizing, I’d recommend sizing up. If you’re normally a medium, go large. If you think you’re a large, go extra large. I’m 5’10” (177 cm) and weigh around 12.5 stone (80 kilos). My waist size is 32 regular. Extra large fit perfectly, large was a tiny bit of a squeeze (although still wearable).

    Luckily, when I ordered large, the guys at Galibier sent me an additional XL pair of bib shorts, which is simply fantastic customer service. Thank you guys!I’ve passed the large onto a smaller friend who is as impressed with them as me.

    So, stop reading and go order!

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Murray (verified owner)

    These bibs are exactly as described- the ‘compression fit’ feels very comfortable, unlike other brands which can simply feel too small. They sit nicely above the knee with no movement and no rubbing. These are a £100+ pair of bibs shorts for under £50. I have struggled to find shorts to give the same support after 3/4 hours but after 2 long rides in a row these will definitely be my go to shorts for the foreseeable. Customer service came with a very welcome personal touch as is always the way with Galibier.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    adrian.dessent (verified owner)

    Bought these in a medium, I’m 5’8″ around 12 stone. They were just too small over a 3 hour ride, but good enough quality that I will be ordering another pair in large after pay day.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sam (verified owner)

    I got my pair of these today and couldn’t be happier. In fact I’m so happy that I’m going to write a thousand words praising these guys. I normally buy leftover pro team issue kit that sometimes finds its way onto ebay or other outlets as until now I found that to be the only way of reliably getting good quality stuff. However, everything I’ve bought from galibier has been just as good and frankly even better. Any teams who are sponsored by galiber are very lucky to be able to wear their kit.

    As for these shorts, the materials are great and the chamois is comfier than my sofa. I can only wonder at how much better the more expensive options could possibly be

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    lezza101 (verified owner)

    found the one place i can come and buy quality cycling clothing at very keen prices well done galibier these bib shorts are the bees knees so comfy best ive ever worn 30 miles yesterday never gave them a thought while out on the bike comfier than my bed

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