Énergie Elite II shorts.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 based on 32 customer ratings
(32 customer reviews)


The most important investment in cycle sport is your shorts. We wanted to offer the best structural and performing garment we could; So our mission to build the Énergie Elite bib short began with a trip to TeoSport in Italy, a truly innovative research and production facility for cycling performance. They make the most important component of any bibshort, the chamois. Supportive, 4mm Poron inserts are at the core of the Endurance insert. They perfectly match the placement of your pelvic sit-bones and rest on a honeycomb layer of vented foam. This layer has staggered depth foam and places more padding (10mm) and foam density where you need it most.  Next to your skin,  you have a thin layer of breathable/wicking padding that can move independently of the base. This friction free system offers comfort and support for all day riding. This chamois was used in all three Grand tours in 2016. Good enough for us.

For 2018 our Énergie shorts use a single Carvico Lycra®. A Hard wearing lycra with anti-abrasive properties is used next to the chamois and on the inside of the leg where wear is most prominent. this lycra will reduce saddle movement and slide thus enhances rider stability.  For the rest of the garment we chose an aero Power Lycra. The textured finish permits the air to flow faster over the body and gives a light compressive support to muscles in motion. The short panels are computer cut to match the rider when in the cycling position. The end profile is clean, with structured panels shaped for optimal muscle support and least pedalling resistance. All are 4-needle-flat stitched for durability and a chafe-free, finish.


The bib brace is another dual-material affair, with supportive straps combining with a lighter stretchy mesh panel to help keep them in position and are pre-curved to help ease breathing. The Logo-ed, leg grippers, finish the classic looking short with style and comfort. The Italian grippers are wider at 70mm and softer for 2019, the light and effective silicone is secure and won’t dig in to the skin.


Our Énergie performance shorts have NO COMPROMISE on quality and will match ANY bib short on the market, at any price. These are your new ‘best’ shorts.

Endurance chamois for our new Galibier shorts from galibier velo on Vimeo.

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Features & Sizing


  • High performance Carvico fabric offers excellent fast wicking muscle support (UPF 50+).
  • Fully flat-locked seams
  • Multi-panel, anatomic construction (with seamless inside leg) for strength and comfort.
  • Soft 5cm Silicone gripper hems
  • Dual Mesh bibs for secure and comfortable fit.




Main B

Nylon 71%
Elastane 29%

Main A

Nylon 78%
Elastane 22%

Trim : Polyester 82%, Elastane 18%




Reviews (32)

32 reviews for Énergie Elite II shorts.

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Bought on a gamble as I have never had any Galibier gear. DELIGHTED. Comfy, great fit and washed well. I’m 34 and a bit waist and XL were on the mark.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Keith Kilblane

    Don’t know why you would need to pay more. These are awesome. In a 4 hour ride I didn’t notice the saddle once.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kevin French

    I bought your Mistral jacket and was impressed, so I thought I would give these try. Just writing to thank you for the shorts. In comparison to my other kit these are fantastic and super comfortable.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mal Mc Cann

    If a strong man threw a stone to the North, another to the South and the land inside was filled with gold: that is the VALUE of these shorts.
    Excellent value and fit. I’m 34 inch waist and tall and the XL are my size.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rob C.

    Good shorts. They felt much better after a wash on the second weekend. I’m buying another pair but a star off as they take 4 days to London. Not as fast as Galibier say.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nigel (verified owner)

    Tried them out today and super comfortable, certainly as good as my Rapha ones but less than half the price. Will try them on some longer rides 8hrs + and review them again.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Martyn Teece-Round (verified owner)

    Have used these shorts for the past 2 weeks and can honestly say , they’re the most comfortable shorts I’ve ever owned. Today I wore them for an 8hr, 230km ride, and they performed well. The chamois is the best I’ve ever used. Great work Galibier, I need another pair now (one to wear and one to wash) 🙂

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    well worth the money considering the price of some of the other big brands, the chamois is nice and smooth and covers a large surface area, very plush feel, the overall fit is spot on, I am 6ft and 88kg and XL fits perfectly, material feels nice and snug and leg grippers are comfortable not hair pullers, overall very pleased will order some winter tights next

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael (verified owner)

    Took them out for 150km and was noticeably more comfortable at the end! Thanks for throwing in the socks as well…a nice surprise and makes the value for money even better.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alistair (verified owner)

    Best bib shorts I’ve ever owned. Fact. Structure, fit and chamois are carefully considered to excel for cyclists. Performed brilliantly in over 200km of serious riding last weekend.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matt Lewis (verified owner)

    Really pleased ,superb quality and comfort.
    Size chart spot on and fast delivery.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adam Hutton (verified owner)

    Arrived today
    Fit perfect
    Know the brand so know how good they will be as I have the equivalent full bib tights too
    Didn’t realise just how comfy my tights were until hot weather on Sunday
    Wore my other branded bib shorts & boy did I notice the difference
    Hence this purchase

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stevenl (verified owner)

    One of the most comfortable pairs of shorts I’ve ever owned. They’re slightly long on me, so the band digs in to my knee, but that rolls up over the duration of a ride and evens out. From a padding perspective, they are good for long hot days in the saddle – took them to Spain and they were my default pair. For the price, they’re hard to beat.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    allen trewern (verified owner)

    best fitting most comfiest bibs ive ever had,and ive tried a few .pad is great.and lhe leg length is perfect.will defo order another pair, socks are a great touch.many thanks

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Derek (verified owner)

    These are a quality item, buy with confidence.
    Sizing is pretty accurate and the price is very reasonable. Wore these climbing El Teide in Tenerife and they were excellent. I will probably buy a second pair to use when other pair is in the wash.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert (verified owner)

    Buy Them….., you’ll thank me!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    super shorts , well worth the money very comfortable
    will buy another pair really first class

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nigel (verified owner)

    I reviewed these earlier and have now used these on longer 7hr rides and they are still as comfortable as my more expensive Rapha and Assos. Excellent quality.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent bib shorts for the price. Keep you cool on hot day and feel nice against the skin. The chamois was not as soft as I was expecting, but is pretty firm and offers a great level of comfort/protection as a result.

    I’m 6 ft 4″ and got the biggest size possible and they fit fine on the bike…but ride up a bit off the bike. However, there performance on the bike is superb and you won’t find a better bib short at this price point, or a lot higher I suspect. The only downside is I bought a lot of my other kit before I heard of Galibier!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Dowd (verified owner)

    I have the shorts about 5 weeks now and i have to say they are the best shorts i have. They are a really good fit and the pad is very comfortable. They also go great with the Lantern Rouge jersey.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5


    Had Galibier jackets, gloves and jersey before and all of excellent quality so thought I’d try these bib shorts. Sizing recommendations of the company on the money again, fit absolutely perfect. Quality materials used, chamois was the best I’ve ever had the pleasure to ride on.
    Have had shorts at nearly double the price of these and they are not a patch on them. Will be getting more. Thanks.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Luis (verified owner)

    Just got my second set & couldn’t be happier with them!!

    Ever since I converted to bibs (… I’m an MTB expat…) I was struggling finding reasonably priced shorts & have tried plenty of them, including some fancy Italian brands. Always had issues with seams & chafing, not with this ones. Tested my first set this summer, over 4 hr rides & they feel amazing.

    I also have the Ultimate Foul weather Gilet ,which is a great technical piece !

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve (verified owner)

    Tried mine out on a 3hr 50mile ride today

    easily as comfortable as my much more expensive (famous top brand) shorts


  24. Rated 5 out of 5


    Extremely well built and comfortable. I’m 1m85 / 60kg, bought the small and the fit is perfect. I wear them 2-3 times a week for training rides and they’ve been holding up really well. Easily compare to bibs costing 2-3x as much.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5


    Beautiful bib shorts, I am 73kgs and 184cm went for the medium, they are comfortably snug on the legs, while not pulling on my shoulders, at a great price.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jonathan (verified owner)

    Excellent bib shorts – high quality constructions; very comfortable; sizing is perfect – small for a 29in waist. Length on thigh is good, not too long. Provide a comfortable level of compression.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gavin Clarke (verified owner)

    My goto shorts, great fit and quality at a great price.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tom Hunt (verified owner)

    Just got a pair of these and tested out for a quick spin pretty much as soon as they arrived – I can already tell they will be one of my ‘go to’ pairs of shorts. Quality, cut and pad is superb, combined with comfy leg grippers, subtle branding and most of all they meet rule #14 😉 – these are well on par with shorts that cost twice as much! dont waste your money BUY THESE instead!! Once again Galibier cant be beaten for quality, customer service and incredible delivery speeds!! chapeau.

    I got XL – 6ft 88kg 34/36 waist these fit perfect.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Wilson (verified owner)

    These are the third pair of shorts I have bought from galibier and honestly, they keep getting better every time. 100+ miles with no problems, really comfortable.
    Would love a jersey with the same colour scheme. Any chance Myles?

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dan Dawson

    These are fantastic, only had one 50k ride in them so far and can’t wait to get them out on a few longer rides. After trying these, I can’t see the need to pay two or three times the price for a big name pair of shorts. Really happy with the purchase and fantastic customer service from Galibier as well.

  31. Rated 3 out of 5

    Richard Uphill (verified owner)

    First ride out on these and I’d say they are ok for shorter rides but the pad shape/design is not great. Too much padding with not enough space where the perineal nerve runs. comfort is compromised by this. I was hoping for a cheaper alternative to the Assos Mille but these are not them. If you compare the pads you’ll see the difference is really quite significant – the accuracy of pad placement that you’d need to achieve with the Galibier pad is too great – there’s more chance you’ll have the padded vein section pressed up against the nerve. Potential but but a lot more refinement needed in the pad. As a note: 6’2″ 13.5 stone and riding a Selle Italia Max Flight

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andy P

    I have Two other well know brands of Bib Shorts but find these much better than both of them. I have just finish a Lands End to John O’Groats Ride which was 975 miles in nine days. These were so comfortable I washed them in the shower each night just so I could wear them again & again. Very comfortable even for high mileage.

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