X-Bionic Fennec bib short £235

High price but performance to match

BikeRadar score 4/5

The X-Bionics are different from anything we’ve tried before. The body is knitted polyester and the weave changes to create flexible sections on the outer and front thighs, with more supportive tighter weaves on the rest of the thighs and the tops of the glutes.

The fit is amazingly comfortable and they’re also top performers. The pad is stitched into an opening in the fabric and left exposed. This lowers friction and reduces heat.

They also wick moisture better than any other shorts, but it’s quite easy to catch and pull the fabric. Oh, and there’s that price.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine.

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