Ride Forza Italia bib short review£39.99

Great value Lycra

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Ride is the new in-house brand of UK distributors Jim Walker, and these Italian-made bibs offer decent performance at a competitive price. There’s nothing particularly flashy about them but they have features you’d expect to find on pricier gear.

Flat-locked seams mean little chance of chafing around your delicate areas, a three-density, well placed pad offers plenty of cushioning for longer rides and the mesh vest is highly breathable.

Silicone grippers stop the legs from riding up and, although made in Italy, the sizing is sensible – a large really was a large.

Rob Spedding

Editor-in-Chief, Cycling Plus, Cycling Plus Magazine
Editor-in-chief Rob has been pedalling Cycling Plus since 2007. His first proper road bikes were a Raleigh Sprint in the early 1980s and then a Trek 1000 in 1999. A former competitive runner, Rob has repeatedly threatened to become a competitive cyclist in every discipline from time-trailling to hill climbing to bike polo. We're still waiting.
  • Discipline: Road. Mainly commuting but with the occasional mountainous sportive that he'll complain about/fail to complete. Enjoys cake stops. Will never, ever do another triathlon after a bad experience in open water.
  • Preferred Terrain: Gently undulated roads – he's more of a rouleur. Likes gravel.
  • Current Bikes: BMC Alpenchallenge, Viner Perfecta, BMC Granfondo GF0, anything shiny that Warren Rossiter will allow him to ride
  • Dream Bike: Bianchi Specialissima, Raleigh Banana
  • Beer of Choice: Innis and Gunn Original
  • Location: Bath, UK

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