Solo Lugged bib short£118.00

Designed down under

BikeRadar score3/5

Solo’s Lugged bibs have highly elastic, thick Lycra panels that are really supportive. The soft upper bib is a nice contrast to the compressive legs, and the heavily vented and channelled pad is plenty comfortable. The venting works well to keep dampness at bay downstairs.

The bright red pad did surprise us, though: after a five-hour ride in hot weather the dye in it had run, turning a white leather race saddle pink at the edges. You don’t want to know what colour it turned us. Sizing from New Zealand’s Solo is perfect for UK riders.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 52
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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