Altura Ergofit Comp bib shorts - in brief£84.99

Bibs for smaller riders

BikeRadar score3/5

The Altura Ergofit Comp bib shorts are comfortable, and the pad is a highlight – various densities and thicknesses provide comfort and ventilation, and its treatment with antibacterial silver should help with any pong.

The rear Lycra panel rises up high on the back, providing extra warmth on cooler rides, but it gets sweaty when the tempo rises. Despite being a large size, our bibs felt a little short, and the narrow width of the braces was apparent.

For those short in the torso they’re a decent option, but for us they could have done with being a little longer.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Tom Marvin

Technical Editor, Tech Hub, UK
Tom's been riding for 15 years, and has always chopped and changed bikes as soon as his budget allowed. He's most at home in the big mountains, having spent nigh on 30 weeks riding the Alps, as well as having lived a stone's throw from the Scottish Highlands for 4 years. From 24 hour races such as the infamous Strathpuffer to the Tran Nepal, Tom can occasionally be found racing whatever interesting races he can find.
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 182cm / 5'11"
  • Weight: 82kg / 180lb
  • Waist: 81cm / 32in
  • Chest: 97cm / 38in
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Steep and super tech or fast and flowy
  • Current Bikes: Canyon Spectral, Pivot Mach 429SL, Mondraker Vantage R +
  • Dream Bike: Transition Scout
  • Beer of Choice: Gin & tonic
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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