Polaris Venom Pro bib shorts - in brief£74.99

Comfortable shorts with mesh bibs

BikeRadar score4/5

The Polaris Venom Pro bibs have an Italian-made pad (generally a sign of good quality), and its multiple densities provide a comfortable barrier between you and the road. It’s not the widest at the front, but its flexible nature keeps it in position with no rubbing. 

The shorts aren’t especially well vented, but we didn’t overheat in them, and the mesh back panel does a good job of wicking sweat away. The leg grippers consist of a section of folded-over material that we found comfortable. It aided the supportive nature of the shorts.

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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