Men’s bib shorts for cycling on a budget

5 cheap bib shorts for men in 2020

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The price tags attached to some cycling shorts can be eye-watering and it’s easy to spend upwards of three figures, if your budget allows. But that needn’t be the case, with plenty of affordable options out there if you know where to look.

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Whether you’re after cheap cycling shorts for leisure cycling or commuting, road cycling bib shorts or mountain bike baggy shorts, we’ve got you covered.

Cheap bib shorts for men

  • Triban RC500 Bib Shorts
  • Przewalski Cycling Bib Shorts
  • Sundried Men’s Padded Bib Shorts
  • FDX Men’s Performance Cycling Bib Shorts
  • Madison Sportive ¾ Bib Shorts

Triban RC500 Bib Shorts

B’Twin Triban RC 500 bib shorts
The Triban RC500 bib shorts.
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  • Sizes: S–XXL
  • Colours: Black, Navy
  • Features: Matching jersey available, good muscle support, side leg pocket

These shorts offer impressive overall performance for the price and we scored them 4.5 stars when we tested them.

Available from Decathlon, they combine a mesh upper, which helps keep you cool when riding, a pad with gel inserts and supportive Lycra that sits perfectly in place.

 Przewalski Cycling Bib Shorts

Przewalski Cheap Cycling Bib Shorts
Przewalski’s Cycling Bib Shorts.
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Colours: Black
  • Features: Perforated layer design for breathable crotch padding, anti-slip silicone leg grippers, quick wicking fabric

These bib shorts combine a perforated layer design and mesh back pad to help prevent that clammy, humid feeling you get on long rides.

Silicone anti-slip sections around the thigh seams will also help to keep them from rolling up.

 Sundried Men’s Padded Bib Shorts

Sundried men's cheap cycling bib shorts
Sundried men’s bib shorts.
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  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Colours: Black
  • Features: Gel pad, silicone leg grippers, mesh straps

Cyclists should find it a comfortable ride in these bib shorts by British brand Sundried.

The suspender straps are built to be roomy and generous, while a gel pad offers cushion for one of your key contact points on the bike.

FDX Men’s Performance Cycling Bib Shorts

FDX Men's cheap cycling bib shorts, Amazon
FDX Men’s cycling bib shorts.
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  • Sizes: S–XXL
  • Colours: Black and white with optional blue, red or green detailing
  • Features: High density breathable fabric, zipped pocket, anti-bacterial foam seat padding

At under £20, these bib shorts are a real bargain. Designed with flat seams, breathable super-stretch fabric and antibacterial seat padding, they should offer lightweight comfort on rides.

Madison Sportive ¾ Bib Shorts

Madison Bib Shorts
Madison’s Sportive ¾ Bib Shorts.
Madison
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Colours: Black or black and white
  • Features:Lycra construction, gel chamois pad, silicone grippers, soft mesh panels

The ¾ length of these bib shorts make them a good option for colder days.

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They use a custom Madison gel chamois pad with antibacterial padding that’s designed to aid comfort during long training rides, and the power stretch Lycra is pre-curved into the riding position.