Specialized RBX Comp bib shorts - in brief review£100.00

Lycra shorts for long rides

BikeRadar score3/5

Suiting longer days in the saddle, the Specialized RBX Comp bib shorts have a multi-density pad that provides a supportive ride. Its wide front is thin and stretchy, and, while the rear seems relatively narrow, there is plenty of support under the sit bones. 

There’s a bit more friction between skin and pad than in other bibs, but once everything is in the right place the Comps are pleasant to wear. The bibs as a whole perform well, with a narrow strip of perforated material running up the back, a wide leg gripper and a low stretchy front, though the braces did feel a little short.

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 four years. Tom also enjoys racing events like the Strathpuffer and the Trans Nepal.
  • Age: 29
  • 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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