Sportful BodyFit bib short review£85.00

Twin-density fabric has flex and compression

BikeRadar score3/5

Sportful’s shorts employ lightweight fabric and slim leg grippers. The BodyFit shape is close-fitting and the lower back and bib sections cling to the skin. Twin-density fabric on the shorts offers flex and compression on the outer and inner thighs respectively.

The pad is minimal but extremely comfortable, but the slim, inch-wide braces tend to roll over themselves, leading to mid-ride adjustments. We prefer the BodyFits on hotter days because the scant material can be too cool when the sun isn’t out.

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: 53
  • 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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