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Fizik Link R3 Snake bib shorts review

Shorts to fit your body and riding style

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £165.00 RRP | USD $199.00
Fizik continues its dedication to having the right fitting products for each rider

Our review

Quality shorts that offer a neat integrated approach to contact points
Buy if, You want shorts that match to your flexibility in a comfortable package
Pros: Forgiving, supportive, well-made
Cons: Price is the main one
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Fizik’s Link system matches your flexibility with its shorts, and can also match them with one of its saddles. The Link 3 bib shorts are Fizik’s performance shorts but a race version, the R1 is also available, priced £250 / $300 / €275.


Fizik has its own app that looks at rider flexibility and hip movement to help find which of its three styles (Snake, Chameleon or Bull) will work best.

My Snake model, which are designed to be paired with Fizik’s Arione saddle, are cleverly cut using as few seams as possible and aren’t overly tight, yet still offer a supportive ride.

The upper bibs and unique rear panel construction stop any bunching around the glutes and offer further support. The front is also cut lower in tune with a flexible rider.

Inside, the seamless chamois is wide and feels odd at first, but once in the saddle is forgiving, especially on long rides.

Overall the R3 provides a quality fit and classy ride but they’re not cheap.

  • Weight: 175g
  • Sizes: S–XXL
  • Colours: Black

Product Specifications


Name Link R3 Snake
Brand fi'zi:k

Description Bibshorts