At the heart of this RBX collection is the bib short, which offers more storage than any bib I’ve seen, with two large mesh thigh pockets, five around the midriff plus a zipped pocket.
The three large pockets are substantial. I fitted in a multi-tool, two CO2 cartridges, a banana, two energy bars, tube, patch kit, phone and wallet, with room to spare.
The pad is thick and generous because it’s designed for long distances. The main body and leg are a compressive four-way stretch material that’s supportive and comfortable, and the raw-cut and silicone hems stay in place well.
The lightweight mesh Y-shaped back and braces were welcome when riding in hot weather, but they have a tendency to roll-over on each other, especially when the shorts are loaded.
The casual RBX Over-Shorts use a hardwearing yet comfortable twill weave with a little stretch, and they look good too. I wore them on the trail and in the office without feeling out of place. Jean-style front pockets hide a zipped security pocket. The waist is lined with a soft fabric and has belt loops.
Specialized has got the tech/casual balance absolutely spot-on with the RBX Adventure jersey, too. It’s great-looking and supremely comfortable.
The stretchy drirelease fabric is very fast wicking, wool-soft (it contains 11 per cent Merino) yet form-fitting, so doesn’t flap in the wind or go baggy when wet. However I found the zipped pockets could sag if loaded.
I like the elasticated hem, flatlock seams and lining at the nape of the neck.
- Bibs: £100 / $180
- Overshorts: £75 / $120
- Jersey: £55 / $85
|Price||GBP £230.00USD $285.00|
Material: Body - 68% Nylon, 32% Elastane / Upper - 100% Polyester / Pockets - 77% Nylon, 23% Spandex
Pockets: 2 mesh thigh, 5 around midriff, 1 zipped
Material: 50% Cotton, 42% Nylon, 8% Spandex
Pockets: 2 rear, 2 front, 1 zipped front
Material: 84% Polyester, 11% Merino Wool, 5% Spandex
Pockets: 2 rear zipped