Pace padded bib tight (11)
The Pace bib tights are one of the results of DHB redesigning much of their range for this winter. It’s no surprise to see brushed Roubaix fabric, which is something of a standard in thermal tights.
Rather than stick with simple six-panel construction, DHB have introduced a couple of extra panels that result in excellent ﬁt on the legs with minimal bunching behind the knee. There are no foot loops, but the inclusion of ankle zips means the legs can be sufﬁciently snug to not ride up but not impossible to get into.
Also helping access is a short front zip, which makes the Pace both easier to put on and less awkward when you need to make a trip to the bushes… All the zips are decent YKK items which should last the course.
Inside is a decent one-piece moulded Cytech Giro pad, which is a healthy thickness and well thought-out shape. Reﬂective trim by the ankle zips and a reﬂective logo on the back provide extra-visibility ﬁnishing touches.
The DHB designers’ work has clearly paid off – the Pace’s ﬁt and comfort is a match for considerably more expensive tights. That they’ve managed to get these out for £45 is nothing short of amazing – it’s hard to see why you’d pay more when these are available.