Here we have the Bontrager Classique bib shorts – a good example of a pair of shorts with real attention to detail, coupled with a great chamois and a stylish, understated look, but they’re best suited to mild weather rather than really warm rides.
Bontrager’s Classique range is designed to combine an old-school look with modern tech and the level of performance you’d expect from a piece of kit in 2016. It includes the excellent Classique shoes we reviewed last year, as well as two jerseys, short and long finger gloves and these bib shorts.
Pick the shorts up and they feel fairly robust in hand, and certainly not as lightweight as more race-focussed kit, thanks in parts to the nylon and wool mix. It’s a pretty dense fabric which covers the skin totally and certainly removes any fear of those see-through lycra moments.