Built to speed through their namesake's infamous corkscrew en route to victory, the Ridley Laguna Seca Men's Bib Shorts bring race-ready fit and comfort to any day in the saddle. They're hand-crafted in sunny California by Eliel, a newbie to the cycling clothing gig that's quickly earned a reputation for high-quality fabrics and impeccable attention to construction and fit details.
Eliel uses a blend of Italian fabrics strategically paneled to provide just the right amount of supportive compression and stretchy freedom of motion, and it's all held together with flat seams to eliminate irritation. The leg bands are a light, soft, and grippy fabric that holds the shorts firmly in place without unsightly pinching or uncomfortable bunching. As a final touch, a CyTech 6 hour chamois provides long-mile comfort and moisture management so you can tackle coastal adventures and mountain epics with ease.
- Item #RID004Q
- Q & A
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
Bought this together with the matching jersey (size L). Was little concerned that the bib would run small based on the jersey reviews. I have a 33-34 waist size and typically wear a size Medium in Castelli and other brands. Sure enough the Medium also fits well here. Like the jersey, form and fit are top notch. Non-restrictive with no odd seams. Length is a little bit on the longer side than other brands.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Large
Brand new name in cycling apparel. Because of this, I was a bit wary of dropping pretty big bucks on this kit. Haven't worn the bibs on the bike yet, but chamois seems very well-placed, at least for me. It seems a tad thinner than some I've used, but also denser--a nice combination of anti-friction/pressure properties with minimal bulk. Cool graphics, too; just barely poised on the brink between tastefully bold vs. gaudy.