Your Cycling Bib Shorts are the most important garment in your wardrobe and so the better you treat them ‘On and Off’ the bike, the longer they will last.
WEARING Bib Shorts
Your Bib Shorts should be a snug fit otherwise the chamois will not stay in the correct position. Movement should be between your bibshorts and your saddle not between the chamois and your bum. For longer spins you can always apply some chamois cream or chamois powder which will provide an additional barrier and give an extra edge to your bits, which will take the vibration.
- Take off your shoes before putting your bib shorts on. They can snag otherwise. We don’t know why we need to say this but we have seen it.
- Pull the bib shorts up high and then pull the legs of the bib shorts up higher.
- Make sure the bib shorts fit snugly and after pull the legs down. Squat to make sure everything is correct.
- The bibs (straps) should be spread neatly over your shoulders, not twisted.
If you are new to Cycling, it may take your bum a few spins to toughen up but as your legs get stronger and stronger they will help you lift you bum off the saddle reducing the continuous pressure on it. Of course a proper bike set up is important and overtime your arms will also support their share of your weight helping out your bum also.
CARING for your Bib Shorts
Elasticated Fabrics and materials (your bib shorts) hate both, sweat and the sun so after your ride wash them quickly or if you cannot, rinse them to flush out the bacteria and your sweat.
- Avoid sitting on abrasive surfaces like stone or brick walls.
- Washing is an excellent choice but please use non-bio detergents at 30c, wash inside out exposing the chamois and rinse well. (See our Latest Washing Instructions Post)
- Many riders hand wash their bib shorts, but this is not a must.
- Hang them inside out in the shade.
- Don’t use a tumble dryer as the intense heat and the high tech lycra don’t get on. (if you really need too, make sure the bib shorts are inside out and its a low temperature)
- If you have Velcro based products, use a pillowcase or wash bag to keep them away from the bib shorts material.
When out riding, watch out for your saddlebag moving from side to side or the zip end of your jersey/gilet as they could cause abrasive contact with your bibs.
In case you need new bib shorts, we have high quality premium bibs in various designs, anatomical compression panels and different chamois options (includes female chamois offerings) in stock and on our Online Store.
Enjoy your new Velo Revolution® Bibshorts (Designed in Ireland, 100% Made in Italy) and we hope you that you Love Cycling in them, as much as we do. (Aidan & all the Velo Team)