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Rhythm Bib Shorts [Mens]

Men's padded bib shorts for all day comfort in the saddle, engineered with flatlock seams, high quality chamois and breathable mesh bib

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Padded bib shorts you can just pull on, ride and forget. Equally at home on or off road with a comfortable and durable chamois to help keep you in the saddle and racking up more and more miles.

Slide yourself into a good bib and it will hug you nice and snug. The bib prevents the shorts sliding down, eliminates any cold spots around your waist and just makes you feel.. well a little more nurtured! 

The uppers are constructed in a fine stretchy polyester mesh for maximum breathability. When you step up the pace the mesh will help wick moisture away from your skin and reduce the cooling effect of evaporation. Layered under windproof and thermal layers the mesh will trap air, creating micropockets of heat to keep your core warm. The seams are flatstitched to sit friendly under your other garments.

These lightweight bib shorts have our KOM chamois to relieve the pressure spots that occur when you are in the saddle for extended periods. Moisture wicking and antibacterial to help reduce the saddle soars that are caused by grumpy bacteria developing over the course of a long ride. 13 mm thick PU foam where you need it most and slimmer around the sides for body contouring comfort.

Constructed from lightweight, breatheable, elastic fabric they are designed to be worn next to your skin, and since there is only one layer of fabric, they breathe well and keep you cool when the weather is hot. If you are going the big distances we always recommend that you apply a good quality anti-chafing chamois cream for cool soothing action.

For the best visibility on the UK roads we have positioned a reflective logo on the right thigh. Additional relective logos are positioned on the lower back and high up between the shoulder blades - roll on those barmy English summer evenings! The hems have tacky silicone grippers to prevent the shorts from riding up and going all Nora Batty on you!

Suitable for on or off-road riding - these are the bibs for great multi-day riding.

Chamois Fit

Rhythm Shorts come with a thicker 3D chamois made to perform for long days in the saddle. It's like a good pair of jeans or quality shoes: wear them, wash them, and let them soften and mould to your riding position so that the pad becomes super comfortable. 

Key features
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
  • Comfortable sewn in chamois for all day comfort
  • Quick drying, fast wicking and anti-microbial
  • Non embarrassing, anatomical, comfortable fit
  • Durable with great stretch and recovery
  • Relaxed cut for long days in the saddle
  • Flatlocked seams for next-to-skin comfort
  • Reflective detailing for visibility
  • Leg grippers to prevent bibs from riding up
Vital stats

Weight (g): S: M: L: XL: XXL:
Body: 80% nylon, 20% spandex
Upper: 86% polyester, 14% spandex


Thickness: 13 mm
Padding: PU foam
Density: 2 layer bonded 30 + 45 kg/m3
Hygiene: Antibacterial

Origin: China

Size chart
Men's sizing
Chest (inches) 37" 40" 43" 46" 49"
Waist (inches) 30" 32" 34" 36" 38"
This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size.
Chest: measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms, and be level from front to back.
Waist: measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Hips: standing with your feet together, measure around your hips at the widest part.


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Oooh yes!

Comfiest bib shorts yet. Only worn once so far but based on today's windy 35 mile circuit I won't wear anything else unless it's snowing or I've worn these out!
The chamois is superb. Perfectly padded with a reassuring stiffness I haven't found before, though still unobtrusive.
Coming to about 1" above my knee they stay in place well and evenly throughout the ride.
The thin but quite strong fabric fits smoothly, making what creases there are small and soft, not big creases you get with some fabrics that you can feel and make a 'cracking' sound as you ride.
The upper part is even thinner, super comfy and vents well through the fabric.
You almost forget you've got them on!

Rufus D
Oh yeah!

Got these as they were a cosmetic second but I'm really chuffed with them. I train for strength (heavy deadlifting, squats, strongman training, etc) but use cycling as my cardio. I'm 5'10 and 20 stone and these are ideal. Thrilled to get a usable size and very pleased to keep the lower back warm in the icy weather. So far, the logo is still on!

Tarmac turbo
Men's rhythm bib shorts

Rode back to back 200k audax's to test these multi/all day shorts and they didn't disappoint really comfortable all day thank you alpkit for another excellent product so much so I have purchased a second pair !

Super comfy, top quality. A great buy...

Super comfortable material, simple design, well padded. Cuff material holds in place perfectly, chamois very firm, but does the job! Another great Alpkit purchase.....

Cracking shorts

I'm 6ft 2 88kg' purchased size XL which fit like a glove. Great fitting sitting just above the knee. Love the reflective logo detail. Worn on 80k rides so far and have proved comfortable. The chamois is bigger than other brands which I think adds to their comfort. Just ordered 2 more pairs to replace older shorts as I like them that much. Good job Alpkit smile

Comfy comfy bib shorts

Been riding mine for months and they get better with age. Nice cut and about 1" above the knee.

Not usual AK standard

I've owned a pair of these for some time now and it's the only Alpkit product in my repertoire that I'm disappointed with. The silver logo has all but all peeled off. The padding seems too large and overly stiff. The quality of material doesn't feel great. I'm still using them as they're not completely unwearable but they are my least favoured shorts in the wardrobe. A real shame, I've got plenty of other Alpkit products that I'm very pleased with but i am put off from purchasing any cycling clothing in future, hopefully my faith can be restored

Comfy bib-shorts. Quality issues.

Very comfortable shorts however the logos on the leg & back started to peel off almost immediatly leaving them looking extremely scruffy.

Lono Makahiki
Review on bib-shorts by AlpKit

The material feels a bit cheap and the elastic band around the bottom of the shorts is very tight. I'm quite a small guy and I've never had this issue. Anyone cycling outside of the UK will find the temporary reflective decals as useless for safety purposes due to the labeling being on the right leg only. Paddling has a nice polka dot print but it's very uncomfortable. I have bib shorts with half the paddling that were more comfortable. Overall though, these shorts are accurately priced but I wouldn't buy them again.