Review: Shutt Velo Rapide Club Bib Shorts and Socks

Shutt VR Club Bib Shorts

The 2013 Club Bib Shorts from Shutt Velo Rapide are a new incarnation for 2013, these are the lowest priced shorts in the Shutt Velo Rapide range, but they are by no means low performance.

The shorts have a distinctly retro feel about them. The shiny soft Lycra reminds me of the Adidas Team Sky kit of 2011/12; a high quality fabric with good wear resistance. The mesh straps and back are close fitting and comfortable, and avoid any build up of heat that is sometimes experienced with solid Lycra bibs.

The overall fit of the bibs is good; I’m 6ft and the medium size fits me well, with a decent length and stretch in the fabric. The elasticised gripper on the hem seems to work well at holding the shorts in place as well, and doesn’t deteriorate with washing (that can occur with some gel grippers).

The pad is foam, and has proven comfortable even on 5.5 hour winter training rides, when I have worn these under the Shutt Velo Rapide Roubaix Tights (Link). The pad has lasted well with multiple washes as well, showing it is a good quality chamois for this price bracket.

Overall, these are a good pair of shorts for the £59 price tag. They are durable, subtly styled and comfortable all year round. They’ll match almost any jersey and look unique at the same time.

Shutt VR Black Cycling Socks

Everyone gets socks for Christmas, so why not make sure they are cycling socks!

These smart black set from Shutt VR are a great pair, which can be worn all year round and won’t turn grey like your white socks do in the spring showers.

The rainbow banding and Shutt VR signature create a touch of class, and the Coolmax fabric keep your feet temperate even when the sun comes out. They are also available in white for those that have a colour preference.

Both the Shutt Velo Rapide shorts and socks are available from ShuttVR.com (Link)


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