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2018 SL Expert Bib Shorts

Racing, training—you name it and the SL Expert Bib Shorts will excel at it. They're made for aggressive riding in total comfort, and with almost every bell and whistle that we're capable of thrown at it, we'd say that they'll satisfy any rider that's demanding of their gear.

To make them, we used some of our lightest knit materials, our VaporRize™ fabrics, in order to ensure that the bib shorts felt breathable, comfortable, and supportive. This selection also came with the benefit that, as the name suggests, VaporRize™ is highly effective at wicking and assisting in the evaporation of moisture. As a result, you get a well-rounded construction that's perfectly suited to intense efforts while in the saddle.

For the fit, you could consider these shorts to fall into the "Form Fit" category, meaning that it lies intentionally close to the body for gains in both comfort and performance. The cut has also been articulated to accommodate the body while in the cycling position, so you'll experience next to no shifting throughout your ride.

At the chamois, we selected our second-tier insert, the Body Geometry SL Expert chamois. Compared to the SL Pro, you'll find it to be slightly more substantial in the density department, but compared to the RBX line, it's relatively minimal. The experience it delivers is dutifully the same, however—it diverts pressure from the soft tissue and promotes a healthy blood flow, which all leads to increased performance and comfort.

Rider Reviews

  • 4.4
  • 5 Reviews

Bibs of a lifetime

as soon as I had the kit on it was game over. Can't believe it took me so long to ride Specialized coming from Castelli, fabric and construction are insanely comfortable, can't get enough, 2000% worth the price. Epic bibs and the Sl pro/expert jerseys are just as amazing. Highly recommend.


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Nathan

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I would buy it again

Love it


Name:
Roger

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Great quality and performance shorts.

For years I am purchased Performance Ultra shorts, but with their current stores closing I wanted to try the specialized brand because I've heard good things. I bough these a few weeks before I completed back to back century rides and they performed well. The fit and finish of the shorts is clean and comfortable. I dont have a lot of my own padding, but the shorts did well in that area too. I would like to say I did not have any sit bone pain, but when your on a bike for 5+ hours two days in a row its going to happen. I am 6""1' 165lbs. Only ting I would do different is get the Medium tall size instead of the standard Medium. I will but Specialized again.


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Ian

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Great bibs

Great fit and even greater chamois. Would have been a full five stars if a little longer in the torso. They aren't too short... I'm just too long.


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John

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Enjoyed my first ride

I took these out for a couple hours this morning on a training ride. Here are my first impressions. 1. Fit is pretty good. Shoulder straps were on the tighter side but I would expect them to loosen up after I use them a bit. You can take a rest stop without having to contort to unnatural lengths. Much easier than my other bibs where I have to take a shoulder strap off to accomplish the deed. 2. The look is nice, and that was a big part of my purchase. Tired of 100% black bibs and shorts. This has a bit of a pattern to it. 3. The pad was comfortable and had a slimmer look than some other things I have bought. I still need to put it to the test on a really long ride.


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Peaks R.

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