When it comes to performance cycling, whether it’s long rides on Sunday mornings or road racing, and sportives, bib shorts are where it’s at for outright comfort. The pad provides comfort so you can sit in the saddle for hours at a time, the straps avoid a waist band digging into your stomach, and there’s no excess fabric to flap about.

While there are other shorts available - baggy, urban and waist shorts - for any rides of that combine distance and speed bib shorts are hard to beat for comfort. Althought they're shorts you can wear them year-round, under tights in the winter, on their own in the summer. And no, you don’t wear underwear under them, if you’re wondering, they’re designed to sit next to the skin.