"TAK thinks this flawless Bib Short design puts comfort and performance above anything else—whilst thriving in the most intense cycling conditions!"
Providing exceptional levels of water and wind resistance, yet without the bulky appearance or feel, our Bib Short should be the first piece of kit in the bag when you are taking on epic rides. And they don’t come more iconic in the UK than the Applecross Peninsula, a gruelling 60-miler through Wester Ross in Scotland. Here, you can push the Bib Shorts hard through the longest climb in the land – Bealach na Bà – surrounded by the rugged and desolate glory of the Highlands.
In such terrain, you will come to appreciate our bespoke high-density foam chamois for the great comfort it brings over such distances. The chamois is also ideal if you are riding over the course of a week as the high density foam doesn’t absorb moisture like traditional foam pads. This means you can wash your bibs at the end of a hard day’s ride and in the morning it will be ready to roll after a quick air. This drastically reduces the chance of saddle sores. What’s more, the ultra-stretch woven microfibre construction will keep you dry from within. It draws sweat away from the skin and dissipates moisture through the outer surface. The comfort story does not end there. Instead of tight grippers cutting into your quads, we prefer a laser cut leg cuff to keep everything in place. It’s the little detail that counts in our eyes.
Stuart, the founder of ashmei, adds: “We chose the woven microfibre over a traditional knit, in order to bolster the stretch content. The issue with knitted structures is the volume of stretch that you can engineer into the fabric. This is why regular bibs have a gripper band to hold the hem in place, but if this doesn’t fit 100% perfectly it either allows air to billow up the legs or acts as a tourniquet that can make your thigh muscle fatigue faster.”
- Race fit, water and wind-resistant microfibre fabric
- Bespoke high density foam chamois
- Precision laser cut leg cuff
- Signature, reflective ashmei front print for high visibility
- Microfibre ultra stretch fabric
- Lightweight, high performance – 155g
- Durable Water Repellent finish
- Super compressive, aero fit
- Fabric: 53% Polyamide, 47% Elastane
- Machine wash cool 30°C
- Cool tumble dry
- Do not use fabric softeners
- Do not dry clean
- Do not iron
- Do not bleach