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Cycling bib shorts guide

Cycling Bib Shorts Guide: Choose your favourite

No matter what your next ride will be, With Q36.5 bib shorts you’ll be ready to conquer it. 

Discover our range of Essential products, each of which are designed to meet your various needs and specific riding conditions. All have been developed to guarantee the highest comfort and outstanding performance. 

Find the one that best meets your needs and enjoy your ride like never before!

PRODUCT COMPARISON

PRODUCT
FUNCTION
FIT
CHAMOIS
USE
COLOR
WEIGHT
Breathability
Water repellency
Wind control
Muscle support
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PRODUCT
FUNCTION
FIT
CHAMOIS
USE
COLOR
WEIGHT
Breathability
Water repellency
Wind control
Muscle support
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PRODUCT
Salopette Gregarius Ultra
FUNCTION
The bib shorts for everyone offering comfort and protection.
FIT
Comfortable fit with light compression
CHAMOIS
Super molded chamois - for total protection
USE
Perfect for an all-day training ride
COLOR
WEIGHT
175 gr.
Breathability
Water repellency
Wind control
Muscle support
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Your weapon. It won’t let you down.
PRODUCT
Salopette Dottore Classic
FUNCTION
The bib shorts for intensive training.
FIT
Performance fit with gradual compression
CHAMOIS
Fusion chamois - for total protection and flexibility
USE
Perfect when high speed is your priority
COLOR
WEIGHT
160 gr.
Breathability
Water repellency
Wind control
Muscle support
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Your teacher with increased propriocetivity.
PRODUCT
Salopette Dottore X
FUNCTION
The climate control bib shorts.
FIT
Ultra-light Performance fit. Available in regular and long size.
CHAMOIS
Fusion chamois - for total protection and flexibility
USE
Perfect on hot and humid days when temperature control is a priority
COLOR
WEIGHT
150 gr.
Breathability
Water repellency
Wind control
Muscle support
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The augmented version of the Dottore Classic Bib Shorts.
PRODUCT
Salopette Unique
FUNCTION
The ultimate ergogenic bib short for maximum performance.
FIT
Invisible Supportive fit
CHAMOIS
Fusion Vented chamois - for total protection, flexibility and thermoregulation
USE
Perfect when you want to own your ride and maximize your performance
COLOR
WEIGHT
165 gr.
Breathability
Water repellency
Wind control
Muscle support
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The ''Peau d'Ange" feeling - a “second skin” sensation.

SALOPETTE GREGARIUS ULTRA

The Salopette for everyone who wants perfect comfort during any type of riding: an all-rounder bib short to go around the world!

 

These bib shorts are the perfect choice as an introduction to Q36.5’s innovative fabrics and uncompromising comfort.

 

They offer you protection (no pressure or discomfort on the saddle) as well as a light compression to support you during the ride.

 

The GREGARIUS ULTRA is the ideal choice for medium or long rides as well for use during training.

 

Take our word for it, you will fall in love with them!

 

 

cycling bib shorts Gregarius Ultra Q36.5

No pressure points

These are excellent shorts. I did a 300km ride this week and the shorts were perfect. No pressure points, no chafing,just comfortable. And stylish too!

Marcel Esser

Chamois fit and ergonomics are fantastic

The chamois fit and ergonomics are fantastic. The amount of padding is perfect. I hope they put this chamois in their other bibs. Q36.5 really went above and beyond in the design of these bibs.

Aaron Gouw

The compression is a great help

Excellent product, marvelous. I have never had better Shorts in my life. The compression on the legs is a great help. Chamois is very comfortable. These shorts are sewn very well. The best companion on my 100+k rides. This is an ART <3

Karol Ugorcak

SALOPETTE DOTTORE CLASSIC

The definitive all-purpose, all-day, any-day, high performance cycling bib short for the future of competitive cycling.

 

The DOTTORE CLASSIC – “the Teacher” – is the best choice if you want to experience our ergogenic philosophy first hand. Ergogenic means that it enhances the physical performance of the athlete. You will feel a kind of tension when you first put them on but, once you are on the bike or in a riding position, the tension will disappear and the bib shorts will feel like a second skin.

 

Four different levels of graduated compression, stimulating the venous return, will support you in a way you’ve never experienced before.

 

The DOTTORE CLASSIC is the ideal choice for intensive training or if high speed is your priority!

 

 

mens cycling bib shorts guide - dottore

The perfect “absolutely equipment” that a cyclist needs

It took me 13h to complete the Mallorca 312 and after this long ride I have to say that this bibs shorts describe the perfect “absolutely equipment” that a cyclist needs. I’m going for my second order. Thanks for the amazing quality!

Mateo Mas Garau

The go-to bibs for hard or long rides

The Dottore have become my “go to” bibs whenever I have a hard or long ride. I like the tight fit and light fabric. They dry quickly, including the pad. That makes them great for traveling. I’ve been caught in rain showers and they have remained comfortable unlike many other bibs which become soggy and uncomfortable.

Peter Gilbert

Light, breathable and compressive

These shorts are by far my favorites. They fit better, especially the chamois, after some use and washing. I really like the materials, especially light, breathable and compressive. The customer service at Q36.5 is fantastic. I will definitely be adding to my Q36.5 collection. Well done Q36.5.

Stephen Brissette

SALOPETTE DOTTORE X

The most adaptive, protective and ergogenic bib short to date.

 

This short is 15% lighter, thanks to a new proprietary smart fabric, and it offers a lighter compression than that of the DOTTORE CLASSIC. These features further increase comfort without losing any of the supportive and protective aspects of the short. A step forward in ergogenic philosophy for added pedal stroke support, reduced muscular fatigue and increased proprioception.

 

The DOTTORE X is the ideal choice when climate control is a priority: on hot and humid days as well as in light rainy conditions.

Available in regular and long size.

 

 

mens cycling bib shorts guide - dottore X

It seems to have no weight

Difficult to improve a perfect garment, but this time Q36.5 has succeeded. The pad, the shoulder straps, the fit and lightness of the garment. It seems to have no weight, but you feel it doing its job on your lower back and thighs. An indispensable item in your cycling wardrobe, under penalty of not being a cyclist ... :)

Stefano Cavagnoli

Something from the future

Unbelievable. The next generation of bib. So light. On the first ride, conditions were wet and cold. Approximately 40 Degrees F with on-again off-again rain. Considering these harsher conditions, they not only kept me warm but kept me comfortable. As soon as you slide the bib on, you know you have stepped into something from the future. Thank you!

Griffin Easter

Technical fabric can make such a difference in performance

Best cycling short ever. It is amazing that a technical fabric can make such a difference in performance. It is like a second skin. Gratulation to the R&D Team of Q36.5!

Frank Hammel

SALOPETTE UNIQUE

The new entry in our Collection, this short represents a total revolution in the overall category of bib short Equipment.

 

The bib shorts UNIQUE is an all-in-one garment that was created with our body mapping technology:  each section of the garment is constructed with a different type of fiber depending on the function it must serve. Every single part of the short is tuned to support specific muscle groups during physical activity. It’s the ultimate expression of our ergogenic concept: there is no tension, no wrinkling and no compromise in  terms of freedom of movement. We call it the ”Peau d’Angefeeling – a “second skin” sensation.

 

The UNIQUE is the ideal choice if you want to maximize your performance and wear the most innovative bib shorts in the peloton!

 

 

A unique experience

Got mine too, really a unique experience. Have tried many bibs, including another Swiss/Italian brand... I think these are by far better. Thanks Q36.5

L.Z.

Unbelievable

Got mine and rode them yesterday....unbelievable how good they are.

P.D.