Tame the Terrain: Why Gravel Bib Shorts Deserve a Spot in Your Kit

Tame the Terrain: Why Gravel Bib Shorts Deserve a Spot in Your Kit

Gravel cycling throws everything at you: rough roads, unpredictable terrain, and the pure joy of exploration. To conquer these challenges, you need gear that can keep up. While standard bib shorts might be perfect for smooth pavement, venturing off-road requires a different breed of cycling apparel. Enter gravel bib shorts, designed specifically for the demands of gravel rides.

Built for the Rough Stuff

Here's what sets gravel bib shorts apart from their road-focused counterparts:

  • Durable Materials: Gravel roads can be unforgiving, so gravel bib shorts are constructed with tougher materials that resist snags and abrasions. Look for abrasion-resistant fabrics like Cordura or a higher denier rating (indicating thickness) in the fabric.
  • Comfy Chamois: A quality chamois is crucial for any bib short, but gravel rides demand even more. Gravel bib shorts often feature thicker, multi-density chamois pads that provide extra shock absorption and comfort on bumpy terrain.
  • Storage Solutions: Gravel rides often take you far from aid stations, so having built-in storage is a huge advantage. Many gravel bib shorts come with pockets on the legs or back for stashing essentials like gels, tools, and snacks.

      Threshold Cycling's Gravel Bib Short Picks

      At Threshold Cycling, we offer a selection of gravel bib shorts to keep you comfortable and supported on your next adventure:

      • BAS Journey Bib Shorts: These feature a tough, abrasion-resistant fabric and a strategically placed, high-density chamois for maximum comfort. The laser-cut leg grippers ensure a stay-put fit without restricting circulation, and the mesh bib straps provide excellent breathability. 
      • Nalini Prestige Gravel Bib Shorts: Nalini's gravel bib shorts are built with a luxuriously comfortable Lycra fabric and a multi-density chamois specifically designed for off-road riding. With reflective accents for increased visibility and strategically placed mesh panels for breathability, these bib shorts will keep you performing at your peak, mile after mile.

        With the right bib shorts, you can tackle any gravel adventure with confidence. Explore our selection at Threshold Cycling and get ready to ride!

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        With the right bib shorts, you can tackle any gravel adventure with confidence. Explore our selection at Threshold Cycling and get ready to ride!

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