In developing the RBX series, Specialized first wanted to deliver great gear with comfort and performance features that accentuated and assisted the quality of endurance and gravel-oriented cycling. Second, as always, innovation had to be part of the story, and the integration of the SWAT thought process into the garment was paramount in achieving this goal. The new RBX Bib Short with SWAT™ delivers a cost-effective bib short with the superior comfort of the RBX single density Body Geometry Contour Chamois, the convenience of three compact SWAT pockets for small essentials, and great overall construction.
This lightweight bib short has a slim cut and ergonomics that allow the piece to move and feel like a second skin. Articulated design ensures the perfect fit while in the riding position and full freedom of movement. The short section carries the single-density foam of the RBX Body Geometry 3D Contour Chamois, which is molded to match the shape of your body and offers incredible fit, breathability, and comfort. Finishing off the legs, a silicone-infused fabric cuff provides a gentle, secure hold on the legs in order to ensure the perfect, shift-free fit even during heart pounding efforts in or out of the saddle.
Specialized designed an open suspender fit and bib construction that's engineered to keep the shorts up and in-place without constricting the upper body. The stretchy elastic suspenders are very plush and soft against the skin, and accommodate taller torso lengths with ease. These soft mesh bib uppers have proper stretch and hold in the cycling position, with strap binding providing a comfortable yet effective hold. This is a crucial aspect as this upper features three compact SWAT pockets on the back of the bibs below the yolk that can securely hold money, ID and/or credit card, etc., under your jersey. By keeping these items against your upper body the load is quite stable and the mild compression and engineered stretch of the upper controls movement.
Incorporating the items you need may need at hand, or simply want carry without oversized saddle bags, backpacks or frame carriers, free's you up to perform better, offers you the opportunity to carry just the essentials, or add to other storage options for an even longer haul. Given the overall design and excellence of the bib short itself, we see this as being an ideal option for fast 2-4 hour gravel rides or 6-8 hour endurance road events.