The Sigr RiksvÃ¤g 92 Cargo Bib Shorts feature a well-designed chamois, a comfortable fit and pockets – they are well-appointed for long journeys. The price is high, but their performance, quality and durability make them a worthwhile investment.
These shorts are specially designed for long distance road cycling, which only puts more emphasis on the cushion. This elastic interface has a variable thickness on the pad and is the thickest (13 mm) under the sit bones.
I found it to be one of the most comfortable I have ever used – the padding is in the right places and it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing a diaper.
It also conforms well to the contours of the body and its absorbing effect is impressive; even after a long, hot day in the saddle, it feels dry to the touch.
A silicone dot band keeps the thighs in place, while the seamless straps at the top are slim – they are virtually invisible under your bikini line.
Mesh thigh pockets are ideal for easy access snacks.
I used them on multi-day enduro races and a recent Badger Divide trip, and even for eight-hour days in the saddle, they remained comfortable, supportive, and hassle-free.
They even survived several days without being washed, odorless or deteriorating in performance – I was riding a bike, okay, and had limited space …
The size chart turns out to be accurate, and the thigh material is particularly stretchy and should fit most shapes (something I usually struggle with). The shoulder straps also have generous reach for comfort on the shoulders.
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Sigr seems very invested in environmental issues, and as a result uses a recycled fabric – Carvico – and builds these things to last. After several months of difficult days, they show no signs of wear or degradation.
These are currently Â£ 181 on Sigr’s Swedish website (UK import taxes included), although the price varies depending on the exchange rate – they are set at kr 1,999. This is by no means cheap, although they do provide the performance needed to support the top price. And these are not outliers either.
For example, the 7mesh RK1 bib shorts that received so much praise from Stu cost Â£ 200, although he has a different take on the chamois – it’s shorter than most. Meanwhile, the Pearl Izumi Pro Bib Shorts, according to Adam, are the ‘best shorts ever’ contender at Â£ 189.99.
Sigr also offers a non-cargo version of these shorts for around Â£ 20 less, as well as women’s versions of both.
The Sigr RiksvÃ¤g 92 bib shorts are really hard to fault. They have become my benchmark thanks to their excellent fit, comfort and moisture management capabilities. The price tag is steep, but the build quality and attention to detail, in my opinion, is worth it.
High price, but great performance, quality and comfort that promise to last
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Brand and model : Sigr RiksvÃ¤g 92 Cargo Bib Shorts
Tell us what the product is for
Sigr says: âWe have taken our popular RiksvÃ¤g 92 bibs and made a new version with a smart and practical detail. After listening to the advice of our long distance and club cycling friends, we have added a practical thigh pocket which is ideal for a cell phone, energy bars, gels or cards … once you have experienced these bibs, you will probably never know how you lived without them!
âThe thigh pockets are a smart solution because they are located on an area of ââthe leg away from the joints while remaining easily and naturally within reach. This means that your movements on the bike are not hindered.â “
Tell us a little more about the technical aspects of the product?
Fabric: 80% NYLON, 20% ELASTANE
Elastic interface cushion technology. Really the best pad / chamois.
Laser cut shoulder straps for optimal comfort and look
2 thigh pockets
Soft elastic silicone grips for your thighs (for optimal blood circulation)
Ideal for looooong bike rides!
Carvico recycled fabric
Ultra resistant to chlorine
Sunscreen and oil resistant
Reflective Sigr logo
Lightweight 190GSM fabric
Cushion / chamois characteristics
Elastic interface pad. Standard 100 certified by Oeko-Tex.
Road specific design for very long distance journeys.
Central canal specific to the male anatomy.
Improves blood circulation and relieves pressure.
Anatomical construction: the chamois leather consists of two half-moons which are then joined together. Flat Lock seams for superior comfort.
Insert Hybrid Cell System. 200kg / m3 density insert to support the cyclist even in the longest road bike rides.
Perforated upper for extreme breathability.
Elastic Interface ECO X-Fifty fabric: recycled polyester and polyamide yarns for an exclusive durable fabric.
REPOC construction. Polyester and polyamide work at different levels to create texture with reduced contact points. Soft polyamide on the top, polyester on the lower level for better moisture management.
Rate the product for build quality:
Very high quality material and well finished seams. Hard to blame.
Rate the product for its performance:
Super comfortable after a long day in the saddle … or even several in a row.
Rate the product for its durability:
Look and feel built to last.
Evaluate the product for fit:
The chamois conforms well to the contours, the thighs are very stretchy and the straps are not restrictive.
Evaluate the product for sizing:
Sigr’s size guide is perfect.
Evaluate the product by weight:
Rate the product for its comfort:
hard to complain – great fit and size.
Evaluate the product for its value:
Attention to detail and top-notch performance is ideal for the premium price.
Is the product easy to maintain? How did he react to washing?
At 30 Â°, I had no problem with the fabrics.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its intended purpose
Perfect fit and performance for those who like to ride hard for long periods of time.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Excellent fabric and cushion design.
Tell us what you didn’t particularly like about the product
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider purchasing the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
Use this box to explain your overall score
It has become my new bib shorts. They deliver the top level performance you expect from the top price tag and are built well enough to last a long time. The chamois is particularly excellent too, and the pockets are very useful. There is little or nothing to complain about.
I usually drive: Mostly mountain biking with gravel for a few good miles My best bike is: Swarf Cycles 155 (mountain bike) Kenesis G2 (gravel)
I have been driving since: 10-20 years I ride: A few times a week I would classify myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: general fitness riding, mountain biking, enduro racing, bigger mountain biking “adventures”, gravel / road rides