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Funkier Apex-Gel Active 17 Panel Gel Bib Shorts SS16

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Product Description

Designed to keep everything in place without compressing, the Apex Pro bib fits just right, offering support without constricting; making it comfortable for all body types. Its soft stretch silicone leg gripper gives a clean edge finish and keeps the leg in place, while the redesigned pad is perforated with gel solution, multi-level thickness foam, and four way stretch fabric for high impact absorption, flexibility and reduced chafing. A supreme choice for the avid cyclist looking for the ultimate combination of comfort, fit and performance. 
 
  • 240 gram Lycra
  • SG6 loose fitted wide leg gripper
  • Breathable stretch mesh bib fabric 
  • D8 Gel pad

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Funkier Sizing Guide

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Funkier Clothing Size Chart

Chest: Wrap a tape measure evenly around the fullest part around the chest under your arms.

Hips: Standing with your feet together, measure around the fullest part of your hips. Note: This is not a waist measurement

Inseam: Standing with your feet together, measure from the crotch all the way down to the floor. Don't forget to stand as straight as possible. You may have to ask a friend to help you. 

Men's Funkier Clothing

Measurements in CM

EU 2XS XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Chest 85 89 93 97 101 105 111 117 122 127
Hips (not waist) 87 91 95 99 103 107 113 119 125 131
Inseam 80 82 84 86 88 90 92 94 96 98

Measurements in Inch

EU 2XS XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Chest 33.5 35 36.6 38.2 39.7 41.3 43.7 46 48 50
Hips (not waist) 34.2 35.7 37.3 39 40.5 42.1 44.5 46.8 49.2 51.3
Inseam 31.5 32.2 33 33.8 34.6 35.5 36.2 37 37.7 38.6

Women's Funkier Clothing

Measurements in CM

EU 2XS XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Chest 78 82 86 90 94 98 102 106 110 114
Hips (not waist) 84 88 92 96 100 104 108 112 116 120
Inseam 77.5 79 80.5 82 83.5 85 86.5 88 89.5 91

Measurements in Inch

EU 2XS XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Chest 30.7 32.2 34 35.3 37 38.6 40.1 41.7 43.2 44.8
Hips (not waist) 33 34.6 36.2 37.7 39.3 41 42.5 44.1 45.6 47.2
Inseam 30.5 31.1 31.6 32.2 32.8 33.5 34.1 34.6 35.2 35.8

Kid's Size Chart

Measurements in CM

Size 8 10 12 14
Chest 70 74 78 82
Hips 74 76 80 84
Inseam 66 72 77 80

Measurements in Inch

Size 8 10 12 14
Chest 27.5 29.1 30.7 32.2
Hips 29.1 30 31.5 33
Inseam 26 28.3 30.2 31.5

Read our clothing size guide for more information on sizing.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Bib Shorts Guide

 

Bib Shorts Guide

A good pair of cycling bib shorts should be a staple piece of kit in your wardrobe. If you've ever spent a long time in the saddle you'll know how uncomfortable wearing casual shorts can be. They chafe, fit poorly and offer little mobility. Cycling shorts make all the difference.

Whether you’re commuting, training or racing, bib shorts keep things comfortable. You can get standard shorts that stop at the waist, but we’re focusing on bib shorts here. The added shoulder straps help keep bib shorts in place and are widely considered to be more comfortable. There’s no waist band to dig in as you ride, which can become a problem on longer rides. A higher cut waist offered by bib shorts also helps to keep your core warm.


Types of shorts

Spring – Autumn

For most of the year in the UK a pair of warm weather bib shorts that offer light protection for use in double digit temperatures are ideal. These bib shorts are usually made from slimline materials, like Lycra as it is quick wicking to help transfer moisture away from the body.

A road cyclist wearing bib shorts in fair weather

Winter

When the temperature drops into single digits, then a pair of thicker winter bib shorts will be more beneficial. Thicker fabrics with a brushed ‘Roubaix’ inner lining will help trap warm air between your skin and the fabric.

Look for bibs with a higher cut up the torso and up the back to help keep your core warmer.

A rider wearing bib-shorts combined with arm warmers and skull cap

Fabrics designed with wind protection such as Gore Windstopper will keep the wind chill from dampening your enjoyment.


Deep Winter

For where the temperature drops below freezing, you’ll want to choose bibs with the best weather protection and insulation. You might want to look into bib tights, or wearing winter tights over your bib shorts for extra protection and insulation

The fabrics used are highly technical and will ensure your body heat stays within the fabric, while letting moisture escape out.

Two mountain bikers wearing bib-shorts with leg warmers and long-sleeve jerseys with base layers

These shorts are usually constructed out of multiple panels and from a range of fabrics in strategically placed areas in multiple layers.


Women’s Specific shorts

Unisex bib shorts can cause discomfort around the chest area for female cyclists. You’ll find that women’s specific bib shorts often have straps that cover a larger area to reduce this discomfort.

Women’s specific shorts will usually have a higher cut on the chest to offer more insulation for your core.

Two female cyclists wearing women-specific bib shorts

Key Features

Bib Straps

Bib straps will vary from brand to brand, with a range of styles and designs. Wide seamless straps offer the best comfort to avoid chaffing on your shoulders. A high cut panel on the core and up the back can act like an extra layer for the coldest rides.

For warmer weather mesh bibs can enhance breathability while brushed bibs can help trap body heat for extra insulation.

A cyclist tucking a long sleeve jersey into bib shorts

Fit

Fit is by far the most important factor in comfort when it comes to bib shorts. shorts are constructed from several panels that are stitched together. Premium shorts will come with more panels and strategic stitching for a better fit.

A cyclist wearing close-fitting bib-shorts made up of multiple panels

Pad

Most bib shorts will be fitted with a padded insert called a Chamois. This pad sits next to your skin and offers more comfort for your lower vitals, which is ideal on longer rides. Premium pads will utilise a multi-density construction for maximum comfort and ergonomics while you’re in the saddle.

Two cyclists wearing bib-shorts with a Chamois pad

Weatherproof Fabrics

It’s a good idea to get bib shorts that are waterproof or splash proof to prevent you getting wet and cold. Most manufacturers will treat their shorts with some form of water repellent coating like DWR to help water bead up and run off.

Windproof shorts use front facing panels to help keep the wind chill out. Some manufacturers will also use multiple layers of fabric to shield your skin from the elements.

Endura FS-260 Bibshorts with water beading-up on the surface

Reflectivity

If you’re planning on cycling to work or fitness training in the evening, then added reflective elements are a bonus. More brands are offering shorts with reflective panels for low light conditions. Look for logos, stripes and graphics positioned on the thighs and around the ankles for maximum visibility.

Endura bib-shorts with reflective details

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

International Deliveries – Temporarily Suspended 11/11/20

Note: We are still offering international deliveries to the Isle of Man, Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Jersey and Guernsey.

Courier Delivery update: Due to the COVID19 situation, we are currently experiencing some delays with deliveries. Our couriers are working around the clock to get your order to you as soon as possible but there is a potential delay of up to 48 hours . Please check your tracking on track your order here.

Please download the TNT Track and Trace App for iOS here and Android here so you can keep an eye on your delivery and any further updates.

Please note on the TNT tracking app it may show your delivery status as ‘Collecting’ (as per image below). This means your delivery has left our warehouse and is currently held at TNT main depot and there could be up to a 48 hour delay.

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Please keep checking the TNT tracking for further updates. On behalf of TNT we apologise for any delay and inconvenience this may cause. 

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE in the UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.