Rose éSport! Merino / Buckskin Bib
Designed by Ultra Romance and Team Dream. Crafted in Italy. Available NOW!
"The senior citizens among us might remember a time when cyclists wore natural fibers and did not smell like a Bickram yoga studio inside a Taco Bell. This was before the contemporary full sublimation spandex that sausaged your body into a musky billboard. A time when bicycles were steel, and saddles were made of leather and rivets. Well incase you haven’t noticed, there is a shift back to this simpler form of cycling. We noticed, thats why we spent 2 years making these bibs.
Modern chamois are designed for modern hard shell saddles. These saddles are designed to be cheaper to produce, and less than half the weight of a trad hammock saddle, with comfort as maybe the third concern. For scholars in this field, It's unclear what came first: the diaper chamois or the saddle the feels like sitting on a 2x4. Regardless, with the popularity of randonneuring, touring, and grinding of gravels, the classic saddle has come back into vogue; and with good reason. Hammock saddles offer a level of comfort that simply cannot be achieved with a light weight modern racing saddle.
From 1980 until now, all high quality bibs (even the wool ones) are padded to the max to accommodate the scant hard shell saddles that the majority ride. If you have ever ridden (most of you have and are just living with it) a padded chamois on a traditional saddle, you might notice it just doesn’t feel quite right. Reason being these saddles do not mate well with a padded chamois, as the saddle cannot contour to your undercarriage properly. A good trad saddle gets good by fitting your anatomy like grundel glove, and without that leather on leather articulation, you might as well just keep sitting on a 2x4." -Ultra Romance
Cyclotouring: the only pair of shorts you need to bring. Merino and deerskin are naturally antimicrobial and only need to be washed if your the frequent skid mark type (FSMT). Just take em off and hang em for the night. They will never smell, and *never give you sepsis.
Randonneuring: riding a 200k Brevet? You are most likely riding a hammock (brooks) style saddle already. If you are riding a 200Ks on a racing saddle, I hope your insurance covers taint reconstructive surgery. These bibs are designed for you. No diaper in your hammock. Thats how you want it.
Post ride hangs: that feeling when your riding friends wanna get a glass of cab sav after a steamy day in the saddle, and you can literally feel the bacteria crawling into that ass pimple. You know you need to get outa that lycra Petri dish before that ass boil boils, but a shower and boil lance are 2 hours away. In these bibs, you can relax and swirl your wine like a pro. Promise not to mention “boils” again for a while.
Grinders of gravels: if you are consistently riding a non mountain bike over exploratory terrain, your probably jack hammering your private parts. You should be on a Brooks saddle and wearing these shorts. I might be partial.
Wrestlers: riding to wrestling practice? You don’t even have to change your clothes!
-anti diaper non-technology
-italian merino wool (no, not DAN marino or the Miami Dolphins. He costs more).
-traditional buck skin chamois
-opening in back large enough to slip your butt out of without having to unbib. Great for the FSMT’s out there!
The beauty in natural performance fibers is that they don’t need to be washed very often. In the most saturated climates, It is recommended to wash these shorts every 3-5 rides. Most of the time a dunk in the water to rinse out the salt is all they need. Hang em dry and lube your taint with coconut oil before you put em on next. If the chamois feels dry at any time, re-lube taint. It’s really the answer for everything.
-Machine wash cold water
-Air dry with chamois flat
-Lube taint, not chamois directly
-see how long you can go between washes. It’s a fun game!