Premium Cycling Bibs
100% Superfine Merino/Lycra side panels and 'brace' combined with the highest quality Italian Lycra inner panels and a superior Italian chamois; all fully coverstitched. The Premium Bibs provide the perfect combination of next to skin comfort and superior all day performance.
Made in Sydney with 100% Australian Merino & Italian Lycra.
Standard bespoke options include:
- Thread colour
Enhanced bespoke options (AU$):
- Length: $10
- Stash leg pockets: +$6
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Sizing & Fit
Your Chest Measurement >
|A: Finished Chest||44||46.5||49||52.5||55||57||17.3||18.3||19.3||20.2||22.5||24.4|
|B: Finished Length||47||48||49||50||51||52||18.5||18.9||19.3||19.6||20||20.5|
|D: Sleeve - short||35.5||37.5||39.5||41.5||42.5||43.5||14||14.7||15.5||16.3||16.7||17.1|
|D: Sleeve - Long||76||78||80||82||83||85||30||30.7||31.5||32.5||32.6||33.5|
|YOUR CHEST: Measured around your torso at nipple height. Use this to measurement to select size.|
You can use the following measurements to compare our sizing with an existing top you may have...
Note: Measurements may vary +/-5mm (1/4")
|FINISHED CHEST: The finished chest measurement of the top laid flat. Measured from arm pit to arm pit.|
|LENGTH: The finished length measurement of the top laid flat. Measured at the side, from arm pit to base of hem.|
|DROP: The amount the centre back hem is lower than the front.|
|SLEEVE LENGTH: Measured from collar edge to the cuff.|
|HEM: The finished hem measurement of the top laid flat. Measured across the base.|
The Superfine Merino fabric we use is 100% Australian grown, spun and woven. It is not sent offshore to be processed but is made in Victoria, Australia. This means that our Merino retains a low footprint by reducing the transportation required from the farm to our supplier, to us; all of which add to the already high sustainable credentials of wool fibre.
Our Merino is also certified ‘non-Mulesing’, meaning it is sourced from ‘best farming practices’ growers that ensure the highest standards of animal welfare.
The 170gsm (5.9 oz) Superfine Merino is light and tough, yet soft against the skin with a non itch feel. As the 170gsm regulates temperature so well, we use it as a base layer in winter and an only layer in summer, and have tested it from 0 degrees C all the way through to 38 deg C and can vouch for its outstanding abilities.
Other key features of Merino are:
- Fully breathable.
- Natural thermally regulating - keeps you warm in winter AND cool in summer.
- Naturally anti bacterial and odour free.
- Flame resistance.
- Fully sustainable, renewable and biodegradable.
- Ethically grown, locally.
- Guaranteed 17 Micron, Superfine.
- Not blended with other, lesser quality wool.
- Machine washable.
- Excellent colour fastness.
For a more detailed explanation of Merino wool's properties click here
The Lycra we use on the inner panels of the Premium Bibs is an Italian made 225gsm (7.9 oz) Lycra with 'LYCRA® Sport' certification, guarantying that it can reduce muscles vibration through support, decreasing muscles strain and improving athletic performances.
For best results and product longevity, we suggest the following care instructions:
- Cold to warm wash. Cold wash for best results.
- Hang or warm machine dry. Hang dry is preferable.
- Do not bleach.
- Warm iron.
“Further from my last post my merino bibs from Eleven Velo have arrived and I managed to get out for a ride on a sunny day sporting the new bibs. I will admit I was a bit nervous after ordering them online, hoping that I had measured myself correctly.
I had erred on the smaller side having had a pretty ordinary Winter with a bit of illness and therefore some weight gain. I need not have worried as they turned out to be exactly spot on. The bibs have a firm fit but seriously comfortable. It is all well to parade around the lounge singing their praises but until you are on the bike for a decent distance you dont really know how good they will be. Whilst my ageing body does not do these bibs justice they look fantastic.
I dont know what the seatpad in the bibs is but it is without doubt the best I have come across. It also seems to be perfectly situated in the bibs which is an issue I have had with my last bibs. Not a hot day when I did the ride but long enough to get up a sweat and very comfortable. As you can see I am pretty darn impressed with the fit and feel, no riding up at all and the straps don't slip either. Of course being new to me I can't vouch for the longevity of the product but the materials feel seriously luxurious and the stitching is perfect.
The Shopping Experience! As I said earlier I was a bit nervous when ordering as they are made to order so you want to get it right. I had no need to worry though. The Eleven Velo website is good fun with a "clothing builder" so you can work out the colours. You do have colour choices with the bibs on the vertical panels. Even more useful with their merino jerseys I would imagine. Pretty cool indeed. At $185.50 they aren't the cheapest bibs around but far from the most expensive as well. I would suggest they are excellent value for money taking into account they are made from Australian materials and made up here.
The only thing I would like to see is a gallery of previous jerseys, bibs etc as the builder doesn't really show you exactly how it would come up. I am one of those people who is not creative when it comes to colour so seeing other examples of what has looked good on other orders would be awesome, (hint, hint Gerard). Fortunately Gerard at Eleven Velo is all over social media and they are on instagram, FB and Twitter with most of their orders regularly instagrammed so you can get a better idea.
I should put a disclosure in that I paid full price for my bibs and didn't know Gerard before ordering my bibs so I am going purely from my own experience here. I'm just stoked that there is another Australian made cycling product that is of high quality at a reasonable price.”
Keir W, Mclennan Cycles
“I have been using your bib knicks for a few months now. It is so nice to have a set that actually fits - well done.”
Wayne H, Australia
“...guess I did not really state this...I LOVE these bibs!”
Lance G, USA
“Just got the Premium Bibs and merino jersey and rode my first 100km with it! What can I say just fx#%ing awesome. Keep on the great job!!!”
Stéphane, Paris, FR
“The bibs are excellent. Perfect fit and they were nice and comfy on my ride in to work this morning. I can see why people rate bibs over knicks. I am keen to order another set exactly the same.”
“...beyond my wildest imagination… top notch quality with bells and whistles galore. Amazing. Comfortable. Warm. And perfect custom fit. I’m still amazed at how pieces of cloth can come together and fill me with this kind of joy. I’m smiling just thinking about this evening, when I slip into them to go for my evening ride.”
Hector C, AU
“...Can I also order some Premium Bibs while I’m at it? (Love the pair I already have – best fitting shorts ever).”
Steve N, AU
“I’ve worn them on a few all day 200km rides now, perfectly comfortable the whole way, wouldn’t ride in anything else anymore (a couple of pairs of regular lycra knicks are lying in the back of my cupboard unused for the last few months).”
Rob B, AU