dhb Aeron Raceline bib shorts review

A unique wind-cheating design meant for the fastest days and the hardest races

dhb Aeron Raceline Bib Shorts
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

The dhb Aeron Lab Raceline bib shorts are about all-out speed. There is an unusual texture for better aerodynamics and the fit is as tight as you will ever find. The chamois is better than you might expect for such a focused product but the straps do let the rest of the design down just a bit


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    Excellent Elastic Interface chamois

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    No seam at the top of the inner thighs


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    Straps lack structure and tend to roll up

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UK clothing company, dhb, has forged a solid and well-deserved reputation over the years. As part of the WiggleCRC group there's the weight of the two largest companies in the UK online cycle retail market, Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles, behind every dhb product. Over 800 employees spread out across three countries is a lot of resources and expertise and it shows in the products. 

All those resources and buying power help keep costs down for dhb clothing but that's not at the expense of technical prowess. If you want to see the best of what dhb can do then your eyes should be on the Aeron Lab collection. It's a collection "designed and developed for elite athletes." The Aeron Lab collection is where dhb pushes the boundaries of what is possible with current fabric technologies and builds the fastest clothing they can. 

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Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx