MAAP Pro Bib 2.0 review: Worth every penny

It’s better than anything MAAP has made before but don’t expect a bargain

MAAP Pro Bib 2.0
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

There's premium bib shorts then there's the next level up. That next level up is where the MAAP Pro Bib 2.0 resides and it shouldn't be a surprise to hear that they are great. They also represent a new level of quality for MAAP and, even in this category, they manage to stand out for style and fit. You can get great bib shorts for less money but if you've got the money, these are worth spending it on.


  • +

    Aero-optimised textured outer thigh

  • +

    High lycra content compressive fabric

  • +

    No grip material in the rear part of the leg

  • +

    Minimal panels on the thigh

  • +

    No seam through the lower abdomen

  • +

    Narrow front panel


  • -


  • -

    Fewer colour options than other MAAP bibs

You can trust Cyclingnews Our experts spend countless hours testing cycling tech and will always share honest, unbiased advice to help you choose. Find out more about how we test.

Our list of the best cycling shorts has more than a dozen different bib short options. It has more options than most of our buyer's guides but it would be easy to continue listing more. There are so many options out there and many of them are incredible to wear. It's a struggle to narrow down the list to the best but the flip side of that is it's easy to always have something new to assess. 

Tech Specs: MAAP Pro Bib 2.0

Price: £235 / $355 / €290

Weight: 216g size small

Colour Options: Black, Shiitake, Navy

Main Fabric Content: 71% Polyamide / 29% Lycra

Swipe to scroll horizontally
Testing scorecard and notes
Design and aestheticsHigh structure fabric, visual balance, and just right length.10/10
Chamois QualityCastelli is still better but this is one of the best on the market.9/10
SizingConsistent throughout the brand and compared to other brands.10/10
StrapsComfortable and they stay put while also adding structure to the whole design.10/10
ValueThese feel like a match for the Team Bib Evo pricing and those should be more affordable. There’s competition at this price so it’s not completely out of line but it’s still very expensive.7/10
OverallRow 5 - Cell 1 92%

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

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