Sportful Bodyfit Pro Ltd bib shorts review

With top-tier tech at a mid-tier price point, are the Sportful Bodyfit Pro Ltd bib shorts the value proposition they appear to be?

Sportful Bodyfit Pro Ltd bib shorts
(Image: © Josh Croxton)

Cyclingnews Verdict

An all-round decent pair of bib shorts that integrate top-tier tech without the top-tier price tag


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    Connected road feel

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    Decent value for money

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    Good leg length


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    Lack of padding plushness

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    Straps can be a pain when putting on

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A staple in the range, Sportful's Bodyfit Pro Ltd bib shorts have been around seemingly forever, and this specific iteration - the Bodyfit Pro 2.0 LTD shorts - comprise premium technologies in a well-constructed design without the premium price tag. 

They're not without a few minor quirks, but at £130.00 / $170.00, they offer better value for money when compared to some of the more expensive competitors. Of course, that's still far from loose change, but when brands such as Assos, Castelli and Rapha are happily asking around twice as much for their top tier bibs, and even Sportful itself offering more expensive bib shorts, the Bodyfit Pro Ltd bibs start to look like a value choice, but how do they compare to the best cycling shorts on the market?

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. 

These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.