Neo Classic Ultra Light Bib Shorts SCHWARZFAHRER by Biehler
Velo Insider Rating
The Neo Classic Ultra Light Bib Shorts SCHWARZFAHRER by Biehler are a very smart looking pair of bib shorts… but do they perform as well as they look? We put them to the test…
PROS: Great fit, nice choice of super light fabric, look smart, very comfortable chamois pad.
CONS: Expensive, price makes these a premium purchase.
Quality and Comfort
The quality of fabrics used on these shorts is extremely good, the super lightweight fabric provides a ‘second-skin’ effect which makes them fit and feel great.
The shorts are completely black, with black mesh bib straps and very subtle black graphics which makes them a great choice for pairing with all different brands of jersey.
The stitching and quality of the seams is also noticeable with a strong appearance and feel, making these a robust fitting pair of shorts. The chamois is well made and has a good size and position in the shorts.
Comfort is extremely good thanks to the Air-Cell technology inside the chamois, which provides a good level of comfort without feeling too thick or bulky. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re floating around on a cushion.
The straps fit well with no noticeable tight areas or discomfort around the shoulders. The bib has a good length and provides very good support both around your waist and back.
The quality also shows in their generous sized leg grippers which sit well against your skin and keep the shorts firmly in place. The silicone gripper features their logo and fits well to most leg sizes.
Some nice attention to detail comes from their logo emblem, the subtle logo, rear reflective strips and a very nicely designed anatomical shape the fabric panels of the shorts.
Overall they feel extremely comfortable for any riding style whether social, training or racing.
The Neo Classic Ultra Light Bib Shorts SCHWARZFAHRER by Biehler use a super-lightweight fabric which does feel lighter than your usual shorts. The shorts sit close to your skin and flex with ease, providing the best in aerodynamics and ventilation.
The Air-Cell technology inside the chamois is designed for mid-distance rides or around 4 hours in the saddle. It should easily provide comfort for rides of around 50 to 100 miles.
While riding the shorts perform extremely well with not a single issue. The ventilate very well, providing a good level of breathability as well as protection. They’re a great all-round performer for a variety of conditions.
Size and Fit
Shorts on review are a size small and fit true to size with a waist size of 84-87cm and a hip size of 89-94cm. The overall leg length is extremely good and fits well just above the knee.
The mesh straps and bib provide excellent fit across your shoulders and back without any tight areas.
The waist and hip area is sized very well for enough stretch in either direction and sits well against your skin with no loose areas of fabric.
Value for Money
Priced at €220.00 (£195 / $250) these are premium bib shorts. This will no doubt put many off from considering the Neo Classic Ultra Light Bib Shorts SCHWARZFAHRER by Biehler. The good news is you definitely get what you pay for, the fabric, quality, comfort, performance… everything about these shorts is premium to match the cost.
They come at a premium price and the quality shows why, they are an extremely well made short which tick all of the boxes when it comes to comfort, quality and performance. If you are considering a pair of shorts in this price category for rides of between 50-100 miles, the Neo Classic Ultra Light Bib Shorts SCHWARZFAHRER by Biehler are well worth your consideration.