Énergie Elite II shorts.

(56 customer reviews)


  • GBP: £67.00
  • EUR: €79.01

Fine cycling shorts to partner and protect you all day in the saddle.

 The most important investment in cycle sport is your shorts. We wanted to offer the best structural and performing garment we could; So our mission to build the Énergie Elite bib short began with the chamois. Supportive, 4mm Poron inserts are at the core of the Endurance insert. They perfectly match the placement of your pelvic sit-bones and rest on a honeycomb layer of vented foam. This layer has staggered depth foam and places more padding (10mm) and foam density where you need it most.  Next to your skin,  you have a thin layer of breathable/wicking padding that can move independently of the base. This friction free system offers comfort and support for all day riding. This chamois was used in all three Grand tours in 2019 and 2020; Good enough for us.

For 2021 our Énergie shorts use a single Carvico Lycra®. A Hard wearing lycra with anti-abrasive properties is used next to the chamois and on the inside of the leg where wear is most prominent. this lycra will reduce saddle movement and slide thus enhances rider stability.  For the rest of the garment we chose an aero Power Lycra. The textured finish permits the air to flow faster over the body and gives a light compressive support to muscles in motion. The short panels are computer cut to match the rider when in the cycling position. The end profile is clean, with structured panels shaped for optimal muscle support and least pedalling resistance. All are 4-needle-flat stitched for durability and a chafe-free, finish.


The bib brace is another dual-material affair, with supportive straps combining with a lighter stretchy mesh panel to help keep them in position and are pre-curved to help ease breathing. The Logo-ed, leg grippers, finish the classic looking short with style and comfort. The Italian grippers are wider at 70mm and softer for 2020 the light and effective silicone is secure and won’t dig in to the skin.


Our Énergie performance shorts have NO COMPROMISE on quality and will match ANY bib short on the market, at any price. These are your new ‘best’ shorts.


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Features & Sizing


  • High performance Carvico fabric offers excellent fast wicking muscle support (UPF 50+).
  • Fully flat-locked seams
  • Multi-panel, anatomic construction (with seamless inside leg) for strength and comfort.
  • Soft 5cm Silicone gripper hems
  • Dual Mesh bibs for secure and comfortable fit.




Main B

Nylon 71%
Elastane 29%

Main A

Nylon 78%
Elastane 22%

Trim : Polyester 82%, Elastane 18%




Reviews (56)

56 reviews for Énergie Elite II shorts.

  1. Richard Hathaway (verified owner)

    These are the third pair of galibier shorts I have, so far very comfortable. I have the XXL, I am 175cm and 105kg. Getting a pair of shorts that pull over my thighs comfortably is difficult, but now I know the size I need and the comfort of the galibier range, I wont buy any other brand. I love the kit these guys make.

  2. Clifford Guest (verified owner)

    I have just ordered a second pair of these shorts. The ones I have are my go-to shorts and have been excellent over the last two seasons. They are very comfortable and fit really well. Quality is obvious in the look of the shorts. I have done several 200+km days where the shorts performance is really excellent.

  3. David Michael (verified owner)

    Been searching for a decent pair of shorts. I’m 6ft 2 with 40″ waist, went for size 3xl, fit is perfect and very comfortable. As a nearly 20st ride you suffer from numbness after prolonged periods in the saddle. These bib shorts provide great comfort and support. Wore these shorts on 2 and 3 hour rides and are more comfortable that other brands at twice the price. Would recommend these to everyone.

  4. Paul (verified owner)

    After returning some poorly fitting top brand Castelli shorts I took a punt on these, must say I’m well pleased and at less than half the cost. Went by the sizing and its pretty close, though I think a may have got away with a size down. (5″8′ of average build 32″ waist, 38 ” chest). Shorts fit well and the pad is very comfortable, straight out of the packet I did a 70 mile ride and they performed well, nice and snug with no rubbing or pinching. I’ve now got three bits of kit from Galibier and they quality of the items is second to none and would easily pass for more expensive brands, never mond perform better. Many thanks for the free gift (Snood) and I will be back for more.

  5. Neville Cain (verified owner)

    Bought these shorts about 1 month ago – had three rides 50-70 miles. My main reason for buying was the pad (and all the 5* reviews) – which is OK but no better than that in my DHB or Castelli (Kiss pad) shorts. I’m 6’3″ around 13 stones with a 33/34 inch waist. Initially I got the XL but they were way too big so I got the L which seemed OK – however, the fit is disappointing – the pad sticks out like a ducks bill at the back and the lycra is “rucked” on the inside leg (the grippers are tight). For me this makes the shorts look cheap – but they’re not and the materials used and the general construction of the short are great.

    Given all the positive reviews it seems I may have just been unlucky?

  6. Mark Prentice (verified owner)

    As a relative cycling newbie, I was on the lookout for a good pair of bib shorts without breaking the bank. What I didn’t expect was a top end pair of shorts for half the price of other brands! I’m 6’3, 35 waist and the XL was perfect for me. With previous shorts I’ve struggled with the length of the straps but they are perfect on this pair. First ride was a 75 mile cycle and the padding was excellent – no aches or pains! The free pair of socks and hand written note included in the order were a really nice touch, I will definitely be ordering more items from Galibier. All in all a great pair of shorts at an even better price.

  7. jasonbenson88 (verified owner)

    Fantastic shorts, so comfortable and a great fit. Im a L in normal clothing so i went for XL for th shorts and they fit just right. You can feel the quality of them from the second you put them on.

    Super quick delivery too. I ordered late on a Thursday night, had them at the door first thing Monday morning.

    Will definitely be getting another pair.

  8. Matty Blayney (verified owner)

    Got these to replace a £120 pair of shorts that I’d been using. Had 2 pairs actually and both faded badly after prolonged use and the grippers became loose. These Galibier ones have been used in all weathers on and off road and a good year+ later are still my ‘go to’ shorts. At half the price of the top brand ones I’m over the moon with them.

  9. Christy (verified owner)

    Bought a pair in August 2018, and despite regular use and washing etc they are still in top condition as of March 2020,Granted, I wore the Galibier membrane tights (also a fantastic piece of kit) on cold and rainy days ,which essentially means most of October – March, in Ireland . The padding for these shorts is excellent for long spins . While fitness and the head might fail or falter in a 200km solo spin, the shorts keep you going. Looking forward to the restocking of size XL 2020 edition of these shorts .

  10. Bas (verified owner)

    Bought in December 2019 for €73, rode >1000km in them since then, mostly underneath the Energie tights. I’m 189cm tall and weigh around 75kg. Bought a size M which fits me nicely, even in length. Had a bit of doubt because the leg grippers were pretty tight when I put them on for the first time. Now they are fine. The leg grippers are wider than the ones in the pictures and the text is smaller. Not a problem for me.

    Lot’s of panels and nice material make for a very good fit. Stitching around the pad seems very durable. The pad is good however it won’t fix a bad fit which I found out when tweaking my saddle height.

    I can see these lasting for a long time based on the stitching and good fit. Recommended if you are looking for some understated bibs with some fancy materials.

  11. vasgko2 (verified owner)

    Let’s start with the sizing. I am 174cm in height and 77kg (I know, I know, but it’s still winter folks). I went for the XL which is good for what I had in mind. Let me explain quickly. I could definetely buy the L but as I use this kind of bibs for long rides I don’t want the level of compression to be too high because after 6+ hours it gets painful. The XL is just perfect. Not too tight, not too loose.
    When I first tried these shorts, it felt like the straps were a little bit short. BUT when you are on the bicycle they will never annoy you. I don’t know how it feels if you are taller than me though.
    The material/looks are great and I wouldn’t expect anything less from Galibier.
    Shipping was fast, it took 4 or 5 working days to reach the other side of Europe with free shipping!
    During my first ride the air temperature was between 8 and 15 degrees Celsius. The bibs were perfect in these conditions.
    Finally the most important thing. The seat pad. I have many bib shorts and in my opinion the best pad is the Elastic Interface ENDURANCE 3 MEN. I was lucky to find a pair of bib shorts with that pad which was cheaper than the Galibier Energie (but only because of a generous discount). The seat pad of the Galibier is the second best (in my opinion) BUT the best choice if you can’t find the ENDURANCE 3 on discount. If you are wondering about what kind of rides I’m talking about, my first test was a 200KM brevet (7 hours moving time, 7h45m in total).

  12. David Gibson (verified owner)

    Just taken a pair of these on the NC500 in Scotland. Without a doubt the most comfortable and durable shorts of their type I have owned. The high back and front keeps them perfectly in place and the seat pad is a revelation.
    I am 5’10” with 35” waist. The L fitted perfectly but is quite long in the leg

  13. will (verified owner)

    Hi, I just want to say thanks for my bib shorts after reading the many reviews of these I can definitely say that they are a great purchase the padding is the best I’ve experienced. I did find that they are long on the knee length as they are sitting just at the very edge of the knee cap but not to be annoying whisky riding and sizing is accurate to my other brands of bib shorts as I’m a small size, these are the best comfort of all my brands and at more than half the price I will be purchasing another pair soon %100 the service was also great thankyou again galibier.

  14. Rollemynot (verified owner)

    Thanks for the new bibs, went out and did a 65 miler and all good…

    Unfortunately it was a balmy 5 degrees, try my lovely free neck thingy I thought – no where to be found… fortunately for you my wife chucked out what she thought was the packaging!

    Looks like I will need to order some more Galibier kit, as if I needed an excuse but that’ll teach her,

  15. Simon Bessell (verified owner)

    Just unbelievable. I’m chucking out all my old pairs of cycling shorts after first ride 8hrs in saddle & I didn’t even notice I had them on. Did quite a bit of walking/carrying on rough sections of route & they felt felt like you were wearing a nappy as well. Top marks Galibier. “I’ll be back” for more.

  16. Noel Hagan (verified owner)

    Fantastic quality materials and very comfortable chamois. Great pricing, design and look. First purchase from Galibier, but certainly won’t be the last. Matching “freebie” socks were a very welcome and appreciated surprise.

  17. Paul (verified owner)

    My go to cycling shorts great fit. Buy these ones! Quality of a £120+ bib short but with the added service of Galibier. Cheers Myles.

  18. Jeff Martin (verified owner)

    Great bibs. Outstanding fit and nice chamois. Outstanding quality.

  19. Nick (verified owner)

    A shame about these bibs, the front seams that come down from the straps (the seams with the galibier tag) were very wrinkled up and made the bibs look like they don’t fit. I had a large, the straps were exactly the right length so couldn’t size down in case that would help stretch the seams out. The grippers felt scratchy too for some reason. Leg length was good though for someone 71kg 185cm.

  20. Neil Edwards (verified owner)

    What a bloody disaster. I wish id never got these unbelievably comfortable bib shorts.
    One of the most enjoyable aspects of a good ride out for me, was the love and attention my wife would give to my battered nethers upon my return home.
    Since wearing this Galibier product, she no longer even believes ive been out for a ride! – so long gone are the delicous moments of sweet attention I used to recieve, but at least I can ride from dawn till dusk in total comfort as often as I want.

  21. bainbridge.l (verified owner)

    Just got these bibs so I decided that the first ride wearing them should be one to put them through their paces. 110 miles later and i’m so impressed, comfortable the whole ride with no chafing anywhere.
    The fit is perfect with no digging in around the shoulder straps.
    This is the first item of galibier that i have ordered but it certainly won’t be the last.
    Excellent customer service and the free socks and buff were a nice touch.

  22. Blair W (verified owner)

    Just got these bibs and have to say their comfort and fit was amazing, I’m 6ft 35inch waist and the XL size was spot on, 1st 4hr ride in them and I actually forgot I was wearing them, say no more !. Bit early to comment on durability but I’m sure they will last a long time if looked after.

  23. declan_j (verified owner)

    I have never written a review for anything like this before but this garment is as good as any shorts I have purchased including some that have cost twice as much and more. Sizing was spot on 178cm 77kg size medium and arrived on time. It is great to see a company that appreciates its customers by adding in small gifts on the orders and good back up service. This was my first purchase but wont be my last.

  24. Mark Jeffery (verified owner)

    First Galibier product I’ve purchased, took them out for a 90km ride and no issues whatsoever, to be honest I didn’t even notice I had them on which is a testament to the fit, felt extremely comfortable. I’ve purchased numerous bib shorts (Pearl Izumi, Craft, Northwave, Rivelo, RedWhite, Specialized) and these are easily the best. I’m 5’11” 85kgs and bought XL.

    I live in Australia and the delivery took approx. 2 weeks, which isn’t to bad. I loved the little extras thrown in also, nice job guys. I will definitely be purchasing more merchandise from Galibier

  25. Andy P

    I have Two other well know brands of Bib Shorts but find these much better than both of them. I have just finish a Lands End to John O’Groats Ride which was 975 miles in nine days. These were so comfortable I washed them in the shower each night just so I could wear them again & again. Very comfortable even for high mileage.

  26. Richard Uphill (verified owner)

    First ride out on these and I’d say they are ok for shorter rides but the pad shape/design is not great. Too much padding with not enough space where the perineal nerve runs. comfort is compromised by this. I was hoping for a cheaper alternative to the Assos Mille but these are not them. If you compare the pads you’ll see the difference is really quite significant – the accuracy of pad placement that you’d need to achieve with the Galibier pad is too great – there’s more chance you’ll have the padded vein section pressed up against the nerve. Potential but but a lot more refinement needed in the pad. As a note: 6’2″ 13.5 stone and riding a Selle Italia Max Flight

  27. Dan Dawson

    These are fantastic, only had one 50k ride in them so far and can’t wait to get them out on a few longer rides. After trying these, I can’t see the need to pay two or three times the price for a big name pair of shorts. Really happy with the purchase and fantastic customer service from Galibier as well.

  28. Mark Wilson (verified owner)

    These are the third pair of shorts I have bought from galibier and honestly, they keep getting better every time. 100+ miles with no problems, really comfortable.
    Would love a jersey with the same colour scheme. Any chance Myles?

  29. Tom Hunt (verified owner)

    Just got a pair of these and tested out for a quick spin pretty much as soon as they arrived – I can already tell they will be one of my ‘go to’ pairs of shorts. Quality, cut and pad is superb, combined with comfy leg grippers, subtle branding and most of all they meet rule #14 😉 – these are well on par with shorts that cost twice as much! dont waste your money BUY THESE instead!! Once again Galibier cant be beaten for quality, customer service and incredible delivery speeds!! chapeau.

    I got XL – 6ft 88kg 34/36 waist these fit perfect.

  30. Gavin Clarke (verified owner)

    My goto shorts, great fit and quality at a great price.

  31. Jonathan (verified owner)

    Excellent bib shorts – high quality constructions; very comfortable; sizing is perfect – small for a 29in waist. Length on thigh is good, not too long. Provide a comfortable level of compression.

  32. Cormac

    Beautiful bib shorts, I am 73kgs and 184cm went for the medium, they are comfortably snug on the legs, while not pulling on my shoulders, at a great price.

  33. Loic

    Extremely well built and comfortable. I’m 1m85 / 60kg, bought the small and the fit is perfect. I wear them 2-3 times a week for training rides and they’ve been holding up really well. Easily compare to bibs costing 2-3x as much.

  34. Steve (verified owner)

    Tried mine out on a 3hr 50mile ride today

    easily as comfortable as my much more expensive (famous top brand) shorts


  35. Luis (verified owner)

    Just got my second set & couldn’t be happier with them!!

    Ever since I converted to bibs (… I’m an MTB expat…) I was struggling finding reasonably priced shorts & have tried plenty of them, including some fancy Italian brands. Always had issues with seams & chafing, not with this ones. Tested my first set this summer, over 4 hr rides & they feel amazing.

    I also have the Ultimate Foul weather Gilet ,which is a great technical piece !

  36. Locko

    Had Galibier jackets, gloves and jersey before and all of excellent quality so thought I’d try these bib shorts. Sizing recommendations of the company on the money again, fit absolutely perfect. Quality materials used, chamois was the best I’ve ever had the pleasure to ride on.
    Have had shorts at nearly double the price of these and they are not a patch on them. Will be getting more. Thanks.

  37. John Dowd (verified owner)

    I have the shorts about 5 weeks now and i have to say they are the best shorts i have. They are a really good fit and the pad is very comfortable. They also go great with the Lantern Rouge jersey.

  38. James

    Excellent bib shorts for the price. Keep you cool on hot day and feel nice against the skin. The chamois was not as soft as I was expecting, but is pretty firm and offers a great level of comfort/protection as a result.

    I’m 6 ft 4″ and got the biggest size possible and they fit fine on the bike…but ride up a bit off the bike. However, there performance on the bike is superb and you won’t find a better bib short at this price point, or a lot higher I suspect. The only downside is I bought a lot of my other kit before I heard of Galibier!

  39. Nigel (verified owner)

    I reviewed these earlier and have now used these on longer 7hr rides and they are still as comfortable as my more expensive Rapha and Assos. Excellent quality.

  40. Neil

    super shorts , well worth the money very comfortable
    will buy another pair really first class

  41. Robert (verified owner)

    Buy Them….., you’ll thank me!

  42. Derek (verified owner)

    These are a quality item, buy with confidence.
    Sizing is pretty accurate and the price is very reasonable. Wore these climbing El Teide in Tenerife and they were excellent. I will probably buy a second pair to use when other pair is in the wash.

  43. allen trewern (verified owner)

    best fitting most comfiest bibs ive ever had,and ive tried a few .pad is great.and lhe leg length is perfect.will defo order another pair, socks are a great touch.many thanks

  44. Stevenl (verified owner)

    One of the most comfortable pairs of shorts I’ve ever owned. They’re slightly long on me, so the band digs in to my knee, but that rolls up over the duration of a ride and evens out. From a padding perspective, they are good for long hot days in the saddle – took them to Spain and they were my default pair. For the price, they’re hard to beat.

  45. Adam Hutton (verified owner)

    Arrived today
    Fit perfect
    Know the brand so know how good they will be as I have the equivalent full bib tights too
    Didn’t realise just how comfy my tights were until hot weather on Sunday
    Wore my other branded bib shorts & boy did I notice the difference
    Hence this purchase

  46. Matt Lewis (verified owner)

    Really pleased ,superb quality and comfort.
    Size chart spot on and fast delivery.

  47. Alistair (verified owner)

    Best bib shorts I’ve ever owned. Fact. Structure, fit and chamois are carefully considered to excel for cyclists. Performed brilliantly in over 200km of serious riding last weekend.

  48. Michael (verified owner)

    Took them out for 150km and was noticeably more comfortable at the end! Thanks for throwing in the socks as well…a nice surprise and makes the value for money even better.

  49. Ryan

    well worth the money considering the price of some of the other big brands, the chamois is nice and smooth and covers a large surface area, very plush feel, the overall fit is spot on, I am 6ft and 88kg and XL fits perfectly, material feels nice and snug and leg grippers are comfortable not hair pullers, overall very pleased will order some winter tights next

  50. Martyn Teece-Round (verified owner)

    Have used these shorts for the past 2 weeks and can honestly say , they’re the most comfortable shorts I’ve ever owned. Today I wore them for an 8hr, 230km ride, and they performed well. The chamois is the best I’ve ever used. Great work Galibier, I need another pair now (one to wear and one to wash) 🙂

  51. Nigel (verified owner)

    Tried them out today and super comfortable, certainly as good as my Rapha ones but less than half the price. Will try them on some longer rides 8hrs + and review them again.

  52. Rob C.

    Good shorts. They felt much better after a wash on the second weekend. I’m buying another pair but a star off as they take 4 days to London. Not as fast as Galibier say.

  53. Mal Mc Cann

    If a strong man threw a stone to the North, another to the South and the land inside was filled with gold: that is the VALUE of these shorts.
    Excellent value and fit. I’m 34 inch waist and tall and the XL are my size.

  54. Kevin French

    I bought your Mistral jacket and was impressed, so I thought I would give these try. Just writing to thank you for the shorts. In comparison to my other kit these are fantastic and super comfortable.

  55. Keith Kilblane

    Don’t know why you would need to pay more. These are awesome. In a 4 hour ride I didn’t notice the saddle once.

  56. SlowEddie12

    Bought on a gamble as I have never had any Galibier gear. DELIGHTED. Comfy, great fit and washed well. I’m 34 and a bit waist and XL were on the mark.

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