Regale shorts

(10 customer reviews)


The Regale bib shorts are the result of a year long concept search for the premium short.

When we discovered the method of integrating a durable silicone gripper to the actual lycra, the Regale was born. It permitted us to specify a knitted 4-way stretch material with an ultra-fine knit giving you superior freedom of movement and comfort. The removal of the gripper seam and further minimal stitching not only eliminates chafing but enhances morale. You will look and feel good as the material compression spreads pressure evenly for a barely-there feel. The longer leg finishes just above the knee and has the smoothest transition to skin thanks to the sharp laser cut edging.

The wide seamless elastic brace bib hugs the body and means the shorts are anchored solidly in place on the thigh, lower back and shoulders.  This means that the chamois pad remains firmly in place, reducing pedalling friction and enhancing comfort. The EX2.0 chamois is another seamless profile with variable density. The anatomic support is suitable for riders who cycle over 12 hours a week on average:- a low profile next to the skin but 6 stages of support, mirroring the pedalling motionlonger, high-intensity rides. The chamois is best paired with race-oriented saddles and a reasonably aero position. 

There are hand made to the Italian factories size chart, not ours and compressive fit. Please size UP from your usual size.


Features & Sizing


  • Variable anatomic EX2.0 chamois
  • One piece, seamless bibs
  • Seamless integrated  leg gripper
  • Seamless construction in key areas
  • Woven 4 way stretch lycra.
  • Wash Bag
  • SPF 50+ (UVA)
  • Weight: 169g

Main Fabric:

  • 70% Polyamide(Nylon), 30% Elastane(Spandex)
  • These are longer short with compressive, tailored fit.
  • If in between sizes, size up.


These are hand made for us in Italy to the factories size chart- not ours. Please size UP from your normal shorts.

Usually with a 32″ waist I am a medium but I needed to go large”

”I’m 34” waist and massive legs so needed xxl”

”I am tall and pretty thin with 31 waist and medium were ideal, compressive


Un-stretched leg length- XS to 2XL in cm 


Reviews (10)

10 reviews for Regale shorts

  1. Eoin Scanlon (verified owner)

    Bought a pair 6 months ago and went for these purely for the length. I have an issue with my hamstring and the extra coverage helps. Hands down the best shorts I’ve owned. The long grippers take a bit of adjusting and can be tough to pull up. Once on they don’t shift. The long grippers and the extra length are very handy for leg or knee warmers also. Great pad. Great fit. I’m 6’3″, 96kg and 35ish waist. XXL perfect fit

  2. Ethan downey

    Truly the best pair of cycling shorts I’ve ever worn, a lot better than much more expensive shorts I have tried. The compression fit is fantastic delivering good compression whilst never feeling uncomfortable or too tight, they feel exactly like a second skin

  3. David mcInally

    Was bought these as a birthday present, and initially I thought they might be a little tight, I actually quite like the compression element as mentioned, but a large here is smaller than in their other shorts. I have lost nearly 10kgs so definitely needed a large and not XL. Love the straps, they are really comfortable. The Lycra is a bit shiny but it feels like good quality despite that. Now for the bad (for me) the pad is very forward and not like the other pads forms Galibier, it’s also not as comfortable as the others. I love the blue/Red pads you get in the other shorts but I’ve worn these twice now and I found them uncomfortable. Sorry, I want to love them like the others items but I just can’t.

  4. Matt Lucas (verified owner)

    Purchased these to replace a pair of high end Italian bibs. Made in Italy to Italian measurements they said. Size up. hmmm. So ordered my usual Italian medium.
    So they turned up complete with a special bag to wash your best cycling lingerie in, a pair of nifty black socks and best of all, they looked bloody fantastic. Then I went to put them on. Uh oh! I don’t have the biggest legs in the world but the grippers were not too keen to go beyond my calves. Then they baulked at my knees. I was sure they would never contain my butt. Eventually they were on. Compressive? You bet. Uncomfortable? Not at all. I was pleasantly surprised, although I thought that the pad was a bit far forward and unlikely to provide much padding.
    First ride of 130km and they felt OK.
    Second ride was 225km and they were just the best. Most of the day was spent in the drops and no hint of discomfort in the nether regions. The compression on the legs may or may not have helped, but I certainly didn’t notice them which is obviously a good thing.

  5. Rob C (verified owner)

    Really nicely made shorts – very compressive (pay attention to the size chart), decent chamois and all edges are laser cut. Highly recommended
    I am 1.95m, 90kg, 86cm waist and got the XXL

  6. Robert Igglesden (verified owner)

    These are the best bibs I’ve tried. I’ve found it very difficult to find something that works for me. The latest Castelli Free Aero 4 rub, despite trying two sizes. The latest Assoss Equipe RS 9 rub and just don’t pad very well. Various cheaper options haven’t been good for longer rides. The best I’ve found was the Lusso Carbon v2, which are great but I wouldn’t want to wear them all day. These Galibier Regale are bloody marvellous. They’re a tight fit in the legs, but once on they’re super comfortable. I did a 185km ride and had no issues of comfort at all. I was happy to carry on. I’m so impressed, I’ll be buying another set of these as a backup. Maybe two!! Buy with confidence but watch the sizing.

    I’m a 88cm waist, 100cm hips, 78kg, 181cm and can just get into XL. I might go 2XL next time, but these are still good.

  7. Karl Royle

    Great fit if a little tight on the legs but then… I wore these back to back with my Rapha pro shorts. Galibier are a few notches above. Easy to get in and out of the saddle and the best part is (I think) you don’t notice them at all in any circumstances. Like a second skin.

  8. (verified owner)

    i purchased these bib shorts last week at launch. Today first exit of 110 km. My first impressions are very favorable, the lycra fabric is very supportive with excellent compression, the fabric follows the movements of the muscles as if it were a second skin, the exit and entry into the saddle when you get up on the pedals is immediate and clean, the pliers on the thighs are very, very tight they wrap you up a lot but this depends on the size I bought. I took an S and I’m 1.82 cm tall. weight 64kg and my waist is 77cm. Bib shorts are very snug as I like them and maybe for a more relaxing ride I should have taken an M. The pad is fantastic today a 4 hour ride and no soreness or itching, it always stays in place in any situation and is very supportive . The only notes that I can recommend to Galibier are: 1) the straps and the flap on the back should be mesh or more perforated because as they are made they become soaked in sweat which they cannot eliminate. Although today it was very hot to be honest 32 degrees;
    2) the clamps on the thighs are very very snug and therefore I think that wearing these bib shorts with leggings is very difficult if not then decide to take a size up. Finally, I advise Galibier to also include the thermal version. Personally I always use bib shorts from Rapha Pro Team but these are definitely of a higher level. To conclude, I also bought a mistral jacket for this winter and a pair of leggings. I thank Galibier, whose commercial and product quality policy I agree with, who honored me with a hat and a pair of socks. Thank you
    Maurizio Italia

  9. Lucas Z (verified owner)

    Basically I was in the market for another bibs. One day I received a message from Galibier saying they had new bibs out. As I was already happy with what I got from them I decided I would give it a shot.

    Bibs are great. I think chamois itself and how it’s sewn into bibs is the best I could hope for.
    I took a gamble with size but it was worth it imo. I was between L/XL, went with L. It’s a bit harder to put on than my other bibs due to large thigs but by no means uncomfortable.
    Couple of 3h rides behind me and my bottom is very happy.

    You guys never disappoint.

  10. Ed B (verified owner)

    Chamois is superb.
    Styling understated as black bib shorts should be.
    Lots of compression through the legs.
    Sizing spot on with regards waist but I’d size up if your thighs are chunky (muscle obviously)
    With these Galibier have established themselves as worthy rivals to top end Castelli shorts.

    There were pristine Ardennes white socks gifted with the shorts! Perfect for the “euro cyclist” Already a favourite of mine.

    Congratulation Myles and co on achieving excellence

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