Splinter 'Mörk' Winter Bib Shorts
Building on the success of our trio of existing Splinter designs, our Splinter Mörk design uses a combination of 4 different greys in the iconic 'M-90' or Swedish camouflage pattern. However, we know from experience that shorts bear the brunt of winter riding so we've used a jet black base colour with the Splinter Mörk camouflage element visible only on the grippers, safely away from where the worst of the road splash normally ends up!
Our winter bib shorts are the same length and fit as our award winning regular bibs but use an insulating, Roubaix fabric to take the edge off the cold when it's down to single figure temperatures.
Using a nine-panel construction with flat lock stitching, together with a medium-density, anatomically-shaped endurance pad, KOMRAID winter bib shorts offer the ultimate comfort when building that aerobic base throughout winter months.
The legs are finished with wide, laser-cut, silicone-impregnated grippers that prevent the shorts riding up and reduce pressure on the legs. This improves circulation, lessens fatigue and provides a great aero profile.
When worn with our new Splinter Mörk knee warmers and Splinter Mörk winter jacket we guarantee it won't be the weather that stops you getting our on the bike this winter!
We know that one of the most important considerations when choosing a pair of bib shorts is the pad. It's the key contact point between rider and bike and can be the difference between finishing your ride and not. Whilst developing our shorts, we tested a lot of different pads and eventually opted for a medium-density, anatomically-shaped endurance pad that offered the perfect balance of performance and comfort.
Three different thicknesses of padding are used in our shorts. We have positioned thicker padding at the critical contact point between the seat bones and the saddle, while moving padding away from the sides and the front of the pad. This reduces heat build-up in those areas. For additional comfort, we have placed contour grooves around the edge of the pad to allow it to conform to the shape of your body without creasing.
We have also inserted a pressure relief channel on the reverse side of our pad. This aids blood flow, reduces numbness and the associated discomfort.
- Nine individual panels are used to create a supportive fit without restricting rider movement.
- Constructed using a Roubaix fabric to keep you warm when the temperature drops to single figures.
- Open-mesh fabric is utilised for the bib element to improve ventilation.
- Wide, laser-cut, silicone-impregnated grippers reduce pressure on the legs – improving circulation and lessening fatigue.
- Selected seams are flat lock-stitched to avoid any uncomfortable chafing.
- Seams have been moved away from contact points for added comfort.
- Reflective KOMRAID logo for added visibility.
We know that judging the sizing of cycling clothing can be tricky. The key measurements of each size are given in the table below. We suggest you compare these measurements against clothing you already have to help you choose the right size for you.
IMPORTANT: Our clothing is ‘race fit’ and is designed to be worn skin tight for maximum aero benefit. If you are at the top end of a size range and/or want a more relaxed fit, we would advise that you go to the next size up.
A. Waist (cm)
B. Inseam (cm)
In developing our line of performance cycling wear, we have subjected each item of clothing to thousands of hours of testing, by riders ranging from weekend warriors to IRONMAN distance triathletes.
There is a commonly-held belief in cycling that cyclists and triathletes are like oil and water – they should never mix. We happen to disagree. An IRONMAN distance triathlon is just about the toughest single day test of endurance you can do.
With never quite enough time between training sessions, you’re always on the verge of being over-trained. This constant state of fatigue makes you irritable. Any slight discomfort is magnified and becomes an excuse not to train. Developing saddle sores is your worst nightmare. They take much longer to heal as you can't afford to take a few days off to recover.
It turns out that IRONMAN training was the perfect opportunity to test both the performance and comfort our clothing.
Over the past 12 months of testing, we have wrecked a lot clothing. We’ve listened to rider feedback and have gone back to the drawing board on more than one occasion, we've added features and developed our designs. In doing so, we have created a line of cycling wear that that brings together absolutely optimal function, comfort and performance.