Santini Mago Bib Shorts


The Santini Mago bib shorts are a superbly comfortable, versatile set of lightweight bib shorts. Regardless of whether you’re looking to tackle big days, in glorious sunshine; or quick-evening blasts with your riding buddies, then these could well be the bibs for you.

Constructed using breathable fabrics, including in the straps, these are bib shorts best suited for riding in warm conditions between 18–35°C. For the warmer months or climates, if you’re in need of a good-quality bib short, that’s not going into the extreme end of the price range, these are well-worth consideration.

The Perfect Fit

Available in a variety of sizes, there’s sure to be the perfect fit for you—though that fit is likely to be on the snugger, more athletic side of things. What you’re looking for in a good set of cycling bibs is that when riding you barely notice that they’re there and with the Santini Mago bib shorts, that’s exactly what you get. The silicone leg gripper keeps the end of the shorts firmly in place and the bib straps themselves are a lightweight mesh, again designed with comfort in mind.

Cushioning your ride is the NAT chamois pad, which offers a NEXT gel core to encourage circulation and comfort. Santini claims this to be one of their best chamois pads. This is a multi-density pad, meaning it is able to flex to the shape of your body, without bunching up, giving you more comfort where it’s needed most.

Lastly, for added convenience, the Santini Mago bibs come with two small pockets on the side of the thigh, which is handy for stuffing gels or bars, for those long adventure rides.

Product Features

  • Versatile, comfortable, and breathable
  • Breathable Y-shaped mesh braces
  • Patterned silicone grippers to minimise
  • NAT chamois with NEXT gel core to keep you cool and boost circulation
  • Two small pockets on the side of the legs
  • Temperature range: 18-35°C
  • Please note that the Santini branding darker than shown in product images
  • Every-Day
  • Road
  • 16°C to 20°C
  • 21°C to 25°C
  • 26°C +
  • SS17
  • Santini
Cycling Clothing Fit:
  • Race Fit
Size / Fit:
  • Compression fit

  • Black
  • 80% Polyamide, 20% Elastane

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating : 4.0 / 5 (46 Reviews)
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Top Customer Reviews

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Comfortable shorts.

I’m really happy with these shorts. I only bought them because of the sale price and thought I’d take a punt. The pad is very thin which may put some people off but for me personally, it’s a positive. I’ve used them on a couple of 4hr rides and they’re as comfortable as my more expensive shorts. Nice and tight around the leg gripper, which (I hope) will ensure they don’t slide up when using knee warmers. I’ve only had them three days, so I can’t yet comment on longevity.

Great shorts. Small fit

I love these shorts, but they are a small fit. Definitely have to go up a size when ordering them.

Great bibs, except for sizing.

This is my 2nd review of these great bib shorts. Last year I purchased a size LARGE. I bought them again this year because of their quality to price ratio. You must be aware of the sizing, I am 5'7", 175lbs. Last year I bought a size large and felt that I was going to split the seams just putting them on. The LARGE was VERY tight on me. They have lasted very well without any issues. This year I went with an EXTRA LARGE, they fit great except that the straps feel slightly too long. The little thigh pocket is basically useless. Would definitely purchase again.

Santini Mago bib shorts

Nice shorts. Good materials. Make sure you order one or two sizes larger than you usually would if you're North American. I wear M or L in most brands but had to go XL in these shorts.

Size comes up too small

These look a nice piece of kit but I've had to return them because they're far too small. I've been wearing Santini bib shorts for the past decade ("Slice", "Gara", and Gara2"). Both L and XL have fitted me comfortably but I could hardly get into the Mago XL. Comparing them to my previous Santini bibs, they're only slightly smaller when laid flat, but they don't stretch (the lack of stretch is way beyond compression). If there is a larger size, the legs would extend below my knees. So they've had to go back for a refund.

Very small fit

I usually wear medium Santini knicks as I have a 32 waist. However I can barely fit into a Large size, XL would have been a better choice. The make of the knicks are not too bad.

Very firm/thin chamois, thick lycra. Not good for training or long rides.

The size & fit was spot on (60kgs, 175cm, Size small), they are definitely of 'sturdy construction'. These bib shorts have an extremely thin and firm chamois. I was actually quite shocked when I open & first inspected. I have many pairs of Santini with the Gel GITevo chamois which for me is perfect for long rides or hard training intervals but the chamois on the Mago's is completely different and personally cannot provide the padding I need. After a session of hard intervals my sit bones were actually sore! Have never had this issue before from any other nicks (I have several pairs of very thin chamois, ultra light summer nicks - no issues). I found the Lycra, although advertised as light weight, actually thicker then the average bibs and quite course. You get what you pay for and while the service and delivery was prompt and hassle free - thank you PBK - unfortunately I cannot recommend these bibs to serious riders who may be looking for a cheap pair training bibs.

Great but not so great

Top marks for the fabric, stretch, chamois and quality is stitching is poor. Don't expect this from Santini.

Nice but very small fitting

I ordered a XL, I am 6', 190lbs and the XL are very tight. I will be able to wear them but they are a very small make. But sure to buy at least 1 size up from your regular sizing.

Go a size bigger

Santini does run smaller than most cycling wear. I'm from the U.S and I'm 6'4" 180lbs and I ordered an XL. The fit was very snug over the shoulder which was okay with me but the stitching and the thigh openings were very tight. I will definitely be returning this item as I don't like the fit, stitching, or the lack of tacky thigh holders in the bib shorts.