Competizione Bib Short
The Castelli Men's Competizione Bib Short incorporates as much technology as possible from the top-of-the-line pro-level race shorts at a more accessible price. And although it's certainly capable of weekend racing, it's also a great comfort performance short even if you never pin on a number.
The main Vortex textured fabric and the Giro4 leg gripper come straight from the top Free Aero Race 4 Bibshort, while the KISS Air2 seat pad has most of the comfort of a top seat pad but represents the maximum value. The intangible part that you'll appreciate most is Castelli's knack for building in perfect fit at every price point.
This is the short that brings the best of Castelli's know-how in building comfort performance shorts into an accessible product in your cycling wardrobe.
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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.
Style Type: Bibs
Chamois: KISS Air2
Fabric: Affinity Pro Lycra / Vortex BLC
Temperature Range: 59 - 95 degrees F
Weight: 173 g
Black - Small
Mfg PartNum: L20006010-2
Black - Medium
Mfg PartNum: L20006010-3
Black - Large
Mfg PartNum: L20006010-4
Black - X-Large
Mfg PartNum: L20006010-5
Black - 2X-Large
Mfg PartNum: L20006010-6
Black - 3X-Large
Mfg PartNum: L20006010-7
Dark Gray - Small
Mfg PartNum: L20006030-2
Dark Gray - Medium
Mfg PartNum: L20006030-3
Dark Gray - Large
Mfg PartNum: L20006030-4
Dark Gray - X-Large
Mfg PartNum: L20006030-5
Dark Gray - 2X-Large
Mfg PartNum: L20006030-6
Deep Green - Medium
Mfg PartNum: L20006309-3
Deep Green - Large
Mfg PartNum: L20006309-4
Deep Green - X-Large
Mfg PartNum: L20006309-5
Deep Green - 2X-Large
Mfg PartNum: L20006309-6
I have worn many different Castelli bibs over the years and prefer the Kiss chamois to all others no matter the cost. I have worn the Velocissimo bibs since they were released but sadly are now discontinued. However, the Competizione seems to be an updated version of the Velocissimo. Same great chamois same great fit! To be clear I am 5'7" 140lbs and wear a small. I my opinion the size chart from Castelli are spot on! Castelli bibs and jerseys for that matter are an athletic fit for compression and performance. If you want loose riding apparel wear baggies and trail jerseys.
5'9",stocky, 178 lbs
Ordered XL. Somewhat tight but right.
Only early issue was shoulder straps a bit snug, but after couple rides I submitted.
Good, if not great chamois
Fabric is prime for hot weather!
About as thin as it comes.
Aesthetically good looking.
Enjoy the leg gripper detail.
- own 2, need more.
I am 6' tall and 160 lbs. Based on the comments from others about it being sized smaller than other manufacturer's bibs, I ordered a large and the fit from the waist down is perfect. This is the only size large of any cycling kit I have in my closet. However, there must be no 6" Italians because I almost need a shoe horn to get the straps over the shoulders. They could be 2 inches longer and still hold the bibs tight. This is the only reason I didn't give the bibs a 5 star rating. The chamois is comfortable on 5 plus hour rides. The leg grippers hold leg warmers in place for hours. The material and stitching quality are top notch.
For me, these bibs are a very good mid-week <40 mile bib. The pad is very good, not bulky, but dense. The Legs have decent compression and the upper is actually roomy for a Castelli product. The grippers are excellent. I did go up one size. I'm 5'9". 160lbs, and went with large.
The straps aren't too wide, and lay flat with a little fussing, but are on par for this price point, . These are a good value and I will probably buy them again.
I love that these bibs fit like a second skin! The pad is fantastic, very comfy for my rides. Pre COVID some of my rides could be 3.5 hours and this chamois is great. If I could I'd give them 4.5 stars. I wear size 34 to 35 pants and I need size 2XL. The bottom of each leg has a cuff that seems to be a different material and it fits a little loose right above my knee, however they don't ride up my thigh at all due to the generous grippers! These bibs are replacing two year old Castelli bibs that held up great.
I've been a Castelli guy for years, always going for the Progetto chamois over the Kiss chamois. I decided to try the new version of the Kiss chamois in the Competizione bibs. These are now my go to bibs. I really like the smaller footprint of this chamois. No bunching at all and plenty of padding. If you're having issues with chamois that bunch up on you, try these bibs. Reasonably priced too.
I have worn these bibs 2-3 times a week (25-70 mile rides) for about 3 months and they are as comfortable now as new, look as great as new, and held up great as new. Refer to the sizing chart for fit. Price is not cheap but they are worth the cost.
For starters I'm 6' and weight 160lbs, I ordered a medium and it fits great, its a good snug fit, not like a skin suit second skin but you dont want bibs to be loose, so these fit me just right. With that said I really like the Kiss chamois, Ive had a few Castelli bibs that used that chamois and never had an issue with it. The overall feel, fit and finish were fine, no issues but ive only had them for a few weeks so their durability cant really be reviewed yet. I find the leg grippers to be excellent, Ive gone through a few different brands and most would slide up while riding but these have stayed in place like they were glued.
Third pair and satisfied. Ride 100-120 miles per week. I am 6ï¿½0 and weigh 145 lbs. waist is 34 inches and hips are 39 inches circumference. Large works for my size. Snug at first but since it has loosen.
The bibs are fantastic, the chamois is a 7+ hour pad, and I really like the different fabrics in each section. However I am between a medium and large size depending on bibs manufacturer. Castelli I had to order XL and they fit great.
Ive been a fan of Castelli bibs but have strayed the last few years trying other brands. When it was time to replace my worn out bibs I looked into Castelli again and found these on sale. I already knew I liked the Kiss chamois and the undated leg grippers are outstanding. They hold tight and stay in place, everything a gripper should do. Im 6' 160lbs and ordered a medium and they fit perfect