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Castelli Mens Free Aero RC Bibshort Dark Grey
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Castelli Mens Free Aero RC Bibshort

Castelli
Men's Free Aero RC Bibshort

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The Evolution Of Innovation

The Castelli Men's Free Aero RC Bibshort is Castelli's top race short, which also means that it's insanely comfortable even if you never pin on a number.

It's fair to say that the Free Aero RC has been in development for the past 15 years. That's how long it's been since the original Free Aero Race Bibshort was first introduced, initially as Castelli's top-of-the-line race short. Since then it has won three Tours de France, three Giro d'Italia, one Vuelta and San Remo, but it also became the best-selling product in the history of Castelli because, simply put, these are the bibs that do everything well.

The concept is quite simple: start with the best pad made, surround it with a supportive short with good muscle compression, and then remove everything else that's not absolutely necessary.

You feel Free because of further refinements to the Progetto X2 Air seamless seat pad. The two densities of foam plus the gel pads provide progressive damping, while the separate Skin Care Layer is soft and stretchy to move with your skin.

You feel Free because this is the first high-end short that doesn't need any sort of gripper or elastic at the end of the leg to keep the leg in place. Getting this right meant 28 prototypes and one of Castelli's most extensive test programs, and the result is the most comfortable leg ending in the Castelli catalog.

The Forza 2 fabric has 32% Lycra with a high modulus for exceptional muscle support and just the right amount of compression. There's reflective piping on the back. And all logos are either stitched or embossed for durability.

Features:

  • High-compression 215 g Forza 2 fabric with 32% Lycra
  • Progetto X2 Air Donna seamless seat pad is soft against the skin
  • Minimalist bib straps allow maximum airflow
  • Reinforced yoke keeps the straps flat over the shoulders
  • Rear mesh pocket
  • 5-panel construction for reduced seams and less chafing
  • Stitched scorpion logo patch and embossed Castelli wordmark for durability
  • Reflective piping on back of legs
  • Raw-cut edge at waist for extra stretch and comfort
  • Raw-cut leg ending engineered to stay put without silicone grippers
  • Available in Black, Savile Blue, or Dark Grey colorways
  • Small: S-3XL

  • Free Exchanges: This product qualifies for free exchanges within the first 60 days after order. We'll cover the shipping both ways for US customers if you need a different size and/or color of this product. Returned product must be in new condition with all labels and packaging. Free exchanges apply only for product in stock or available for backorder.

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    SMLXL2XL3XL
    Chest36¼"37¾"39½"41¼"43¼"45¼"
     
    Waist31½"33"34½"36½"38½"40½"
     
    Hips37"38½"40"42"44"46"
     
    Inseam32¼"32.67"33"33½"33.85"34¼"
     
     

    Style Type: Bibs 

    Black - Small

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000010-2 

    Black - Medium

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000010-3 

    Black - Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000010-4 

    Black - X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000010-5 

    Black - 2X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000010-6 

    Black - 3X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000010-7 

    Savile Blue - Small

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000414-2 

    Savile Blue - Medium

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000414-3 

    Savile Blue - Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000414-4 

    Savile Blue - X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000414-5 

    Savile Blue - 2X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000414-6 

    Dark Grey - Small

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000030-2 

    Dark Grey - Medium

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000030-3 

    Dark Grey - Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000030-4 

    Dark Grey - X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000030-5 

    Dark Grey - 2X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000030-6 

    Gunmetal Gray - Small

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000125-2 

    Gunmetal Gray - Medium

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000125-3 

    Gunmetal Gray - Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000125-4 

    Gunmetal Gray - X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000125-5 

    Gunmetal Gray - 2X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000125-6 

    Belgian Blue - Small

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000424-2 

    Belgian Blue - Medium

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000424-3 

    Belgian Blue - Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000424-4 

    Belgian Blue - X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000424-5 

    Belgian Blue - 2X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000424-6 

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    Fantastic shorts. Comfortable and not bulky. Longer leg/ inseam.
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    by mcxi
    Coast Side Bay Area

    Its always about the pad. Its a personal journey!

    So far the best pad I have used, POC, Sugoi, Castelli-KissAir, Craft. Now the Castelli Progetto pad.

    I have long legs so finding bib shorts that don't look like those wrestlers nut-smasher bibs, is a challenge. These bibs are just above the knee and grip my matchsticks well. There is no evident gripper, so they are very comfortable. Fabric is very soft. I have Castelli bib knickers with the Kiss Pad. Comfortable, but too bulky IMO. This pad better. And did I mention more comfortable? It is a smaller pad in section/ profile so it is just better. Don't get me wrong, The Kiss Pad is excellent. These are just more excellent er!

    The straps, like all the Castelli bib lines are slightly shorter to accommodate an aero position, thus maintaining tension on the straps at all times. Some people with longer torsos complain about this. Not a problem for me at all. I like the tight straps because I really dislike catching the bib pad on the saddle every time I am out of the saddle.

    I have learned the painful way. NEVER short sell your butt time in the saddle!

    5'10" 36" inseam 32" Waist 160lbs I bought XL but I could have/ should have taken an L

    WBW had these on sale so I jumped in and I wasn't disappointed. If I ever see another sale like that, Ill be buying another pair...

    Reviewed 10/10/2022
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    Great Bibs
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    by Tim Fox

    Purchased 2 pairs they are fantastic, great Chamois, fantastic compression great fit

    I had to give 4 stars because 1 seam on the rt leg is a bit rough I'm awaiting response from Castelli

    Reviewed 1/20/2023
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    Worth it for longer rides
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    by DocH
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Modesto, CA

    I reserve these for longer rides, where the advantage over less expensive options becomes more obvious. I like the feel of the material, and the straps and leg cuffs are very comfortable. However, what impresses me most are two things. First is the chamois, which is great because I don't notice it or think about it (unlike some others that make me squirm around or get out of the saddle every so often after 20-25 miles). I was expecting that from other reviews I've read, but what I didn't expect and really like is the slight compression the bib shorts provide. I have other bib shorts that feel snug and support my muscles, but the Aero RC bib shorts go beyond that and seemingly help my legs stay fresh longer. Size up as usual for Castelli and take them out for a very long spin. Yeah, you'll still wish they didn't cost so much, but you'll understand why they're worth it.

    Reviewed 9/10/2022
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    Uncomfortable
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    by Shane
    Cycling Enthusiast
    High Point, NJ
    0 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

    I have used multiple other brands bib shorts, and have had the impression that Castelli was the best, so I dove in.

    The first 20-mile ride with these wasn't good. The straps rubbed the nipples raw and developed an abrasion on the left hip from the seam. I have been riding and using bib shorts for 15 years and have never had either of these issues with rides up to 200 miles in one day with the other brands.

    Reviewed 7/20/2022
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