Mid-range but not mid-pack.
Castelli's Women's Velocissima Bib Short is sure to give you an unfair advantage that sets you apart from the pack fodder. It's packed with cues from Castelli's Rosso Corsa line, featuring Giro3 leg grippers that are thin and lie completely flat and an Endurance Evolution construction that gives the just the right amount of compression while providing superior moisture-wicking for a drier and higher-performance feel in all conditions. An elastic-free waist eliminates irritating stitching, and redesigned bib straps feel right at home on any body shape. The Velocissima uses an updated women's-specific Kiss Air Donna seat pad with a seamless top and dual density foam padding for optimum comfort.
Reflective accents at cuffs. Claimed weight is 158 g (size small).
Note: Castelli tops and bottoms are designed with a performance cut that often runs smaller than that of other manufacturers. Consider sizing-up one size to ensure a comfortable fit — e.g., if you normally wear a Medium, select a Large in Castelli. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
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Good training option, but wouldn't use for long rides
Wanting to test out bibs in favor of shorts, the Castelli Women's Velocissima bib short was one of a handful I've tried initially. I really like how the leg grippers are completely flat and thin against your leg, and don't feel like they are pinching your thighs at all. Overall comfort is decent, but I found the chamois to feel a bit on the thin side. So, I find these to be a great training option for shorter time periods, but don't like to wear them for longer, multi-hour rides. Compared to some of the other bibs I've tried, the front swoops down lower, so I don't feel as packed or contained into the bib, which is a nice feature on some other bibs I've tried, particularly for someone who carries some extra weight in the midsection.
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