These are great bibs - extremely comfortable and high quality material. Great chamois as well. They do fit very snug - I'm 6' and a very thin 140 lbs and the M is a pretty aero fit (I'm a size S in all other Castelli). My only complaint is that the inseam is a little short - wish the legs were cut an inch or so longer. Anyway, highly recommended.
Good bib. Size up as usual with Castelli. Im 511 and 81 kg and Xl is just about right. The only thing I would add to improve the bib is to beef up the fabric in the short where the chamois is stitched in. That where my last pair gave out
After years of riding $100 bibs, I stepped up for these Castelli's back in January. Bought one pair. I now own four. The most comfortable chamois imaginable! Why do so many manufacturers make their chamois with corduroy ribs and such?! The chamois flexes naturally on the saddle and never feels bulky, yet also provides good comfort. My rides are typically 30-50 miles. They also have good protection up front and I experience no numbness as I have had with some other bibs. The compression on your thighs is firm, but not strangling (I'm XXL with 25 thighs) and the fabric warms up and the fit eases after just a couple of minutes. Excellent construction throughout. Nice bit of graphic flare without being too loud. Love 'em!
I have had these bibs for the last two months and they are very comfortable, fit well. I was a bit concerned about the sizing, I'm 5 ft11 12, 210 lbs. I purchased the XXL and the fit is just right. Nice chamois, good ventilation, feels like you are riding naked but with support in all the right places. Very high quality materials and workmanship. I like the different materials used in the construction of these bibs, the right material in the right places, especially the shoulder straps, nice and flat. I will absolutely buy another pair. Western bike delivered them fast and the price was great. I can always count on great service from Western.
My preference for Castelli goes way back. Once you're dialed in, no need to break the chain. Free Aero Race Bib provides you all the details you'll find in more expensive bibs. Price point is relative to one's budget, but I've learned quality workmanship will drive higher return on investment for many, many miles.
The most comfortable bib shorts I have ever had. No pressure points, excellent chamois, and very durable. Latest purchase is my 4th pair, the first pair purchased is still in use and exhibits very little wear. WesternBikeWorks offers excellent pricing making these shorts a good value.
I have many different bibs from most major vendors. I've used these bibs for about 1 year maybe 30 times. The stickers are all delaminating (most other manufactures have figured this out)--gentle wash, never used dryer. And, the pad is holding up okay. Frankly, I think Capo for same price point is probably a better buy, at least for me.....
Paid a little extra to get these shorts, it was well worth it. They work flawlessly and fit comfortably. I am 5' 11 185 and the XL fits great. I did not realize this is part of Castelli's Rosso Corsa line.
I've only had these bibs through the winter season, so only one ride outside but several on indoor trainer and spin classes. The chamois is fantastic! Very comfortable and contours well to the body. It truly does feel invisible to the skin. I can't yet speak for it's long distance comfort. The fabric and construction are excellent and offer solid support and compression without feeling constrictive. I also love the styling on the black/black kit - just enough graphic edge without being gaudy.
My caution on the fit is this The free aero design sets the straps wide apart across your chest and is deeply cut down the front. I'm a 50-something ex-track and Crit racer and 6'-1205. If you've got a bit of a belly (like me) these bibs don't give the gut supporting (hiding!! ) effect of higher-cut bibs. Also, the wide-set of the support straps takes them along the outer edges of my rib cage and outside my nipples. This is great for cooling but does force me to wear band-aids as the straps ride against the side of my nipples rather than over them. However, this issue may only arise based upon your chest size.