We made this short to incorporate as much technology as possible from our 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 our top Free Aero Race 4 Bibshort, while the KISS Air2 seat pad has most of the comfort of our top seat pad but represents maximum value. The intangible part that you'll appreciate most is our knack for building in perfect fit, thanks to the Castelli pattern engineering team.
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.
- KISS Air2 seat pad for all-day comfort
- Affinity Pro Lycra® fabric on inside of leg for outstanding stretch and rebound
- Vortex BLC textured fabric on legs for better aerodynamics
- Giro4 leg gripper with raw edge for comfort and silicone stripes for grip
- Flat-lock stitching
- Reflective detailing on back
- Mesh straps for comfort and breathability
- 15°-35°C / 59°-95°F
- Weight:173 g
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Top Customer Reviews
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Yes they’re tight….as the should be!
I just purchased my third pair of these. I am 177cm and 78kg and the mediums fit perfectly. For what it’s worth when getting measured for a saddle my inseam was 84cm. These bibs are tight, but they are intended to be quite tight. I can’t imagine how some people are saying they are usually a small, but when ordering these they need a large. Yes, be careful when pulling them up. I tend to fold over the silicone band that holds the bib in place on the thighs as I am putting them on. Once on a ride they stay comfortable the entire time, although admittedly I have not gone out further than 120km in any of these bibs. Cheers!
Kiss pad is so good
Have ridden several other brands but decided to go up notch and try the Castellis, the KISS pad is so good. The shorts are pretty small fit but are very nice when is use.
Great value for the money. Always great shorts and always best service from PBK to Canada
I have written my review very recently on this Castelli Competizione Bib Shorts. I needed to change the rating to one star as the chafing is now unbearable even with the chamois cream. I noticed now that beyond the poor stitches of the pad, there is excess material that really irritates the skin. I expect a lot more from Castelli. My two pairs of non-bib shorts have never created chafing for me. This bib shorts will likely remain stored in my closet for years to come. Disappointed.
Satisfied with a minor issue
This is my first bib short. I intended to write this review after 10 times of bike outing as most issues will appear after a few washes as well. I followed the size chart and XL just fits me well. Whenever it's my first time ordering from any brand, it usually follow their size chart. Different brand has different cut. The mesh straps are comfortable which was one of my concerns from switching to bib shorts. The leg gripper works very well. Material is smooth and appears not to be too thin. It stretches enough that it moulds to the skin. The seat pad is enough to providing comfort over 100 km ride, but not to big to be bulky. The reason for 4 stars rating is that from the last two rides the left size of the pad irritated my skin a bit. Not sure it is from the stitching.
A slight squeeze
First pair of Castelli bib shorts that I have purchased and I’m almost extremely happy with them. The chamois is great, I love the fact that there is no seam/joins in the construction like other brands, so it is really comfortable, I’ve only done a 80m trip with these and have to say no sore gooch!! However.... Castelli sizing..... I should’ve gone for xxl, I purchased xl and I am normally a large in other brands. I’m 5”10 (ish) and an average build. These are a little right around the lower back/hip region.... can’t return for obvious reasons. So a great bib but go up 2X sizes - trust me.
Love the quality and fit from these shorts. Geart service fast delivery
Castelli competizione bib shorts
Great bib shorts and very comfortable. Make sure you size up. I’m 5’11” 28/30” waist, 73kg and I went for the XL size. They fit me great and are very comfortable. To put sizing into perspective I would normally be a Size small in the likes of 2xu tri shorts or under armour and Nike running shorts.
Usual excellent Castelli quality on these superb bib shorts. Excellent fit once you allow for the skinny Italian sizes so make sure you order larger than normal ;-) Love the colour & design of these bibs with great padding/chamois perfectly suitable for long rides. No ride up on the legs or drop downs anywhere as the braces do their job superbly. Great piece of kit & highly recommended. A+