Castelli Competizione Bib Shorts
Castelli Competizione Bib Shorts
The Castelli Competizione Bibshort incorporates many features and technologies from Castelli’s top-of-the-line pro level race shorts to provide a set of shorts that are as just at home tearing it up at summer evening races as they are at club runs and long weekend rides.
The inside of the leg is made from Affinity Pro Lycra that offers excellent stretch and rebound for comfort. Vortex BLC textured fabric is used on the side of the legs for improved aerodynamics, and the GIRO4 leg grippers hold the bottom of the bibshort in place two features lifted straight from Castelli’s pro peloton tested Free Aero Race 4 Bibshort.
Mesh straps are used to aid breathability and help the Competizione Bibshort achieve its comfort range of 15˚ – 35˚C. A Kiss Air2 seat pad provides all-day comfort with an anatomical shape, dual-density thickness for the perfect cushioning in every part of the pad, and a seamless construction to reduce abrasion. With the Competizione Bibshort the Castelli pattern engineering team have created an ideal fit for all manner of riding, building a set of comfort performance shorts that will become a favourite 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 stitchingReflective detailing on back
- Mesh straps for comfort and breathability
- Weight: 172g
Sizing Information for Castelli Clothing:
Mr SawyerSuper comfy shorts, really good padding, the grippers on the shorts are very good
Miss GossReally good quality, comfortable to wear. Suitable for long cycles
MattGLove it! Good for long distance cycling as well.
BrianComfortable seat pad, leg grips and straps. However, as the overall fit is tight (typically Italian) I recommend going one size up from normal.
Mr HowcroftExcellent quality as you would expect from Castelli. Good fit, great pad and very comfortable. Good value from Merlin.
JulesExcellent fit and finish. A L is a comfortable snug fit for my 173cm, 75.5kg frame. Kiss seatpad is not as comfortable as Progetto. Overall, a good purchase at this price point.
JohnOver my 35+ years of road cycling I've worn bib shorts by most of the 'big name' brands, i.e. Assos, Santini, Giordana, and of course Castelli. I can honestly say that these are the best bib shorts I've worn to date. The fit is superb, the Kiss Air pad super comfortable and they just feel great on. The leg grippers seemed a bit strange at first, but don't restrict your thighs the way other elasticated grips do. at the price Merlin retail these for they are a complete bargain. For me this is a no-brainer - just buy them!!
Mr ShuttTypical Castelli top quality!
TizodGreat shorts. As you probably are already aware Castelli sizes come up small. I'm 6ft, 81kg and wear a size large. Even then these are snug or provide decent compression (depending on your viewpoint). Leg grippers hold very well, pad (at least for me) is great (better than the Poc I've been using), straps are a little short for me.
TTTight, comfortable, and the pad offers great support for longer rides..
StuartGreat bib shorts for the price and very comfortable to wear would definitely recommend
Mr KayeGreat pair of bib shorts. Excellent quality from Castelli. Really like the slight compression feel in the quads. Kiss 2 pad is comfortable on long rides and they are made with less seams than previous Bib shorts. So a great fit.
Mr MorganSuperb bib shorts for long outings in the saddle, look and fit really well.