Castelli Velocissimo IV Bibshorts - SS19
Castelli Velocissimo IV Bibshorts - SS19
Velocissimo is Italian for fast, very fast. But this short is focused on comfort, so it’ll just seem like you get there faster. Castelli have given it a new anatomical shape that moves stitching away from areas that can annoy you, and even managed to completely eliminate the leg-ending elastic band by borrowing technology we developed for the Premio short. The KISS Air seat pad is the choice of some of the Team Sky riders, so you know it’ll stand up to your 200km rides.
- Anatomically constructed for exceptional fit and comfort in Pro Dry Soft fabric
- New Doppio waistband for extra stretch around the stomach area
- KISS Air seat pad for all-day comfort
- Raw-cut leg ending with silicone vertical gripper keeps short leg in place without pressure
- Flat-lock stitching
- Reflective heat-transfer viz strips for visibility
Sizing Information for Castelli Clothing:
Derek Good quality and comfortable shorts. Usual Castelli sizing, so size up from other brands.
Richie Sixsmith I have bought two pairs of these from Merlin cycles, the Kiss Air 2 pad is excellent and the value is spot on. Size XXL makes them nice and supportive for a 105kg rider, 36' waist with big thighs.
Tom Ashworth My go to bib shorts. Ive had all sorts of other brands but these are the best fit with the best pad that stays good with careful washing. Highly recommended.
Mark Fit was as expected... I wear a Med normally but ordered a Large with Castelli. Great product. Great price!
Clapham boy Comfortable shorts. Come up higher on my thigh than some. If in doubt over sizing, I’d recommend getting a larger size.
Pepperami Only used once so far as weather still poor. However felt comfortable on 40 mile ride I did. If you are buying I bought large and would probably have been better X large. I have a 31 inch waist and legs a chicken would consider skinny.
Mr Haws great for the money. The seat pad is comfy without being bulky. I prefer a tight fit, but order one size larger. I am 6'3" and the straps are a little short, but not a big problem.(you get used to a less than ideal fit with all clothing when you are tall). the inseam is long and is right above the the knee where I like it.
Edd Perfect fit. I'm usually size large and after size chart large again. Superb nothing is moving when on a saddle bit tight at the first. After an hour on bike feels ideal a lot more comfortable than most bib shorts. Will stick with castelli from now.
David White Super comfortable for long days in the saddle , as for size I’m 190cm 83kg and 2xl fit perfectly.
Mr Douleh High quality but runs a size smaller, if you think your size is large then I advice you to go for XL
Mikhail I am 177 cm, 66 kg and mostly wear Castelli medium bibs - already owned this one in large and now tried medium. Both fit, the first time I tried medium on an indoor trainer session and had a bit of straps nipple irritation (which I have never had with large or other bibs), second time used outside with base layer and was comfortable.
Mr Ahmad Fawzan Very comfortable and get one size bigger if you are planning to get this bib
Russell Great shorts, had trouble finding my size on line but Merlin were the only company that had the size I required XL in Castelli comes up smaller so Check the sizing chart.
Mr Palmer Great feel and fit. Ordered 1 size up compared to standard British sizing. As expected.
Mr Alaiwah very comfortable for long ride
Mr Birtles Excellent shorts! Initially bought L as that seemed to easily match my measurements. But the sizes are small, so XL fits perfectly!
Trigger 772 Great product and material, worried about the sizing listened to other reviewers go 1 size up.
Mr W excellent comfy shorts but on the normal Italian sizing - I've had to go two sizes up on my normal XL. Great service from Merlin - as usual
Sixguns I prefer Castelli clothing as it is well Made and once you have your sizes it is spot on for fit. These Bibshorts are the usual quality but as some have indicated the shoulders straps are a little different to what I have worn before, they do bunch slightly but this has made no discernible difference to me (each to their ownI guess). Leg grippers are snug and work really well and the Kiss Air pad with a little dab of chamois cream is excellent. For reference I am 6 foot and a solid 106kg I wear XXL and find the fit tight but in all the right places for long rides 100 - 160km.
Ron My height is 169cm, got the M size, but I feel that the bib is tight at the top part (strap to my shoulder). The bottom part of the bib is very comfortable, just that the strap to my shoulder seems to be tight., perhaps it is a matter of getting used to it (as I normally wear shorts than bib). Overall, still a good bib.
Mikhail Good value comfortable bib. I normally get Medium (177cm 66 lb) , got Large based on reviews, fits OK, Medium would probably also work.
Mr Kaplan Snug but comfortable fit, shoulder straps not as comfortable as expected but not terrible.
alex Great bibs with comfortable pad but I should have listened to the advice of other buyers and gone up a size. I bought small because guide sizes seemed ok for me.
Christopher What am incredible product. I sized up as is usual for Castelli products and the fit is spectacular. I love the leg gripper which are vertically distributed which avoids the problems that circumferential gripper have in causing thigh tightness. All together I’m really enjoying this product
Sr. soler ALL OK
Mr A One of the best bibs I've used
Mr Southby Great fit and very comfortable. Excellent value for money.
LBA Very efficient postage. Item as described at a very good price. Size ordered one size up from normal cycle clothing.
PJ Pretty tight fit. Very good quality material and craftsmanship. I'm 174cm and 72kg. Bought the large size and it's a good squeeze. It sits just above my knee caps - about 10 to 12 cm above and covers my quads pretty well - depending how high I pull up. The grippers are wide and very nice and stays in place. I feel that had I gone for medium size, the shorts wouldn't even get past my knees or rip the shorts while trying.
John Quality bib-have had 1 long ride in them with no issues
Harrison Chen These may be the older line of tech from Castelli but they are worth every penny! The fit is good, the materials top notch and the attention to detail really shows through with the little design features such as reflective paint on the back of each thigh that really show this brand knows what they are doing.
Mr Lee Good quality and comfortable for rides up to 60km.
Mrs Morris Hubby loves it! It’s very tight so went for his normal size but was snug. Said better fitted than baggy, so bonus! Hubby is very happy and says it’s a life saver ;)
Mr T Really comfy and fit perfectly, would recommend to anyone
Mr Dennis Riden in twice but very impressive, have Assos bibs at twice the price and would consider these to be better.
Steve Great bib shorts at a great price - I’d recommend going one size up on your usual size for the perfect snug fit.
Greg Comfortable shorts, I'm 187cm and 89kg and found the straps a bit short on XXL, but otherwise a great fit. Not taken for a long ride yet, but have been comfortable and feel light on short 1hr rides
Mr Sherriff Bought a size larger as recommended in the reviews, but still slightly on the tight side. Very comfy though.
Arnulfo Just love it, lots of support and comfortable
Daniel N New cut fits small, went up to a XXXL in blue. Leg grippers are great!
Carl I have been very happy with my purchase. I got them at a great price. As always upsize one or two with anything Castelli. The material is very good quality and the fit is supportive. I have tested these on long rides and had no problems with the chamois. The legs are long, which I absolutely love, but may not be for everyone.
Richard These are one of my first pair of Castelli bibshorts, I bought these along with a pair of Castelli Premio, and wore them both for the first time this week on my commute to work. Firstly, I am glad I took the advice of other reviewers and did not trust the size chart. I am 187cm, 90kgs with a 33 inch waist, I went for the XL and they fit well. The straps are a little tight to start when standing, but fit well when in a riding position. The Kiss Air pad is nice, but so far I prefer the Progetto X2 Air. Time will tell as to how they wear and keep their comfort. Overall they are a really comfortable pair of bibshorts that I would recommend to anyone.
ian The leg elastic rather than going around the circumference of the leg is positioned in vertical pieces and stops the nipping and chafing that you can sometimes get. Very comfy and great bib shorts.
Dan @ SG I live near the equator. With temperatures soaring at 30+ degrees celsius, the Castelli Velocissimo IV Bibshorts does a good job keeping me cool.
Robert Awesome and comfy bibs, I went for size L with the height 180cm and weight 63kg. I think I would fit to XL too, but in L, I feel more race-y and tight.