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Castelli Free Aero Race Team Bib Shorts

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Description

Watch for it on podiums all across France.

If you really want to feel like a member of the Castelli team and shout your affiliation to all, then Castelli has made it easy by designing these Free Aero Race Team Bib Shorts just for you. Still replete with the typical cool styling that you'll find in all Castelli items, they have the same high quality of the regular Free Aero Race Bib Shorts, differing only in the bold Castelli branding.

The beauty and effectiveness of the Free Aero Team Race Bib Shorts comes from the targeted use of three main fabrics. First, Castelli developed what they call an Action Micro fabric that is particularly durable and placed it in the saddle contact regions, since those are the areas that get the most regular wear and tear. Energia Micro fabric is used on the sides and back of the bib shorts to take advantage of its outstanding stretch and return. The Breathe Micro fabric is used for the front of the shorts because, as its name indicates, it has been designed to let the fabric breathe to help keep the legs from overheating when the sun is beating down on a hot day.

Perhaps nothing in these bib shorts has benefited as much from Castelli's association with professional cycling teams as the Progetto X2 Air Seat Pad. The Garmin-Cervelo team spend a year testing this short; that's a lot of saddle time to be thinking about how comfort could be improved. Since Castelli had it pretty right to begin with, there wasn't much more than tweaking going on. What it has done is add a perforated foam layer to the pad to help ventilate and keep the nether regions cooler by allowing air to flow directly onto the surface fabric. That layer sitting next to your skin is made from a four-way stretch, seamless, bacteriostatic layer designed to move with you, reducing any bunching and friction. The cushioning layer consists of strategically placed, multi-density foam. For good measure, perforated viscous comfort inserts have been added under the highly sensitive ischial and perineal pressure areas, so that your undercarriage will be supremely protected whether you are out on a two-hour weekday jaunt or training over cobbles for Roubaix.

Castelli has taken great care in making sure that these will be bib shorts that will never feel stifling on a midsummer's day. Keeping your chest free from unnecessary fabric is priority, so you'll notice that the shape of the bib straps allow for a very wide opening on the front torso that dips down to the waist. You won't feel hindered by the straps and you'll really appreciate the open-air feeling on hot climbs up mountains in July. Knowing how irritating inner thigh seams can be, Castelli has eliminated them from this bib. And what seams there are have been properly sewn so as to be as unobtrusive as if there were no seams at all.

Castelli upgraded the hems of the legs by including their Giro3 integrated leg grippers, which features grip material knit directly into the short. The generous 5 cm wide band will gently compress to secure the leg hem in place. It also lies completely flat, keeping your leg aero as if it were in a skin suit. As a final touch, Castelli included highly reflective details on the back of the grippers for extra safety.

The Castelli Free Aero Race Team Bib Shorts are available in the Black Team color. They come in sizes Small through XXX-Large.

  • The lightweight straps are engineered to keep as much of the bib out of your chest as possible, opening up better channels of ventilation when you need it most.
  • Mesh radio holster keeps you in communication with your director sportif
  • Named "Best Short" by Cycling Plus Magazine in July 2011


Tech Specs

Material:
synthetic
Fit:
race cut
Chamois:
yes, Progetto X2 Air
Removable Chamois:
no
Bib:
yes
Recommended Use:
cycling, racing

Size chart

Castelli Men's

Note: Castelli has a "Euro" slimmer fit. We suggest ordering at least one size larger than your normal US size.

Bike Apparel
 SMLXLXXL
Chest 35.5-37.5in
(90-95cm)
37-38.5in
(94-98cm)
39-41in
(99-104cm)
41-43in
(104-109cm)
43-45in
(109-114cm)
Waist-Tops 29.5-31.5in
(75-80cm)
31-33in
(79-84cm)
33.5-35.5in
(85-90cm)
36-38in
(91.5-96.5cm)
38.5-40in
(98-101.5cm)
Waist-Bottoms 30-32in
(76-81cm)
31.5-33.5in
(80-85cm)
33.5-35.5in
(85-90cm)
35.5-37.5in
(90-95cm)
37.5-39.5in
(95-100cm)
Hips-Bottoms 36.5-38.5in
(93-98cm)
38-40in
(96.5-101.5cm)
40-42in
(101.5-107cm)
42-44in
(107-112cm)
44-46in
(112-117cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.

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5 5

My new favorite bib shorts

Butt to wallet - THANK YOU! I normally won't spend over $100 on bib shorts, but I'm doing several century rides this summer and needed a high quality pair for those long days in the saddle. The past few weeks I was doing some 80 mile training rides and after mile 50 the comfort of the chamois of my current bib shorts was expended and made for a very unpleasant ride. I've only taken the Progetto X2 chamois on 2 rides, one of 30 mile length with 12 miles of climbing, and then today on a 65 mile ride in 90 degree heat. The chamois was just as comfortable at mile 65 as it was at mile 1! Pretty amazing and well worth the money spent. I'm 6'3", 195 lbs with a 34" waist and XXL in Castelli is pretty much spot on for me. The look of the Free Aero Race Team version is pretty sweet and even though the leg grippers do not have silicon on the inside, they do not ride up at all - which is a great feature. The length of the bib straps is perfect and there's pretty much nothing negative I can say about these. Hopefully they last a very long time! I'm also going to try out the Capo Padrone and Volta bib shorts to see how they compare. But definitely the Progetto X2 chamois is the most comfortable chamois I've tried to date and highly recommend it.

My new favorite bib shorts
5 5

My new favorite bib shorts

Butt to wallet - THANK YOU! I normally won't spend over $100 on bib shorts, but I'm doing several century rides this summer and needed a high quality pair for those long days in the saddle. The past few weeks I was doing some 80 mile training rides and after mile 50 the comfort of the chamois of my current bib shorts was expended and made for a very unpleasant ride. I've only taken the Progetto X2 chamois on 2 rides, one of 30 mile length with 12 miles of climbing, and then today on a 65 mile ride in 90 degree heat. The chamois was just as comfortable at mile 65 as it was at mile 1! Pretty amazing and well worth the money spent. I'm 6'3", 195 lbs with a 34" waist and XXL in Castelli is pretty much spot on for me. The look of the Free Aero Race Team version is pretty sweet and even though the leg grippers do not have silicon on the inside, they do not ride up at all - which is a great feature. The length of the bib straps is perfect and there's pretty much nothing negative I can say about these. Hopefully they last a very long time! I'm also going to try out the Capo Padrone and Volta bib shorts to see how they compare. But definitely the Progetto X2 chamois is the most comfortable chamois I've tried to date and highly recommend it.

My new favorite bib shorts