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Castelli Velocissimo Bib Short - Men's

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A time-tested favorite.

Castelli outfits the pros at the Cannondale Pro Cycling Team with an array of beautifully crafted kit each year, but we find it admirable that the brand also applies its legacy of impeccably fitting apparel to pieces created for the self-sponsored cyclist. The Velocissimo Bib Shorts stand as a perfect example of this: intended to be an everyday workhorse while you're logging weekly training miles, the Velocissimo features a nine-panel construction and a redesigned waistband to keep you comfortable in the saddle no matter what the day's ride calls for.

The Velocissimo's nine anatomically arranged panels are made out of Castelli's Affinity Lycra, a stretchy, moisture-wicking fabric that gives the bibs a contoured, streamlined fit. We generally see cycling bibs in an eight-panel design, and while we can't say for sure why Castelli adds an extra panel to the Velocissimo, we can assume it was added with the goal of improving fit. This year, Castelli also modified the waistband construction of the Velocissimo, so if you're replacing an older pair that has seen its fair share of rides, you can anticipate a softer, more forgiving fit around the midsection with this generation.

Castelli lines the Velocissimo with its popular KISS Air Chamois, which features dual-density cushioning in a strategic topography to ensure you stay comfortable in the saddle without any restriction to movement. Inspired by Castelli's top-tier Progetto chamois, the KISS Air also features a bacteriostatic, plush microfiber top layer that sits next to the skin for added breathability. Finishing touches like sublimated GIRO3 leg grippers to hold the shorts in place, reflective accents, and mesh bib straps that move with you in the saddle provide evidence to support Castelli's assertion that the Velocissimo is its best-selling pair of bibs.

  • Affinity 210g Lycra
  • Mesh bib straps
  • Doppio waistband
  • Bacteriostatic KISS Air chamois
  • Sublimated GIRO3 elastic grippers
  • Reflective viz stripes

Tech Specs

Material:
[body] Affinity Lycra, [waist] Doppio
Fit:
form-fitting
Chamois:
KISS Air
Bib:
yes, mesh
Leg Gripper:
GIRO3
Claimed Weight:
[large] 197 g
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

Castelli

Men's Apparel
 SMLXLXXL3XL
Chest 36.2in
(92cm)
37.8in
(96cm)
39.4in
(100cm)
41.3in
(105cm)
43.3in
(110cm)
45.3in
(115cm)
Waist 31.5in
(80cm)
33.1in
(84cm)
34.6in
(88cm)
36.6in
(93cm)
38.6in
(98cm)
40.6in
(103cm)
Hip 37in
(94cm)
38.6in
(98cm)
40.2in
(102cm)
42.1in
(107cm)
44.1in
(112cm)
46.1in
(117cm)
Inseam 31.9in
(81cm)
32.3in
(82cm)
32.7in
(83cm)
33.1in
(84cm)
33.5in
(85cm)
33.9in
(86cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
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.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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Love these Bibs

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XL

Bought these Bibs to replace an older pair on Louis Garneau. The Castelli's are so much nicer. The fit is small(size up). I have worn them already on multiple centuries and have been very please with the comfort. Will probably be buying another pair soon. I am 6'0" and 163lbs with a 33 1/2" cycling inseam. Usually I wear a large but the XL fits perfect.

Awesome customer service!

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 2XL

After hearing about how comfortable Castelli bibs were I decided to check the reviews and purchased these. Based on the comments I double checked the size chart and compared it to the other brands I own, sadly once I received them I could barely fit in them. Spoke to Luke in customer service and not only did he place the order for the larger size (matching the previous sale price I had paid) but also sent me a UPS label at no charge; all with a great friendly and professional attitude! Kudos to you guys for making the customer feel appreciated
As far as the bibs are concerned, don't go by the chart order 2 sizes bigger so that it fits properly, refuse to go out there like a stuffed sausage!

Great shorts, but the sizing....

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XXL

Love these shorts, ideal for long rides.

I'm 6'2" and 180, and I squeezed into the XXL. Thought they might be too small but fit like a glove once I was pedaling.

great looking product, but sizing is off

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small

Never got to try it. Sizing chart said a size 35 waist is a large. Well not even close. This product runs way to small.

fits like a glove

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: large

these bibs are so nice and fit perfectly for me .... i am 5'9" 160 lbs and i bought a large based on other comments about castelli bibs ... when i first put them on it felt funny but when i was on my bike it was all business ... i put in 70 miles and hardly knew that i was wearing anything ....

Great shorts - Run Small

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Large

Great, comfortable and stylish bib short. These do run on the small side so don't pay attention to the fit guide, go a size up. I am 5'11" 155# and the large fits great and comparable to a medium in Pearl Izumi shorts which I also own.

Excellent with a slim fit

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XL

The KISS Air pad took a little getting used to -- I changed to a saddle with a valley/groove last summer and read the KISS pad goes well with that design.

I've switched to Castelli from a different (excellent) brand on a whim after seeing these on sale. They're really excellent bibs, I like the slimmer fit and they hold up really well on long rides.