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BDKwrote a review of on May 7, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I'm 6'1", 172lbs, 2-3% body fat, 31" waist w/ 40" chest, 35" inseam. Have been eying Attaquer for the longest time and decided to order some kit....that was immediately returned and here's why:
Size L:
Really simple, couldn't pull them past about 3" north of my knees. Didn't want to damage them from pulling too hard so back in the bag.
Size XL:
Got them on and in the proper position, had a lot of extra pad sticking out the back while standing and in crouched bike position. Compression fabric was great however the area over my man parts was just uncomfortable, no matter how I tried to adjust the parts they would not find a happy place while standing or crouched. The shoulder straps were to short for an XL, period. One last item on these, I have a really long inseam and for the shorts to go all the way down to the lateral head of my quad was too long for me. Back in the baggie they went.
I don't hate you Attaquer/Competitive Cyclist, still much love however I can find no love in the FIT of this apparel line. Keep making awesome print designs Attaquer!

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BDKwrote a review of on May 7, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I'm 6'1", 172lbs, 2-3% body fat, 31" waist w/ 40" chest, 35" inseam. Have been eying Attaquer for the longest time and decided to order some kit....that was immediately returned and here's why:
Size XL:
Fit race tight in chest, shoulders and torso = AWESOME with one caveat, the length in the rear was covering more than half of my glutes which translates to sagging off the but when carrying riding gear on the bike. Okay, put that one back in the bag and on to the...
Size L:
Torso length was AWESOME, perfect! Unfortunately the chest, shoulders and pit were so tight there were folds created around the pits and chest (even while in crouched cycling position). I saw some photos on Attaquer FB page, 2 guys, one wearing a blue jersey, other in a green and the photos look a bit like "stuffed sausage" now that I look back at them.
I don't hate you Attaquer/Competitive Cyclist, still much love however I can find no love in the FIT of this apparel line. Keep making awesome print designs Attaquer!

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BDKwrote a review of on February 11, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Me: 173lbs, 6'1", 32" waist, 40" chest.
The jacket is described above as "The Castelli Leggero Jacket begins with the Italian maker's stellar form-following fit. This is one jacket that won't flap in the wind." This is definitely not one of their race or aero fitting pieces, nor is it designed with shoulder curvature that mimics the shoulder dropped position on road/mtb. I purchased the Large and feel that a medium over my size Large castelli long-sleeve lightweight jersey may have been the way to go, BUT, my shoulders are pushing out the seems on the Large and the front is already nice and short. Not sure how this one got designed in such a fashion? At about 25 mph in a tuck it started flapping at the shoulders loudly, bit of a bummer to say the least. I like the pit "hole" and the vents on the back to I'm planning to take it to my tailor to have him "dart" the fronts of the shoulders (above the pectoral and near the pits) to help draw the shoulders forward for a better on the bike fit.
Super small, packable design is just what I was looking for.

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BDKwrote a review of on September 17, 2012

4 5

Be careful when putting these on and taking them off...take your time. I really enjoy the minimal padding, offers maximum feedback through the bars. Excellent breathability. Only drawback is no sweat wipe, but that's okay...I just ride faster to help it evaporate! I have the Rosso Corsa, too however I find that above 85 degrees they get a bit hot on the palms and top despite being visually well vented. Must be the padding? Castelli replaced them for me as the hem around the hand opening broke open after first ride. Again I stress, most of their gloves are minimal and do require patience when putting them on and/or removing.

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BDKwrote a review of on July 30, 2012

Pretty cool...
4 5

Jersey has nicely rounded shoulders, great for riding position. I wear US size 40 suit, 6' tall, 32" waist, 174 lbs. Ordered the L and it's race fit tight on shoulders, arms and chest. I'm just over 6' tall and the only complaint I have is that the length is not "race length" to match the upper portions fit. The tail is waaaay too long and made worse when you have gear in the pockets, it covers nearly 65% of my butt - too long. I'm not going to wear it again until I'm able to take it to my tailor and have a horizontal dart put in just above the pockets in order to keep my gear from bouncing around on the butt.
Aside from that, the style is great!

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