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4 5

I've tried a lot of different full faced helmets and this one fits me the best. I always wear a Medium in road/mountain helmets (I'm at the upper end of the sizing range though), but I guess my head is a weird shape because many of the full-faced mediums were just too tight. Specialized Deviant (too tight), Giro Remedy (too tight), SixSixOne (too tight). So I'd try the large size and they were way too big. The Bell Drop in a medium is just right. Way better venting than a SixSixOne and if it were vented like the Deviant, then 5 stars, but it's not quite that luxurious. Great lid.


3 5

The sizing is very small for these shorts. I'm typically fit mediums from the majority of Euro fit brands that I've purchased: Capo, Craft, Squadra, even Castelli. Yet these are very small. Definitely size up one size, maybe even two if you typically wear non-Euro fit shorts. The sizing was the first disappointment, but then came the tag. These shorts are made in China, which typically I expect, but I didn't expect this from Castelli; one of the most Italian of cycling brands. I guess they need to make a dime somehow and a good pricepoint bib made in China is the way they are doing this.

Finally, there is the issue of the material itself; it's just not that comfortable. The material is a little on the tough side, and when compared to shorts in the $150 pricepoint, these bibs fall short.

If you are really on a budget, these shorts will work, just order up a size and don't expect too much. If you can come up with a little extra cash (or find them on sale), bibs in the $150 range are much more comfortable and worth every penny.