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These are ideal gloves for road cycling. Minimal padding, comfortable, cool, grippy. My only complaint is that Castelli sizing is CRAZY small. I've been using them since 2008 in Large (even though I'm only 5'8" x 150lb), but this latest pair was so small I couldn't even get it on my hand! And my wife is petite, with very slender hands, and they were so tight they were cutting off the circulation in her wrist! Go up 2 sizes from what you're used to.
I liked the 25's on my Roubaix pro so much I bought the 23's for my Cervelo R3. Definite improvement in road feel on both. The smoothest riding clinchers money can buy, and on Chicago's crummy roads, you need all the cushion you can get!
I'm the happy owner of 2 pairs of Castelli Free Aero Race Bibs and a Sugoi RSE Bib, Castelli Ergo Tre shorts & PI microsensor shorts. These are the best shorts I've worn.
The chamois is the same Progetto x2 as the Free bibs, so the only difference is in the short/strap areas. You have to be careful to get the correct size in Castelli: they make everything at least one size smaller than anyone else, so go to a cycle shop and try it on before ordering online!
I have no beef with the straps, in fact prefer them to the Free straps, although just a bit. But man, what a difference in the one-piece construction short! I don't know how they did it, but it hugs every point of contact throughout the entire range of motion, and stays in place,, with no chafe, rub or bind. They're criminally expensive, but they get cheaper every mile of a century: believe it!
I have 10spd Shimano Dura-Ace, Ultegra & Campy 10spd Chorus equipped bikes. Is this system compatible with all of them?