TheBlueMajesticwrote a review of Castelli Podium Collection - Mortirolo Bib Short - Men's on April 17, 2012
These were my first pair of bibs and for the price, at least the "regular" price ($219.95), I wasn't blown away. I'm a standard medium but I followed the advice from the other reviewers and bought a large. I'm 5' 8", 160 lbs, 38" chest, 31" waist. On my build, the waist fits great, the straps feel snug but don't dig into my shoulders, and the legs are good and tight. I've always had a problem with leg grippers digging into my thighs so I was specifically looking for something more like a band. Even with these, it's still a little tight but not uncomfortable. Sizing up to an XL would definitely be to big. The material is very thin (beware of Velcro!) and breathable; a plus for the summer months in the SE. My only complaint is that the padding seems a bit lacking. I was starting to get hot spots around my sit bones after 30 miles. Usually when an item is made exclusively for a company, something is changed to make it more of a "value." These shorts are designed a lot like the Free Aero Race Bib Shorts but I'm guessing they used a lesser quality/older seat pad. Not all of the seams are flatlock but I haven't experienced any chafing from them. Looks great with my Louis Garneau MTB Equipe Jersey (LGN0314) for an extra road kit.