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The over 50% you save when buying this product makes you feel really good about your purchase until you try it on and actually use it.
The ordered an XL according to the size chart and the bibs actually felt like they run larger than listed. The chamois is pretty thick and cushy, which usually is a great thing for comfort but it was also a bit of annoyance as the placement was probably suited for relaxed riding not fitness or races as the padding seems set for a more upright position.
The suspenders of the bibs are also very loose providing little or no support. I often had to knot the suspenders to actually maintain the support that I have received from Castelli and Kraft.
The silicone affixed for the legs are not truly seamless and have a reflective tab that causes chaffing while riding. The silicone/rubbery lining the inside of the leg is supposed to function as support to keep the legs of the short in place, however, I felt that this feature was much more generous that other brands and actually made long rides much more uncomfortable due to chaffing.
These shorts were a steal at the price point I paid. Although with a deal there is always the silver lining. A week after purchasing these bibs the threading securing the chamois started coming lose. Also some of the stitching holding together the materials. A wash or two and all the ironed on Castelli lettering and logos started peeling off.
The chamois was very comfortable, and I appreciated the leg gripping materials on the underside of the legs. I just wish the shorts did not look like they were falling apart on me as much of the threading had come loose.