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Max S.

Max S.

Max S.

Max S.wrote a review of on August 11, 2016

2 5

I really loved the prior editions of these shorts but the 2016 version is a mess and sadly I will have to find a new brand as my go to bib short.
I'm fairly tall at 6'3" and weigh 190 lbs , my thighs are regular sized. I've worn 3 different years-editions of Castelli bib shorts over a period of about 5 years. All were sized XL.
The 2016 version are really poorly designed and sized. The straps are no longer as elastic as they were and pull on my shoulders even when riding. Off the bike , I can't wait to change out of them.
The bib short legs offer too much compression and are uncomfortable. The wider elasticated cuffs on those legs are equally overly tight and create 'sausage leg' - even on my normal sized thigh. Additionally , this combination of tight leg and cuff means the short does not naturally adjust itself to what is the correct position on the rider.
I am a huge Castelli fan , the Progetto X2 pad is still one of the best available but I'd recommend skipping this years model and wait for them to correct the fit.

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Max S.

Max S.wrote a review of on June 3, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a perfectly sized bag. Yes , you can get 2 tubes, 2 CO2s etc in it with just a little work. It attaches easily and does not chaff the seat post. It would be perfect if the rivets did not keep failing and the bag then detaches from the plate. I lost one bag on a ride ( returned home to see only the plate attached) and rescued another bag that had only 2 of the 4 rivets fail. This is clearly a major design issue and needs fixing.

However , I still love the bag and will slavishly buy another one and copy the wire trick -provided by puckmasterc -and hope this resolves the issue.

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