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I had an earlier version of these bibs and loved them. I like the leg bands (no annoying silicone grippers), the compression and especially the chamois. They're also cut for my build - 5-11/155. I would mark them down only because the side panels began to wear thin, although only after many thousands of miles. For what it's worth I've also worn LG elite bibs, which are almost as comfortable but seem to last a little longer.
Can you run regular clinchers with tubes on the EA90 RT? I saw a comment somewhere that the valves are not removable. I like the tubeless option, but I need a rim that can handle a traditional setup too.
What's the difference between the regular PRO Ltd and PRO Ltd climbers jersey? Different fit? Fabric?
Overall I love this jersey. It instantly became the favorite in my rotation. It's super light, wicks sweat and mostly provides the form fit as advertised. My one beef: the waist is too loose. There is an elastic band with silicone grippers, but it isn't tight enough to hold it in place. As I usually carry stuff in the pockets, it feels like it's sagging when I stand up. Not a huge deal, but it detracts from what would otherwise be a perfect jersey. (For reference, I'm 5-11, about 160 with a 32 inch waist and wear a medium.)
The only problem is I want to wear them every ride. They offer excellent compression and a perfect pad - thick but supple, the kind you never really notice. My only issue/concern is that after about a dozen rides and a couple of hand-washings I noticed the edge of the white thigh band is starting to look a little frayed. You have to look very close to notice it, but it has me a little worried about long-term wear. Overall I love these bibs. As for fit, I'm 5-11/158 and the mediums are on the snug side. Disregard the fit chart that says small fits a 32-inch waist.
I've always liked PI stuff, especially their higher-end socks. They're comfy and last forever. These not so much. The first pair had problems. The power band looked like terry-cloth - like it was woven inside out - and there were lots of stray threads hanging off. Realcyclist shipped me out a replacement, which were much better, though they are showing some signs of unravelling after just a few rides.
These are super-comfortable tights - just the right thickness and texture to be comfy in 40 - 60 degree weather. They keep out the wind, provide plenty of support, and the pad is just right - thick enough for long rides but supple enough to conform. My only beef (thus the four stars) is with the stick-on rubberized lettering. It started peeling off after just a few rides. It doesn't affect the utility, but you have to wonder why a company like Castelli would put its name in bold letters on a high-end garment and not make it look good.
Fabric is gossamer-thin and presumably great in hot weather, but the fit is far from pro. For perspective, I'm 5-11/160 and ordered a medium. I had plenty of room, and the zipper bulged out at the navel, as if it was intended to cover a beer gut. Zipper pucker happens, but this seemed wrong for a jersey in this price range. Returned it for a PI octane.