Accessible, Dependable Castelli Performance
Castelli designed the Competizione Bibshort to incorporate as much technology as possible for their top of the line pro-level race shorts at an accessible pricepoint.
The main Vortex textured fabric and GIRO4 leg gripper comes straight from their top Free Aero 4 bibshort, while the KISS Air2 seat pad has most of the comfort qualities of their top-end chamois but with a much better value. The Castelli Competizione Bibshort brings the best of Castelli's know-how in building comfort performance shorts into an accessible and dependable product.
- KISS Air2 seat pad for all-day comfort
- Affinity Pro Lycra fabric on inside of leg for outstanding stretch and rebound
- Vortex BLC textured fabric on legs for comfort
- Silicone stripes for grip
- Flat-lock stitching for added comfort
- Reflective detailing provides added visibility
- Mesh straps for comfort
B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.
Discount Codes are not applicable to Closeouts.
This product is NOT Eligible for VIP Points.
Style Type: Bibs
Savile Blue/Gunmetal Gray - Small
Mfg PartNum: L4320458D2414-2
Savile Blue/Gunmetal Gray - Medium
Mfg PartNum: L4320458D2414-3
Savile Blue/Gunmetal Gray - Large
Mfg PartNum: L4320458D2414-4
Savile Blue/Gunmetal Gray - X-Large
Mfg PartNum: L4320458D2414-5
Savile Blue/Gunmetal Gray - 2X-Large
Mfg PartNum: L4320458D2414-6
I have several pairs of bibshorts, including three pairs of Competizione. For most rides I go for these. Comfortable on my normal 2-3 hour rides, and comfortable for the occasional metric century. The pad is the best! Perhaps a bit pricey, but watch for the sales.
A note about the fit. Follow the size chart. I'm 5'-10", about 190 lbs. I get XL. The fit is snug, but they are for cycling! The straps seem short to get up to the shoulders, but they disappear while riding.
I love the fit. Iï¿½m 6ï¿½0ï¿½ and 156. The advisor at Bike Tires recommended a large so that is what I purchased. Good choice. I will be ordering more Castelli soon.
The pad is comfortable and not too thick. The legs give nice support and stay down unlike the Louis Garneau shorts I also ordered.
As others have said, the fit is snug. I am 6' and 164 lbs and the shoulder straps for the large are just long enough, but nothing to spare. If you were long waisted, I would definitely size up. I find the chamois more comfortable on long rides than their higher priced version, which I also own. On a ride, these bibs basically disappear. They are very comfortable and great on hot rides.
Usual good Castelli fit and finish. Should last a couple of seasons. Be sure to order 1 size up. I'm 6'1" about 185 and the 2X just fits me. As usual BTD had the best price when it was either the daily special or the gold express deal.
Castelli bike shorts are the best I have worn. These bib shorts are very comfortable. they provide great compression. 2 hours in the saddle and no chafing, no slipping, and pad give the right seat protection. The Castelli fabric is soft. I have other Castelli shorts and they all are my favorite. These won't disappoint.
I am 5' 8" and a pretty fit 175 lbs or so (not a super lean bicyclists build but not fat either), I bought an XL and it fits great. My absolute favorite thing about these bibshorts is the Kiss Air2 pad, it is so comfy, I wish I would've purchased these years ago. Much comfier than the Pearl Izumi bottoms I've been riding for the last 10 or so year. I've been riding these shorts in HOT weather and find they are pretty breezy without showing everyone else your stuff. I also read where another reviewer had a painful experience due to the location of the straps. I fortunately have not experience this, but the review did cause me to notice the placement of the straps on these shorts is more inboard than the Velocissimo bibtights that I also really like. I'll be buying more Castelli bottoms because of the comfort factor.
First, the elephant in the room... sizing. Conventional wisdom is that Castelli runs small and that you should size up, but let me offer an alternative--read the size chart! I purchased the size indicated according to the measurements in the size chart and these fit perfectly. As to the bibs themselves, the chamois is super comfortable and I really like the compression and lightweight fabric. Longest ride in these so far is 100km, and they could have gone further. Really the only problem is that now I want to upgrade my old entry-level bibs because these are so much better!
Haven't tried Castelli bibs for a long time as when they first were offered by BTD I had quality control issues . The pad on 2 bibs came completely unstitched after one ride . As usual BTD gave me great service with my issue. Since then I've use mostly Louis Garneau bibs and they have been excellent.
Cycling buddies have been using Castelli products with great success so when I saw the Competizione bibs they looked good so I ordered a pair. I'm 5'10" and weigh around 176. I ordered a L but had to return them for the XL that fit perfectly. So when ordering you should in most cases order one size larger.
When the weather is not hot my rides are in the 5 to 6 hour range. After two 70 plus mile rides I'm really pleased with the fit and comfort. The Kiss Air2 pad seems to be excellent as are the leg grippers and material .
I have learned that buying something of the quality of Castelli is the way to go if you ride a lot. I love these shorts the fit is perfect for me. I am 160 pounds and 5'8" a medium is a good snug fit.
6', 230 pounds, so ordered a 2XL. It was laughable how this didn't fit, and now I get to pay to ship it back to BikeTiresDirect. Next time, I'll just go with Amazon, who doesn't charge me to return products.
I wanted to try a new brand of bib and I was not disappointed. The fit is tight, but it is a race bib. I based my size off of other brands I wear and I might have gotten the next size up. That said, the bib doesn't bind, give solid compression, and is cool for the Florida summer