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Castelli Men's Free Aero Race Shorts

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Originally introduced back in 2007, the classic Free Short has re-emerged from four years of Pro-Tour testing as the Free Aero Race.

To deliver the best combination of comfort and durability, Castelli uses three unque fabrics to construct the Free Aero Race. The sides and back panels are made from Energia micro, a material known for its stretch and rebound. Breathe micro fabric on the front panels provides further breathability and moisture regulation. Finally, a tougher material called Action micro is used for wear and tear and tear and resistance against the saddle.

The Progetto X2-Air chamois pad features a layer of multi-density supportive padding and a layer of soft, antibacterial fabric against the skin. A new perforated construction guarantees speedy dry times and improved comfort.

Giro3 single ply leg grippers and a seam-free inner leg eliminate chafing and binding.

The Free Aero Race Short is available in Black.

Note: Castelli tops and bottoms are designed with a performance cut that often runs smaller than that of other manufacturers. Consider sizing-up one size to ensure a comfortable fit — e.g., if you normally wear a Medium, select a Large in Castelli. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Castelli Mens Free Aero Race Shorts
Other styles of this product are available.
$169.99
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Chest36¼"37¾"39½"41¼"43¼"45¼"
Waist31½"33"34½"36½"38½"40½"
Hips37"38½"40"42"44"46"
Inseam32¼"32.67"33"33½"33.85"34¼"
 
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Reviewed 11/6/2017
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
southern california
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
These are the best shorts made . Hands down They should last for a long time !!

These short are well made , will padded .They are well design . These will last a long time Remember you get what you pay for !!

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Reviewed 8/31/2017
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Chicago
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Very comfortable

The shorts start showing signs of wear and tear just after a couple of months. I hope they will last for a long time, though.

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Reviewed 6/17/2015
by Senior Cyclist
Competitive Racer
Nebraska
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Lifetime best short to date

I feel these shorts are a step up from even the top tier of other manufacturer's short I've used. After a couple of rides I immediately bought a second pair. They do seem to run small. I usually take an XL in most shorts ... bought XXXL in these shorts and they fit snugly and perfectly. The various materials work as advertised. The leg grips are especially comfortable. However, the best feature, for me, is the chamois. It's flatter than the current trend of 3D, stepped chamois, yet cushions just right. I currently run a racing saddle with a big hole down the middle. It's great for relieving pressure, especially when on the drops or aero-bars. However, 3D, stepped chamois sometimes clash with the inside edges of the saddle hole, causing sore spots. This Castelli Free Aero chamois cured that problem. Wish they weren't so expensive, as now I'm hooked ....

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Review for Castelli 2014 Men's Free Aero Race Short
Reviewed 6/19/2014
by Alan Trammell
North texas
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
A different kind of short. Compression.

These are a different type of short. Tight compression. Excellent comfort and support.

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Reviewed 3/7/2014
by Rob
Cycling Enthusiast
Northeast
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7 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
This is the best short I have every used

Bought this short because I was going to be riding longer distance (over 100 miles) in a single day for a multi-day tour. The short is very comfortable, never got any hot spots, or chaffing. As some of the others have mentioned this short definitely runs small. I ordered large and extra large just in case, and would not have been happy or comfortable in the large. I usually wear large. Not in this short. This summer I may be doing a 600 mile tour and will likely buy a second pair to reduce the need to wash and dry the shorts nightly.

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Reviewed 7/23/2013
by adistar
Cycling Enthusiast
Kelso, WA
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4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Sweet Comfort

Awesome. These shorts are so comfortable for either short or long - long rides.

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Reviewed 6/17/2013
by SF Ron H
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San Francisco, CA
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Great comfortable shorts

I biked from SF to LA (AIDSLifecycle) and used 1 pair of these shorts, plus 2 pairs of the similar bib shorts. I loved them.

Most important, the pad and crotch area fit snugly, so the boys don't jiggle or rub much, which means I don't chafe.

The weather was mostly on the cool side, in the 50's, with just a bit of temps near 80, so I don't really know about performance in heat.

These products are not inexpensive, but I found them worth it.

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Reviewed 5/24/2013
by SF Ron
Cycling Enthusiast
San Francisco
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Good shorts!

These shorts fit well, meaning snug, to keep my male parts from shifting, rubbing, or chafing. They have the X-2 pad chamois. It looks thin, but it works well.

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Reviewed 10/18/2012
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Maine
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Good quality, nice looking

Good quality, castelli run a little small so consider going up one size. I am a little on the thin side so castelli fits me very good and comfortable. The little decals on the legs may come off after repeated use, its the only flaw I can find, otherwise a very good short.

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Reviewed 10/4/2012
by Ewould
Competitive Racer
SLC, Utah
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Great fit, top performance. The high compression feel gives longevity of the leg musles

Endurance MTB events. Only complaint, cosmetic. The scorpion insignia is starting to peel off of the shorts a bit. Little soon for the amount of wear they have had.

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Reviewed 9/11/2017
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Albuquerque, NM
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
The Castelli Free Aero Shorts are my new favorite bike shorts.

I am an avid mountain and road cyclist. I had always used a certain brand of cycling shorts. But recently I thought of trying the Castelli shorts and was very impressed by the material, construction and fit. They fit a bit tighter than I was used to but, once I got adjusted, I love the snug fit. I was so impressed with the Castelli shorts that I purchased two pairs for my wife. They are now her new favorite shorts.

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Reviewed 9/1/2017
by William
Cycling Enthusiast
Chicago
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Good fit

Flexible and tight fitting make these shorts and good ride.

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Reviewed 8/18/2017
by Arnie
Cycling Enthusiast
Easton PA
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Great shorts

I am spoiled by the Castelli Free Aero Race shorts. The chamois is the best I've ever used. I tried going back to other, less expensive shorts, but continue to go back to the Castello's.

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Reviewed 9/25/2014
by Ed M
Cycling Enthusiast
Fremont, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great shorts but must size up at least one size

Great looking shorts but definitely very tight fitting. I normally wear a large cycling short but based on others' comments I bought an extra large. These are still the tightest shorts in my collection. An XXL would probably me more comfortable for 100 mile rides. I have not experienced any of the quality issues a few other reviewers have mentioned.

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Reviewed 7/7/2014
by Maytag
Cycling Enthusiast
Rural Maine
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent quality, great compression, great chamios, sized a little small ([...] Europeans) consider ordering a size up.

Ride hill country every other day averaging approximately 200 miles a week in them. Would love to have two pairs, however they are pricey. Love the compression fit. Only wish I was a litter younger and a little faster to be more worthy of shorts.

I caution purchaser to consider sizing up at least one size.

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Reviewed 8/21/2014
by Dave S
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Good and comfortable shorts.

However one must get them large enough, I take a medium for most all other shorts but these required a large size for a 33 inch waist.

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Reviewed 10/31/2013
by Bbretina
Longmont, Colorado
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Excellent quality but tight

I use the shorts for mountain biking. They are well made, but they are quite small. I am usually a medium, but I should have gotten a large ( I am a 32 waist).

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Reviewed 10/21/2013
by scubaskier
Cycling Enthusiast
Boulder, Colorado
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I love the chamois.

I am an older semiserious rider riding around 2,500 miles a year. I have used Castelli shorts for years and decided to try their Free Aero short. I am pleasantly impressed with the fit and comfort of these shorts. 50 mile rides with no discomfort.

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Reviewed 10/8/2012
by Texas Tom
Cycling Enthusiast
Austin, Texas
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good Shorts--Comfort and Looks

Very Good Shorts--pricey, but good looking and comfortable

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Reviewed 7/17/2012
by Anonymous
Minneapolis
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
My favorite shorts

Already an owner of both Body Paint and Aero Free bibs I picked up a pair of Aero Race Shorts as well. As with the bibs, love these shorts. While I have read in various places Castelli fits small they fit pretty true to size for me - at 5'11' and 180lbs I wear a size medium. They are fairly compressive...if you're not a fan of that go for the Body Paint.s As someone how does a lot of training indoors I like the short option as they tend to hold in less sweat vs bibs.

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