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Castelli Mens Free Aero RC Bibshort Dark Grey
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Castelli Mens Free Aero RC Bibshort Belgian Blue
Castelli Mens Free Aero RC Bibshort Savile Blue
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Description

The Evolution Of Innovation

The Castelli Men's Free Aero RC Bibshort is Castelli's top race short, which also means that it's insanely comfortable even if you never pin on a number.

It's fair to say that the Free Aero RC has been in development for the past 15 years. That's how long it's been since the original Free Aero Race Bibshort was first introduced, initially as Castelli's top-of-the-line race short. Since then it has won three Tours de France, three Giro d'Italia, one Vuelta and San Remo, but it also became the best-selling product in the history of Castelli because, simply put, these are the bibs that do everything well.

The concept is quite simple: start with the best pad made, surround it with a supportive short with good muscle compression, and then remove everything else that's not absolutely necessary.

You feel Free because of further refinements to the Progetto X2 Air seamless seat pad. The two densities of foam plus the gel pads provide progressive damping, while the separate Skin Care Layer is soft and stretchy to move with your skin.

You feel Free because this is the first high-end short that doesn't need any sort of gripper or elastic at the end of the leg to keep the leg in place. Getting this right meant 28 prototypes and one of Castelli's most extensive test programs, and the result is the most comfortable leg ending in the Castelli catalog.

The Forza 2 fabric has 32% Lycra with a high modulus for exceptional muscle support and just the right amount of compression. There's reflective piping on the back. And all logos are either stitched or embossed for durability.

Features:

  • High-compression 215 g Forza 2 fabric with 32% Lycra
  • Progetto X2 Air seamless seat pad is soft against the skin
  • Minimalist bib straps allow maximum airflow
  • Reinforced yoke keeps the straps flat over the shoulders
  • Rear mesh pocket
  • 5-panel construction for reduced seams and less chafing
  • Stitched scorpion logo patch and embossed Castelli wordmark for durability
  • Reflective piping on back of legs
  • Raw-cut edge at waist for extra stretch and comfort
  • Raw-cut leg ending engineered to stay put without silicone grippers
  • Available in Black, Savile Blue, or Dark Grey colorways
  • Small: S-3XL

  • Free Exchanges: This product qualifies for free exchanges within the first 60 days after order. We'll cover the shipping both ways for US customers if you need a different size and/or color of this product. Returned product must be in new condition with all labels and packaging. Free exchanges apply only for product in stock or available for backorder.

    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.

    Size Chart

    SMLXL2XL3XL
    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"
     

    Specifications

    Style Type: Bibs 

    Black - Small

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000010-2 

    Black - Medium

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000010-3 

    Black - Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000010-4 

    Black - X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000010-5 

    Black - 2X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000010-6 

    Black - 3X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000010-7 

    Savile Blue - Small

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000414-2 

    Savile Blue - Medium

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000414-3 

    Savile Blue - Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000414-4 

    Savile Blue - X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000414-5 

    Savile Blue - 2X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000414-6 

    Dark Grey - Small

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000030-2 

    Dark Grey - Medium

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000030-3 

    Dark Grey - Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000030-4 

    Dark Grey - X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000030-5 

    Dark Grey - 2X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000030-6 

    Gunmetal Gray - Small

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000125-2 

    Gunmetal Gray - Medium

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000125-3 

    Gunmetal Gray - Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000125-4 

    Gunmetal Gray - X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000125-5 

    Gunmetal Gray - 2X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000125-6 

    Belgian Blue - Small

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000424-2 

    Belgian Blue - Medium

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000424-3 

    Belgian Blue - Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000424-4 

    Belgian Blue - X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000424-5 

    Belgian Blue - 2X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000424-6 

    Steel Blue - Small

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000473-2 

    Steel Blue - Medium

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000473-3 

    Steel Blue - Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000473-4 

    Steel Blue - X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000473-5 

    Steel Blue - 2X-Large

    Mfg PartNum: L4522000473-6 

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    Reviewed 1/8/2024
    by Paul macomber
    Daily Commuter
    central oregon
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    Glad I bought these bibs

    I bought these bibs because they're awesome Castelli makes great products. I was not disappointed they fit and feel amazing the chamois is so comfortable it makes for a very comfortable ride . They look great too which doesn't hurt!

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    Reviewed 8/3/2023
    by Stephen
    California
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Really nice shorts, a bit tight/small for castelli

    Compared to the prior version of the aero race bib, I think the increased compression and new materials are a nice upgrade. Leg material is really nice with good compression., midsection feels fine, unabtrusive despite feeling higher up the tummy. straps are interesting and a bit rigid with a bit more reinforcement/padding in the shoulders. Also, I've always worn mediums (6', 165lbs with slightly larger legs and rump and thinner torso) and I find these a bit too tight and the shoulder straps too short for my height. I should probably have gotten large, but I'll just try to stretch out these mediums and see what happens.

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    Reviewed 1/16/2023
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Near Memphis TN
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    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    Castelli Men's Free Aero RC Bibshorts are just the best

    Yes, Castelli Men's Free Aero RC Bibshorts are expensive. Yes, they are thin and won't protect you from the cold. But Castelli Men's Free Aero RC Bibshorts are fast, tight, comfortable, well made, and good looking. They will never irritate your private parts. They are made of high quality materials that look awesome months after months of use and washes (though I try to buy one per year, I still rotate with the old ones, even during not-so-cold winter rides). I am not a racer, but I appreciate the extra pocket in the back for your radio or garage opener. It's a little detail but it is really practical. The new model features a pocket that is lower and bigger, so it fits even my big iPhone. Fabrics for my 2023 model came slightly different and improved from the previous ones, and I like them. Fabrics front and under have a subtle strip design, the sides are slightly thicker and darker, and the straps are less transparent as they feature stronger stretch and support. Big fan. (This time I bought the black on black. BTD had the lowest price of any web store.)

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    Reviewed 9/10/2022
    by DocH
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Modesto, CA
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Worth it for longer rides

    I reserve these for longer rides, where the advantage over less expensive options becomes more obvious. I like the feel of the material, and the straps and leg cuffs are very comfortable. However, what impresses me most are two things. First is the chamois, which is great because I don't notice it or think about it (unlike some others that make me squirm around or get out of the saddle every so often after 20-25 miles). I was expecting that from other reviews I've read, but what I didn't expect and really like is the slight compression the bib shorts provide. I have other bib shorts that feel snug and support my muscles, but the Aero RC bib shorts go beyond that and seemingly help my legs stay fresh longer. Size up as usual for Castelli and take them out for a very long spin. Yeah, you'll still wish they didn't cost so much, but you'll understand why they're worth it.

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    Reviewed 1/20/2023
    by Tim Fox
    Overall Rating
    Great Bibs

    Purchased 2 pairs they are fantastic, great Chamois, fantastic compression great fit

    I had to give 4 stars because 1 seam on the rt leg is a bit rough I'm awaiting response from Castelli

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    Reviewed 7/20/2022
    by Shane
    Cycling Enthusiast
    High Point, NJ
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    3 of 12 customers found this review helpful.
    Uncomfortable

    I have used multiple other brands bib shorts, and have had the impression that Castelli was the best, so I dove in.

    The first 20-mile ride with these wasn't good. The straps rubbed the nipples raw and developed an abrasion on the left hip from the seam. I have been riding and using bib shorts for 15 years and have never had either of these issues with rides up to 200 miles in one day with the other brands.

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