I have two other Castelli bibs (both size small) that while they fit tight they are also comfortable. Thinking that this style Castelli bib would be sized similarly I purchase a small size. However I can hardly get these bibs on, these are much tighter than my previous Castelli bibs. Haven't tried to ride with them yet but the chamois feels great once I wiggle into the bibs. I just hope the seams hold up once I start riding. I would have returned them but had purchased the bibs on sale and there were no medium sizes at the sale price. I am 5'7 and 143 lbs with a 30 in. waist.
I wore these shorts today on a 3 hour ride in 90 degree weather. They were awesome in the heat and I find them more comfortable than any of my other bib shorts.
I sized up from my normal Large size selection and purchased XL's. I am 185 lbs and 5'10.
I have worn these bibs for 2 rides so far, one 24 mile's the other 28. I have not done a long ride yet but on these 2 ride's the shorts were very comfortable and the fit was right on. I'm 5'8 and 143 lbs and the Medium fit tight but perfect on the bike. I need to do a longer ride to be sure on the long distance comfort or I would have given 5 stars.
sounds silly, but the bibshorts fits the contours of my rear end better than any other shortbib I have worn ( assos, pearl izumi, louis garneau, velor etc ) My only bugaboo is they usually dont last as long ( wear quicker ) as a few of the other brands.
Great fit and comfort during rides. Easily the best bibs I've owned. Way better than PI Elite, PI Pro, Giordana Lazer, etc. 5'8, 160 lbs. Ordered Large and fit is perfect. No chafing. No rubbing. Great chamois. Great piece. Highly recommended.
Pretty much the best bibs that I own. For me, a great combination of compression and comfort. I am a fan of Castelli products, but remember to buy one size up. High quality fabrics are used here and the chamois is one the best out there. Since buying these, I have purchased two more pair. If you can buy them for [$] or under, pull the trigger. I am 6-1, 178 lbs and the large bibs fit like butter. If you like their endurance bibs, you will absolutely love these.