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Castelli Mens Free Aero RC Bibshort

CastelliMen's Free Aero RC Bibshort(Return to Product Page)

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Review by Paul macomber

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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Review by Stephen

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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Review by Anonymous

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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Review by DocH

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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Review by Tim Fox

Reviewed 1/20/2023
by Tim Fox
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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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Review by Shane

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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