Good but run small & are pricey

Reviewed by JohnK from California on Monday, August 1, 2016
Retail on these bibs is $250. I got 'em for $109 shipped. I normally wear size medium in most other brands but Castelli runs notoriously small and these bibs are no exception. I ordered size Large and they are still a tight fit on my relatively average 5'11" 165 lbs body. The shoulder straps almost feel too short and they are very snug throughout the hips & crotch. I wasn't sure I'd like the rubbery shoulder straps. However, I took them out on a 5-1/2 hour 90 mile ride yesterday and can report that the shoulder straps were fine. Also, despite the snug fit, they never bothered me throughout the ride and best of all, my rear end was in perfect condition at the end of the ride so the chamois really does work well. Overall, I like them but I'm not sure I'd pay full retail for these. If they had just a tad more room throughout I probably would have given them a 5 star rating.
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