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The 2013 Pro Team Bib-short can easily be forgotten in the shadow of the higher end Team Bodypaint Bib Short, but it probably shouldn't be. These are fantastic cycling shorts, with a solid focus on value and fit. While we love the Bodypaint bibs, the regular bib-short has become our everyday riding bib-short. The chamois is a very good, well executed pad that increases riding comfort. Having done a few 5 and 6 hour rides in these bibs, we're still trying to find their faults. Please take a minute to read our product review in the tabs above, and see the size chart below.
1. KISS3 seat pad for all-day comfort
2. Skin care layer lined with 4mm of soft foam for additional comfort
3. Affinity Lycra? FABRIC provides outstanding stretch and rebound
4. Giro++ single-layer engineered gripper
5. Mesh straps for comfort and breathability
6. Made in El Salvador
Sizing in inches:
SM: Hips: 37.75 in or smaller
MD: Hips: 38 - 39.5 in
LG: Hips: 40 - 41 in
XL: Hips: 41.5 - 43 in
XXL: Hips: 43.5 in or larger
Full size chart by Castelli provided in centimeters:
NOTE: This review is for the 2011 bib short, we hope to have a review for the 2013 bib-short up as soon as possible!
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: when you find a pair of bib-shorts that you like, you'll be a happy bike rider. We've already reviewed Castelli's high end bodypaint team bib shorts, but now that we've got the "aero bib" short in stock, we're happy to say that they are an awesome budget oriented bib short. There's no question that the bodypaint bibs are a better short, but at $119.99 the aero bib short is a good second option that sacrifices little in the way of comfort and a lot in the way of your pocket book!
In terms of features, the aero bib short has one of the best "leg gripper" designs that we've ever seen, without using a band of latex stitched onto the bottom of the short. The type of design Castelli uses avoids the common problem of not enough grip, which leads to shorts that "creep" upward on your leg. The last thing you want is a pair of bibs that end up looking like daisy dukes! The aero bib leg gripper keeps the short in place on your leg and also on leg or knee warmers.
When compared to the bodypaint bib, the aero bib also has a slightly different fit. In general the aero bib is slightly larger than the equivalent bodypaint bib short. Most notably, the bib straps themselves seem to be "taller" when compared to the bodypaint bibs. Bottom line: while you definitely need to size up for the bodypaint bibs, you may not need to go up one size for the aero bibs.
You can shop for the bodypaint bib short at the Official Garmin-Sharp team shop. If you purchase a pair of bodypaint bib shorts from the team shop, and have any issues with fit, or decide that you don't like your purchase, we'll refund you in full or exchange them for another item of equal value. To read more about our new customer service policies, click here
If you would like to speak with us directly about this product, please call us 303 484 9361 during regular business hours: 8am to 4pm mountain standard time. If you are not able to reach us, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you right away!
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Availability: expected in stock and ready to ship April 25, 2013.
Regular Price: $119.99
Special Price: $74.99