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Castelli Nero Classic Bibs. Anyone try them?

Old 06-08-11, 10:19 AM
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Castelli Nero Classic Bibs. Anyone try them?

$55 on Bonktown. Anyone try them??
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Old 06-08-11, 10:32 AM
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I was thinking about getting these as well. But not sure what size to get!
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Yes, I have them. Rode in them yesterday, actually. 40mi commute to work. 19.3mph avg speed etc and they were great. 55$ well spent (I got them on BT.com too).

As for size: I am 5'8 150# and the Mediums fit perfect.
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Originally Posted by Jandro View Post
Yes, I have them. Rode in them yesterday, actually. 40mi commute to work. 19.3mph avg speed etc and they were great. 55$ well spent (I got them on BT.com too).

As for size: I am 5'8 150# and the Mediums fit perfect.
What other bibs do you have? And how do they compare?
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Old 06-08-11, 12:40 PM
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I returned by classics because I got the velocissmo shorts - But either way I think the pad is the same and it is great!
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i have 2 pairs. I like them for anything under 50 miles. For longer rides I prefer a thicker pad, like the one on my PI elite bibs. I'll probably pick up the Bib Knickers too for the fall.

I'm 5'11", 175lbs. I wear a medium in PI Elite, but XL in the Castelli Nero Classic.
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Old 06-08-11, 01:01 PM
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I picked up a pair when they were listed as having the AC pad, like the Podiums, but they have the Kiss3(?) instead . Not a bad bib for $55. I found them warmer than the Podiums in 95f weather. The pad is nice, softer than my PI shorts but not as firm as the Podium's, and no chafing on the first ride. I am 6'2" 160 and the Large fit great, like all the Castelli stuff size up. As the reviews state they are about an inch shorter than my other shorts/bibs, gives a nice new tan line. They're not amazing, but great bibs for training and the money.
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Old 06-08-11, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by TRANS4M View Post
... I like them for anything under 50 miles...
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Crazy sizing. I am 6'0" and 180lb and I wear M Castellis!
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I've had two rides on the bibs I got on Bonktown... and I'm sold. I'll be buying a few more next time I see them on BT. Most comfortable rides ever!

I'm 5'10 and 190 and XL fits me perfectly.
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Old 06-08-11, 01:48 PM
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This is another reason why Bonktown is bleeding my wallet dry
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With the wild swings in sizing in this thread alone, it may help to say WHERE they fit. Do the XLs fit well for the tallness or the weight-ness <?> It appears at 6'0"/190 lbs I could wear anything from a Medium to an XL.
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I got a pair on BT a month or so ago. I'm 5'7" 150lbs and got M. They fit great all around, straps might be a tiny bit tight. Padding is just fine for me on a 70ish mile ride.
I like them so much I ordered 2 more pairs.
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I have two of them, I'm 5'9" 160lbs, wear a medium -- they stay about 3" above my knee. Padding is on the thinner side when compared to Giordana Silverline which I also wear a medium. Tighter fit than Giordana.
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Old 06-15-11, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by StefanG View Post
What other bibs do you have? And how do they compare?
I have a smattering of Castelli (w/ AC pad) and Craft. They are pretty comparable. Maybe my ass is not as discerning as others but I don't notice a huge difference between the bibs I have.
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I've worn mine 4 times now. Very comfortable, only complaint is purely cosmetic -- the Castelli logo on the knee has come off.
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i would go for the podium bibs instead. well worth the extra money. im 5'7" and 120lb and wear a small. they fit great.
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With the wild swings in sizing in this thread alone, it may help to say WHERE they fit. Do the XLs fit well for the tallness or the weight-ness <?> It appears at 6'0"/190 lbs I could wear anything from a Medium to an XL.
I am 6'0" and 180lb with a long inseam/short torso and a relatively trim waist. The M fits very well around the straps (snug when standing, comfy in riding position), and also keeps my junk from moving around. It is a bit tight around the guads - nothing uncomfortable but I do have marks there when I take them off. I prefer that to having a flopping junk, so I can live with it.
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Originally Posted by ryder0182 View Post
I picked up a pair when they were listed as having the AC pad, like the Podiums, but they have the Kiss3(?) instead . Not a bad bib for $55. I found them warmer than the Podiums in 95f weather. The pad is nice, softer than my PI shorts but not as firm as the Podium's, and no chafing on the first ride. I am 6'2" 160 and the Large fit great, like all the Castelli stuff size up. As the reviews state they are about an inch shorter than my other shorts/bibs, gives a nice new tan line. They're not amazing, but great bibs for training and the money.
this covers it. I'm 6'2", also 160, and larges fit just fine, and they're about an inch shorter than my hincapie stuff, too. I haven't ridden them in anything like 95* weather (I think I've only ridden in 80 degrees, max, this season...), but they've been fine for that.

the pad is also a bit thinner in areas that don't need it. So, sitbones have the most padding, but the front and sides of the pads are exceptionally thin (still soft, as aforementioned). Regarding fit and comfort, it's all down to personal preference (I don't mind it), but just try to avoid that 'polish cycling team' look, because this chamois is slightly more revealing than most.
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I hate how inconsistent Castelli bib sizing is. One model i'll be a medium the other i'll be an XL.
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