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Castelli true to size?

Old 10-08-11, 09:35 PM
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Castelli true to size?

So im 5'4 115 lbs and i was wondering if anyone has has any experience with castelli bib shorts.

I have the chance to get these for around 50 bucks.Is it worth the cash for castelli shorts?I went to a bike shop today but it slipped my mind to try on some bibs but oh well.
http://www.amazon.com/Castelli-Nero-.../ref=pd_sbs_a1
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Old 10-08-11, 09:43 PM
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With my experience castelli runs a little bit small. If I wear a medium in Louis garneau, i will usually need a large in castelli.
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Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
With my experience castelli runs a little bit small. If I wear a medium in Louis garneau, i will usually need a large in castelli.
I own 2 cannari shorts and there size medium.The legs fit great but the waist is a bit loose.If i ordered a medium in the bib shorts do you think they'd work fine?I was told height was more important was than waist when buying bibs.Is this true?
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Great bibs but run small. I wear a large in everything else and need an XL in Castelli.
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Originally Posted by savage1971 View Post
Great bibs but run small. I wear a large in everything else and need an XL in Castelli.
damn now im really cautious.Im a small guy and a medium in shorts feels good but if there really a size under im cautious to order a size up
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Originally Posted by thatguy512 View Post
I own 2 cannari shorts and there size medium.The legs fit great but the waist is a bit loose.If i ordered a medium in the bib shorts do you think they'd work fine?I was told height was more important was than waist when buying bibs.Is this true?
I dont have any experience with cannari so i cant compare, Im sorry. I would guess it would be fine. best thing is to find a shop and try some on. kinda bad carma to try them on at a shop and then buy from the internet, but Id be lying if I said I haven't done it a couple times. I like my bib shorts pretty skin tight. I dont like ANY extra material. I like the chamois pad to stay right where it needs to be. with your size and height, I would say a small or medium. I take back what I said above, because I remember having a medium castelli bib short set and all my bibs are medium. Difference is the castelli fit me more like a sm-medium. it was a bit on the tight side, but like I said, I prefer it tight.
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I say go with mediums.
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Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
kinda bad carma to try them on at a shop and then buy from the internet, but Id be lying if I said I haven't done it a couple times.

Ehh life goes on and i have an extra 40 bucks to spend on more cycling gear
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Get the smalls. Our team uses Castelli. I'm 5'10" and weigh 150 pounds. I wear mediums in their Free Aero Race Bibs (which are their slimmest/race cut).
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The same bibs are on bonktown every other day for $30 less. I'd say take your chances on a M and see how it goes.
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Originally Posted by bengreen79 View Post
The same bibs are on bonktown every other day for $30 less. I'd say take your chances on a M and see how it goes.
well im bidding 35 bucks does bonktown offer it for that price new?
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Originally Posted by Forza View Post
Get the smalls. Our team uses Castelli. I'm 5'10" and weigh 150 pounds. I wear mediums in their Free Aero Race Bibs (which are their slimmest/race cut).
Agreed - I'm shorter and "more of a sprinter build" (OK, 5'7", 165 pounds) and wear mediums in Castelli.
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Castelli size chart

Hi, Castelli size chart:

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runs small on me
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I'm about 127 and the small fits great only me so (I'd like a bit of compression) if you a only 115 lbs, I think the small should work too.
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So when we're saying Castelli runs small, is this in relation to the Castelli size chart or compared to other manufacturers?
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So when we're saying Castelli runs small, is this in relation to the Castelli size chart or compared to other manufacturers?
They run small in comparison to most other manufacturers. My personal experience...I wear a large in PI, XL in everything else, but need XXL in Castelli. I'm 6'2", 210#.
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I'm totally medium. As medium as medium gets. Castelli medium feels snug on me when I'm standing there trying it on, but it feels perfect when riding. If I was a bit toward the larger side of medium, it would probably be too tight. You really need to try it on and try it out to know for sure.
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Read the size chart and understand their stuff has a slim "race" fit. It only runs "small" compared to vanity sized gear like PI.
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