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Castelli Free Aero RC Bibshort

Castelli Free Aero RC Bibshort
  • Color: Dark Gray
  • Color: Dark Gray
  • Color: Black
  • Color: Black
  • Color: Savile Blue
  • Color: Savile Blue
$199.99 - $219.99
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Innovative evolution

The Free Aero RC Bibshort is our top race short, which also means that it's insanely comfortable even if you never pin on a number.

It's fair to say that we've been working on this short for the past 15 years. That's how long it's been since the original free aero race bibshort was first introduced, initially as our top-of-the-line race short. Since then it has won three Tours de France, three Gri d'Italia, one Vuelta, and San Remo, but it also became the best-selling product in the history of Castelli because, simply put, this is the short that does everything well.

The concept is quite simple: start with the best pad we know how to make, surround it with a supportive short with good muscle compression, and then remove everything else that's not absolutely necessary.

You feel free thanks to the reduced number of panels and the reduced number of seams. In fact, the short portion has just 5 panels compared to 10 in the previous generation.

You feel free because of further refinements to the Progetto X2 air seamless seat pad. The two densities of foam plus the gel pads provide progressive damping, while the separate skincare layer is soft and stretchy to move with your skin.

You feel free thanks to the most minimal bibs you've ever seen in a short, including open-weave straps for maximum airflow. But we reinforced the yoke so the straps stay in place and made the mesh back narrow for coverage that is minimal yet just enough to hold the shorts in place. And the bib elegantly frames a convenient pocket at the center back.

You feel free because this is the first high-end short that doesn't need any sort of gripper or elastic at the end of the leg to keep the leg in place. Getting this right meant 28 prototypes and our most extensive test program ever, and it results in the most comfortable leg ending we've ever made.

The Forza 2 fabric has 32% lycra with a high modulus for exceptional muscle support and just the right amount of compression. There's reflective piping on the back. And all logos are either stitched or embossed for durability.

- High-compression 215g Forza 2 fabric with 32% lycra content provides exceptional muscle support and compression
- Progetto X2 air seamless seat pad is soft against the skin but well padded for long-distance comfort
- Minimalist bib straps allow maximum airflow, while a reinforced yoke keeps the straps flat over the shoulders
- Rear mesh pocket
- 5-panel construction for reduced seams and less chafing
- Sublimation-printed graphic and logos that will never peel, crack, or fade
- Reflective piping on back of legs
- Soft waistband with raw-cut edge panels for extra stretch and comfort
- Raw-cut leg ending engineered to stay put without silicone grippers

Sizes:
MEN'S SIZE CHART- BOTTOMS
X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large XXX-Large
HIPS
cm 90 94 98 102 107 112 117
in 35.5 37 38.5 40 42 44 46
INSEAM
cm 81 82 83 84 85 86 87
in 31.8 32.2 32.8 33.2 33.5 33.8 34.2

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Dark Gray / X-Small 08050949605318 L4522000030-1
Dark Gray / Small 08050949605325 L4522000030-2
Dark Gray / Medium 08050949605332 L4522000030-3
Dark Gray / Large 08050949605349 L4522000030-4
Dark Gray / X-Large 08050949605356 L4522000030-5
Dark Gray / XX-Large 08050949605363 L4522000030-6
Dark Gray / XXX-Large 08050949605370 L4522000030-7
Black / X-Small 08050949605257 L4522000010-1
Black / Small 08050949605264 L4522000010-2 4522000010S
Black / Medium 08050949578148 L4522000010-3 4522000010M
Black / Large 08050949605271 L4522000010-4 4522000010L
Black / X-Large 08050949605288 L4522000010-5 4522001010XL
Black / XX-Large 08050949605295 L4522000010-6
Black / XXX-Large 08050949605301 L4522000010-7
Savile Blue / X-Small 08050949605387 L4522000414-1
Savile Blue / Small 08050949605394 L4522000414-2
Savile Blue / Medium 08050949605400 L4522000414-3
Savile Blue / Large 08050949605417 L4522000414-4
Savile Blue / X-Large 08050949605424 L4522000414-5
Savile Blue / XX-Large 08050949605431 L4522000414-6
Savile Blue / XXX-Large 08050949605448 L4522000414-7

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