Castelli Free Aero RC Bib Short

Castelli Free Aero RC Bib Short
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Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons

  • The seat pad in this bib short provides excellent cushioning and comfort during long rides.
  • The fabric offers excellent muscle support and compression.
  • The short has fewer panels and seams to reduce friction.
  • The bib straps offer maximum airflow and remain flat on the shoulders.
  • The legs have raw-cut edges and stay very well in place without elastic straps or grippers.
  • The aerodynamic fit may feel very tight, especially to those not used to it.
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Specifications

Specifications

Brand
Castelli
Ride Duration
180+ minutes
Chamois
With Chamois
Temperature
15 - 35 °C
Waterproofing
Not waterproof
Windproof
No
Straps
Yes
Fit
Aero
Sex
Men

Description

Description

The Castelli Free Aero RC for men is Castelli's best competition short ever made. This means that this bib short not only provides speed but is wonderfully comfortable as well. You'll love it, even if you never participate in a race. It has already been 15 years since the first Free Aero Race bib short was introduced. Since then, this model has only gotten better and has helped pros to win big cycling races. To name just a few: Tour de France 3 times, Giro d'Italia 3 times, Vuelta once.

The concept of the Castelli Free Aero RC is fairly simple. Firstly, Castelli has taken their best seat pad, the Progetto X2 Air Seamless, which offers great saddle comfort on long rides. This chamois is surrounded by a supportive short that provides good muscle compression. Other than that, everything that is not absolutely necessary has been eliminated. This has resulted, among other things, in fewer panels and, therefore, fewer seams to reduce the chance of friction. In total, the short itself has only 5 panels, while the previous model had 10.

The Castelli Free Aero RC has minimalist bib straps, which offer maximum airflow and remain flat on the shoulders. In the centre of the back there is a small, handy pocket. There are raw-cut edges in several places on this bib short: at the waistband, for extra stretch and comfort; the leg ends also have raw-cut edges and stay perfectly in place without the need for an elastic band or grippers. Finally, there are reflective stripes on the backs of the legs, and all logos are either embroidered or embossed for durability.

The Castelli Free Aero RC bib short for men is made for racing at the highest level but also offers comfort for any ride and any rider.

Technology

Progetto X2 Air Seamless seat pad
The Castelli Free Aero RC bib short is equipped with the Progetto X2 Air Seamless seat pad. This is a pro-level chamois that provides maximum comfort during long bike rides. It features a new, seamless skin care layer that feels soft against the skin and reduces friction during cycling. The pad also has a separate saddle-shaped cushioning layer, which consists of high-density foam and gel inserts, with excellent cushioning as a result.
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9 / 5
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Most recent reviews

5 / 5

Tight pants with very good chamois

- Bert 6 May 2023

Sits great while cycling. No discomfort at 100 km ride. It is very tight, so that stretch marks are visible for a long time after cycling. According to the table, I need M but ended up in XL at 1.85 and 82 kg. The suspenders are very short.

Pros & Cons

Rather long legs
Tight fit
Very good chamois
Very good quality
Suspenders on the short side
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5 / 5

Very satisfied

- Jesse 29 April 2023

Very nice cycling pants. Nice fit and also a good chamois in the pants, also for long rides. Not the cheapest but good quality and nice fit.

Pros & Cons

Fine chamois
Fine reins
Fits very well
Good quality
No
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5 / 5

This is what I needed!

- Camiel 2 April 2023

I'm glad I invested just that little bit more in a pair of pants. These are going to do the trick for the long distances.

Pros & Cons

Closes well around the legs
Good fit
Long legs
Suspenders little elastic
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5 / 5

Once you try "Castelli free aero," you're sold.

- Jens 21 September 2022

-These pants are fairly tight to put on, but when you have them on they fit like a glove. The muscle support effect of these pants is evident. -Very comfortable chamois, perfect for longer rides. -These pants are more expensive than other cycling pants in my closet, but from experience I know by now (free aero race 4) that they also easily last 2 to 3x as long. ...Price/quality/comfort unbeatable! -Slightly longer legs are "in", but for someone with relatively short legs like me, the legs really reach almost to the knees.

Pros & Cons

comfort
fit
price/quality
long legs for those with short legs.
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4 / 5

Good cycling pants with excellent fit and chamois

- Gertjan 13 September 2022

Good cycling shorts for longer rides. Fit and chamois are excellent. The material used is slightly thicker and stiffer than its predecessor the Free Aero Race 4. The sober design is an improvement.

Pros & Cons

Chamois
Fit
Sober design
Warm
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5

Bert, 6 May 2023

Tight pants with very good chamois

Sits great while cycling. No discomfort at 100 km ride. It is very tight, so that stretch marks are visible for a long time after cycling. According to the table, I need M but ended up in XL at 1.85 and 82 kg. The suspenders are very short.

  • Rather long legs
  • Tight fit
  • Very good chamois
  • Suspenders on the short side
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5

Jesse, 29 April 2023

Very satisfied

Very nice cycling pants. Nice fit and also a good chamois in the pants, also for long rides. Not the cheapest but good quality and nice fit.

  • Fine chamois
  • Fine reins
  • Fits very well
  • No
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5

Camiel, 2 April 2023

This is what I needed!

I'm glad I invested just that little bit more in a pair of pants. These are going to do the trick for the long distances.

  • Closes well around the legs
  • Good fit
  • Long legs
  • Suspenders little elastic
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5

Jens, 21 September 2022

Once you try "Castelli free aero," you're sold.

-These pants are fairly tight to put on, but when you have them on they fit like a glove. The muscle support effect of these pants is evident. -Very comfortable chamois, perfect for longer rides. -These pants are more expensive than other cycling pants in my closet, but from experience I know by now (free aero race 4) that they also easily last 2 to 3x as long. ...Price/quality/comfort unbeatable! -Slightly longer legs are "in", but for someone with relatively short legs like me, the legs really reach almost to the knees.

  • comfort
  • fit
  • price/quality
  • long legs for those with short legs.
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Gertjan, 13 September 2022

Good cycling pants with excellent fit and chamois

Good cycling shorts for longer rides. Fit and chamois are excellent. The material used is slightly thicker and stiffer than its predecessor the Free Aero Race 4. The sober design is an improvement.

  • Chamois
  • Fit
  • Sober design
  • Warm
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Temperature 15 - 35 °C 10 - 15 °C / 15 - 20 °C / 20 - 25 °C / +25 °C 15 - 35 °C 15 - 20 °C / 20 - 25 °C / +25 °C
Waterproofing Not waterproof Not waterproof Not waterproof Not waterproof
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