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Simple takes practice.
Simplicity is not just understated in its definition, but it's grossly understated in cycling culture. Every now and again a garment comes along that just nails it, and right now that garment is the Castelli Ergo Bib Tights. The Ergo doesn't have crazy color schemes or graphics, it's not a moving Castelli billboard, and it didn't come off of the runway at Milan Fashion Week this year. But the Ergo Bib Tights aren't what they're not, they are only what they are. The Ergos are warm, breathable, wicking, and ergonomically designed to provide comfort on long winter days in the saddle. Who would have guessed that the Ergo Bib Tights come from the same country that produced Cipollini?
The Castelli Ergo Bib Tights place an emphasis on ergonomics. Featuring a design that's principle purpose is a comfortable, barely-there fit; the Ergo is made from Castelli's popular Thermoflex fabric. Thermoflex gives you the benefit of having a lightweight, stretchy bib tight that warms like a light jacket on your legs and fits like you're off to the races. Thermoflex also features a fleecy inner-lining that traps a layer of warm air on your skin while it wicks away moisture to the quick-drying Ergo surface. This process provides a consistent warmth and dryness that you'll appreciate when it's in the 40s. The Ergo adds extra comfort by incorporating breathable mesh bib straps and the Kiss 3 pad. The Kiss chamois uses a seamless construction of brushed microfiber to avoid any chafing, and the pad is anatomically shaped to follow your movements. The Kiss 3 also features a variable density design with more padding where you need it and less where you don't. Other nice features of the Ergo include the flat silicone ankle grippers, and the reflective camlock ankle zippers.
The Castelli Ergo Bib Tights are available in six sizes from Small to XXX-Large, and in the color Black/white stitching.
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Better Than Expected
I am pleased with these bib tights. I particularly like the subdued logos, the compression, and the fit. I'm 6'1", 165', 34"waist, and 34"inseam. The large fits me perfectly.
Not so 'appy
- Fit: Runs small
Nice material and all... but the size?
I am 5' 10", 187 lbs and there was no way a Large was going to fit...especially the legs. BC handled the return well, full marks there.
Normally wear an L but went by the size up instruction. worked out great. nice fleece lining and straps are soft. pad placed nicely.