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Matt W

Matt W wrote a review of on October 25, 2011

4 5

Great cool/damp weather jersey. Nice to have a warm jersey that fits so it doesn't flap in the breeze. Material and fit are outstanding. Not sure but it doesn't feel like the windstopper fabric extends down the sleeves. Chest and torsoe stay comfortable in 45-55* conditions with a light base layer, but the arms feel the chill. The drop tail is a great feature when roads are wet. Would be nice in some other colors. White looks great but not after a wet ride on dirty roads. Black is low visabilty and boring. Overall good stuff. Pricey but worth it if you're out in lousey weather.

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Matt W wrote a review of on June 23, 2011

5 5

These shorts are great ! They really do live up to the hype regarding support and comfort. Unlike other compression shorts these stay put once you get them on. (make sure you don't buy them too big, they need to be tight) They provide very good support to your upper leg muscles without being too constrictive. The ventilator panel does help but because the material is fairly heavy to provide support, these shorts are warm compared to others made from lighter weight material. A worth while trade off as far as I'm concerned.
Give these bad boys a shot. You won't be disappointed

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Matt W wrote a review of on December 3, 2009

4 5

Love Castelli Free bibs. The comfort and freedom of movement are great. The materials breath well and wick moisture away from your skin. I just wish they would do something different with the leg grippers on the knickers. They ride up as soon as you get on the bike and become nothing more than a pair of long shorts with a bunch of material around your knees. The shoulder straps need to be longer as well. They get uncomfortable after awhile unless you wear a shirt under them. Even when you up-size for euro styling the fit in the legs and seat doesn't match the shoulders unless you are very short. 6' 1" and 200lbs - XXL fits great except for the shoulder straps. I solved the problem by having 3" of elastic sewn into the shoulders, but for the price you shouldn't have to do custom alterations.

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Matt W wrote a review of on November 5, 2009

5 5

Very nice materials with a good fit - not too tight. Has a mesh lining that along with the jersey material keeps you incredibly dry even when it warms up. First time I wore this I got caught in the rain. I couldn't believe how dry the jersey was when I got home. Good for temps from the high fifities up to about 70f. Although this jersey isn't as fitted as some others, it is consistant with Castelli sizing. Figure on going up one size from P I or Cannondale. I'm 6'1" - 200lbs and the XXL fits well. Sleeves are a bit long for the size.

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Matt W wrote a review of on November 5, 2009

5 5

By far the most comfortable shorts I have. They set you back a few bucks, but are worth every penny. The materials provide great compression and breath well. The fit is very comfortable with no restriction at all. The leg grippers are different, with the gel on the outside, but they do work well. Sizing on Castelli is always an adventure, but these are pretty consistant. I'm 6'1"- 200lbs and the XXL fits great.

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Matt W wrote a review of on October 24, 2009

5 5

This is a really nice jacket. Very good looking, comfortable, warm and breaths well. Works well with a light base layer for temps in the 40's. Colder temps you can layer up and zip up the high collar to stay nice and warm. Does a great job cutting the wind also. Sizing runs small just like all Castelli. I'm 6'1 200lbs and wear a 46" coat. XXL fits with enough room for a thermal base layer. Get this jacket and you won't be sorry.

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Matt W wrote a review of on October 24, 2009

5 5

Great gloves ! Very light and comfortable, plus they are suprisingly warm for such a lightweight glove. Good for temps well down into the 40's. They run true to size and are a great value at the price compared to other gloves. Only complaint is that the gel padding on the palm is split in the middle right where your hands rest on the bars while riding in an upright position. Pad needs to extend all the way across the palm.

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