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Castelli Evoluzione 2 Short - Men's

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Evoluzione 2 Short

In Castelli's world, entry level kit means something a bit different than what you might've been conditioned to think. Instead of ill-fitting garments made with low-end materials and few comfort-enhancing extras, kit like the Castelli Evoluzione 2 Short gives new riders a warm introduction to the world of cycling shorts. If you're self-sponsored and newly indoctrinated to the sport of skinny tires, the Evoluzione 2 will leave little to be desired as you build mileage and get to know your bike.

The Evoluzione's Kiss Air chamois may not offer the same featherweight silhouette as its higher-end siblings, but its rolling topography and plush cushioning provide the support you need to tackle longer rides and new routes without compressing after only a few miles. Day in and day out, the short's stabilizing, breathable nylon and polyester fabric blend move with you without stretching or bunching in the saddle, as it employs the same impeccable fit used throughout Castelli's illustrious line.

  • An entry-level bib short that doesn't sacrifice in comfort
  • Form-fitting cut follows your movements in the saddle
  • 2-layer ProDry Soft fabric rapidly transfers moisture
  • Extra-stretch side panel rolls out to a 360-degree leg band
  • Airy mesh bib sits subtly under a jersey
  • KISS chamois cushions and supports your sit bones
  • Reflective accents help you stay visible to motorists
  • Item #CST00FY

Material
ProDry Soft (polyester/nylon blend)
Fit
form-fitting
Chamois
KISS Air
Bib
mesh
Leg Gripper
InMold silicone
Reflective
tabs
Claimed Weight
[large] 177g
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 3

Fits small

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
medium
Height
5` 9"
Weight
160 lbs

I normally wear a MEDIUM. I ordered both a medium and a large. The medium was WAY too tight. Felt like it was cutting into my legs at the hems. The large fits me like a medium typically does. I have a bunch of Castelli jerseys and typically do not have to size up like a lot of people suggest but definitely would recommend you size up on this one.

>Rating: 5

Great Shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
160 lbs

I bought two pair to use on the trainer during the shoulder months and in the winter. They were deeply discounted because of the business with the elastic separating from the leg cuffs. Five minutes with aqua seal, set them aside overnight to let bond and dry. Next day, new shorts. They also fit perfectly. I'm 5'10" 160, medium is good and tight without being binding.

>Rating: 2

Leg grippers came off.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 8"
Weight
145 lbs

Leg grippers on these shorts came off after 3 or 4 rides. Machine washed, but line dried, so not abused. Suggest everyone stay away from these shorts. Seems to be a common problem.

>Rating: 2

Elastic snap

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small

Bought these shorts to try out the brand before I invested in the more expensive shorts. The padding is great but the elastic is bad. I will only use these shorts on the trainer.

>Rating: 1

Go up 2 sizes

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
L and XL
Height
5` 10"
Weight
175 lbs

I normally wear large and when tried on it was super tight. Returned it and got XL and still super snug. I have about a dozen other shorts in Large and all are perfect, but for some reason these are way too tight/small.

>Rating: 3

Size and quality

Medium fits well for 5'7" 160 lbs. Ordered two pair. One is good. The other has a stitching defect on the right side. I didn't detect defect within 30 days because I only tried one pair on upon receipt of product. I hope Competitive Cyclist does the right thing and provides a credit.

>Rating: 2

Quality Issue As Well

Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
XL

Also experienced leg grippers de-laminating after 1 use. Too bad - nice design.

>Rating: 3

Great fit but beware quality issues

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 11"
Weight
170 lbs

When I first got these and tried them on, I though they were the perfect pair of bike shorts. The fit was great and the padding stayed put where it needed to and didn't move around. However, in 10 days the elastic "leg gripper" ring on the cuff of the right leg started to come off. It looked like a stirrup hanging off the leg opening. I had only washed a couple times according to the directions so it was clear to me that it was some type of manufacturing defect. I returned these as defective and purchased the "Race Aero" version of the shorts which does not have the leg gripper band. The Race version is considerably more expensive but also a great pair of shorts. To me, the fit and feel of the Evoluzione was just as good, and I would have preferred it at the price point, but I probably won't buy another pair for fear of the elastic separation happening again.

Thanks for the feedback Jeffrey. We appreciate the honesty - glad you did find a pair that works.

>Rating: 4

Good product

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size

Very nice. Well made. For me, the shorts are a little tight, especially around the leg grippers. Maybe a few more rides and washings will loosen them. I got a size L, and I'm about 5'11" and 165 lbs.

>Rating:

quality oversight

missed stitches noted by manufacturer. I was disappointed that it was shipped to me anyways, in spite of these clearly marked problems.

missed
>Rating: 5

Great short - very comfortable

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 3"
Weight
165 lbs

very comfortable and protective