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BDKwrote a review of on May 7, 2016

3 5

Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 170 lbs

Tried this one on in-store and absolutely necessary to size down at least one size if you like a form fit. Me: 40" chest, size medium wearing race fitted jersey, fit great in shoulders/chest/back, very loose in torso. Tried size small and torso was awesome however crouched in riding position it was too tight across back and through chest/back. Hope this helps anyone looking to purchase!
Cheers,
B

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BDKwrote a review of on February 11, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Me: 173lbs, 6'1", 32" waist, 40" chest.
The jacket is described above as "The Castelli Leggero Jacket begins with the Italian maker's stellar form-following fit. This is one jacket that won't flap in the wind." This is definitely not one of their race or aero fitting pieces, nor is it designed with shoulder curvature that mimics the shoulder dropped position on road/mtb. I purchased the Large and feel that a medium over my size Large castelli long-sleeve lightweight jersey may have been the way to go, BUT, my shoulders are pushing out the seems on the Large and the front is already nice and short. Not sure how this one got designed in such a fashion? At about 25 mph in a tuck it started flapping at the shoulders loudly, bit of a bummer to say the least. I like the pit "hole" and the vents on the back to I'm planning to take it to my tailor to have him "dart" the fronts of the shoulders (above the pectoral and near the pits) to help draw the shoulders forward for a better on the bike fit.
Super small, packable design is just what I was looking for.

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BDKwrote a review of on September 17, 2012

4 5

Be careful when putting these on and taking them off...take your time. I really enjoy the minimal padding, offers maximum feedback through the bars. Excellent breathability. Only drawback is no sweat wipe, but that's okay...I just ride faster to help it evaporate! I have the Rosso Corsa, too however I find that above 85 degrees they get a bit hot on the palms and top despite being visually well vented. Must be the padding? Castelli replaced them for me as the hem around the hand opening broke open after first ride. Again I stress, most of their gloves are minimal and do require patience when putting them on and/or removing.

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BDKwrote a review of on July 30, 2012

Pretty cool...
4 5

Jersey has nicely rounded shoulders, great for riding position. I wear US size 40 suit, 6' tall, 32" waist, 174 lbs. Ordered the L and it's race fit tight on shoulders, arms and chest. I'm just over 6' tall and the only complaint I have is that the length is not "race length" to match the upper portions fit. The tail is waaaay too long and made worse when you have gear in the pockets, it covers nearly 65% of my butt - too long. I'm not going to wear it again until I'm able to take it to my tailor and have a horizontal dart put in just above the pockets in order to keep my gear from bouncing around on the butt.
Aside from that, the style is great!

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BDKwrote a review of on August 5, 2011

5 5

Very light, grippy and not too thick. Few guys at the shop have purchased after seeing mine. It's flat/matte black and with 830 (dry) miles on it, still looks good. Can't attest to wet weather performance as I haven't been caught in the rain.

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BDKwrote a review of on August 5, 2011

4 5

I wear a TRUE US 10 as measured on the nice little scale they use at most shoe stores and with this in mind I went against the size chart and ordered a MEDIUM and it fits perfect. The heel hits my heel as it should, no bunching around the toes and the height of the sock is just right although longer than what I'm normally sporting its definately not too long.
Buy it, you'll like it.

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BDKwrote a review of on April 22, 2011

4 5

I can take this jacket from low 50s to low 30s with the right base. Windstopper works much better than anticipated. Sizing is good, don't let the 'european race' in the description fool you, it's the same as slim fits used to describe other items from Castelli.
If you can stop the wind from getting to your chest, and even more importantly your arms you can have much better rides, this jacket will allow that. Not bulky, fairly light, comfortable, stylish, I say get it.

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BDKwrote a review of on March 20, 2011

4 5

Specialized, Pearl Izumi I wear everything in Medium. Castelli is a hard one to fit. Anything with a full zipper I'm a Large even though their quite a lot tighter in the shoulder/armpits. Large b/c of the loose material around the waist/stomach is obscene on an XL (w/ full zip). I bought this jersey from LBS in XL and it's still very tight in the pits and shoulders but the length and fit around torso is the best!
For this jersey, unless you like SUPER tight I would size up two (yes two) from your normal US brand sizes. Trust me. I have many many jerseys/knickers/bibs/shorts etc from many makers and I obsess over fit...what good is an aero bike if you're pulling a parachute, eh?
Like this jersey a lot after I got the fit dialed-in. Only thing that would make it better is a full zip making it easier to remove.
DO NOT take this in the woods for MTB....when it gets close to a tree I can feel it get tighter and try to run away! What I mean to say is that it snags, a lot and VERY easily - ROAD only on this one unless you're going for the tattered jersey look or have time to pull all the snags through the material (which is what I did while watching the last TDF).

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