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Castelli Bibs(7 posts)

Castelli Bibsfire737
Apr 15, 2001 12:40 PM
Just curious what kind of experiences people have had with Castelli bibs? Are the Progetto Y2/VT worth the $60 more you spend over the Oscars or VarioThick Bibs. I know Castelli has a good reputation. What are some of your feelings on these bibs or others that you have liked?
re: Castelli BibsPaulCL
Apr 15, 2001 1:10 PM
At the risk of repeating myself and others, try out the Voler bibs. I have used the Voler, top of the line Performance, Garneau (sp?) and Voler is the best by far. Risk the $50 (versus what$$ for Castelli) and try the Volers.
re: Castelli BibsSkip
Apr 15, 2001 1:32 PM
I haven't used Voler, but I have tried Castelli Y2K, PI ultrasensors/microsensors, Cannondale, etc. Castelli Y2K Progetto's are wonderful.
re: Castelli BibsMGS
Apr 15, 2001 3:20 PM
Used them. Love them.If you've never used bibs, start with these.
re: Castelli BibsPhil M
Apr 15, 2001 3:27 PM
I've only tried the VarioThick bibs, but, man, I love 'em. They're very comfortable and do a good job of keeping you cool. Recommended. I also have a pair of the Voler bib knickers which I equally love. You can't go wrong with Voler, either.
re: Love emkevinpmac
Apr 16, 2001 10:53 AM
My Y2K's are the favorites in the bike closet. I always save them for the longest ride of the week. They are simply wonderful.

I have a pair of Assos, Nalini, and PI Micro's (all bibs). The Castelli's are number one, with the Assos second and the Nalini's third.
Yes...they are worth every penny of the price!
re: Castelli Bibstopcat
Apr 17, 2001 7:52 AM
I agree with the rest super comfortable but I have to say not durable. Bought a pair last May and the sublimation was starting to crack after 3 weeks. During races they kept snagging on the nose of the saddle (Flite). Rode them off road once grazed a branch and it ripped from waist to gripper. Good for leisurely rides but if you are in and out of the saddle a lot try the PI Micros PRT or prosline Assos. Much more durable and machine washable.