- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: L
Castelli pushes their seamless chamois, but the the key is the free-floating top layer of fabric that acts as a second skin to prevent chafing.
The leg gripper grips extremely well, perhaps too well, I have to pull it into place. But once it's there it doesn't move.
Top of the line chamois are 10% better than their cheaper cousins, but over the course of 70 miles, that 10% makes the extra investment worth it.
For tall and thin cyclists, the straps will be tight when you first put the bibs on, but I don't notice them once I'm in the saddle.... and they have seemed to loosen up over time.
In short (pun intended), these are well-made bibs that (with embrocation) won't chafe on long rides.