When you're embarking on the longest, most strenuous rides you'd be wise to reach for bibs that can offer all-day support, like the Castelli Premio Women's Bib Shorts. Impeccably tailored for the days when you're committed to hammering out the most miles, these bibs are committed to the course thanks to their high-end materials that balance breathability and wicking, and a top-tier Progetto X2 Air Donna chamois to take the sting out of road chatter. We're not shy to say that cycling comes at a balance of vanity and performance, and these shorts seem to tick both boxes with compressive fabrics for support, and clean aesthetics with classic lines that taper to your body while you ride.
Delving into the craft, the Premio Shorts combine Forza fabric with a boost of 38% Lycra for a muscle-wrapping hug, and 3D mesh at the lumbar to aid in moisture-transfer. Strategically placed panels not only support your muscles, but also move stitching away from sensitive areas to reduce chaffing, and if that's not enough the seams all crafted to sit flat to eliminate rubbing. We're pretty sure none of us like to feel like we're popping out of a sausage casing when we're kitted out, so Castelli pairs these compressive shorts with raw-edge hems that lend themselves to seamless and clean transitions, plus vertical silicone grippers to keep the hems locked right where you want them, without pinching in. The waist is wide, and a comes up a bit higher than traditionally found in Castelli shorts to add a little extra support, and hold everything in.
And finally, there's luxurious cushion of Castelli's Progetto X2 Air Donna chamois. The top tier Progetto X2 features multi-density foam in a strategic topography that manages to be supportive without making you feel like you're sitting on a pillow, and it's been anatomically shaped to move with you as you pedal and shift in the saddle. It's covered with a soft, micro-denier, four-way stretch, and bacteriostatic layer to facilitate airflow and reduce the likelihood of chafing and irritation. To add the finishing touches you'd expect, the bibs are topped with seamless bonded bibstraps that feature a lightweight mesh back for breathability, and reflective tabs to the back of the legs to help you stay visible when your ride takes you from dawn to dim dusk riding.
- Bibs for hammering out long, strenuous days in the saddle
- Compressive fit wraps around and supports muscles
- High Lycra content gently stretches for comfort
- Progetto X2 Donna chamois offers multi-density support
- Raw-edge leg for a seamless transition and clean look
- Vertical silicone grippers lock hem without pinching
- Reduced seaming elevates comfort and reduces chaffing
- Reflective tabs boost low light visibility for evening rides