A beautiful workshorse.

Castelli’s Velocissima Women’s Bib Shorts are designed for long days in the saddle. From the supportive, low-profile KISS4 chamois to the Endurance Evolution fabric, everything in the Velocissima is made with long-ride comfort in mind. That Endurance Evolution fabric is a bit different than your typical spandex –it’s moisture-wicking and compressive, meaning it keeps your muscles in place so they don’t fatigue prematurely. This won’t result in the dreaded sausage-leg, though, due to Castelli’s intelligent patterning.

  • KISS4 chamois
  • Giro3 leg grippers
  • Endurance Evolution fabric
  • Mesh straps
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Super comfy!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XS

This great is very comfy even on long distance rides. I rode up to 80 miles in this bib and felt comfortable. It does run a tiny bit smaller than my usual bibs

Comfy as hell; lycra losing opacity

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

After I wrecked my first pair of these bibs, I re-ordered the same size and style (definitely order a size up from what you normally wear...following the size guide *is* actually helpful). The chamois has always felt comfortable and retains its shape, and the remaining lycra is breathable and lightweight. On my second pair, however, I've noticed that the opacity of the lycra has turned awkwardly transparent after only a few washes (thanks to my riding partner for pointing this out...). I take care in machine-washing my cycling apparel, never use fabric softener and always hang dry. I am pretty disappointed (as is my wallet) that my second purchase of these is so quickly retiring to indoor-training-only bibs. I'm not sure what went wrong with this pair, but it's definitely a bummer.

Best first bibs!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Never tried bibs and so glad I tried the Castillie's for the first.... Chamois very nice, even comfortable for a 50 mile ride last weekend. Seriously, they are soooo comfortable!

Great Bibs

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: large

Castelli has managed to provide a pair of performance bibs at a reasonable price. Understanding that the brand tends to run small, I ordered up one size (from med to lg) and found a perfect fit. The chamois is nicely form fitting and comfortable - and as with all bibs, tends to stay where it belongs. Plan to buy more.

Nice cycling shorts, but to small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Small

I wear all S in my cycling apparel, not matter of the brand. First time with Castelli, I have to go M. I know, but forgot, Italian sizing is different from the others. I had to send the shorts back.

Not what I expected

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I love castelli, and have a couple of shorts that are size small. I ordered small bibs thinking they should fit but they were a bit too tight, way too snug on my thighs, and see through! I had to return the immediately.