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Castelli: Absurd Sizing and Inconsistent Quality

Old 10-10-17, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Scarbo View Post
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Why do you say that? Mario Cipollini is 6'2" tall and when he raced his weight was listed between 168-174 pounds--not a porker by any means. He is retired now, of course, so who knows.

I'd barely fit, & he's bigger in the legs than me.
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^^Was it really necessary to post that?

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In other news, I received a third pair of Nanoflex bib knickers today, this time ordered from Wiggle. I am happy to say that they are the higher quality Romanian made iteration.

This makes me wonder more about counterfeits.


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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
^^Was it really necessary to post that?

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In other news, I received a third pair of Nanoflex bib knickers today, this time ordered from Wiggle. I am happy to say that they are the higher quality Romanian made iteration.

This makes me wonder more about counterfeits.


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I'd be concerned about this too. I just took a peek at all the stitching on the Castelli stuff I have and it all looks very well made. In fact, I was wearing a favorite Castelli jersey about a week ago when I took a nasty fall on my MTB. When the dust had settled I was sure I had ripped the jersey--not a scratch on it, which really surprised me. So, their authentic stuff, at least, is good quality.
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I got a pair of Castelli XL Nanoflex bib shorts in XL. They are more snug than my L Assos and maybe slightly more snug than even my Medium Rapha Brevet bib shorts. I wore them twice but I guess I'm a bit non-Italian at 5'11 and 175 lbs. I guess I'll throw them on eBay...hassle {Sigh**. The Castelli Large winter tights (no pad) fits fine though.
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I guess I'll throw them on eBay...hassle
Seriously- are there really people who would buy used bibs? yuck!
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Oh tons. Never sold anything used before but may as well try. I see people buying really used ones so I bet they will go quickly.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Seriously- are there really people who would buy used bibs? yuck!
Are you picturing them licking the crotches before washing? Because if not, what's the big deal?
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Guess there's at least one who would buy them....
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Tinea is highly contagious.

I would not purchase used bibs for the same reason I would not purchase used underwear or socks or used mattresses. I hope whomever does washes them with bleach and puts them in the dryer on high for at least 1 hour to kill whatever pathogens might be present.

Back to the topic, the Romanian made Castelli Nanoflex bibs are so comfy. I almost wish it would get cold.


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Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
(paid half at Competitive Cyclist) my $200 capo bibs made in Italy are stitched the same way the China ones are above . These Capo were my work horse along with Castelli bibs in rotation for last weeks 560mile tour across california. Both did awesome, no sores, no rips, no issues. legs stayed put and tan lines stayed sharp. Averaged to 6hour pedaling a day, one day was 9hours. Chamois pad worked great.

buy once cry once, especially the touching points to your bike. I wish someone would have told be this sooner when is started the roadie in 2005. Don't be scared to return things. I was buying 3-4 $40-50 bibs/shorts when I should have been buying 1-2 $80-100 bibs. I miss Bonktown.com when castelli bibs were $50
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2 things about this:
1) "buy once, cry once" - I love it!
2) OMG I so miss Bonktown and Department of Goods... Those were good years
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