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Castelli Competitive Cyclist Digi Free Aero Bib Short - Men's - Men's
Retail Price: $199.95buy now
Our Price: $159.96
Our Price: $159.96
We're always pumped when exciting cycling clothing hits the market, breaking the relatively still and predictable waters of the industry's fashion. When one of our favorites, Castelli, released their Digi Camo theme, we wanted to get in on the action, so we joined forces with them to create the Castelli Competitive Cyclist Digi Free Aero Men's Bib Shorts (and a sweet matching jersey, too). They're not just fun for the eyes, though. They're real bibs for real cyclists, and they'll quickly become one of your favorites. The beauty of fit and comfort of Castelli's Free Aero Race bibs, on which these Camo ones are based, comes from the targeted use of three main fabrics. First, Castelli developed what they call an Action Micro fabric that is particularly durable and placed it in the saddle contact regions, since those are the areas that get the most regular wear and tear. Energia Micro fabric, with its outstanding stretch and return, is used on the sides and back of the bib shorts, while Breathe Micro fabric is used for the front of the shorts. As its name indicates, the latter has been designed to let the fabric breathe to help keep the legs from overheating when the sun is beating down on a hot day. No matter how many innovative fabrics are used, the Castelli bibs wouldn't even make it into the suitcase of a pro rider without a superior chamois. The Progetto X2 Air Seat Pad benefits from Castelli's ongoing collaboration with the Garmin as well. The team spent over a year testing this short, and that's a lot of saddle time to ponder how comfort might be improved. The good news was that Castelli had it pretty much right to begin with. The minor improvements that were made included a perforated foam layer being added to the pad. This layer helps to ventilate and keep you cool as it allows air to flow directly onto the surface fabric. It wicks moisture away ensuring that you'll stay dry even on the hottest days. Keeping your nether regions dry is paramount to minimizi...