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FREE AERO RC BIBSHORT

The perfect mix of comfort and speed. Engineered for top-level racing, which also makes it supremely comfortable for every ride and rider.

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Color: BLACK

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Product features

  • High-compression 215 g Forza 2 fabric with 32% Lycra® content provides exceptional muscle support and compression
  • Progetto X2 Air seamless seat pad is soft against the skin but well padded for long-distance comfort
  • Minimalist bib straps allow maximum airflow, while a reinforced yoke keeps the straps flat over the shoulders
  • Rear mesh pocket
  • 5-panel construction for reduced seams and less chafing
  • Stitched scorpion logo patch and embossed Castelli wordmark for durability
  • Reflective piping on back of legs
  • Raw-cut edge at waist for extra stretch and comfort
  • Raw-cut leg ending engineered to stay put without silicone grippers
  • High-compression 215 g Forza 2 fabric with 32% Lycra® content provides exceptional muscle support and compression
  • Progetto X2 Air seamless seat pad is soft against the skin but well padded for long-distance comfort
  • Minimalist bib straps allow maximum airflow, while a reinforced yoke keeps the straps flat over the shoulders
  • Rear mesh pocket
  • 5-panel construction for reduced seams and less chafing
  • Stitched scorpion logo patch and embossed Castelli wordmark for durability
  • Reflective piping on back of legs
  • Raw-cut edge at waist for extra stretch and comfort
  • Raw-cut leg ending engineered to stay put without silicone grippers
  • Weight:210 g
  • Temperature:15°C - 35°C / 59°F - 95°F
  • Fit:Race
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What It Is

The perfect mix of comfort and speed. Engineered for top-level racing, which also makes it supremely comfortable for every ride and rider.
Rosso Corsa

Our Rosso Corsa label is only applied to the highest-level products we make. Every thread and fiber, every curve and contour is obsessed about. Rosso Corsa represents a categorical breakthrough in cycling innovation and the meticulous craftsmanship you expect from Castelli’s performance-enhancing apparel.

Progetto X² Air Seamless

MAXIMUM TECHNOLOGY FOR SUPREME COMFORT.Constructed in two components, each dedicated to a specific purpose, that together create the most comfortable seat pad on the planet.Skin Care LayerSeamless, bacteriostatic layer made to adapt to the shape of your body and saddle without any folds in the fabric. Cushioning LayerSeamless Integrated Technology (S.I.T.) Perforated Viscous Comfort Zone.

PRO RIDERS

Garment supplied to the Soudal Quick-Step Team riders.

INNOVATIVE EVOLUTION

The Free Aero RC Bibshort is our top race short, which also means that it's insanely comfortable even if you never pin on a number. It's fair to say that we've been working on this short for the past 15 years. That's how long it's been since the original Free Aero Race Bibshort was first introduced, initially as our top-of-the-line race short. Since then it has won three Tours de France, three Giri d'Italia, one Vuelta and San Remo, but it also became the best-selling product in the history of Castelli because, simply put, this is the short that does everything well. The concept is quite simple: start with the best pad we know how to make, surround it with a supportive short with good muscle compression, and then remove everything else that's not absolutely necessary. You feel Free thanks to the reduced number of panels and the reduced number of seams. In fact, the short portion has just 5 panels compared to 10 in the previous generation. You feel Free because of further refinements to the Progetto X2 Air seamless seat pad. The two densities of foam plus the gel pads provide progressive damping, while the separate Skin Care Layer is soft and stretchy to move with your skin. You feel Free thanks to the most minimal bibs you've ever seen in a short, including open-weave straps for maximum airflow. But we reinforced the yoke so the straps stay in place and made the mesh back narrow for coverage that is minimal yet just enough to hold the shorts in place. And the bib elegantly frames a convenient pocket at the center back. You feel Free because this is the first high-end short that doesn't need any sort of gripper or elastic at the end of the leg to keep the leg in place. Getting this right meant 28 prototypes and our most extensive test program ever, and it results in the most comfortable leg ending we've ever made. The Forza 2 fabric has 32% Lycra® with a high modulus for exceptional muscle support and just the right amount of compression. There's reflective piping on the back. And all logos are either stitched or embossed for durability.
Reviews

Here is what our customers think about it

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Best bibshort I've owned. Period.

21/09/2023

Hands down the best bibshort I've owned. Got a pair, wish I would have gotten two. Comfortable, breathable... and they look great too. All-day rideable. Cannot recommend highly enough.

James W.

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amazing comfort and superb value

09/04/2023

Clearlt, the best value for money you can have ...

Richard Legris

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The most comfortable bib that I own

05/02/2023

I own several Castelli bibs, but this one is so comfortable that is my favorite for any ride long or short.

Carlos

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Die geilste Hose die ich habe

03/11/2023

einfach a richtig geile Hose! Die beste die ich je gekauft habe :-)

Martin

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Best bibshort I've owned. Period.

21/09/2023

Hands down the best bibshort I've owned. Got a pair, wish I would have gotten two. Comfortable, breathable... and they look great too. All-day rideable. Cannot recommend highly enough.

James W.

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amazing comfort and superb value

09/04/2023

Clearlt, the best value for money you can have ...

Richard Legris

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The most comfortable bib that I own

05/02/2023

I own several Castelli bibs, but this one is so comfortable that is my favorite for any ride long or short.

Carlos

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Die geilste Hose die ich habe

03/11/2023

einfach a richtig geile Hose! Die beste die ich je gekauft habe :-)

Martin

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