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Castelli Podium Collection - Mortirolo Bib Short - Men's - 2011 BCS
In the realm of relentless, grinding climbs, the Mortirolo is one near the top of the list. It has an average gradient of 10.5% for over 12 kilometers. It's a crushing climb by any standard and is touted by many pro cyclists as the most difficult climb in any of the three Grand Tours. The Castelli Mortirolo Bib Shorts capture much of the subtle splendor you'd expect from a name like Mortirolo.
They're part of Castelli's Podium collection, and they're styled to match the rest of the Mortirolo lineup. What you'll get is a contemporary design, but one that is timeless to ensure your kit will still be just as stylish next season.
The Mortirolo Bib Shorts are built with a seven-paneled design to mimic the muscular shaping of your legs, and Castelli uses flatlock seam construction to ensure a sleek, comfortable fit without irritation. One detail that we really like is the low cut front panel that facilitates natural breaks if you're an over-the-top kinda guy. And if you prefer it out-the-leg, then it's worth mentioning that these bib shorts don't use gel grippers on the leg cuffs. This makes them comfortable and super easy to get on and off. Castelli uses a doubled lycra cuff here instead. The bib straps are stretchy mesh and disappear underneath your jersey.
The Castelli KISS3 pad features triple-layer, multi-density foam to absorb road vibration, and it offers a velour elastic antibacterial surface fabric to reduce the possibility of saddle sores. The seamless construction ensures no hot spots or irritation and provides an anatomic molded shape.
The Castelli Mortirolo Bib Shorts are available in six sizes from Small to XXX-Large and come in three colors -- Acid Green, Black/cyan, Black/grey. Please check the dropdown menu for availability.
- Contemporary, timeless design ensures your kit is still in style next year
- Four-paneled, flatlock-seam construction offers a sleek, comfortable fit without irritation
- The Castelli AC (Active Cushioning) pad features triple-layer, multi-density foam for vibration dampening
- AC Pad offers a velour elastic antibacterial surface to reduce the possibility of saddle sores
- Seamless AC pad provides an anatomic molded shape to eliminate the bulky feel
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July 19, 2012
I love these bibs and for the price at closeout; unbelievable. Nice chamois. Like the low cut front for convenience but it might look bad if you have a gut. I'm pretty skinny; 5'8" #135 and the small fit perfectly. Really breathe well in warm weather. Fortunately I tracked down matching Castelli jerseys for cheap as well because the colors might be hard to match otherwise. I really like how these look on, they look very high quality and feel it too.
August 27, 2011
I have tried over 5 pairs of different Castelli Bibs. I was a little disappointed with these bibs, my previous Progetto Y2 of about 6 years ago are made in the USA. These are made in Central America somewhere. The cut is a lot lower in the belly area. I am 5 10 190 36 in waist and I ordered a large and they are pretty tight and the straps pull a little on the shoulder. I am considering swapping out for a XL. Overall not bad, nice chamois and the look is decent.
July 29, 2011
Bought a SM Grey/Acid Green bib and have nothing but good things to say about it. The fit is great, definitely Euro design. I'm a thin build, 5'6'' and 116-120 lbs (166.5 cm and 53 kg). The fabric is quality. The elastic band on the legs are perfect for me (I was nervous that even a SM wouldn't give me a fitted feel). The chamois is AC I believe and its great for my long rides of up to 60-80 miles.