Castelli Mondiale bib shorts review

The Castelli Mondiale bib shorts give you Castelli's renowned quality, without the in-your-face design

The Castelli Mondiale bib shorts are the brand's top of the range design. We've been using them on our longer rides for for most of 2017. Here's why they've made it to the 2017 Editor's Choice list.

The Castelli Mondiale bib shorts are made of 50% lycra, a very high content of the elastic fabric, so there’s lots of stretch and they feel very soft on the skin. The shorts's fabric has been cut to minimise seams, with those seams that there are not being flatlocked, but taped on the inside to smooth them off.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.