Castelli Competizione bib shorts review - affordable bibs ideal for shorter rides

Despite their competitive price point, the Competizione shorts feel luxurious and benefit from trickle-down tech

Male cyclist wearing the Castelli Competizione bib shorts
(Image credit: Tom Couzens)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A comfortable, well constructed pair of shorts, adequate for short to medium days spent in the saddle. With technology filtered down from the premium Castelli Rosso Corsa range the Competizione are a great reasonably priced pair of shorts from a well renowned cycling brand.

Reasons to buy
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    Thick, secure grippers keep everything in place

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    Seamless construction eliminates chafing

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    Stretchy fabric helps to mold and provide a comfortable fit

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    Raw cut finish to the legs help make these feel like a premium pair of shorts Breathable upper mesh panels prevent overheating

Reasons to avoid
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    There are more comfortable pads for long days out in the saddle

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    Sizing comes up a little small, so worth considering going up one size

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The Castelli Competizione bib shorts offer great value for money, with a feeling far more luxurious than the price point may suggest. With a great attention to detail, these are a well rounded, comfortable pair of every day shorts and are among the best cycling shorts for men.

Castelli Competizione: construction

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