Castelli bib shorts or Assos

highlander777
highlander777 Posts: 67
edited September 2010 in Road beginners
Hi

I am looking to get some new bib shorts. I have a nice Castelli jacket , so thought I would keep the same brand the Assos do get great reviews

Anyone tried both???

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  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,879
    castelli body paint bib short is excellent, i've got assos ones too, but the castelli is my favourite
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  • Haven't worn both but did use Assos Mille's for Pyrenean c2c ride and thought they were worth every penny of the £125 I paid for them on offer from CRC.
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  • paggnr
    paggnr Posts: 101
    i love my Castelli Aero Race bibs
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  • I've got 2 or 3 pairs of the Castelli Aero Race bib's and they really are amazing, haven't tried the bodypaint shorts yet but have got a Castelli aero skinsuit that uses the bodypaint technology and that is the best I have worn.

    I've only tried a few Assos garments but would choose Castelli every time
  • careful
    careful Posts: 720
    I much prefer my Castelli Velocissimo's to my Assos. Both are well made and comfy but the Castellis have a more comfy pad, look more classy and cost less.
  • I've got both. Both are excellent in terms of comfort, but the Assos ones are quite scuffed on the inside of a thigh- due to my letting them touch some velcro on a saddle pouch the first time I wore them. No other shorts I've got ever have responded in that way, so I'd go for Castelli.
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  • TommyEss
    TommyEss Posts: 1,855
    HonestAl wrote:
    I've got both. Both are excellent in terms of comfort, but the Assos ones are quite scuffed on the inside of a thigh- due to my letting them touch some velcro on a saddle pouch the first time I wore them. No other shorts I've got ever have responded in that way, so I'd go for Castelli.

    Really? Everything I've got that's touched velcro has pilled - regardless of who made it.

    Lycra + Velcro = Bad idea, always.
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  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    indeed, not the shorts fault!!


    The only way to tell which bibs suit you is to wear them. Different pads / fits suit different people.

    Impossible to compare by asking. At that price, none will be duds.
  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    I have 4 pairs of Assos, all told, but have recently swung across to the Shutt Velo Rapide Pro Bibshorts... Now, they are every bit as good, at half the price! :wink:
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  • Castelli. Look better, cheaper and more high tech. Enough said... 8)
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