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Castelli Libero Cycling Shorts AW17

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Note: Castelli size their clothing small. For the best fit, go up one size

Product Description

Part of Castelli's off the bike range. Casual clothing with great looks, materials and fit. Oh and the all important Castelli branding. Great for riding the fixie or just chilling down the pub. Note These shorts are hard wearing and a dark colour so ideal for mechanics after a branded summer shop short.


  • Stretch nylon/spandex woven fabric
  • Elegant overstitch and hidden-seam construction
  • Two side pockets
  • Embossed tone-on-tone Castelli wordmark at top of back
  • Scorpion on leg

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Castelli Size Chart

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Castelli Clothing Sizing Guide

Use the Castelli size chart to find the best fit for you.

Note: Castelli size their clothing small. To ensure an optimal fit it is recommended you go up one size, compared to your normal cycle clothing size. 

Castelli Men's Sizing

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Chest 92cm 96cm 100cm 105cm 110cm 115cm
Waist 80cm 84cm 88cm 93cm 98cm 104cm
Hips 94cm 98cm 102cm 107cm 112cm 116cm
Inseam 82cm 83cm 84cm 85cm 86cm 87cm

Castelli Women's Sizing

  XS S M L XL
Chest 79cm 84cm 89cm 94cm 99cm
Waist 63cm 68cm 73cm 78cm 83cm
Hips 87cm 92cm 97cm 102cm 107cm
Inseam 75cm 76cm 77cm 78cm 79cm

Read our clothing size guide for more information on sizing.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Shorts Guide

Why do I need cycle specific shorts?

If you've ever spent a long time in the saddle you'll know how uncomfortable wearing casual shorts can be. They chafe, fit poorly and offer little mobility. Cycling shorts make all the difference.

Padded Chamois

Most cycling shorts come with a padded insert known as a chamois. This insert relieves pressure in your sensitive areas and stops numbness.

Anatomical Cut

Bike shorts are anatomically designed, often with a longer and higher cut at the back for when you’re in a riding position. This means you have a far more comfortable ride.

Lycra shorts will be snug with some stretch for aero performance and mobility. Casual baggies offer maximum freedom of movement for demanding trail riding.

Technical Fabrics

Cycle shorts use performance fabrics such as lycra and nylon.

Lycra is quick wicking to help transfer moisture away from the body.

Nylon is bombproof for durable riding.

These fabrics offer some stretch for added mobility and flat stitching is smooth against your skin to reduce chafing.

Added features such as Teflon coating or Ripstop improve durability.

What types of shorts are available?

Lycra shorts | Ideal for road cycling

Lycra shorts (and bib shorts) offer the best comfort in the saddle. You wear these directly next to your skin – no underwear.

Lycra is quick drying and worn close against the skin meaning the chamois stays in place as you ride.

Leg grippers also help to keep the shorts in place.

Bib shorts | Ideal for road cycling

Bib shorts are similar to standard waist high lycra shorts. However, you also get supporting shoulder braces.

As there is no waist line to dig in to your stomach they are more comfortable. Bibs are pulled taught ensuring the chamois stays where you want it.

Baggy shorts | Ideal for mountain biking

Baggy shorts are popular because of the more casual style which also keeps your modesty in check.

Baggy shorts are more durable with fabrics designed not to rip and tear from branches or debris.

Slip knee pads under these shorts for extra protection. Plenty of pockets are ideal for stashing tools and nutrition.

Not all baggy shorts come with a pad but you can easily fit a pair of padded undershorts underneath.

Undershorts | Ideal for mountain biking

Undershorts are thin liners with an added chamois pads. Slip these under baggy or casual shorts extra comfort and protection in the saddle.

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE to mainland UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns.

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.