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Castelli Sorpasso Bib Tights AW17

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Product Description

The Castelli Sorprasso Bib Tights are the ‘go-to’ option for winter riding conditions. Windstopper X-Fast 2 fabric and knee protection extend the comfort range down to well below freezing.

Castelli has kept the Thermoflex Core Due fabric up front around the seat-pad area for wind protection, warmth and wicking properties while allowing a perfect tight fit.

Key Features:

    • Fabric: Windstopper X-Fast 2 thigh and knee protection for cold-weather riding. Thermoflex Core Due fabric at upper front for warmth with outstanding wicking. Thermoflex back and lower legs for maximum stretch
    • Bib: Giro++ seamless straps on bib
    • Grippers: Giro 3 ankle grippers position the tight and seal around shoecover
    • Zipper: YKK Camlock ankle zippers with reflective tape for high visibility
    • Pad: Progetto x Air seat pad for comfort and improved airflow
    • Fabric: 85% Polyamide (Nylon) 15% Elastolefin (Olefin)

Castelli Sorpasso Bib Tights AW17 Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.3
out of 5
4.25
Build Quality
4.75
Performance
4
Value For Money
4.00

Customer Reviews (2)

4
Not worth the money

Third ride with these bibs on in cold weather, temperature just above freezing windchill -3, first ride legs stayed warm but tops of my legs was freezing, next time out put a pair of undershorts on which did help keep me warm. So I would suggest if it’s quite cold you do need a base layer of shorts, I don’t think the pad is up to the Castelli standard,okay for about 30 to 40 mile but after that you can feel it, I’ve got about 4 sets of Castelli bibs all great for 80 to 100 mile but these not up to that standard. I’m just glad i didn’t pay full price.

Third ride with these bibs on in cold weather, temperature just above freezing windchill -3, first ride legs stayed warm but tops of my legs was freezing, next time out put a pair of undershorts on which did help keep me warm. So I would suggest if it’s quite cold you do need a base layer of shorts, I don’t think the pad is up to the Castelli standard,okay for about 30 to 40 mile but after that you can feel it, I’ve got about 4 sets of Castelli bibs all great for 80 to 100 mile but these not up to that standard. I’m just glad i didn’t pay full price.

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3.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 3/5
Value For Money: 3/5
5
bit hit!

Just returned from my first ride out with these and they are well worth the additional spend. Superb quality and the most comfortable i have worn and i did not feel the cold at all! My next purchase will be Castelli based on these.

Just returned from my first ride out with these and they are well worth the additional spend. Superb quality and the most comfortable i have worn and i did not feel the cold at all! My next purchase will be Castelli based on these.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

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!

Bib Tights Guide

 

Bib Tights Guide

A good pair of cycling bib tights should be a staple piece of kit in your wardrobe for enjoyable road cycling through Winter and colder months.

Whether you’re commuting, training or racing, keeping your legs insulated is essential for your comfort and performance in the saddle. You can get standard tights that stop at the waist, but we’re focusing on bib tights here.

The added shoulder straps help keep bib tights in place and are widely considered to be more comfortable. There’s no waist band to dig in as you ride, which can become a problem on longer rides. A higher cut waist offered by bib tights also helps to keep your core warm.


Types of Bib Tights

Spring – Autumn

For most of the year in the UK a pair of warm weather bib tights that offer light protection for use in double digit temperatures are ideal.

These bib tights are usually made from slimline materials, often Lycra (without the added bulk of brushed fleece inner you see on winter tights). Bibs offer more protection for your knees than cycling shorts do, but if you don’t fancy full length tights you could choose 3/4 bibs, also called knickers. These will keep your knees insulated.

Cyclist wearing bib tights, in the city, in spring

It’s always worth looking for water resistant, or splash proof fabrics like Endura’s DWR coating or Castelli’s NanoFlex to stop you getting damp and sapping your energy.

During the warmer summer months you can always choose a lightweight, thin pair of bib tights. However, bib shorts will be more breathable and cooling.


Winter

When the temperature drops into single digits, then a pair of thicker winter bib tights will be more beneficial. You can use fleece-lined pair of tights through all but the most extreme temperatures you’ll find in the UK.

Thicker fabrics with a brushed ‘Roubaix’ inner lining will help trap warm air between your skin and the fabric. This is essential for insulation when the mercury drops.

Cyclist wearing bib tights on a chilly winter day

Look for bibs with a higher cut up the torso and up the back to help keep your core warmer. Fabrics designed with wind protection such as Gore Windstopper will keep the wind chill from dampening your enjoyment.


Women’s Specific Tights

Unisex bib tights can cause discomfort around the chest area for female cyclists. You’ll find that women’s specific bib tights often have straps that cover a larger area to reduce this discomfort.

Women’s specific tights will usually have a higher cut on the chest to offer more insulation for your core.

Female cyclist wearing bib tights, riding through the city at night

Key Features

Bib Straps:

Bib straps will vary from brand to brand, with a range of styles and designs. Wide seamless straps offer the best comfort to avoid chaffing on your shoulders. A high cut panel on the core and up the back can act like an extra layer for the coldest rides.

Bib tights being worn under a breathable Sugoi jersey

For warmer weather mesh bibs can enhance breathability while brushed bibs can help trap body heat for extra insulation.


Fit:

Fit is by far the most important factor in comfort when it comes to bib tights. Tights are constructed from several panels that are stitched together. Premium tights will come with more panels and strategic stitching for a better fit.

Pre-shaped areas on bib tights make them more ergonomic

Pre-shaped areas (usually the knee) also improve fit when you’re on the bike while also reducing excess bulk when racing.


Pad:

Most bib tights will be fitted with a padded insert called a Chamois. This pad sits next to your skin and offers more comfort for your lower vitals, which is ideal on longer rides. Premium pads will utilise a multi-density construction for maximum comfort and ergonomics while you’re in the saddle.

Close-up of a Chamois pad found inside bib tights, these pads can make cycling far more comfortable

Weatherproof Fabrics:

It’s a good idea to get bib tights that are waterproof or splash proof to prevent you getting wet and cold. Most manufacturers will treat their tights with some form of water repellent membrane to help water bead up and run off.

Close-up of water beading up on waterproof bib tights

Windproof tights use front facing panels to help keep the wind chill out. Some manufacturers will also use multiple layers of fabric to shield your skin from the elements.


Reflectivity:

If you’re planning on cycling to work or fitness training in the evening, then added reflective elements are a bonus. More brands are offering tights with reflective panels for low light conditions. Look for logos, stripes and graphics positioned on the thighs and around the ankles for maximum visibility.

Two cyclists riding through the city with high vis jackets and bib tights with reflective panels

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UK Delivery Information

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

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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.