"they are bib shorts you sort of know what to expect, however these are different in a good way. After my first ride in them I thought what a waste of money I had a numb bum my shoulders hurt as if they were digging in. my second third and the rest have however changed my opinion. the pad is amazing, provided you position it correctly (not everyone is the same shape) the straps I don't even know they are there. I put my first experience down to the heat I rode in and not positioning the pad. I have had other castelli bibs before but these are the best yet i would buy another pair if i had the money. Oh and if you have castelli brand in the past the side scorpion logos are printed on so wont break and peel off, shame about the one on the front thats still the sticker type that comes off after a few washes, come on castelli 2 out of 3 why not all the logos"
"Fit well tight in the right places and breathable. After a few washes the inside lining to one sock has started to come away and is similar to a mass of spider legs hanging out of the top of the sock when you put it on. you can tuck them in our cut them off but to be honest I shouldn't have to. The quality is fair to poor only one sock has done it and may have been snagged in the wash so will give castelli the benefit of doubt."
"rolls well fits on my rim well. Protection to a point (no pun intended) its hard to say how many punctures using it have been prevented but its not perfect. I still get thorns stuck through but they are huge and more like nails so I suppose it works. will get more when i need to replace"
"my first bib shorts but have used many other types of shorts. These are by far the best shorts I have used, the pad is amazing, thin to look at but so comfy. They wash well, the only problem is the little badge on the back has started to come off, not something I would expect at a product at this price but its only stuck on. When I have the money I will purchase a second pair."