Castelli hates clydesdales

Posted by SuperClydesdale on February 13, 2010 under Commentary | 6 Comments to Read

Castelli bib tights in the trash

There goes $150

After trying to make these work for me, I have to declare the Castelli Leggerezza bib tights a failure.

XXL is simply too small for a big guy’s 27” thighs.   Now, since I consider Castelli stuff to be among the most stylish of cycling gear, this is a big deal to me:  they don’t make a XXXL bib tight.

While I’m a Clydesdale, I’m not a reprehensible, unkempt fat-ass like Micheal Moore.   I have a very large frame and a lot of muscle.  I have a 37.5” waist.  So, here I am, minding my own business, and Castelli comes along an labels me an undesirable customer.   I feel neglected.  I feel insulted.  I feel like I just wasted $150.

So, Castelli is hereby declared hostile to super clydesdales — haters really.   Don’t be haters, Castelli!  On sites that sell Castelli, I see that they make some very small sizes.   It’s cool to be a very small rider, just not a large one?   Hmmm…

What the hell, it’s only money!   Next to sailing, its hard to imagine another sport that blows through the cash like cycling.

  • beatarmy said,

    The jerseys are worse, clearly designed for runty Italians with little T. rex arms.

    I’ve tried them all (assos, capo, rapha, you name it) and nothing compares to Skins. Skins seem to be designed on an Australian size model with normal athlete arms and legs. Give’em a try.

  • beatarmy said,

    The jerseys are worse, clearly designed for runty Italians with little T. rex arms.

    I’ve tried them all (assos, capo, rapha, you name it) and nothing compares to Skins. Skins seem to be designed on an Australian size model with normal athlete arms and legs. Give’em a try.

  • Swedge said,

    even worst once you go past the 2XL size range its seems manufacturers don’t know how to make jerseys that are LONGER, just fatter!!! so you are stuck with a jersey that is too short I call it the Brittney Spears effect… really I think the bicycle industry as a whole needs a clyde model to build on and learn from.. using a starving Ethiopian as your test model for average size cycling clothing/bikes/and bike components just aint cutting it…

  • Swedge said,

    even worst once you go past the 2XL size range its seems manufacturers don’t know how to make jerseys that are LONGER, just fatter!!! so you are stuck with a jersey that is too short I call it the Brittney Spears effect… really I think the bicycle industry as a whole needs a clyde model to build on and learn from.. using a starving Ethiopian as your test model for average size cycling clothing/bikes/and bike components just aint cutting it…

  • Stumpy said,

    So has anyone come up with a decent pair of tights, short, or whatever else will protect the package from constant front seam abrasion…other than standing through out the ride?

  • Stumpy said,

    So has anyone come up with a decent pair of tights, short, or whatever else will protect the package from constant front seam abrasion…other than standing through out the ride?

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