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I have been looking at the new Castelli SanRemo speedsuit and am intreagued by it. There are several reviews on this (links below) but I was wondering if anyone on this board owns this piece of kit and how it has worked for you. Thoughts on sizing are appreciated.
I find myself coming up with excuses to wear other clothing, otherwise I would wear it on every ride. I wear it at least once a week, and on every big ride. It is by far the most confortable kit I've worn. Even better than my body paint bibs. Sizing is the same as the body paint bibs, and in line with most Castelli clothing I've owned.
Bought it for $250, but would have paid much more now that I know...
That being said, it's still a matter of preference when it comes to chamois. I love the Progetto x2 chamois in the high end Castelli bibs, so the Sanremo works for me. YMMV. The jersey part is definitely fitted, but not quite as sausage tight as a typical Castelli aero jersey. And the bibs (at least the suit without the red stripes on the legs that is only available in Europe) are super soft. Most comfortable set of bottoms I have as well.
I tried to only keep it a 1 set, as it's expensive, but I ended up buying 2 so that I wouldn't have to feel like I had to save it only for special / longer rides. I wear a size small, and am 5'7" / 150lbs FWIW.
Anyone going to get the CX version and use for winter road racing??
Medium - I am 6ft and 73kg or 160lb - fit is good!
I currently ride the Assos UNO and I hope the Castelli pad is as good.
I am around 150 lbs and 5'10". Any thoughts if a medium will be best?
I asked on the Castelli website how the 2.0 was different from last year and they said "we have updated the torso fabric to a faster from the 1.0 to 2.0." I got the white to try and keep cool.
I've only done one ride at 20 miles, but I'm in love! What a wonderful feel. The shorts are very comfortable. The pad is a bit bulky in the centerline, but I like how the edges taper more than my Assos Uno so I have less chafing between side of saddle and thigh. The shorts also slide against the saddle better compared to the Assos, which grabbed. The sliding of the shorts on the saddle helps 'things' to stay in the same place throughout the ride.
It is very comfortable! I didn't really notice it being that much cooler, but time will tell when I start to ride in hotter months. I did notice air going around under the arms which felt different from a conventional jersey and was cooler. The fit along the back and shoulders is outstanding. No flapping fabric - it lies down perfect. The pockets are well placed. The very thin edge at the shorts boottom edge feels great and looks neat.
The only negative is I have a hard time getting this thing off. I can't do one arm or shoulder at a time. I have to get both shoulders out but at that point it's a struggle to get the thing pulled down off my back. I'm sure I will figure out a better technique.
The Medium size was perfect for me - 5'-10" and around 145 lbs. I wouldn't consider another size up or down.
But otherwise, it's as naked as I've ever felt on a bike...in a good way
Fwiw, 180cm, 76kgs with bigger shoulders and pipes. Large works great for me
I still wear it and race and train in it, but it does not fit like the two seperate pieces do.
All this being said, I am extremely pleased with my Castelli kits, they feel better than most everything else I have had on.
Now I just need to start stocking up on winter items.
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