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Castelli Mens Free Aero Race Short

Castelli
Men's Free Aero Race Shorts

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MSRP:$169.99
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Tested to perfection.

Castelli's Free Aero Race Short is the result of four years of Pro-Tour abuse and constant refinement. The sides and back of the short are made from Energia fabric, a highly elastic, stretchy material for totally unrestricted movement. Breathe micro fabric is used on the front panels for further breathability and moisture regulation.

At the saddle contact point, a tougher material called Action micro is used for wear and tear and tear and resistance. Underneath, the new Progetto X2-Air chamois uses a layer of multi-density supportive padding and a layer of soft, antibacterial fabric against the skin. Perforated cells allow it to breathe better than its non-Air predecessor for fast dry times and additional comfort.

The Free Aero Race Short is available in Black.

Additional Features:

  • Seam-free inner leg
  • Giro3 single layer leg grippers
  • Progetto X2-Air chamois pad

Note: Castelli tops and bottoms are designed with a performance cut that often runs smaller than that of other manufacturers. Consider sizing-up one size to ensure a comfortable fit — e.g., if you normally wear a Medium, select a Large in Castelli. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

SMLXL2XL3XL
Chest36¼"37¾"39½"41¼"43¼"45¼"
 
Waist31½"33"34½"36½"38½"40½"
 
Hips37"38½"40"42"44"46"
 
Inseam32¼"32.67"33"33½"33.85"34¼"
 
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Great comfort in legs and seat padding & quality
by BB
Jacksonville

I was advised to buy a size up as the shorts cut is smaller than expected standards in our country, but going from a medium to a large was not enough.

Reviewed 11/5/2018
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These are the best short i have worn !!
by rider on a storm
Competitive Racer
San Gabriel ,ca

When i purchase my First pair of Castelli short 2 years ago . Since then i purchase four more . They fit perfectly !! great padding. Remember you get what you paid for !! If you are a member save your points on the small sale . You can purchase great more when they are on sale .

Reviewed 8/21/2018
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good feeling shorts with decent pad
by scappoose cowboy
Cycling Enthusiast
the mts. between Scappoose and Vernonia, or.

when you first put these on, they feel good, comfortable. the pad is the same they have used for years ,nothing special. the mesh on the sides support you .I ride 80-125 miles and need a good comfortable short, these do pretty good.

Reviewed 6/25/2018
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interesting, same pad and design as their womens shorts
by scappoose cowboy
Cycling Enthusiast
the mts. between Scappoose and Vernonia, or.

I ride long distance rides 100 miles plus in a day, and need shorts with good pads to keep my rear from complaining. I bought these men's shorts and after my wife washed them ,she asked if they were hers or mine. We compared hers with these and the padding was exactly the same, o well they fit good, and the padding works pretty good, even if they are the same as womens. I like the mesh on the sides,keeps me cooler on hot days.

Reviewed 6/21/2018
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These are the best shorts made . Hands down They should last for a long time !!
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
southern california
0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

These short are well made , will padded .They are well design . These will last a long time Remember you get what you pay for !!

Reviewed 11/6/2017
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The Castelli Free Aero Shorts are my new favorite bike shorts.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Albuquerque, NM
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I am an avid mountain and road cyclist. I had always used a certain brand of cycling shorts. But recently I thought of trying the Castelli shorts and was very impressed by the material, construction and fit. They fit a bit tighter than I was used to but, once I got adjusted, I love the snug fit. I was so impressed with the Castelli shorts that I purchased two pairs for my wife. They are now her new favorite shorts.

Reviewed 9/11/2017
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Good fit
by William
Cycling Enthusiast
Chicago
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Flexible and tight fitting make these shorts and good ride.

Reviewed 9/1/2017
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Very comfortable
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Chicago
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

The shorts start showing signs of wear and tear just after a couple of months. I hope they will last for a long time, though.

Reviewed 8/31/2017
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Great shorts
by Arnie
Cycling Enthusiast
Easton PA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I am spoiled by the Castelli Free Aero Race shorts. The chamois is the best I've ever used. I tried going back to other, less expensive shorts, but continue to go back to the Castello's.

Reviewed 8/18/2017
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Lifetime best short to date
by Senior Cyclist
Competitive Racer
Nebraska
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I feel these shorts are a step up from even the top tier of other manufacturer's short I've used. After a couple of rides I immediately bought a second pair. They do seem to run small. I usually take an XL in most shorts ... bought XXXL in these shorts and they fit snugly and perfectly. The various materials work as advertised. The leg grips are especially comfortable. However, the best feature, for me, is the chamois. It's flatter than the current trend of 3D, stepped chamois, yet cushions just right. I currently run a racing saddle with a big hole down the middle. It's great for relieving pressure, especially when on the drops or aero-bars. However, 3D, stepped chamois sometimes clash with the inside edges of the saddle hole, causing sore spots. This Castelli Free Aero chamois cured that problem. Wish they weren't so expensive, as now I'm hooked ....

Reviewed 6/17/2015
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Great shorts but must size up at least one size
by Ed M
Cycling Enthusiast
Fremont, CA
Review for Castelli 2014 Men's Free Aero Race Short
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Great looking shorts but definitely very tight fitting. I normally wear a large cycling short but based on others' comments I bought an extra large. These are still the tightest shorts in my collection. An XXL would probably me more comfortable for 100 mile rides. I have not experienced any of the quality issues a few other reviewers have mentioned.

Reviewed 9/25/2014
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Excellent quality, great compression, great chamios, sized a little small ([...] Europeans) consider ordering a size up.
by Maytag
Cycling Enthusiast
Rural Maine
Review for Castelli 2014 Men's Free Aero Race Short
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Ride hill country every other day averaging approximately 200 miles a week in them. Would love to have two pairs, however they are pricey. Love the compression fit. Only wish I was a litter younger and a little faster to be more worthy of shorts.

I caution purchaser to consider sizing up at least one size.

Reviewed 7/7/2014
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A different kind of short. Compression.
by Alan Trammell
North texas
Review for Castelli 2014 Men's Free Aero Race Short
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

These are a different type of short. Tight compression. Excellent comfort and support.

Reviewed 6/19/2014
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This is the best short I have every used
by Rob
Cycling Enthusiast
Northeast
Review for Castelli 2014 Men's Free Aero Race Short
7 of 8 customers found this review helpful.

Bought this short because I was going to be riding longer distance (over 100 miles) in a single day for a multi-day tour. The short is very comfortable, never got any hot spots, or chaffing. As some of the others have mentioned this short definitely runs small. I ordered large and extra large just in case, and would not have been happy or comfortable in the large. I usually wear large. Not in this short. This summer I may be doing a 600 mile tour and will likely buy a second pair to reduce the need to wash and dry the shorts nightly.

Reviewed 3/7/2014
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Good and comfortable shorts.
by Dave S
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle
Review for Castelli 2014 Men's Free Aero Race Short
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

However one must get them large enough, I take a medium for most all other shorts but these required a large size for a 33 inch waist.

Reviewed 8/21/2014
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Excellent quality but tight
by Bbretina
Longmont, Colorado
Review for Castelli 2014 Men's Free Aero Race Short
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I use the shorts for mountain biking. They are well made, but they are quite small. I am usually a medium, but I should have gotten a large ( I am a 32 waist).

Reviewed 10/31/2013
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I love the chamois.
by scubaskier
Cycling Enthusiast
Boulder, Colorado
Review for Castelli 2014 Men's Free Aero Race Short

I am an older semiserious rider riding around 2,500 miles a year. I have used Castelli shorts for years and decided to try their Free Aero short. I am pleasantly impressed with the fit and comfort of these shorts. 50 mile rides with no discomfort.

Reviewed 10/21/2013
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Sweet Comfort
by adistar
Cycling Enthusiast
Kelso, WA
Review for Castelli 2014 Men's Free Aero Race Short
4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

Awesome. These shorts are so comfortable for either short or long - long rides.

Reviewed 7/23/2013
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Great comfortable shorts
by SF Ron H
Cycling Enthusiast
San Francisco, CA
Review for Castelli 2014 Men's Free Aero Race Short
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

I biked from SF to LA (AIDSLifecycle) and used 1 pair of these shorts, plus 2 pairs of the similar bib shorts. I loved them.

Most important, the pad and crotch area fit snugly, so the boys don't jiggle or rub much, which means I don't chafe.

The weather was mostly on the cool side, in the 50's, with just a bit of temps near 80, so I don't really know about performance in heat.

These products are not inexpensive, but I found them worth it.

Reviewed 6/17/2013
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Good shorts!
by SF Ron
Cycling Enthusiast
San Francisco
Review for Castelli 2014 Men's Free Aero Race Short
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

These shorts fit well, meaning snug, to keep my male parts from shifting, rubbing, or chafing. They have the X-2 pad chamois. It looks thin, but it works well.

Reviewed 5/24/2013
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