I own both the shorts and bibs in the Endurance line and really like the fit and compression. The best thing about the Castelli Endurance line is they are perfect for hot temperatures as they breathe well. I ride and race in TX summers sometimes over 100 degrees.
Just remember to the sizing is very small. I usually take a large in shorts, waist 35 inches or so and Castelli brand I need 3 X large. Iï¿½ve learned the hard way.
Last a long time and pad perfectly placed and compression all in right spots, with proper fitting that is.
I'm 6-0, 160, 32.5 waist. Ordered these in M size and they were simply too tight for comfort. I have other Castelli shorts (club kit) that I like so this isn't about the quality. I ordered some Assos shorts at the same time and decided to stick with them.
I used these shorts on a long climb and several short rides thus far. The pudding is more than sufficient. the waist seems a bit tight at first, but it not a discomfort. the shorts fit well. i have both hand washed and machine washed. on both occasions I let them air dry, they dried overnight no problem - good for multi day riding. these are my first good brandexpensive shorts and I like them very much. Very comfortable overall. I like the cuffs, adhere well to the thighs but soft.
I choice in bike shorts is a long inseam and supportive material. Although I was initially not fond of the mesh-lice frabric in the legs, it is holding up well after 50 plus rides and washing. I am careful not to dry in the dryer. I am happy with these shorts and other than the lighter material on the sides I would highly recommend.