This is my second pair Endurance X2's and I will buy them again, I have had a different pair of Castelli come undone on a seam but they were replaced no questions asked Castelli seems to take care of their customers ! This Progetto X2 Air Chamois is awesome !! Most of my rides are 50 miles or less with a few up to 100.
The Castelli Endurance X2 bib short are a great bib. I ordered the medium, I'm 150 lbs at 6'1. The fit and chamois is perfect. No movement at all. I have nothing to say bad about them. I wore them in the winter with some leg warmer, I believe the temp. was around 49-55 and I had no issues.
Excellent bib-short for rides 63 miles or less. Comfortable with compression but not too much compression when they fit. However last year I was 15 pound overweight going into the season and these were too tight till I lost the first 5 pounds. Then they fit great.
Great chamois. Very small fit, order at least one size larger than normal. I'm 5'8 and weigh 150lbs, I normally wear a medium. I purchased a large and they fit VERY snug. I love these bibs, they are great for long days in the saddle.
Purchased when on sale and am glad I did. Ride comfort on par with bib shorts that cost well over $200. And I'm not sure where all the must order one size up sentiment is coming from. I'm 5'11 165 lbs size 31 waist and typically wear Medium for all my clothes, and Medium fits perfectly. I would say these run true to size.
I've been holding off on purchasing this bib, finally went for it with the massive discount. I have 3 castelli bibs aero race, velocissimo due, and this one, this is the most comfortable bibs I have of Castelli so far. I also like the compression it offers, and modesty coverage at the front. Only little issue is the length, about 12 to an inch shorter than I'm used to for the castelli sizing.
Got these on sale, but even when they are not on sale they are a great bib for the price. I have tried several different brands of bibs and I have found that for me I get the best fit and value from Castelli bibs. The fit is consistent and the quality of their products is always great. I've had a sticker or two come off but for the quality that matters like seems not coming apart or chamois coming separated, Castelli bibs have performed. For me the chamois is the right size and shape and very comfortable.
These bib shorts are very comfortable with excellent padding. I had to go up a size from what I would consider my normal size but still like the shorts. The shoulder straps are a little narrow but still don't really notice them once I'm riding. If you like Castelli, you'll like these shorts.
Had to return my first pair of these bibs when I noticed the stitching on the front panels was coming apart on my first ride, I have just noticed that the replacement pair has similar issues, with micro holes developing where the side panel meets the front, this time after about 4 uses so am very disappointed. I
I took out my old pair of endurance Bibs (same size) and notice that Castelli changed the design and stitching on the new shorts, the old design had far more robust stitching and mine are sill going strong - bit disappointed in Castelli with regards to these bibs unfortunately they will have to go back again.
I'm 6'2 178lbs, slim build and skinny climbers legs. I normally wear a large in most bibs. Based on reviews I bought these bibs one size up, XL. I found them to be short in the leg and a bit tight in the straps. They were also almost too compressive. On the plus side, I've ridden with great comfort in them for up to five hours and find the chamois is about the best I've ever ridden (and I own some top line bibs), which is great given the price point. And I like the leg gripper design - rock solid. In spite of the short-comings I really like these bibs and so I ordered another pair in XXL and those fit perfect on all counts. Not sure why Castelli sizing is so far off but once you get the fit right I think these are darn nice bibs and would not hesitate recommending them.
The multipanel construction, upgraded fabric and race grade chamois make these my long ride go-to bibs this season. Cut just a tiny bit shorter than most Castelli bibs, these race fit bibs are good on 4 hour rides, just as advertised.
5'11, 190lbs and probably should have bought the XL. The L is a tad small right now so when I lose my last 10lbs of winter weight they should fit perfect. They next Castelli bibs I buy will be XL's. I prefer wider straps which these do not have and are kind of annoying to get them to sit right. Could be because I need to size up?