Castelli Progetto Y2 VT Shorts Shorts

2.8/5 (5 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by gogu a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2011

Strengths:    Good lycra

Weaknesses:    Uncomfortable, rather painful.

Bottom Line:   
In two words: bad choice. Uncomfortable for the sensitive parts partly because of poorly designed seems partly because of the pad itself which it is covered by a single piece cloth

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Similar Products Used:   Kiss 2

Bike Setup:   Cannondale, 105

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by fiddledoc a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2007

Strengths:    Good basic fit.

Weaknesses:    Poor construction, fabric that doesn't wick moisture. If you work up a sweat, expect to be damp the rest of the ride.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the Kiss short (closest category I could find). The shorts have a nice fit and I like the scorpion logo, but there's more to dislike about these. The pad is rather thin so I don't use them for long rides. I much prefer my Pearl Izumis for long-distance comfort. The stitching, especially where all the seams come together at the crotch, is sloppy. My most important criticism is that once the shorts get damp, whether in hot or cold weather, they stay damp. The material just doesn't breathe well for some reason. Overall, Pearl Izumi shorts outclass them for the price.

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Favorite Ride:   any big climb

Price Paid:    $79.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Pearl Izumi Attack, Microsensor

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by innergel a Road Racer from Dallas, TX

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2003

Strengths:    Top quality. Fit is perfect in the correct riding position. Chamois is the best on the market.

Weaknesses:    Very expensive if you pay full retail. Going to ding the value rating by one for price.

Bottom Line:   
These shorts are great. I have worn these shorts from everything from short interval workouts to centuries, with never a complaint. The chamois is one of the best I have ever worn. It is not too thick or too thin. If you are sitting/resting on the "white part" in the front of the chamois, then your position is incorrect on the bike.

The cut of these shorts are slightly anotomical, but not as much as the PI Microsensors. I find the fit a little odd when you are standing, but they disappear when you are in a proper riding position. The fabric is very light, which is perfect for the hot Texas summers

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Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Every high-end pair of shorts on the market. The only ones that come close are the Sugoi Ricaro and Louis Garneau Ergotex Air Elite.

Bike Setup:   Trek 2300, Rolf Vector Pro, 3t Forgie stem and bars, Easton EC70 seatpost, Speedplay X3 pedals

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by go4d1 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2003

Strengths:    Good materials

Weaknesses:    Bad cut

Bottom Line:   
The materials are good, but the pants are strainght cut and the crotch area is not well contoured. The Pearl Izumi 8 Section pants are sculpted to a bikers riding position and are far superior in my viewl

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Favorite Ride:   Croton NY Reservoir

Price Paid:    $56.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Pearl Izumi

Bike Setup:   Cinelli - Camagnolo

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Biktor a Road Racer from Calexico, Ca

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2003

Strengths:    The pad really works on keeping the temperature.

Weaknesses:    Pad too soft and thin, not very good fit.

Bottom Line:   
These shorts are a very good shorts, I only use them for about a month or so, kind of test. I like the fabric (lycra), but they fit not very well, so be carefull, you should go one size smaller if you are interested in getting one of this. I had to return them because I was expecting more of the pad, it is very thin and do not provide very well cushioning, it is really good on the temperature managment as they say though. The pad is too soft (almost none protection) in the white section right where your front parts rest. I guess they're not made for me.

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Favorite Ride:   Fast

Price Paid:    $135.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   PI Attack short.

Bike Setup:   Giant OCR3 2003 frame upgraded with Dura-Ace.

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