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I ordered castelli bibs in large, medium and small. I fit in all 3, each smaller size the more snug than the previous.

The medium seems like the safest best, but the small feels tight on my thighs but it doesn't feel TOO tight it feels like compression not like I'm gonna lose circulation there.

My question is, is it possible for it to be too tight? I'm 5.9.5 170lbs so...feel the medium maybe is the better fit? I just dont want something to loose..

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I am about you height and weight and wear either a medium or large. A small may just feel "snug" but a day on the bike may have your nether regions regretting wearing a small.
 

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I am about you height and weight and wear either a medium or large. A small may just feel "snug" but a day on the bike may have your nether regions regretting wearing a small.
numbness? The small does not feel bad at all. THe medium feels fine, not skin tight just fine, like it fits.
 

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I am about you height and weight and wear either a medium or large. A small may just feel "snug" but a day on the bike may have your nether regions regretting wearing a small.
 

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My question is, is it possible for it to be too tight? I'm 5.9.5 170lbs so...feel the medium maybe is the better fit? I just dont want something to loose..
Anything is possible. But I think a lot of people wear their bibs too large.
I like my bibs TIGHT. If they're not tight, they ride up my legs, bunch in the crotch, chafe like hell, don't hold the boys in place.
I'm your height. I run 160-170lbs depending on the season. And I wear a small. I don't find them too tight, even after 100mi.
At 170, you're right on the border IMO. If your weight fluctuates above that, you might be better with a Med.

the small is moreso tight on the shoulders fine on the legs.
Bibs should be a bit snug on your shoulders when you're standing, and then comfortable when you're bent over on the bike. That's a good fit. If they're snug while you're on the bike, then they're too tight.

I see people ride with bibs that are loose around the legs... like you could slide a finger or two in the gap around their leg. WTF? You're defeating the purpose.

In terms of overall fit, however, you should aim for your bibs to be like a second skin, worn tight to the body. Loose material or gaps can cause chaffing and put an end to any ambitious rides over long distances.

Bibs should be very tight fitting. They should cling to your legs without moving in order to reduce chafing and increase aerodynamics.

The straps should fit snugly over the shoulder but shouldn’t feel too tight. Bend over in a cycling position when you’re trying on bibsmost are designed for cycling not standing up.
 

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Anything is possible. But I think a lot of people wear their bibs too large.
I like my bibs TIGHT. If they're not tight, they ride up my legs, bunch in the crotch, chafe like hell, don't hold the boys in place.
I'm your height. I run 160-170lbs depending on the season. And I wear a small. I don't find them too tight, even after 100mi.
At 170, you're right on the border IMO. If your weight fluctuates above that, you might be better with a Med.

Bibs should be a bit snug on your shoulders when you're standing, and then comfortable when you're bent over on the bike. That's a good fit. If they're snug while you're on the bike, then they're too tight.

I see people ride with bibs that are loose around the legs... like you could slide a finger or two in the gap around their leg. WTF? You're defeating the purpose.

In terms of overall fit, however, you should aim for your bibs to be like a second skin, worn tight to the body. Loose material or gaps can cause chaffing and put an end to any ambitious rides over long distances.

Bibs should be very tight fitting. They should cling to your legs without moving in order to reduce chafing and increase aerodynamics.

The straps should fit snugly over the shoulder but shouldn’t feel too tight. Bend over in a cycling position when you’re trying on bibsmost are designed for cycling not standing up.
Yeah but don't sizes vary? I heard castelli is pretty tight. THe small straps were a bit unbearable sitting upright straight, they were...okay in a hunched position. Maybe medium is a better fit. Also had some sit bone pain wearing them! funny enough...
 

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Yeah but don't sizes vary?
They do. But I was talking about Castelli since that's the brand you were.
I find most of the higher end (European) brands fit the same.

I heard castelli is pretty tight. THe small straps were a bit unbearable sitting upright straight, they were...okay in a hunched position.
If they're borderline unbearable, then yea you are in the wrong size.
 
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