Castelli Sorpasso RoS Bib tight review

One of the best chamois pads available, paired with bib tights that are ready for wind and rain

Castelli Sorpasso RoS Bib tight
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

If you spend long days in the saddle the Castelli Progetto X2 Air seamless chamois is one of the best options on the market. The Sorpasso RoS bibtights wrap it in the right fabrics to be your solution for long-distance riding in wet winter weather.


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    - Top-quality chamois

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    - Extra water resistance in the thigh and lower back

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    - Better fit at the ankle due to zippers


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    - Vertical seams in the pelvis need reinforcement

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    - Logos will crack and peel off

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It's hard to stay warm on a bike when the wind and rain are coming through your bib tights. If you live in a part of the world where cold and wet riding is your normal winter experience, you know this is the first place to start upgrading. Take one look at the Castelli Sorpasso RoS bib tights, and you can see Castelli understands this, too. 

We think the Castelli solution is a good one - good enough that we included it in our list of the best winter bib tights for cycling in the cold. To make sure we have a good understanding of what all the strengths and weaknesses are though, we've spent a decent amount of time testing them. Castelli offers a range of options that are similar, and allow you to precisely narrow down the right bib tights for your riding. Keep reading to see all the details about the Castelli Sorpasso RoS bib tights and under what situations they are the right option to choose. 

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Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx