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Shorts/Bottoms

Bellwether O2 Short
$44.99
Ergonomically designed short and chamois deliver comfort, quality, long-lasting durability and a great fit. Features: - Titan 4-way stretch fabric - Silicone leg gripper - Ergonomic panel design - Reflective logo improve visibility - Chamois = Ultra - Fit = Fitted - Inseam 9.5" (Size Medium) - UPF 40+
Bellwether Women's O2 Short
$44.99
Ergonomically designed short and chamois deliver comfort, quality, long-lasting durability and a great fit. Features: - Titan 4-way stretch fabric - Silicone leg gripper - Ergonomic panel design - Reflective logo improve visibility - Chamois = Ultra - Inseam 8.5" (Size Medium) - Fit = Fitted - UPF 40+
Bellwether Criterium Short
$59.99
Legendary fit, performance and durability featuring an anatomic chamois and 8-panel design for superior comfort and value Features: - Outstanding value and performance - Durable Titan PS multi-directional stretch fabric - Wide microfiber leg bands with silicone printing - Ergonomic padding provide protection and pressure relief - Reflective accents improve low light visibility to motorists - Flat seam construction - Fit = Fitted - Inseam 9.5" (Size Medium) - UPF 40+ - Chamois = Ultra
Bellwether Women's Criterium Short
$59.99
Legendary fit, performance and durability featuring an anatomic chamois and 8-panel design for superior comfort and value Features: - Outstanding value and performance - Durable Titan PS multi-directional stretch fabric - Wide microfiber leg bands with silicone printing - Ergonomic padding provide protection and pressure relief - Reflective accents improve low-light visibility to motorists - Flat seam construction - Fit = Fitted - Inseam 8.5" (Size Medium) - UPF 40+ - Chamois = Ultra
Bellwether Alpine Shorts
$69.99
Ultralight shorts feature a removable liner and plenty of pocket space making it ideal for all day-long cycling excursions. Features: Outer Short - Durable lightweight construction - DWR treatment sheds moisture - Gusseted design removes seams under seating area - Two large side pocket with zip closure keep valuables secure - Dual button closure ensure shorts stay fastened Inner Short - Removable mesh inner short with chamois - Soft microfiber waistband - Multi-panel construction Specs: - Fit: Relaxed - Inseam: 12" (Size 34/L) - Fabric: Hyperlite, Techmesh - UPF: 40+ - Chamois: Ultra
Bellwether Alterra Bib Undershort w/pad
$69.99
Developed to provide the welcomed comfort and protection found on traditional bib shorts but with added ventilation and storage for the most demanding long and self-supported journeys. Highly ventilated and ergonomic design keeps you cool and comfortable when worn under the baggy shell of your choice. Large multi-pocket design allows you to securely carry extra water bottles, nutrition and tools and does not interfere with waistline of outer short. Features: - Highly breathable moisture wicking construction - Multi-pocket design - Zippered pocket to keep valuables secure - Microfiber leg bands with silicon gripper - High-density foam padding for long distance comfort - Fit: Fitted - Inseam: 8” (Size Large) - Fabric: Techmesh - Chamois: Contour-Pro
Bellwether Ultralight Gel Short
$69.99
Featuring our Ultra GEL Chamois for added comfort, this short is loaded with performance and value. Features: - Perfect for touring or commuting - Durable, lightweight construction - Reflective tabs for increased visibility - Gusseted design removes seams under chamois - Tough "Ultralight" hydrophobic polyester outer shell - Mesh inner short with chamois - Two deep side pockets with zippered closure - Inseam: 9" (Size Medium)
Bellwether Axiom Short
$79.99
Our mid-range short combines a high-density chamois, moisture wicking fabrics and exceptional fit. Features: - Dual Fabric construction - Powerful Stretch and recovery - 3D molded, multi-layer pad - Non-restrictive leg bands with silicone printing - Soft waistband for added comfort - Reflective accents
Bellwether Women's Thermaldress Knicker w/Pad
$94.99
3/4-length tight provides insulation, moisture transfer, and breathability, keeping the wearer warm and comfortable in cool to cold weather conditions. Features: - Fleeced thermal fabric for warmth - Flat seam construction - Articulated knee design - Muti-panel, ergonomic construction - Soft waistband improves comfort in riding position - Silicone gripper at calf - Reflective accents
Bellwether Newton Bib Short
$129.99
Newton bib shorts are the go-to piece for long distance riding and racing in hot weather conditions. Soft and supple Titan PS fabric supports and stabilizes muscles and is so comfortable the short simply "disappears" under you. Technology: - Forma-Pro chamois features a multidirectional curvature that delivers a perfect fit for long duration saddle comfort. Features: - Premium high-gauge Titan PS Lycra gives a "barely there" feeling - Ergonomic multi-panel design contours with natural pedaling position - Mesh bib upper for heat dissipation - Wide microfiber leg bands lightly compress without restriction - High density chamois provide protection and pressure relief - Reflective accents improve low-light visibility to motorists - Flat seam construction - Fit=Fitted - UPF 40+
Bellwether Volta Bib Short
$159.99
Pro-level bib short for cyclist who is seeking a competitive edge and needing comfort for the longest most demanding rides. High compression fabrics support and stabilize muscles promoting venous blood return and oxygen delivery. This technology allows the body to focus its energy toward the strenuous activity of cycling rather than wasting it - boosting performance and delaying the onset of fatigue. Technology: - Titan PS denier gradient fabric construction rapidly pulls moisture away from the skin keeping wearer cool, dry and comfortable - Forma Pro Carbon chamois features a multi-directional curvature that delivers a perfect fit for long-duration saddle comfort - Laser-cut seamless bib-upper delivers a perfectly contoured fit for enhanced comfort - Micro-Mesh leg bands increase airflow and breathability over traditional grippers for better hot weather performance Features: - Premium high-gauge Lycra supports and stabilizes key muscles maximizing performance - Ergonomic multi-panel design contours with natural pedaling position - Seamless, laser-cut bib upper provide comfort and stability - Wide, micro-mesh leg bands lightly compress without restriction - Ultra-high density chamois provide protection and pressure relief - Reflective accents improve low light visibility to motorists - Inseam 10” - Fit = Fitted - UPF 40+
Castelli Entrata Short
$89.99
It Just Works Right Castelli has innovation in our DNA, and we've brought you most innovations in cycling shorts over the years: the first Lycra shorts on the market, the first synthetic seat pads, the first anatomical seat pads, the first minimalist and flat bib straps, and the first flat leg grippers. All these have become industry standards, and we keep pushing and innovating in our high-end shorts. The Entrata short is where we bring all that knowledge and experience into a short that just plain works. The fabric is just the right weight with just the right stretch and with a matte finish that looks just right. The KISS Air2 seat pad is just right, as is the GIRO3 leg gripper. And the short fits just right because we obsess over the fit of every short we make. We wanted this short to be just right for many years to come, so we stitch on the logos and stitch in the reflective panels on the back. There are no logos to peel off, and everything is stitched down securely. This short gives you every reason to step up to Castelli. - KISS Air2 seat pad for all-day comfort - Pro Dry matte Lycra for good compression and moisture management - 8-panel construction for perfect fit - Rear reflective panels on lower leg - GIRO3 engineered flat leg band - Mesh bib straps for comfort and breathability - 15°-35°C / 59°-95°F - Weight: 173g
Castelli Prima Short
$89.99 - $99.99
A Better Short Shorts are an obsession at Castelli. They're the most vital piece of clothing and one of the hardest to get right. Even though the Prima is our entry-level short, it shows that we won't compromise anything for comfort and performance. It starts with the women's-specific KISS Air2 seat pad. Just the name gives an idea of the process of constant improvement, which started with a soft KISS pad that was improved by making it more breathable (Air) and then improved again in the latest update to use the softest-ever top fabric (2). It's ready for your next big ride indoors or out. We've updated the fabric to the new Pro Dry Soft, which has a smooth matte finish that feels cool on the skin while being very supportive and quick to dry. We wanted this short to be just right for many years to come, so little details like the reflective patches are stitched in instead of being glued on, and the GIRO3 elastic has the grip woven right into the fabric. This attention to detail — go ahead and call it an obsession — is why Castelli's entry-level short is just a better short. - KISS Air2 seat pad for all-day comfort - Pro Dry Soft matte Lycra is sleek looking and ultra-breathable - Anatomic construction for perfect fit - Rear reflective panels - GIRO3 engineered flat leg band - 15°-35°C / 59°-95°F - Weight: 160g
Castelli Entrata Bibshort
$99.99 - $109.99
It Just Works Right Castelli has innovation in our DNA, and we've brought you most innovations in cycling shorts over the years: the first Lycra shorts on the market, the first synthetic seat pads, the first anatomical seat pads, the first minimalist and flat bib straps, and the first flat leg grippers. All these have become industry standards, and we keep pushing and innovating in our high-end shorts. The Entrata short is where we bring all that knowledge and experience into a short that just plain works. The fabric is just the right weight with just the right stretch and with a matte finish that looks just right. The KISS Air2 seat pad is just right, as is the GIRO3 leg gripper. And the short fits just right because we obsess over the fit of every short we make. We wanted this short to be just right for many years to come, so we stitch on the logos and stitch in the reflective panels on the back. There are no logos to peel off, and everything is stitched down securely. This short gives you every reason to step up to Castelli. - KISS Air2 seat pad for all-day comfort - Pro Dry matte Lycra for good compression and moisture management - 8-panel construction for perfect fit - Rear reflective panels on lower leg - GIRO3 engineered flat leg band - Mesh bib straps for comfort and breathability - 15°-35°C / 59°-95°F - Weight: 175g
Castelli Competizione Short
$109.99 - $119.99
The Thrill of Competition We made this short to incorporate as much technology as possible from our top-of-the-line pro-level race shorts at a more accessible price. And although it's certainly capable of weekend racing, it's also a great comfort performance short even if you never pin on a number. The main Vortex textured fabric and the Giro4 leg gripper come straight from our top Free Aero Race 4 Bibshort, while the KISS Air2 seat pad has most of the comfort of our top seat pad but represents maximum value. The intangible part that you'll appreciate most is our knack for building in perfect fit, thanks to the Castelli pattern engineering team. This is the short that brings the best of Castelli's know-how in building comfort performance shorts into an accessible product in your cycling wardrobe. - KISS Air2 seat pad for all-day comfort - Affinity Pro Lycra fabric on inside of leg for outstanding stretch and rebound - Vortex BLC textured fabric on legs for better aerodynamics - Giro4 leg gripper with raw edge for comfort and silicone stripes for grip - Flat-lock stitching - Reflective detailing on back - Mesh straps for comfort and breathability - 15°-35°C/59°-95°F - Weight: 173g
Castelli Illusione Short
$109.99
The Illusione Short brings a fluid black-and-white stripe pattern to one of our most comfortable shorts. The key to the short's comfort is the Invita Strong fabric that has a soft, almost cotton-like hand but with excellent stretch and return. We've built the waist with an articulated design to lie flat without binding and given the short leg grippers that don't compress too much. You'll be riding on the KISS Air2 Donna pad, so you know you'll be comfortable. - Invita Strong fabric is luxuriously soft yet provides excellent muscle support - Articulated soft touch waistband - Women's KISS Air2 Donna pad for long distance comfort - Innovative raw-cut leg ending with scorpion silicone dot grippers to eliminate the dreaded 'stuffed sausage' effect - Lie flat leg band
Castelli Velocissima 2 Short
$109.99
SPEEDY ENDURANCE This is our mid-range performance short, great for a long endurance ride or a quick hour workout indoors or out. Our Endurance Evolution fabric is a high-modulus, very matte Lycra fabric that feels extremely dry while providing just the right amount of compression. The waist construction eliminates stitching and elastic and lies completely flat. At the leg ending we use a raw-cut edge with vertical silicone strips just like on our top-of-the-line Premio shorts to keep the leg in place without the pressure that creates the dreaded sausage effect. A great short needs a great seat pad, and the women's-specific KISS Air2 pad will keep you comfortable without being too bulky. - Endurance Evolution fabric for a matte finish with high-modulus stretch - Raw-edge leg ending eliminates sausage effect - Vertical silicone strips hold leg ending in place - High-visibility reflective patches at back of leg - Women's specific KISS Air2 seat pad for long-distance comfort - 15°-35°C / 59°-95°F - Weight: 155g
Castelli Entrata Thermal Bibknicker
$119.99
For those days when you need to cover your knees but it's not quite cold enough for long tights, enter the Entrata Thermal Bibknicker. This no-nonsense tight simply uses our insanely soft, warm, and stretchy Thermoflex fabric for comfort along with our KISS Air2 seat pad, which is comfortable even over long rides and rough terrain. This is less is more" done right". - Thermoflex fabric for warmth and comfort - KISS Air2 seat pad is so good it's the choice of some of our pro riders - Mesh bib straps - Reflective logo below knee
Castelli Velocissima 2 Knicker
$119.99
SPEEDY ENDURANCE This is our mid-range performance short, great for a long endurance ride or a quick hour workout indoors or out. Our Endurance Evolution fabric is a high-modulus, very matte Lycra fabric that feels extremely dry while providing just the right amount of compression. The waist construction eliminates stitching and elastic and lies completely flat. At the leg ending we use a raw-cut edge with vertical silicone strips just like on our top-of-the-line Premio shorts to keep the leg in place without the pressure that creates the dreaded sausage effect. A great short needs a great seat pad, and the women's specific KISS Air2 pad will keep you comfortable without being too bulky. - Endurance Evolution fabric for a matte finish with high-modulus stretch - Raw-edge leg ending eliminates sausage effect - Vertical silicone strips hold leg ending in place - High-visibility reflective patches at back of leg - Women's-specific KISS Air2 seat pad for long-distance comfort - 15°-35°C / 59°-95°F - Weight: 155g
Castelli Competizione Bibshort
$129.99
The Thrill of Competition We made this short to incorporate as much technology as possible from our top-of-the-line pro-level race shorts at a more accessible price. And although it's certainly capable of weekend racing, it's also a great comfort performance short even if you never pin on a number. The main Vortex textured fabric and the Giro4 leg gripper come straight from our top Free Aero Race 4 Bibshort, while the KISS Air2 seat pad has most of the comfort of our top seat pad but represents maximum value. The intangible part that you'll appreciate most is our knack for building in perfect fit, thanks to the Castelli pattern engineering team. This is the short that brings the best of Castelli's know-how in building comfort performance shorts into an accessible product in your cycling wardrobe. - KISS Air2 seat pad for all-day comfort - Affinity Pro Lycra fabric on inside of leg for outstanding stretch and rebound - Vortex BLC textured fabric on legs for better aerodynamics - Giro4 leg gripper with raw edge for comfort and silicone stripes for grip - Flat-lock stitching - Reflective detailing on back - Mesh straps for comfort and breathability - 15°-35°C / 59°-95°F - Weight: 173g
Castelli Velocissima 3 Knicker
$129.99
The Velocissima knicker covers a wide range of uses thanks to the light endurance evolution fabric, which is perfect for all but hot summer days. It can be used in the gym, or outdoors on cool days when you just want a bit more coverage. The fabric is a high-modulus, very matte lycra fabric that feels extremely dry while providing just the right amount of compression. The waist construction eliminates stitching and elastic and lies completely flat. What makes it so comfortable is the women's-specific kiss air2 donna pad that provides a lot of cushioning without being too bulky. - Endurance evolution fabric for a matte finish with high-modulus stretch - Soft dual-layer waistband - Women's-specific kiss air2 donna seat pad for long-distance comfort
Castelli Endurance 3 Short
$139.99
The main story of this short is the use of our renowned top-of-the-line Progetto X2 Air Seamless seat pad in an otherwise traditional short, but in fact every little detail has been obsessed over to ensure your comfort on your next long endurance ride. A great pad is useless without great fit. The seams are placed around the hip area to create a perfect shape on the bike. The Endurance Evolution fabric has a soft hand while providing good compression and excellent moisture management. And it's all held in place with the amazingly comfortable GIRO3 leg gripper. This short offers exceptional value and is ready to deliver lasting comfort on your longest rides. Endurance-level comfort for every ride with Castelli's most comfortable seat pad. - Endurance Evolution fabric provides optimum muscle support and feels drier in nearly all conditions - Anatomic cut for perfect on-bike fit - Progetto X2 Air Seamless seat pad for even greater comfort and improved airflow - GIRO3 leg grippers lie flat - Weight: 186g
Castelli Endurance W Short
$139.99
The main story of this short is the use of our renowned top-of-the-line progetto x2 air donna seamless seat pad in a mostly traditional short, but in fact every little detail has been obsessed over to ensure your comfort on your next long endurance ride. A great pad is useless without great fit. The seams are placed around the hip area to create a perfect shape on the bike. The endurance evolution fabric has a soft hand while providing good compression and excellent moisture management. And it's all held in place with the amazingly comfortable giro3 leg gripper. On your long endurance rides you'll especially appreciate castelli's drop-tail bib construction. The wider bib straps are free floating so you can cross them in front or back. They pull tight enough to keep your shorts in place, but when the need arises they stretch long enough that you can take a bathroom break without having to remove your jersey and bibs. This short offers exceptional value and is ready to deliver lasting comfort on your longest rides. - Endurance evolution fabric provides optimum muscle support and feels drier in nearly all conditions - Anatomic cut for perfect on-bike fit - Bib straps can cross in front or back and are extra elastic, allowing short to be pulled down for pee stops without removing bibs - Women's-specific progetto x2 air donna seamless seat pad for even greater comfort and improved airflow - Giro3 leg grippers lie flat
Castelli Endurance 3 Bibshort
$159.99
The main story of this short is the use of our renowned top-of-the-line Progetto X2 Air Seamless seat pad in an otherwise traditional short, but in fact every little detail has been obsessed over to ensure your comfort on your next long endurance ride. A great pad is useless without great fit. The seams are placed around the hip area to create a perfect shape on the bike. The Endurance Evolution fabric has a soft hand while providing good compression and excellent moisture management. And it's all held in place with the amazingly comfortable GIRO3 leg gripper. This short offers exceptional value and is ready to deliver lasting comfort on your longest rides. - Endurance Evolution fabric provides optimum muscle support and feels drier in nearly all conditions - Anatomic cut for perfect on-bike fit - Mesh bib straps and back to keep you cooler - Progetto X2 Air Seamless seat pad for even greater comfort and improved airflow - GIRO3 leg grippers lie flat
Castelli Free Aero 4 W Short
$179.99
Typically, our women's garments are designed from the ground up for women. However, the Free Aero 4 W Bibshort is designed from the ground up for racing. That specific goal leads us to a somewhat minimalist construction, but one that is made for aerodynamics and also comfort, since racing requires long hours in the saddle, both in training and on race day, resulting in one of our most comfortable shorts as well. The Free Aero 4 W Bibshort represents a significant evolution from last year's model, our best-selling short ever. There's a new leg gripper that still features a lie-flat raw-cut edge but now has vertical silicone stripes to keep it in place without restricting stretch. The new fabric allows for better print quality for your custom team production, the same as Team Sky will use in 2019. We've updated the seams to improve the fit and make the short look even better on the body. We've re-engineered the bib straps with new fabrics and construction so they stay cooler, lie flatter, and are more durable. The new Free Aero 4 W Bibshort also receives the updated Progetto X2 Air Seamless seat pad featuring the softest surface fabric you've ever felt in a seat pad. - Vortex dimpled fabric on legs for aero performance - Forza fabric on inner legs with 38% Lycra content for perfect fit - Stripe mesh engineered lie-flat bib strap construction keeps you cool - Giro4 leg gripper elastic for better grip distributed over larger area - Doppio V construction in front for increased comfort - Flat-lock stitching - Progetto X2 Air Seamless Donna women's-specific seat pad
Castelli Sorpasso RoS Bibknicker
$189.99
Our top-selling Sorpasso Bibtight is also available in a 3/4-length version for those cool but not quite cold rides or for those of you who just like the feeling of not covering your lower leg. The fabrics are exceptionally soft, stretchy, and warm, with our Nano Flex 3G covering most of the body and panels of Nano Flex Xtra Dry covering the front, thighs, and center back. We've added reflective panels for safety and given it the most comfortable seat pad and bib strap construction we can. - Nano Flex 3G fabric for our best mix of warmth, stretchy compression, softness and water repellency - Nano Flex Xtra Dry fabric panel on upper front and thighs for extra warmth, and on back to protect from road spray - Anatomic cut to hips and knee - Lie-flat elastic bib straps
Castelli Free Aero RC Bibshort
$199.99 - $219.99
Innovative evolution The Free Aero RC Bibshort is our top race short, which also means that it's insanely comfortable even if you never pin on a number. It's fair to say that we've been working on this short for the past 15 years. That's how long it's been since the original free aero race bibshort was first introduced, initially as our top-of-the-line race short. Since then it has won three Tours de France, three Gri d'Italia, one Vuelta, and San Remo, but it also became the best-selling product in the history of Castelli because, simply put, this is the short that does everything well. The concept is quite simple: start with the best pad we know how to make, surround it with a supportive short with good muscle compression, and then remove everything else that's not absolutely necessary. You feel free thanks to the reduced number of panels and the reduced number of seams. In fact, the short portion has just 5 panels compared to 10 in the previous generation. You feel free because of further refinements to the Progetto X2 air seamless seat pad. The two densities of foam plus the gel pads provide progressive damping, while the separate skincare layer is soft and stretchy to move with your skin. You feel free thanks to the most minimal bibs you've ever seen in a short, including open-weave straps for maximum airflow. But we reinforced the yoke so the straps stay in place and made the mesh back narrow for coverage that is minimal yet just enough to hold the shorts in place. And the bib elegantly frames a convenient pocket at the center back. You feel free because this is the first high-end short that doesn't need any sort of gripper or elastic at the end of the leg to keep the leg in place. Getting this right meant 28 prototypes and our most extensive test program ever, and it results in the most comfortable leg ending we've ever made. The Forza 2 fabric has 32% lycra with a high modulus for exceptional muscle support and just the right amount of compression. There's reflective piping on the back. And all logos are either stitched or embossed for durability. - High-compression 215g Forza 2 fabric with 32% lycra content provides exceptional muscle support and compression - Progetto X2 air seamless seat pad is soft against the skin but well padded for long-distance comfort - Minimalist bib straps allow maximum airflow, while a reinforced yoke keeps the straps flat over the shoulders - Rear mesh pocket - 5-panel construction for reduced seams and less chafing - Sublimation-printed graphic and logos that will never peel, crack, or fade - Reflective piping on back of legs - Soft waistband with raw-cut edge panels for extra stretch and comfort - Raw-cut leg ending engineered to stay put without silicone grippers
Castelli Free Aero RC Short
$199.99 - $219.99
Innovative evolution The free aero RC bibshort is our top race short, which also means that it's insanely comfortable even if you never pin on a number. It's fair to say that we've been working on this short for the past 15 years. That's how long it's been since the original free aero race bibshort was first introduced, initially as our top-of-the-line race short. Since then it has won three Tours de France, three Giri d'Italia, one Vuelta and San Remo, but it also became the best-selling product in the history of Castelli because simply put, this is the short that does everything well. The concept is quite simple: start with the best pad we know how to make, surround it with a supportive short with good muscle compression, and then remove everything else that's not absolutely necessary. You feel free thanks to the reduced number of panels and the reduced number of seams. In fact, the short portion has just 5 panels compared to 10 in the previous generation. You feel free because of further refinements to the Progetto X2 air seamless seat pad. The two densities of foam plus the gel pads provide progressive damping, while the separate skincare layer is soft and stretchy to move with your skin. You feel free thanks to the most minimal bibs you've ever seen in a short, including open-weave straps for maximum airflow. But we reinforced the yoke so the straps stay in place and made the mesh back narrow for coverage that is minimal yet just enough to hold the shorts in place. And the bib elegantly frames a convenient pocket at the center back. You feel free because this is the first high-end short that doesn't need any sort of gripper or elastic at the end of the leg to keep the leg in place. Getting this right meant 28 prototypes and our most extensive test program ever, and it results in the most comfortable leg ending we've ever made. The Forza 2 fabric has 32% lycra with a high modulus for exceptional muscle support and just the right amount of compression. There's reflective piping on the back. And all logos are either stitched or embossed for durability. - High-compression 215g Forza 2 fabric with 32% lycra content provides exceptional muscle support and compression - Progetto x2 air seamless seat pad is soft against the skin but well padded for long-distance comfort - Minimalist bib straps allow maximum airflow, while a reinforced yoke keeps the straps flat over the shoulders - Rear mesh pocket - 5-panel construction for reduced seams and less chafing
Castelli Free Aero RC W Short
$199.99
Innovative evolution The free aero RC bibshort is our top race short, which also means that it's insanely comfortable even if you never pin on a number. It's fair to say that we've been working on this short for the past 15 years. That's how long it's been since the original free aero race bibshort was first introduced, initially as our top-of-the-line race short. The various versions of the free have dressed all our pro women's teams over this time, and it also became the best-selling women's short in the history of Castelli because simply put, this is the short that does everything well. The concept is quite simple: start with the best pad we know how to make, surround it with a supportive short with good muscle compression, and then remove everything else that's not absolutely necessary. You feel free thanks to the reduced number of panels and the reduced number of seams. In fact, the short portion has just 5 panels compared to 10 in the previous generation. You feel free because of further refinements to the Progetto x2 air seamless seat pad. The two densities of foam plus the gel pads provide progressive damping, while the separate skincare layer is soft and stretchy to move with your skin. You feel free thanks to the most minimal bibs you've ever seen in a short, including open-weave straps for maximum airflow. But we reinforced the yoke so the straps stay in place and made the mesh back narrow for coverage that is minimal yet just enough to hold the shorts in place. And the bib elegantly frames a convenient pocket at the center back. You feel free because this is the first high-end short that doesn't need any sort of gripper or elastic at the end of the leg to keep the leg in place. Getting this right meant 28 prototypes and our most extensive test program ever, and it results in the most comfortable leg ending we've ever made. The Forza 2 fabric has 32% lycra with a high modulus for exceptional muscle support and just the right amount of compression. There's reflective piping on the back. And all logos are either stitched or embossed for durability. - High-compression 215 g Forza 2 fabric with 32% Lycra® content provides exceptional muscle support and compression - Women’s-specific Progetto X2 Air Donna seamless seat pad is soft against the skin but well padded for long-distance comfort - 5-panel construction for reduced seams and less chafing - Stitched scorpion logo patch and embossed Castelli wordmark for durability - Reflective piping on back of legs - Raw-cut edge at waist for extra stretch and comfort - Raw-cut leg ending engineered to stay put without silicone grippers
Castelli Free Aero Race 4 Bibshort
$199.99
For 2019 we've made some dramatic changes. Not because Team Ineos or you were asking for it, but because we've been riding in it a ton and thinking constantly about how we could make it better. There's a new leg gripper that still features a lie-flat raw-cut edge but now has vertical silicone stripes to keep it in place without restricting stretch. The new fabric allows for better print quality for your custom team production, the same as Team Ineos will use in 2019. We've updated the seams to improve the fit and make the short look even better on the body. We've re-engineered the bib straps with new fabrics and construction so they stay cooler, lie flatter and are more durable. The revised Free 3 Aero Race Bibshort also receives the updated Progetto X2 Air seamless seat pad featuring the softest surface fabric you've ever felt in a seat pad. You'll be glad we ignore the old saying, If it ain't broke, don't fix it. - Vortex dimpled fabric on legs for aero performance - Forza fabric on inner legs with 38% Lycra content for perfect fit - Stripe mesh engineered minimalist bib construction keeps you cool - Giro4 leg gripper elastic for better grip distributed over larger area - Doppio V construction in front for increased support and comfort - Flat-lock stitching - Progetto X2 Air Seamless seat pad