NEVER LOSE YOUR GRIP
Some of the Castelli pro riders are always asking for maximum grip on the bars â€” important when you're setting up for a sprint at 70km/h. Adesivo means "adhesive" in Italian, and that's exactly what this glove feels like. The allover silicone print on the palm is extra sticky, and with the Velcro closure and limited-stretch fabrics, Castelli have built the rest of the glove to lock into place. They use medium padding so that the palm doesn't move around.
Q. What do a 19th century Italian tailor, a designer for the Milan Ballet and the first ever lycra cycling shorts have in common?
A. They are all part of a rich 140 year history that's led to today's most recognised brand in cycling: Castelli.
Throw in a heart attack on a famous Italian climb, family feuds, Olympic gold medals and controversy in the pro peloton and it begins to sound more like a Sicilian soap opera than the backdrop to a cycling brand. But then again Castelli is no ordinary brand.
Today, Castelli's scorpion emblem is arguably the single most recognised in cycling. Iconic is an overused word these days, but the Castelli brand surely qualifies.
We first discovered Castelli on our year long ride through the Americas in 2010, when our founder Liz (pictured) wore Castelli shorts and loved them, so stocking them seemed an obvious choice. But we're almost as captivated by the story behind the name as the kit itself! For the full Castelli story (it's quite a story!), click here.
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