IT'S THE NEW NORMAL
When Castelli first introduced the aero jersey to the pro peloton in 2007 it was seen as radical. By 2009 all the pro teams were jumping on the bandwagon and in the following years, the aero revolution steadily spread to more and more cyclists. This is a women's fit version of the full WorldTour level aero race jersey, the fastest jersey Castelli have ever tested. But they haven't limited it to racing: it has a full-length front zipper for easy on/off, a zippered pocket for valuables, three full-size rear pockets for carrying cargo on your long rides, and excellent moisture-management fabrics throughout. When Castelli started engineering aero jerseys nearly a decade ago they didn't imagine they would become the new normal, but you'll find that every ride is faster and more fun in this not-only-for-racing jersey.
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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