Every detail of the these shorts are made to support your riding. Muscle support, aerodynamic fit, comfort to let you concentrate on wringing every last bit of energy from your legs, minimised weight and leg grippers that wont cut off the blood flow to your muscles or give you the dreaded "sausage" leg.
These shorts have the top of the range Progetto X2 Air Donna Seat pad - and the first thing you will comment on is the extreme comfort. These will become your go-to short even if you aren't pinning a race number on your jersey.
Castelli Size Guide - tops and bottoms
Note: where Castelli once had a reputation for making gear that suited only very small Italian people, the Castelli women's size scale is now very similar to 'normal' UK sizing.
|Chest A||Waist B||Hips C||Inseam D|
|X-Small||79cm / 31"||63cm / 25"||87cm / 34"||75cm / 29.5"|
|Small||84cm / 33"||68cm / 27"||92cm / 36"||76cm / 30"|
|Medium||89cm / 35"||73cm / 29"||97cm / 38"||77cm / 30"|
|Large||94cm / 37"||78cm / 31"||102cm / 40"||78cm / 30.5"|
|X-Large||99cm / 39"||83cm / 33"||107cm / 42"||79cm / 31"|
Note: the inside leg measurement is naturally less relevant for shorts than for tights!
- Forza fabric on inner legs with 38% Lycra content for perfect fit
- GIRO Air mesh-like leg gripper elastic for better grip distributed over a larger area
- Vortex dimpled fabric on legs for aero performance
- Flat-lock stitching
- Reflective detailing on back
- Progetto X2 Air Donna seat pad for greater comfort
- Weight: 126g (Small)
- 15-35 degrees
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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