Bibless Shorts

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Castelli Free 'Short' Short - Black

now £59.00

was £75.00

Why to buy: The Short short is for the triathlete or cyclist who simply wants a skimpier short to banish those tan lines. You won't go unnoticed in these. 

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The Short short are for the triathlete wanting to cover ground with the most efficient, effective and unintrusive kit, these are for pushing ahead with full focus on the road. With a 101 gram weight in a small size, this short is made from an Instadry Speed fabric for quick drying and minimal water absorption.

With a free construction for a top anatomic fit and with a KISS Tri seat pad is comfortable on the bike, but retains a slim, low profile density when you're running. Flatlock stitching throughout for top quality comfort, this short is finished with a GIRO gripper elastic for greater comfort at the hem.

They come out of the request from Miranda Carfrae, World Ironman Champion so Castelli lowered the waist and shortened the legs. So whether you rock a 2:50 marathon, want to even out your tan lines or flaunt your toned quads you have worked so hard to achieve these are perfect. 

Size Guide

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!

Tech Spec

  • Weight: 101 grams (small)
  • Instadry Speed fabric is fast in the swim with minimal water absorption
  • Free construction for great anatomic fit
  • KISS Tri seat pad is comfortable on the bike and virtually disappears on the run
  • Flat-lock stitching
  • GIRO gripper elastic for more comfort

Who's Behind It?

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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