COMFORTABLE AND SOPHISTICATED
An incredibly engineered short can look deceptively simple from the outside. Our ultimate goal is a short that you can't feel when you have it on, and the Mondiale is a significant step toward that goal. Our Cinquanta fabric features 50% real LycraÂ® to make it insanely soft but with unprecedented muscle support.
The stretch of this fabric allows us to give exceptional fit in a short with only two seams, so there's practically nothing to chafe and nothing to fail. We've slightly reinforced the lie-flat leg ending and added a touch of silicone to prevent it from riding up.
The short version has Castelli's double-layer Soft Touch waistband that lies flat and doesn't constrict. We've used our proven Progetto X2 Air Donna seat pad, and we've bonded in a reinforcement on the side panels that provides a slimming effect on the hips. In keeping with the clean design lines, we've used a muted logo that matches this short's classic timeless quality.
220 g/m2 Cinquanta fabric with 50% LycraÂ® content for incredible stretch and rebound and an insanely soft hand
Reduced panel construction eliminates seams for better fit and comfort
Progetto X2 Air Donna seat pad for pro-level comfort
Reflective heat-transfer viz strips
Reinforced no-sew side panels provide muscle support on hips
No-sew bonded leg endings with silicone gripper
Weight: 139g (Small)
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!
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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