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Castelli Omloop Thermal Bibshort (Black)

now £92.00

was £115.00

Why to buy: A longer leg women's bib shorts covering the thigh providing maximum warmth on cold days. Perfect for cool weather riding, racing or high intensity training.


Ideal temperature: 12° - 18°C

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Pro innovation

First seen back in 2009 when Castelli Cervelo TestTeam rider Jeremy Hunt rode the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in knee warmers that he had cut to knee length. It took six years for it to catch on, but half a dozen or so riders started the 2015 Omloop with that same look. So Castelli engineered a fabric that lets them leave a soft raw edge at the back of the knee that won't cut into you. The women's version is technically identical to the men's version but incorporates their women's bib shape, women's Progetto X2 Air seat pad, and women's specific fit. Get ready for your most comfortable fall riding ever.

Size Guide

Castelli Size Guide

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.

TOPS & BOTTOMS:

VeloVixen Size  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! See image below for key A-D.

SOCKS:

VeloVixen Size Castelli Size Euro Shoe Size
Small S/M 35-38
Large L/XL 39-41
XX-Large 2XL 44-47

 

SHOE COVERS:

Diluvio, Belgian Booties
VeloVixen Size Castelli Size Euro Shoe Size
Small S/M 36-40
Large L/XL 40-44
XX-Large 2XL 44-48

 

All Other Shoe Covers
VeloVixen Size Castelli Size Euro Shoe Size
Small S 35-37
Medium M 37-39
Large L 40-43
X-Large XL 44-46
XX-Large 2XL 46-48

 

OTHER ACCESSORIES:

 VeloVixen Size Bras (cm) (bust | underbust) Gloves (cm) (1) Warmers (jersey size / weight)
X-Small 81-85 | 65-69 <16.6
Small 86-90 | 70-74 16.6-18.4 XS-S / 45-60kg
Medium 91-95 | 75-79 18.4-20.2 S-M / 60-70kg
Large 96-100 | 80-84 20.2-22 L-XL / 70-80kg
X-Large 101-105 | 85-89 >22 2XL / >80kg

1. Measure around your knuckles with a measuring tape 

 

Tech Spec

  • Thermal short cut just to the knee. 
  • Thermoflex fabric for exceptional warmth, stretch and breathability. 
  • Raw-cut edge at anatomically shaped knee. 
  • Progetto X2 Air women's seat pad for long-distance comfort. 
  • Mesh bib straps so that you can regulate insulation with your base layers and not the bib. 
  • Reflective viz stripes for visibility. 
  • 189g (Small). 
  • 12-18 degrees. 

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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