GO SHORT AND FAST
This is the suit for sprint and olympic distance racing, especially with non wetsuit swims. This suit features water repellent fabrics for faster swim times, and we've stripped it down without pockets for shorter races where you don't want anything to get between you and victory.
SpeedFreak Dry water repellent upper fabric
Instadry Speed fabric on short is fast in the swim with minimal water absorption
Rear 30cm YKKÂ® camlock zipper
Soft-finish armholes to reduce chafing
Minimalist seat liner for comfort on bike
GIRO Air leg gripper elastic
Weight: 164g (Small)
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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