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Castelli Tabula Rasa Bibshort - Onda Blue

£109.00

Why to Buy: the ideal partner for blue jerseys, these are so classy and technically impressive that they'll soon become the first part of your outfit that you choose

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The Castelli Tabula Rasa women's bibshort manages to balance top quality technical fit, finish and features with an invigoratingly bold colour scheme that may see you relegating your black bibs to the back of the wardrobe!

These are no compromise bib shorts suitable for the longest and most arduous rides. They combine ProFit Lycra for the perfect amount of muscle compression with the fabled Castelli KISS Air2 chamois seat pad, plus laser cut leg finish at the end of a generous 'anti sausage leg' gripper band.

Castelli have broken new cycling short ground by printing on all except the actual saddle contact area, meaning these totally original bib shorts will be turning heads (in a good way!) all along your route.

Why not team them up with the matching jersey?!

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

  • KISS Air2 Donna female specific seat pad for maximum riding comfort
  • ProFit Lycra blend allows for total graphic creativity
  • Printed bib straps and back
  • Broad, flat leg band to help avoid 'sausage leg'
  • Anti-irritation flat lock stitching
  • Weight:156g

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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