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Castelli Velocissima Knicker - Black/Red

£85.00

Castelli's solution for mild to cool rides effuses style, quality and pedigree - brilliantly versatile, reassuringly classy.

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The Castelli Velocissima Knicker was conceived as an ideal go-to 3/4 length solution for mild to cool conditions - the manufacturers suggest temperatures of 12-19c, although we reckon they're good for a little cooler too.

Soft, fleecy Thermoflex fabric is snug without sacrificing its lightness (why not use them indoors for spin classes?). Coupled to their famous KISS Air2 Donna seat pad, it's a winning combination for any length of ride.

Camlock® ankle zips help with taking them on and off, reflective details boost your visibility and the soft-fit waistband construction has been designed with real women in mind. You can tell that Castelli's female numbers in their design team continue to grow! And that they know their cycling.

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

  • Thermoflex fleece-lined technical material
  • Soft-fit waistband with double-layers
  • KISS Air2 Donna chamois pad for long distance comfort
  • Recommended for 12°-19°C (or a little cooler)
  • Weight: 212 g

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, their 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 their 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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