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Castelli Velocissima Shorts - Black


The Italian made Velocissima women's cycle shorts are superb, providing the ultimate comfort from top to bottom. Featuring new improved details, high-tech fabrics and tempting price tag will leave you wanting more and more of its kind.

Made from Endurance Evolution fabric, a super flat Lycra, the Velocissima Shorts will feel extremely dry against the skin whilst giving just the right amount of muscle support. The front and back section around the waist, lies completely flat with zero stitching and elastic, eliminating that digging-in sensation - you'll be in belly heaven.

Castelli have moved on from traditional silicone to large elasticated hems in their Velocissima range. Using GIROlie-flat leg grippers, that stay firmly put with a sleek finish and no irritation.

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Designed with Castelli's flat Lycra fabric these womens shorts will feel dry and provide the right amount of compression. A freshly updated (women's specific) KISS Air seat pad, flat-form waist and GRIO3 lie-flat leg grippers give maximum comfort to a wide range of body shapes.

Then there's the KISS Air Donna women's specific seat pad which provides the perfect amount of cushioning, for the comfiest ride:

  • A seamless skin care layer ~ soft to touch, seamless to cut out chafing with an antibacterial coating to prevent saddle sores and infection.
  • Anatomical shape ~ moves with you and each pedal for maximum comfort.
  • Dual density, variable thickness ~ maximum density for you sit bones but without being over bulky.

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

  • 71% Polyamide (Nylon) | 29% Elastane (Spandex)
  • Endurance Evolution fabric
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Provides optimum muscle support
  • Feels dryer in nearly all conditions
  • Flat-form waist construction, eliminates stitching & elastic ~ front & back
  • GIRO3 lie-flat leg grippers
  • Weight: 136g
  • KISS Air Donna women's specific pad ~ proven comfort | seamless skin care layer | anatomical shape | dual density & variable thickness

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.

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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  1. Castelli Shorts

    Review by Lori

    I bought these shorts while on sale and love them. They feel great and are worth paying a bit more for quality.

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