Introducing the Spring Summer collection from Castelli
The Italian brand’s new clothing range maintains their classic race ethos while exploring some new avenues.
The core products within the new Castelli clothing range are designed to provide the ultimate in top quality, performance race apparel. Working closely with Team Ineos (formerly Team Sky) over the past few years has provided the Italian brand with insight and experience for producing kit to meet the demands of World Tour racing.
Features of this pro-level race wear are evident throughout the entire range as well as some brand-new products designed to meet the demands of the riders looking to venture away from the tarmac and onto the gravel roads. In recent years professional road racing has embraced this increasingly popular trend and taken to roads less-travelled – take last year’s Tour de France finish atop La Planche des Belles Filles, Chris Froome’s blistering attack on the Colle Delle Finestre at the 2018 Giro or the epic one-day classic in Tuscany, Strade Bianche.
We’ve picked out a few key items from the SS20 range to give a taste of the quality and innovation present in the latest Castelli collection.
The premium race short in the range as used by the Team Ineos riders and countless roadies around the world. The 4th major iteration of the Free Aero Race short features the updated Progetto X2 Air Seamless seat pad, which offers unparalleled comfort over hours in the saddle. The fabrics used are premium as well, created by Italy’s finest fabric suppliers – the Forza fabric on the inner leg features 38% Lycra content for perfect fit, while the Vortex fabric on the side panels is dimpled for aerodynamics.
The ultimate in all-round performance – from weekend racing to long training days, the Passo Jersey is based on the Squadra base model and offers exceptional fit and comfort. The main ProSecco fabric is designed to ensure lightness and is quick drying. while the side panels enhance breathability and the construction of the sleeves give optimised comfort.
Designed for exploration and the adventurous riders, the Unlimited Bibshort meets Castelli’s high standards for performance and comfort while adding in a few extra features for riding off-road. The introduction of a brand-new and extremely durable Unlimited Lycra fabric gives improved tear and abrasion resistance while retaining comfort and moisture management. The double-layer side panels on the short are designed to increase protection for those feared yet sometimes unavoidable gravel get-downs, reducing the likelihood that you’ll need to replace the short after such an occurrence. The shorts also feature a convenient side pocket on each leg as well as two mesh pockets on the lower back.
Made from quick drying and breathable ProSecco fabric, this lightweight jersey is perfect when combined with a mesh base layer or on its own for spring and summer riding. The eye-catching graphics enhance a technically astute piece of kit – Velocity Rev2 stretch fabric provides unmatched fit and comfort on the sleeves and the drop-tail pocket design places the pockets at the perfect height.
Shop the Castelli Spring Summer 20 range in full online.