The Castelli Free Aero RC Women’s Bib Shorts are the latest reincarnation of Castelli’s all-time best-selling model, known for doing everything well. Engineered as fast, top-level racing bib shorts and made with dyed fabrics for a rich colour, they expertly combine luxury with speed, being built around a women’s specific version of Castelli’s best seat pad, the Progetto X² Air Donna seamless.
Constructed with two densities of foam and gel pads strategically placed in accordance with the female anatomy to absorb vibrations and improve ride quality, not to mention a soft upper layer that moves with the skin, this pad offers optimal long-distance comfort.
Half the number of panels in the short portion means less seams, making these bib shorts easier to wear than ever, as do the minimalist, breathable mesh bib straps, constructed with an open weave and narrow coverage for maximum airflow. There’s also a convenient mesh pocket in the centre back for nutrition and other essentials.
Meanwhile, after 28 prototypes and their most extensive testing programme ever, Castelli has succeeded in creating a raw cut leg ending that stays put without grippers – their most comfortable ever.
Also sporting a forgiving, raw cut waist and made from super-light, stretchy Forza 2 fabric that simultaneously supports and compresses the muscles, with reflective piping down the back of the legs, the Free Aero RC Women’s Bib Shorts pair cutting edge performance with supreme comfort, making them one of Castelli’s most impressive offerings.
- Constructed from dyed Forza 2 fabric with 32% Lycra®
- 50% reduced number of panels and seams in short portion
- Women’s specific Progetto X² Air Donna seamless seat pad
- Leg ends stay in place without elastic or grippers
- Minimalist mesh bib strap for maximum airflow, with reinforced yoke
- Mesh rear pocket
- Weight: 160g (S)
Castelli Cycling is the most innovative, stylish and prestigious cycling clothier in the world. Decades of pro cycling development and a passion for perfection in materials, cut and performance has seen the brand reinvent cycle wear time after time. From the first Lycra shorts to sublimated printing, the game-changing Gabba and aerodynamic apparel, Castelli continues to set a path that others can only follow while maintaining generations of Italian heritage. Read more about Castelli.
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