The Omloop is a thermal bibshort cut longer than a standard short. The raw cut leg ending sits just above the knee providing the perfect classics garment.
Something like this was first seen back in 2009 when Cervélo TestTeam rider Jeremy Hunt rode the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in knee warmers that he had cut to knee length. It took six years for it to catch on, but half a dozen or so riders starting the 2015 Omloop with that same look.
Most companies wouldn't have looked twice 6 riders isn't a lot but Castelli saw something in the idea and even engineered a new fabric that lets them leave a soft raw edge at the back of the knee that won’t cut into you.
Castelli has once again taken inspiration from the guys who do this for a living and have come up with a new way to dress. It’s significantly warmer than a thermal short but doesn’t feel overdressed like a knicker.
Featuring Castelli's top tier Progetto X2 Air seat pad for great day-long comfort. This pad features two isolated layers that work in tandem with your body and saddle to eliminate friction while still offering substantial cushioning where its needed most. This means that it could be the ideal short for all the classics with or without cobbles.
- Thermal short, cut just to the knee
- Thermoflex fabric for exceptional warmth, stretch and breathability
- Raw-cut edge to the anatomically shaped knee
- Progetto X2 Air seat pad for long-distance comfort
- Mesh bib straps so that you can regulate insulation with your base layers, not the bib
- Reflective viz strips for visibility
- Size men's S-3XL
- Weight 214g
- Castelli comfort range 12˚-18˚C
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