Castelli 2015 Free Aero Race Cycling Bib Shorts
An Iconic Update: The Castelli designers studied and improved on every detail on the new Free Aero Race bib short. Every fabric, every construction method, every stitch was appraised, considered, and redesigned in the pursuit of perfection.
The lines are still classic Free, but in fact only the mesh fabric in the bib straps carries over from last year. Every other component and aspect has been redesigned, obsessed over and rigorously tested until the designers were satisfied. The key updates are in the seat pad, the bib strap construction, the waistband construction, plus all-new fabrics, and pattern work that went through a vast amount of iterations until fit perfection was achieved. The new fabrics are all softer than the outgoing fabrics, especially the new softer surface fabric on the updated Progetto X2 chamois. The innovative double V construction on the front keeps everything in place without compressing your stomach. And Castelli engineered a new Carré yoke that makes the straps lie perfectly flat.
In re-engineering the Free Castelli took a look at blood flow, providing just the right muscle support without constricting. The revolutionary Giro Air leg band provides more stretch and distributes the compression over a larger area. The body of the short uses 30% Lycra® for excellent return. Aerodynamics were also considered, optimizing boundary-layer airflow with the Giro Air leg band and the dimples on the side fabric. The wind tunnel says it saves 10 watts at 50 km/h, but you’ll probably want to go even faster because your aero advantage will only increase.
The name Castelli is synonymous with innovation, quality and performance. Over 100 years of producing the best cycling clothing available has turned them into the go-to brand for any cyclist seeking maximum performance.
- Vortex dimpled fabric on legs for aero performance.
- Forza fabric on inner legs with 30% Lycra® content for perfect fit.
- Carré engineered lie-flat bib strap construction for minimal coverage, maximum comfort.
- Giro Air mesh-like leg gripper elastic for better grip distributed over larger area.
- Doppio V construction in front for increased support and comfort.
- Flat-lock stitching.
- Reflective detailing on back.
- New improved Progetto X2 Air seat pad for even greater comfort and improved airflow.
- Weight: 178g (Large).
|Season||Spring 2016, Summer 2016|