Castelli Velocissimo IV Bib Shorts
The Velocissimo Bib Short is a Castelli best-seller, but the Italian company updates and improves it every couple of seasons. Cost alone barely reflects the true value of the Velocissimo bib shorts and some of our staunchest Castelli fans prefer this model to the Free Race. With fabrics and construction features that emulate top-end products, as well as a great high-mileage chamois pad, this is the bib you have 2-3 of, so you can ride in a fresh pair every day without living in the laundry room.
Castelli's Affinity Lycra fabric is a light, compressive fabric with comfortable stretch and feel. The 210g material feels minimal despite its durability. The Lycra blend polyester can be woven in two or four way stretch panels and then placed accordingly to anatomic specifications. With the short portion of the Velocissimo, the now nine panels wrap the curve of the muscle zones, following muscle activity during pedaling and ensuring an excellent fit. The mild compression prevents the leg muscles from vibrating in the relaxation phase, saving you from fatigue. Blood flow is also encouraged, keeping you fresh and strong throughout the ride. Of course Affinity is a great wicking fabric, lifting and releasing moisture from the skin and out of the fabric so you stay cool and dry. The now famous wide, sublimated Giro3 leg bands hold the short legs cut in place without restriction or binding.The KISS Air pad seat pad is perfect for long rides in any weather condition, but truly shines in the heat. The padding structure is similar to the Progetto series pads, and features good stretch, outstanding padding, and the expected antibacterial properties. Both the cover and the pad itself breathe well, working to keep this crucial area as cool and dry as possible. At the same time, the pad is light, not bulky and feels like sculpted, seat pad should on the saddle not too minimal, not excessive. It is the ideal pad for the cyclists who chose the Velocissimo Short. Daily riding, with long weekends punctuate the lives of those who stock their closet with multiple pair of this workhorse bib.
- The every day bib short for cycling enthusiasts who expect performance and value
- Form-fit with mild compression, but not restrictive or race-only
- Anatomically constructed for exceptional fit and comfort in Affinity Lycra 210g fabric
- 9 panel design ensures proper feel and compression while riding
- New Doppio waistband for extra stretch around the stomach area
- Mesh bib straps with sublimated graphic on back lay flat and ensure air flow/release
- Sublimated GIRO3 leg band elastic grips leg without binding
- KISS Air seat pad for all-day comfort
- Reflective heat-transfer viz strips for visibility
- Weight: 197 grams (Medium)