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Castelli Superleggera Bibshort

Castelli Superleggera Bibshort
  • Color: Black
  • Color: Black
  • Color: Savile Blue
  • Color: Savile Blue
$239.99
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Light, Cool and Straight Out of the Future

We've been pushing the envelope on lightweight shorts since 2011 but have butted up against the limits of compromising durability for ever lighter weight. We needed to step back and find a better way.

We examined what the short really needs to do: it needs to hold the seat pad securely in place while otherwise adding as little weight or fabric as absolutely necessary (without being transparent, obviously), and it needs to last a season of hard use. So we engineered a brand-new fabric using a woven, rather than knit, construction that shaves 30% in weight for the same level of support and non-transparency. Then we worked with the world's leading mill to construct a gradient fabric that becomes increasingly lighter the farther down the leg it extends, with the last part weighing a mere 90 g/m2 compared to normal short fabric, which weighs around 220 g/m2.

This fabric, while being insanely light, maintains a decent durability along with excellent abrasion resistance, at least against the saddle. We don't guarantee it against unplanned slides across the asphalt, so please keep the rubber side down!

Note that while the short saves a mere 48 grams while dry, this means it also absorbs around 30% less moisture when you're sweating. So when you're sweating your way up the Alpe d'Huez you're actually saving closer to 150 grams.

This short doesn't compromise on comfort. We use our top Progetto X2 Air Seamless seat pad, the spectacular striped mesh bibs from the Free Aero Race 4 Bibshort and a flat stretch woven leg gripper to keep everything in place.

- The premium lightweight hot weather short
- Gradient stretch woven fabric for minimal weight with optimum support
- Ultralight fabric to reduce weight by up to 50% while improving durability
- Minimalist stripe mesh bib to minimize weight and keep you cool
- Integrated gripper elastic with exposed Lycra to hold leg in place
- Embossed logos and stretch silicone scorpion heat transfers
- Progetto X2 Air Seamless seat pad

Sizes:
MEN'S SIZE CHART- TOPS
X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large XXX-Large
CHEST - - - - -
cm 88 92 96 100 105 110 115
in 34.5 36 37.5 39 41 43 45
WAIST - - - - - - -
cm 76 80 84 88 93 98 103
in 30 31 33 34.5 36.5 38.5 40.5
MEN'S SIZE CHART- BOTTOMS
X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large XXX-Large
HIPS
cm 90 94 98 102 107 112 117
in 35.5 37 38.5 40 42 44 46
INSEAM
cm 81 82 83 84 85 86 87
in 31.8 32.2 32.8 33.2 33.5 33.8 34.2

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Black / X-Small 08050949048917 L20004010-1 SUP27806349S
Black / Small 08050949066478 L20004010-2 SUP2615899S
Black / Medium 08050949066485 L20004010-3 SUP26160367M
Black / Large 08050949048610 L20004010-4 SUP26283822L
Black / X-Large 08050949066492 L20004010-5 SUP27608964L
Black / XX-Large 08050949066508 L20004010-6 SUP28503866L
Black / XXX-Large 08050949066515 L20004010-7 SUP28148413L
Savile Blue / X-Small 08050949602997 L20004414-1 SUP3226884S
Savile Blue / Small 08050949603000 L20004414-2 SUP313978S
Savile Blue / Medium 08050949515143 L20004414-3 SUP31760073M
Savile Blue / Large 08050949603017 L20004414-4 SUP31416999L
Savile Blue / X-Large 08050949603024 L20004414-5 SUP32563788L
Savile Blue / XX-Large 08050949603031 L20004414-6 SUP33122995L
Savile Blue / XXX-Large 08050949603048 L20004414-7 SUP339437L

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