FREE PROTECT RACE BIBSHORT
Note: This item is a Sales Product Sample from Castelli, new with tags. We encourage you to use our official sizing charts above to determine if this product will fit you. We feel that these products run true to size according to our size charts. Castelli typically runs small so if you are in doubt please look a at the next size up on the chart. There are no additional sizes available, so please order thoughtfully.
Enhanced road rash protection without adding bulk or uncomfortable padding.
Every cyclist knows that the hip is the most exposed part of the body. We made this short to be more durable and significantly reduce abrasions if you slide out, whether it’s on loose gravel or in the last corner when you’re going for the win at your local crit race. The protection adds minimum weight, you don’t really feel it except in very hot weather, and it’s limited to the hip panel.
Strong Outer Fabric
This sturdy fabric increases the chances that you can just brush yourself off and not have to throw away an expensive pair of shorts.
A major cause of the burns on your hip is the shear force when the head of the femur hits the ground and that force is absorbed by your body. We use two layers of fabric (a variation on the old track rider trick of wearing two pairs of shorts), which lets the shear force slide between the fabric layers.
Dyneema ® Reinforcement
The inner layer of fabric features a Dyneema ® ripstop construction to help prevent the fabric from tearing in more serious falls. It’s the same fiber used in climbing ropes and bulletproof vests.
- Double-layer side panels for extra protection in the event of a fall
- A special smooth layer of our Vortex fabric backed by a stretch woven fabric featuring a Dyneema ® ripstop grid
- Forza fabric on inner legs with 38% Lycra ® content for perfect fit
- Stripe mesh engineered minimalist bib construction to keep you cool
- GIRO 4 leg gripper elastic for better grip distributed over larger area
- Doppio V construction in front for increased support and comfort
- Flat-lock stitching
- Progetto X² Air Seamless seat pad
- Weight: 203g
The Castelli Free Protect Race Bibshort - Black is far and away, one of our most popular items. People can't seem to get enough of it.
Inventory Last Updated: Jul 30, 2021