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      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.

      Fabric-On-Fabric Shear

      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
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      Inventory Last Updated: Sep 28, 2022
      SKU L20002-010Sample

      Castelli Men's Sizing

      Chest 36-37in 38-39in 39-41in 41-43in 43-45in 45-47in
      Waist 27-29in 29-31in 31-33in 33-35in 36-38in 38-41in

      Castelli Women's Sizing

      Chest 31-33in 33-35in 35-37in 37-39in 39-41in 41-42in
      Waist 25-26in 27-28in 29-30in 31-32in 33-34in 35in
      Hips 34-36in 36-38in 38-40in 40-42in 42-44in 44-45in

      Castelli Shoe Cover Sizing Euro Shoe Sizes

      Men ----- 36-39 40-42 43-44 45-46 46-48
      Women 35-37 37-39 39-42 ----- ----- -----

      Castelli Socks Sizing Euro Shoe Sizes

      Men's 36-39 40-43 44-47
      Women's 35-38 39-41 -----

      Castelli Gloves Sizing

      Men's 7.1in 7.1-7.9in 7.9-8.7in 8.7-9.4in 9.4-10in 10in
      Women's 6.3in 6.3-7.1in 7.1-7.9in 7.9-8.7in 8.7in -----