Minimize restriction, maximize comfort.
The Velocissima Shorts bring the world of Castelli-grade endurance
comfort to a bib-free, women's-specific design. We can't speak for every
cycling group, but many of us contend that restrictive bibs are a
men-specific design, ill-suited to a woman's body, so kit like the
Velocissimas have become a common site on our multiple-hour weekend
The Velocissima's main fabric, Endurance Evolution, is the heart of
the shorts' straightforward functionality. This is the same material
used in Castelli's long-distance men's shorts, the Endurances, and it
provides the same compressive support and effective moisture management.
Staying dry is a nice benefit on a long ride, but the shorts' real
strength is the compression, which reduces the fatiguing effects of road
noise and muscle oscillation so your legs stay fresh beyond the 60, 80,
or 100 mile mark. The Velocissima shorts are also finished off with the
same Giro 3 leg grippers as the Endurances, which omit the pinching
elastic more commonly used in favor of a wide, gripping band.
The Velocissima Shorts addresses the fit issues that often plaque
bib-free shorts with flat-form waist paneling, which comfortably
compresses above the waistline without any abrading stitching or
pinching elastic. The KISS4 Air Donna chamois brings up the rear,
incorporating women's-specific padding strategically laid-out to relieve
pressure. The shorts are finished with reflective elements to help keep
you visible in low-light conditions.
- Endurance Evolution fabric
- KISS4 Air Donna chamois
- Giro3 elastic-free leg gripper
- Flat-form waist paneling
- Reflective detailing