Castelli - PREMIO
For your very longest riding challenges Castelli introduces the luxurious Women's Premio bib shorts. That ride where you're demanding something extra from your legs, from your mind, and from your equipment then this is your go-to short. We've all done those rides when you use every last bit of energy, draw on all those training rides, and appreciate that extra bit of support and protection.
Most Castelli products are made for racing and tend towards minimalism. This short goes the other way giving a bit more compression in the legs, an extra compression band around the lower back, and comes up a bit higher in front to hold everything in. Castelli still couldn't resist some nods towards minimalism, like the innovative leg ending that avoids any sort of elastic whatsoever and instead uses vertical bands that grip the leg without limiting stretch.
The bib straps are completely seamless and just disappear when you put them on. And finally, there's the women's Progetto X2 Air seat pad that straddles the line between giving plenty of support and padding while being soft enough that you almost don't feel it.
Progetto X2 Air Donna Seatpad
Maximum technology for supreme comfort; The Progetto X2 utilises ventilating perforations to keep you cooler and dryer on endurance road rides. The design allows air and moisture to flow directly to the surface fabric for quick evaporation. The shape of the pad has received minor updates based on pro feedback.
The Progetto X2 Air seat pad is constructed in 3 layer components, each dedicated to a specific purpose to create the most comfortable seat pad on the planet.
1. Skincare layer: A four-way stretch, micro-denier, seamless, bacteriostatic layer made to adapt to the shape of your body and saddle without any folds in the fabric.
2. Seamless integrated technology cushioning layer: Multi-density foam with infinitely variable thickness. The thickness of the pad is engineered to place the padding where you need it most for maximum comfort.
3. Viscous comfort inserts: Perforated viscous padding is added under the highly sensitive ishial and perineum pressure areas.