Castelli’s approach to all-surface riding is called Unlimited.
Our riding is now a mixture of paved and unpaved surfaces, but we’re riding just as hard, and demanding just as much, from our clothing.
We’ve been riding on gravel before it became a thing, and well before it earned its first hashtag. We’ve never viewed gravel as a separate sport and believe in a few years it’ll again just be referred to as cycling. Gravel simply provides us with additional opportunities to challenge ourselves and our friends, to ride far, to ride hard, to explore new terrain, and to continue pedaling well beyond the “pavement ends” sign, a terminus which no longer applies.
The biggest difference is we now have better equipment, which is exactly our approach with the new Unlimited group of products. We give you the comfort, convenience and breathability you expect from Castelli, but we’ve built in extra durability against things like branches that pull yarns in your jersey, and we’ve used stronger fabrics in the shorts in case you slide out in loose gravel. We’ve added a few extra pockets and selected muted colors that’ll keep you looking and feeling good, both on and off road. So go on – the choice of route is yours, and your options are unlimited.
It compromises nothing in terms of fit, comfort, moisture management and light weight, but we’ve used fabrics that offer additional protection from snags.
The arms and shoulders are most exposed, and here we’ve used a stretch-woven fabric that fits great yet is extremely protective, a fabric that better resist snags from tree branches or vines that you’ll encounter on your favorite trail.
While originally created to help Tour de France riders survive the first few chaotic stages of the race better, this short may come in handy when you're riding on loose gravel thanks to reinforced construction on side panels without sacrificing comfort and performance.
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. The Dyneema® fabric provide protection while adds minimum weight and bulk, you don’t really feel it and it’s limited to the hip panel.
Pro-level seat pad for maximum comfort. New seamless skin-care layer is softer against the skin and reduces abrasion. Separate saddle-shaped cushioning layer with progressive damping through high-density foam and gel inserts.
Unlimited Bibshorts provide comfort and performance, adding some extra features that come in handy for riding on any surface. Two side pockets easily store any gels or bars. For added convenience while riding on bumpier surfaces, you have two mesh pockets on the lower back that compress gear next to your body to keep it from bouncing around.
What makes this short special is the extremely durable Unlimited Lycra. fabric. It has higher abrasion resistance and tear resistance, while not compromising on stretch, moisture management or comfort.
In addition, we use double-layer side panels for the old track rider’s trick of fabric-sliding-on-fabric should you fall. This short isn’t really meant to be indestructible, but it significantly increases the chances that sliding out on gravel will mean you need to just brush yourself off rather than having to buy a new pair of shorts.
A high-performance seat pad for all conditions. Single-piece construction with infinitely variable thickness. Updated with more supportive padding and a softer, stretchier fabric next to the skin.