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New Castelli 2017 triathlon apparel range

Apparel specialist Castelli has introduced its ‘most high-performance and aerodynamic triathlon wear’ for its summer 2017 collection. These speedsuits and race jerseys are billed as ‘secret weapons to saving time’.

For female triathletes, there are two key products in Castelli’s women’s range this year: T1: STEALTH W TOP 2 and FREE W TRI ITU SUIT.

T1: STEALTH W TOP 2
Castelli created this tri top to shorten the bike leg. According to the company, wind tunnel testing shows that an IRONMAN bike leg ‘will go by almost 6 minutes quicker compared to the sleeveless Free top’. The second generation top ‘now fits even better, includes updated pocket designs for easier access and a new waist to stay flatter and even more aero.’

  • Wind-cheating speed skin for bike leg
  • Velocity fabric on front, Velocity Mesh fabric on back and shoulders
  • YKK Vislon zipper
  • Raw cut anatomically shaped elastic waist with silicone grippers
  • 2 rear pockets can hold nutrition and insulation
  • Sun protection from UPF 16 and up
  • Lightweight to prevent overheating
  • SnapLock fasteners to attach to Free Tri Shorts
  • Weight: 116g
  • MSRP: US$149.99

FREE W TRI ITU SUIT
With a focus on short to medium distance events, Castelli made this suit to be compliant with ITU rules but with the fabrics, aerodynamics and cargo carrying capacity to be ideal for longer races as well. It has the fabrics, pockets and the Kiss Tri seat pad of the Castelli Free long distance race suits to offer performance in a wide variety of races.

  • SpeedFreak ventilated race fabric on front of upper portion
  • Velocity mesh back gives wind-tunnel-proven speed on the bike
  • Rear 30cm YKK camlock zipper
  • FreeAero 2 hydro- and aero-optimized pockets
  • Soft-finish armholes to reduce chafing
  • Instadry Speed fabric on short is ‘fast in the swim with minimal water absorption’
  • Kiss Tri seat pad is ‘comfortable on the bike and virtually disappears on the run’
  • 2 small pockets on hip for nutrition during run
  • Giro Air leg gripper elastic
  • Weight: 141g
  • MSRP: US$179.99

For the men, Castelli’s 2017 triathlon range includes: FREE SPEED RACE JERSEY, FREE TRI SHORT and FREE SANREMO SUIT SHORT SLEEVE.

FREE SPEED RACE JERSEY
Positioned as offering short sleeved advantage and two piece convenience, Castelli notes that ‘many top stars of the scene don’t want to race without short-sleeved kits any longer’. Depending on the weather or personal preferences, athletes can choose from different short-sleeved options. Those who prefer a two-piece combo and don’t want to race in a full body now have a further option for 2017.

While the updated T1:Stealth Top 2 is positioned as a no-compromise piece especially designed for the bike leg, the all new Free Speed Race Jersey is meant to be worn for the entire race from canon start till crossing the finish line. The short-sleeved construction ensures aerodynamics on the bike and additional sun protection. Its real benefits come into play during the run. The breathable and stretchy fabric allows freedom of movement and breathability. When opting for swimming without any race top underneath the wetsuit, the Free Speed Race Jersey ‘can be put on quickly in T1 thanks to its full-length front zip.’

  • Short sleeve jersey designed to be worn throughout entire race
  • SpeedFreak ventilated race fabric on front
  • Velocity mesh back gives ‘wind-tunnel-proven speed on the bike’
  • SnapLock fastener at lower back to clip to shorts to prevent riding up during swim or bike leg
  • YKK camlock zipper
  • FreeAero 2 hydro- and aero-optimized pockets
  • Elastic shoulder area for swim and run comfort
  • Weight: 107g
  • MSRP: US$99.99

FREE TRI SHORT
For this 2017 short, Castelli notes that ‘free is fast thanks to the water-repellent fabrics that are also wind tunnel tested for on-bike speed’. The Free short helps athletes perform by ‘providing just-right muscle support and keeping your body cool’. High-capacity pockets are included. A SnapLock fastener will help prevent the top from riding up during the swim and bike. Even the back fabric shows the engineering in this garment: wind tunnel tested for on-bike speed, it also provides cooling while offering UPF 16 protection. That means that 94% of UV rays are blocked, providing a reasonable level of protection, but it can be combined with sunscreen for those with sensitive skin.

  • Instadry Speed fabric is fast in the swim with minimal water absorption
  • Free construction for anatomic fit
  • KISS Tri seat pad is ‘comfortable on the bike and virtually disappears on the run’
  • SnapLock fastener at waist to clip jersey into place for swim and bike
  • Flat-lock stitching
  • 2 small pockets on hip for nutrition during run
  • Giro Air gripper elastic for more comfort
  • Weight: 85g
  • MSRP: US$99.99

FREE SANREMO SUIT SHORT SLEEVE

  • SpeedFreak ventilated race fabric on front of upper portion
  • Velocity mesh back gives ‘wind-tunnel-proven speed on the bike’
  • YKK Camlock zipper
  • FreeAero 2 hydro- and aero-optimized pockets
  • Elbow-length sleeves for aerodynamics on bike
  • Castelli-innovated Sanremo front construction allows easy nature breaks and ventilation in a one-piece race suit
  • Instadry Speed fabric on short is fast in the swim with minimal water absorption
  • KISS Tri seat pad is comfortable on the bike and virtually disappears on the run
  • 2 small pockets on hip for nutrition during run
  • Giro Air leg gripper elastic
  • Weight: 180g
  • MSRP: US$229.99

Founded in Milan in 1874, Castelli ‘creates apparel that defines modern cycling’. Castelli USA is located in Portland, Oregon.

www.castelli-cycling.com/triathlon

 

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