Looking for a product to upgrade from headband, which were not doing a good enough job absorbing and wicking sweat during summer rides. Tried a few summer weight skullcaps and found that the Castelli skullcap works the best. Does a great job absorbing and wicking sweat and keeping cool, no longer does sweat build up and run into my eyes as with a headband. Fits well under helmet, like that it covers my bald head from the sun. Tried Giro and PI skullcaps as well, liked Castelli the best.
This is the ideal minimalist saddle bag. I have 1 700c tube w/80mm valve, two 16g CO2's, CO2 valve head, tire level, 6mm key for thru axle wheel removal and small baggie with extra valve core etc. I'd typically perfer not to have a saddle bag at all but this fill the void nicely. Snugs up very tight under the saddle with zero leg rub and zero movement of the bag while riding (we've all been behind "that guy" with the bag swinging back and forth). It's essentially invisible while looking down or in drops. A must have for roadie who isn't looking for a piece of luggage hanging off their seat. Yeah its small, as it should be. Must buy. Typical great service and delivery from BTD.
These are pretty much what I expected- fit true to Castelli size for me (normally wear medium jerseys in Castelli). These are comfortable on my skinnier arms in size medium (guys with regular size arms will probably want large or bigger). The material really does have a cool to the touch feeling and they're pretty thin. Used on a ride with temps in the upper 50s-lower 60s and they kept my arms just warm enough as well. The white gets dirty really easily but I will just wash by hand. I'm not sure how long they will hold up as the seams had some loose pieces already. But overall, they are nice for me and most importantly a good fit on my arms.
I've been a HUGE fan of Castelli bibs for the last 3 years after discovering them, so I've began to experiment with their jerseys. I'm 6'2" 195 lbs, and have found that the perfect fit in a jersey is elusive for me. Based on the fit of the bibs, I hoped the Prologo XL would work well. It's slightly looser and slightly longer than I hoped, but certainly a jersey that gets the first look when I'm dressing for a ride. I would describe it as between the traditional club fit and race fit. I'm still learning how their various fits run so I can find the best for me. I would still buy this jersey again since it's so close. I look forward to the cooler temps where one base layer underneath this jersey will be perfect.